The Structure of Social Theory

The Structure of Social Theory

by Anthony King, King Anthony
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415263344

ISBN-13: 9780415263344

Pub. Date: 06/17/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Over the last three decades, social theory has become an increasingly important subdiscipline within sociology. Social theory has attempted to elucidate the philosophical basis of sociology by defining the nature of social reality. According to social theory, society consists of objective institutions, structure, on the one hand, and individuals, agency on the

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Overview

Over the last three decades, social theory has become an increasingly important subdiscipline within sociology. Social theory has attempted to elucidate the philosophical basis of sociology by defining the nature of social reality. According to social theory, society consists of objective institutions, structure, on the one hand, and individuals, agency on the other, it promotes human social relations, insisting that in every instance social reality consists of these relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415263344
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/17/2004
Series:
Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Contemporary Social Theory 1. Structure and Agency 2. The Relevance of Parsons 3. Structure, Habitus, Discourse 4. The Reality of Realism Part II: Classical Sociology 5. Hegel and the Concept of Geist 6. From Praxis to Historical Materialism 7. Status Groups and the Protestant Ethic 8. Society and Ritual Part III: Towards a Hermeneutic Sociology 9. Hermeneutics and Idealism 10. Hermeneutics and Individualism 11. Hermeneutics and Critique 12. Beyond Structure and Agency

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