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The Routledge Companion to Social Theory - Routledge Companions (Hardback)
  • The Routledge Companion to Social Theory - Routledge Companions (Hardback)

The Routledge Companion to Social Theory - Routledge Companions (Hardback)

Hardback 338 Pages / Published: 19/11/2009
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The Routledge Companion to Social Theory provides an authoritative, comprehensive and provocative introduction to the key traditions of thought in social theory today. This ground-breaking reference work brings together major contributors, both established and emergent new voices, to reflect on the ways in which social theory sheds light on the contemporary social world. Represented are:

the traditions of classical social thought

symbolic interactionism


structuralism, post-structuralism and postmodernism

identity theories

globalization theories.

The Routledge Companion to Social Theory is designed to give a sense of the complexities of both classical and contemporary social theory. Including a helpful glossary of key terms and theorists, this accessible guide is essential reading for students and professionals in social theory, sociology, philosophy, cultural studies, women's studies and politics.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415470155
Number of pages: 338
Weight: 690 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 21 mm


`Anthony Elliott is one of the most important commentators on social theory and in this volume he has used his expertise to put together a first rate collection of essays showing to all levels of students - and their teachers too - why theory matters. Wide-ranging, accessible and alive, this is a collection in which to be confident and from which to think about the world and the questions it raises.' - Professor Keith Tester, University of Hull, UK

`A distinctly fascinating introduction to the world of social theory which extends beyond boundaries of disciplines and cultures. This book will be a great guide for students all over the world.' - Professor Atsushi Sawai, Keio University, Japan

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