Perspectives in Sociology / Edition 5

Perspectives in Sociology / Edition 5

by E.C. Cuff
ISBN-10:
0415301114
ISBN-13:
2900415301113
Pub. Date:
08/18/2006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Perspectives in Sociology / Edition 5

This fourth edition has been wholly rewritten and restructured. While retaining its wealth of information about the founding figures of sociology it also includes much new material on contemporary social theory and particularly the challenge to sociology posed by the

rise of post-structuralism with its questioning of the whole enlightenment project. New features include: * a concise introduction to the major debates of the twentieth century * information on thinkers of the nineteenth and early twentieth century whose relevance to modern social

thought is only now being recognised, e.g. Nietszche, Saussure, Simmel * key debates placed in historical and philosophical context * connections drawn between post-structuralist thinkers like Foucault and Derrida and the founding figures of sociology: Marx, Weber and Durkheim * easy to

read format * four wholly new chapters tracing developments in social theory from structuralism to postmodernism.

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ISBN-13: 2900415301113
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/18/2006
Edition description: REV
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

E.C. Cuff was formerly Head of the Department of Educational Studies at the Didsbury School of Education, Manchester Polytechnic.

A.J. Dennis is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sheffield.

D.W. Francis is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University.

W.W. Sharrock is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Rethinking Sociology

PART ONE

2. Karl Marx

3. Max Weber

4. Emile Durkheim

PART TWO

5. Consensus and Conflict

6. Symbolic Interaction

7. Ethnomethodology

PART THREE

8. Western Marxism

9.

Structuralism

PART FOUR

10. Poststructuralism: Abandoning Reason

11. Michel Foucault

12. Poststructuralism and Postmodernity

13. Back to Sociological Theory: Theoreticism and Synthesis

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