Key Contemporary Social Theorists / Edition 1

Key Contemporary Social Theorists / Edition 1

by Anthony Elliott
     
 

Key Contemporary Social Theorists is a comprehensive introduction to the most significant figures in social, cultural, political and philosophical thought in the twentieth century. Over forty leading theorists from around the world are profiled in short essays that cover the thinkers' lives, ideas, and major criticisms.

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Key Contemporary Social Theorists is a comprehensive introduction to the most significant figures in social, cultural, political and philosophical thought in the twentieth century. Over forty leading theorists from around the world are profiled in short essays that cover the thinkers' lives, ideas, and major criticisms.

The contributors, themselves distinguished authors and leading academic scholars, cover individuals who have developed key schools of though in social theory: Benjamin, Elias, Goffman, Lacan, Said, Jameson, Heidegger, Giddens, Bauman, Williams, and many others. Readers will find this to be an authoritative guide and invaluable reference for understanding the roots and trends of development in modern social thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631219729
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/08/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction
1Theodor Adorno1
2Jeffrey C. Alexander9
3Louis Althusser17
4Hannah Arendt25
5Jean Baudrillard32
6Zygmunt Bauman38
7Ulrich Beck45
8Daniel Bell52
9Jessica Benjamin58
10Walter Benjamin65
11Homi Bhabha71
12Maurice Blanchot77
13Pierre Bourdieu85
14Manuel Castells91
15Nancy J. Chodorow97
16Gilles Deleuze103
17Jacques Derrida109
18Norbert Elias116
19Michel Foucault123
20Hans-Georg Gadamer129
21Anthony Giddens135
22Erving Goffman141
23Jurgen Habermas148
24Stuart Hall154
25Max Horkheimer162
26Luce Irigaray169
27Fredric Jameson177
28Julia Kristeva183
29Jacques Lacan190
30Claude Levi-Strauss197
31Niklas Luhmann204
32Jean-Francois Lyotard210
33Herbert Marcuse216
34Claus Offe226
35Richard Rorty232
36Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick239
37Alain Touraine246
38Bryan S. Turner252
39Paul Virilio259
40Raymond Williams267
41Slavoj Zizek273
Index279

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