Readings in Contemporary Political Sociology / Edition 1

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Overview

This Reader presents the best published writings of prominent sociologists and political theorists currently working in the field.

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"Finally - a collection that explores political sociology as a series of conceptual political problems, as opposed to a diffuse empirical array. These articles raise the most central issues in political sociology in a way that engages and challenges the reader." Michael Kimmel, State University of New York at Stony Brook
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631213642
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Nash is Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is the author of Universal Difference: Feminism and the Liberal Undecidability of Women (1998).

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Preface.

Part I: Power and Politics:.

Introduction.

1. The Subject and Power: Michel Foucault.

2. A Sociological Theory of Postmodernity: Zygmunt Bauman.

3. Inequality After Class: Malcolm Waters.

Part II: Globalization:.

Introduction.

4. From Fordism to Flexible Accumulation: David Harvey.

5. The Social Revolutions of our Time: Anthony Giddens.

6. Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy: Arjun Appadurai.

7. The Question of Cultural Identity: Stuart Hall.

Part III: Social Movements and the Politicization of the Social:.

Introduction.

8. "New Social Movements" of the Early Nineteenth Century: Craig Calhoun.

9. The Concept of Social Movement: Mario Diani.

10. Transnational Contention: Sidney Tarrow.

Part IV: Citizenship, Exclusion, and Difference:.

11. Rethinking Citizenship and Social Movements: Themes in Contemporary Sociology and Neoconservative Ideology: Maurice Roche.

12. The Patriarchal Welfare State: Carole Pateman.

13. Toward a Postnational Model of Membership [in Europe]: Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal.

Part V: Democracy:.

Introduction.

14. The Public Sphere: J├╝rgen Habermas.

15. Hegemony and New Political Subjects: Toward a New Concept of Democracy: Chantal Mouffe.

16. Democracy, the Nation-State and the Global System: David Held.

Identity and Difference in Global Politics: William E. Connolly.

Index.

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