Modern Social Theory

Modern Social Theory

by Ian Craib

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ISBN-13: 9781317325260
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/12/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: What's Wrong with Theory and Why We Still Need It.
2. Cutting a Path Through the Jungle.
PART 1: THEORIES OF SOCIAL ACTION.
3. Introduction.
4. Parsons: Theory as a Filing System.
5. Structural-Functionalism.
6. Neofunctionalism.
7. Rational Choice Theory: 'The Price of Everything';Symbolic Interactionism: Society as Conversation.
8. Society as Conspiracy: Phenomenological Sociology and Ethnomethodology.
9. Structuration Theory: There's No Such Thing as Society.
10. There Is Such a Thing as Society.
PART 2: FROM ACTION TO STRUCTURE.
11. Introduction.
12. The World as a Logical Pattern: An Introduction to Structuralism.
13. Structuralist Marxism: The World as a Puppet Theatre.
14. Poststructuralism and Postmodernism: The World Gone Mad.
PART 3: FROM STRUCTURE OR ACTION TO STRUCTURE AND ACTION.
15. Introduction.
16.  The Frankfurt School: There Must be Some Way Out of Here.
17. Jurgen Habermas: Back to the Filing Cabinet.
18. Conclusion: Playing with Ideas.
Index.

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