In Defence of Sociology: Essays, Interpretations and Rejoinders

In Defence of Sociology: Essays, Interpretations and Rejoinders

by Anthony Giddens

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ISBN-13: 9780745617626
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/31/1996
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 1,199,483
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. In Defence of Sociology.

2. Living in a Post-Traditional Society.

3. What is Social Science?.

4. Functionalism: Aprés la Lutte.

5. 'Britishness' and the Social Sciences.

6. The Future of Anthropology.

7. Four Myths in the History of Social Thought.

8. Auguste Comte and Positivism.

9. The Suicide Problem in French Sociology.

10. Reason Without Revolution?: Habermas's Theory ofCommunicative Action. .

11. Literature and Society: Raymond Williams.

12. T. H. Marshall, the State and Democracy.

13. Brave New World: The New Context of Politics.

14. The Labour Party and British Politics.

Notes.

Index.

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