Alain Touraine

Alain Touraine

by Jon Clark

ISBN-10: 0750705523

ISBN-13: 9780750705523

Pub. Date: 11/01/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below


First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
Falmer Sociology Series
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

2Alain Touraine: A Pioneer in the New French Sociology9
3Alain Touraine: Sociologue du Travail, Proudhonian, Pessimist17
4Skill, Flexibility and Effort in a Post-Factory World: Evidence from Britain33
5Touraine and the Method of Sociological Intervention55
6Movements of Modernity: Some Questions of Theory, Method and Interpretation77
7The Sociology of Alain Touraine: A Modernist Look at Post-Industrialization and the Ambivalence of Social Movements93
8Social Movements in a Comparative Perspective: Situating Alain Touraine111
9The Study of Solidarity and the Social Theory of Alain Touraine127
10Discourse as Power: A Second Look at Confrontational Adaptation145
11Politics, the Political and the Theory of Social Movements159
12Mobilization, Politics and Civil Society: Alain Touraine and Social Movements173
13Collective Action, Culture and Civil Society: Secularizing, Updating, Inverting, Revising and Displacing the Classical Model of Social Movements205
14Alain Touraine's Conceptions of Modernity235
15Social Action and the Production of Society251
16Touraine's Subject versus Rawls's Homo Politicus and Habermas's Homo Communicans263
17Modernity, the Subject and the Subversion of Sociology275
18A Sociology of the Subject291
AppendixCurriculum Vitae and Publications of Alain Touraine343
List of Contributors363
Author Index365
Subject Index371

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