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.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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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 Contents1. Introduction: Rethinking Sociology
2. Karl Marx
3. Max Weber
4. Emile Durkheim
5. Consensus and Conflict
6. Symbolic Interaction
8. Western Marxism
10. Poststructuralism: Abandoning Reason
11. Michel Foucault
12. Poststructuralism and Postmodernity
13. Back to Sociological Theory: Theoreticism and Synthesis