Explanation and Social Theory

Explanation and Social Theory


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333545454
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/10/1991
Edition description: 1991
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Author John Holmwood: John Holmwood is Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is President of the British Sociological Association and is co-editor (with Stephen Turner) of the Palgrave Pivot series Sociology Transformed, which explores national histories of sociology. John Scott is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Plymouth University, UK. He is a former President of the British Sociological Association and Honorary Professor in Sociology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is author of Envisioning Sociology: Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and the Quest for Social Reconstruction.

Table of Contents

List of Figures - List of Tables - Acknowledgements - Preface - Introduction - Positivism - Relativism - Vertical and Horizontal Fallacies - Rationality and Action - Action and Structure - Power and Normative Order - Structure, Function and Contradiction - False Consciousness and Ontological Alienation - Conclusion - Notes - Bibliography - Index

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