Contested Knowledge / Edition 4

Contested Knowledge / Edition 4

by Steven Seidman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405170018

ISBN-13: 9781405170017

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Contested Knowledge is a well-established text offering up-to-date perspectives on social theory by one of the most important thinkers of our time. This fourth edition includes an exploration of globalization and a new section on the theories of global and world order. It provides a thoughtful and rigorous, yet highly accessible and reader-friendly account of…  See more details below

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Contested Knowledge is a well-established text offering up-to-date perspectives on social theory by one of the most important thinkers of our time. This fourth edition includes an exploration of globalization and a new section on the theories of global and world order. It provides a thoughtful and rigorous, yet highly accessible and reader-friendly account of social theory.

  • Responds to current issues, debates, and new social movements
  • Reviews sociological theory from a truly contemporary perspective
  • Examines both classical and contemporary theories
  • Combines social analysis and moral advocacy to demonstrate how social theory contributes to the making of a better world
  • Challenges social scientists to renew their commitment to the important moral and political role social knowledge plays in public life
  • A thoughtful and rigorous, yet highly accessible and reader-friendly account of social theory
  • An accompanying website containing additional support for lecturers and students is available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/seidman

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405170017
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Part I: The Enlightenment and the Classical Tradition: The Dream of Reason:.

1. Grand Visions: Auguste Comte and Karl Marx.

2. The Promise of Sociology: Emile Durkheim and Max Weber.

Part II: Disciplining Theory: The Making of a Sociological Theory Canon:.

3. From European Social Theory to American Sociological Theory: Talcott Parsons and the Autonomy of Theory.

4. The Triumph of Scientific Theory: Postwar American Sociological Theory and the Abandonment of Public Enlightenment.

Part III: Dislodging the Canon: The Reassertion of a Moral Vision of the Human Sciences:.

5. Between Science and Politics: The Critical Theory of C. W. Mills, Jurgen Habermas, and Stuart Mill.

6. Knowledge and Power: The French Poststructuralists.

7. The New Social Movements and the Making of New Social Knowledges.

8 Post-Enlightenment Paradigms of Disciplinary Knowledge: Refashioning Sociology for the Twenty-First Century.

Epilogue.

Bibliographic Essay.

Index.

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