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Social Theory in the Real World / Edition 1

Social Theory in the Real World / Edition 1

by Steven Miles
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ISBN-13: 9780761961550
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/23/2001
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Steve joined Brighton from the University of Liverpool where he was part of the management group of Impacts 08, the research programme designed to assess the social, cultural and economic impacts of European Capital of Culture. Perhaps the most bizarre experience of his academic career was presenting the proposal for Impacts 08 to a panel chaired by Loyd Grossman.

Steve previously worked at Northumbria University where he was Head of Research for the Centre for Cultural Policy and Management and where he conducted a large-scale research project into the impact of cultural investment on Newcastle Gateshead Quayside. Many years previously Steve undertook his Ph D in the Behavioural Sciences Department at the University of Huddersfield in which he was concerned with the relationship between consumption and identity amongst young people.

Table of Contents

The 'Reality' of Social Theory
A Mass Society?
A Post-Industrial Society?
A Consumer Society?
A Postmodern Society?
A Mc Donaldized Society?
A Risk Society?
A Global Society?
Theorizing for 'Real'

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BeeQuiet on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A great book for students who need to be engaged with social theory. One of the big problems with theory modules is often a lack of understanding of the real life implications of social theorising. This is what this book counters. I do take issue with some of the stances taken by Miles, especially in his description of Arodno and Horkheimer, but then this is why I feel it is a good text for core reading in a module. A tutor/lecturer can then question the analysis by the author to promote critical thinking in the students.