Social Theory and Postcommunism / Edition 1

Social Theory and Postcommunism / Edition 1

by William Outhwaite, Larry Ray
     
 

ISBN-10: 063121111X

ISBN-13: 9780631211112

Pub. Date: 02/21/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Social Theory and Postcommunism undertakes a thorough study of the implications of post-communism for sociological theory. Written by two leading social theorists, the book discusses the thesis that the fall of communism has decimated alternative conceptions of social organizations other than capitalism.

  • Analyzes the implications of the fall of

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Social Theory and Postcommunism undertakes a thorough study of the implications of post-communism for sociological theory. Written by two leading social theorists, the book discusses the thesis that the fall of communism has decimated alternative conceptions of social organizations other than capitalism.

  • Analyzes the implications of the fall of communism on social theory
  • Discusses alternative ideas of social organizations other than capitalism, in the wake of the collapse of communism
  • Covers state/civil society, globalization, the future of “modernity,” and post-socialism

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631211112
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/21/2005
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction: Being Taken By Surprise.

1 Theory After the Fall.

2 Class: Marx and Weber.

3 Society, Solidarity and Anomie: Durkheim.

4 Three Types of Convergence.

5 Socialism, modernity and beyond.

6 Globalization and Convergence.

7 Civil Society East and West.

8 Modernity, memory and postcommunism.

9 Concluding Themes.

Index

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