The Blackwell Companion to Major Contemporary Social Theorists / Edition 1

The Blackwell Companion to Major Contemporary Social Theorists / Edition 1

by George Ritzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 140510595X

ISBN-13: 9781405105958

Pub. Date: 06/12/2003

Publisher: Wiley

The Blackwell Companion to Major Contemporary Social Theorists is a survey of contemporary social theory that focuses on the thinkers themselves. In original essays especially commissioned for this volume, leading experts and practitioners examine the life and work of 13 major theorists such as Elias, Baudrillard, Giddens, and Butler.

Overview

The Blackwell Companion to Major Contemporary Social Theorists is a survey of contemporary social theory that focuses on the thinkers themselves. In original essays especially commissioned for this volume, leading experts and practitioners examine the life and work of 13 major theorists such as Elias, Baudrillard, Giddens, and Butler.

  • Includes 13 original essays by leading scholars on major contemporary social theorists.
  • Covers key figures such as Elias, Goffman, Foucault, Habermas, Giddens, Bourdieu, and Butler.
  • Essays include biographical sketches, the social and intellectual context, and the impact of the thinker's work on social theory generally.
  • Includes bibliographies of the theorist's most important works as well as key secondary works.
  • Can be used in conjunction with The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theorists, edited by George Ritzer, for a complete reference source in social theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405105958
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/12/2003
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Sociology Series, #22
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

List Of Contributors.

Introduction: Metatheorizing Contemporary Social Theorists: Todd Stillman.

1. Robert K. Merton: Piotr Sztompka.

2. Erving Goffman: Gary Alan Fine And Philip Manning.

3. Richard M. Emerson: Karen S. Cook And Joseph Whitmeyer.

4. James Coleman: Siegwart Lindenberg.

5. Harold Garfinkel: Anne Rawls.

6. Daniel Bell: Malcolm Waters.

7. Norbert Elias: Richard Kilminster And Stephen Mennell.

8. Michael Foucault: Barry Smart.

9. Jürgen Habermas: William Outhwaite.

10. Anthony Giddens: Christopher G. A. Bryant And David Jary.

11. Pierre Bourdieu: Craig Calhoun.

12. Jean Baudrillard: Douglas Kellner.

13. Judith Butler: Patricia T. Clough.

Index.

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