Social Theory PDF ePub eBook

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Social Theory free pdf This bestselling reader takes us beyond classic social theory by encompassing a truly inspiring range of readings that have significantly contributed to our current understanding of social theory. This first truly multicultural anthology collects important, readable texts representative of the full range of social theory from the nineteenth century to the present. Now that social theory is practiced in many disciplines, it is necessary to reflect on the variety of theories being read today and the earlier sources that are customarily neglected. If today we read Donna Haraway, Henry Louis Gates, and Michel Foucault, we should also read and understand Charlotte Perkins Gilman and W.E.B. Du Bois, alongside Weber, Simmel, William James, and others from the end of the nineteenth century. This book, therefore, sets a wider gauge for the understanding of the history of social thought than could have been possible before. It brings together theories in unexpected and exciting ways: those of Parsons and Dorothy Smith, Merton and Lacan, Wallerstein and Frantz Fanon, James Coleman and Molefi Asante. Extensive introductory essays by the editor situate the readings in their historical place and time, identifying the currents of social change that shaped fundamental questions of modern and postmodern life. This fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include cutting-edge documents on teletechnologies, masculinities, rhizomes, bare life, and more.

About Prof Charles Lemert

Charles Lemert is professor of sociology at Wesleyan University and the author of numerous classic books including Sociology After the Crisis and Social Things.

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Author : Prof Charles Lemert
Publisher : Westview Press Inc
Data Published : 06 August 2009
ISBN : 0813343925
EAN : 9780813343921
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 712 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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