A Critique of the Functionalist Theory of Social Change
Anthony Smith's important work on the concept of social change, first published in 1973, puts forward the paradigm of historical change as an alternative to the functionalist theory of evolutionary change. He shows that, in attempting to provide a theory of social change, functionalism reveals...
Published October 14th 2010 by Routledge
A Cultural Approach
Anthony D. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Nationalism and Ethnicity at the London School of Economics, and is considered one of the founders of the interdisciplinary field of nationalism studies. Anthony Smith has developed an approach to the study of nations and nationalism called ethno-symbolism,...
Published February 1st 2009 by Routledge
Series: Major Themes in Education
This set is comprised of four volumes, covering the following topics:* Schools, teachers and parents * Pupils and learning * The school curriculum * School behaviour and the school peer group The selected pieces include review articles as well as original studies. Selections includes contributions...
Published November 29th 2000 by Routledge
Critical Concepts in Political Science
Nations and nationalism are central phenomena of the modern world, feeding into every aspect of personal and social life - the family, economy, culture, politics and international relations. This multi-volume collection of articles and chapters is the most comprehensive guide yet published on the...
Published February 16th 2000 by Routledge
The first major study in over three decades to explore the essential arguments of all the major theoretical interpretations of nationalism, from the modernist approaches of Gellner, Nairn, Breuilly, Giddens and Hobsbawm to the alternative paradigms of van den Bergh and Geertz, Armstrong and Smith...
Published September 30th 1998 by Routledge