Postmodern social theory
George Ritzer's long-awaited text in Postmodern Social Theory is a readable and coherent introduction to the fundamental ideas and most important thinkers in postmodern social theory. Looking at this multidisciplinary field from a sociological perspective, Ritzer offers a modernist reading of the turbulent and often renegade world of postmodern thought, encouraging the reader to see how postmodernism offers a set of ideas that can invigorate and revitalize sociology and sociological theory.
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POSTMODERN SOCIAL THEORY SOCIOLOGY
WHAT IS POSTMODERN SOCIAL THEORY?
INTIMATIONS OF POSTMODERN SOCIAL THEORY
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