Introducing Social Theory

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Wiley, Jun 16, 2003 - Social Science - 224 pages
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Written in a refreshingly lucid and engaging style and with wide-ranging appeal, Introducing Social Theory provides the reader with a coherent, well-organised and thematic introduction to all the major thinkers, issues and debates in classical and contemporary social theory.

  • Traces the development of social theorizing from the classical ideas about modernity of Durkheim, Marx and Weber to contemporary theoretical controversies.
  • Provides a cogent and highly readable account of the debates at the heart of social theorising today.
  • Clearly explains the ideas of Foucault, Bauman, Habermas, Beck and Giddens.
  • This book is remarkably easy to follow and understand students need never be intimidated by social theory again!

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Not having read anything about Socialism, Marxism or Western feminism before, I picked up the book and was actually quite impressed. However I couldn't go past after half the book was finished because ... Read full review

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Pip Jones Principal Lecturer in Sociology, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK

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