In his famously eloquent style, Charles Lemert writes of social theory as no one else. Thinking the Unthinkable defies the prevailing assumption that social theory is merely a method for clarifying the facts of social life. Lemert shows how social theory began late in the 19th century as a struggle to come to terms with the failure of modern reason to solve the social problems created by the capitalist world-system. Since then, social theory has developed through twists and turns to rethink this Unthinkable. Hence the surprising innovations of recent years-postmodern, queer, postcolonial, third-wave feminist, and risk theories among others arising in the wake of globalization. Once again, Lemert has made the difficult clear in a book that students and all readers will treasure and keep.
About the Author:
Charles Lemert, the John C Andrus Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
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