Mainstream and Critical Social Theory: Classical, Modern and Contemporary

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Jeffrey C Alexander
SAGE Publications, Jun 25, 2001 - Social Science - 1594 pages
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Unrivalled in scope and depth, and prepared by one of the acknowledged giants of contemporary social theory, this boxed set provides a magisterial review of the central canons, discourses and research programs in social theory. The reader is provided with a route-map through the complex terrain of social theory from classical to contemporary times. Alexander distills an amazingly rich set of resources into eight exceptional volumes. For the specialist who does not have all of these materials to hand, the set offers an incisive and invaluable research aid. For the non-specialist, the volumes constitute an elegant and reliable entry into the heart of what is important in social theory.

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Jeffrey Alexander is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles

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