Contested Knowledge: Social Theory Today

John Wiley & Sons, 29 juin 2012 - 368 pages
In the fifth edition Contested Knowledge, social theorist Steven Seidman presents the latest topics in social theory and addresses the current shift of 'universalist theorists' to networks of clustered debates.
  • Responds to current issues, debates, and new social movements
  • Reviews sociological theory from a contemporary perspective
  • Reveals how the universal theorist and the era of rival schools has been replaced by networks of clustered debates that are relatively 'autonomous' and interdisciplinary
  • Features updates and in-depth discussions of the newest clustered debates in social theory—intimacy, postcolonial nationalism, and the concept of 'the other'
  • Challenges social scientists to renew their commitment to the important moral and political role social knowledge plays in public life
  • Accompanied by a companion website for students at featuring chapter outlines and useful web links; an instructor site can also be accessed which features password-protected PowerPoint teaching slides

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Table des matières

Introduction to Part I
Auguste Comte
The Revolutionary Theory of Karl Marx
The Promise of Sociology Emile Durkheim
The Grand Theory of Talcott Parsons Peter Berger
The Scientific Theory of Randall Collins and Peter Blau
The Moral Sociology of C Wright Mills and Robert Bellah
Colonial Discourse Studies
Aftenvord to Part V
Immanuel Wallerstein and Manuel
The Return of Empire? Michael Hardt and Antonio
Aftervvord to Part VI
Intimate Life in the West
Nationalism and the Crisis of Postcolonial Nations

Lesbian Ga and ueer Theor Heterosexual Studies

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À propos de l'auteur (2012)

Steven Seidman is Professor of Sociology at State University of New York at Albany. He is a world-renowned social theorist working in the areas of social theory, culture, sexuality, comparative sociology, theory of democracy, nationalism, and globalization. He is the author and editor of several books, including Embattled Eros: Sexual Politics and Ethics in Contemporary America (1992), The Postmodern Turn: New Perspectives on Social Theory (editor, 1995), Queer Theory/Sociology (Blackwell, 1996), The New Social Theory Reader: Contemporary Debates (edited with Jeffrey C. Alexander, 2001), and Beyond the Closet: The Transformation of Gay and Lesbian Life (2002).

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