History and Social Theory
Polity, 2005 - 224 pagine
What is the use of social theory to historians, and of history to social theorists? In clear and energetic prose, a pre-eminent cultural historian here offers a far-reaching response to these deceptively simple questions. In this classic text, now revised and updated in its second edition, Peter Burke reviews afresh the relationship between the fields of history and the social sciences and their tentative convergence in recent decades. Burke first examines what uses historians have made - or might make - of the models, methods, and concepts of the social sciences, and then analyzes some of the intellectual conflicts, such as the opposition between structure and human agency, which are at the heart of the tension between history and social theory. Throughout, he draws from a broad range of cultures and periods to illustrate how history, in turn, has been used to create and validate social theories. This new edition brings the book up to date with the addition of examples and discussions of new topics such as social capital, globalization and post-colonialism. The second edition of History and Social Theory will continue to stimulate both students and scholars across a range of disciplines with its challenging assessment of the roles of history and social science today
Cosa dicono le persone - Scrivi una recensione
Nessuna recensione trovata nei soliti posti.
Altre edizioni - Visualizza tutto
alternative American analysis anthropologists approach argued associated assumption attempt aware become called capital central centre century civilization claim classic collective comparative concept concerned conﬂict contrast criticized culture deﬁned described disciplines discussed distinguished early economic emphasized especially Europe European example explain famous ﬁnd ﬁrst followed France French function given hand historians human idea important individual instance institutions interest Italy kind language later least less Marx means mentalities methods movements offer once particular past period political practice present problem question rational recent relationship relatively rise role rules scholars sense seventeenth century similar social change social theory society sociologists sociology sometimes speak story stress structure suggested taken term texts theorists theory tion traditional turn values Weber West Western writing
Historical Sociolinguistics: Language Change in Tudor and Stuart England
Terttu Nevalainen (linguiste),Helena Raumolin-Brunberg
Visualizzazione frammento - 2003
Tutti i risultati di Google Ricerca Libri »
The Economy of Obligation: The Culture of Credit and Social Relations in ...
Anteprima non disponibile - 1998