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  1. Concepts and Society (RLE Social Theory)

    By Ian C. Jarvie

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    The main concern of Dr Jarvie’s book is the relation of belief to action. He argues that people act in society because of beliefs, because of ‘the way they see things’. There is the world of physical and social conditioning – where fixed roles, tropisms, adaptations seem to operate; there is the...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Family, Politics, and Social Theory (RLE Social Theory)

    By D.H.J. Morgan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This book explores and clarifies all the major issues and developments within ‘family theorising’. It covers the extraordinary growth and variety of approaches to the family over the last decade, the most significant being the impact of feminism and the professional and state intervention into the...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Social Theory and the Family (RLE Social Theory)

    By D.H.J. Morgan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    An experienced teacher of courses on the sociology of the family, D.H.J. Morgan frequently encounters a gulf between ‘the family’ as it is often treated in sociological texts and ‘the family’ as it is usually experienced. In this book he provides an extremely valuable bridge between the two by...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Functionalism, Exchange and Theoretical Strategy (RLE Social Theory)

    By Michael Mulkay

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    M.J. Mulkay traces the development of certain recent versions of functionalism and exchange theory in sociology, with special attention to 'theoretical strategy'. He uses this term to refer to the policies which theorists adopt to ensure that their work contributes to their long range theoretical...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Science and the Sociology of Knowledge (RLE Social Theory)

    By Michael Mulkay

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    How far is scientific knowledge a product of social life? In addressing this question, the major contributors to the sociology of knowledge have agreed that the conclusions of science are dependent on social action only in a very special and limited sense. In Science and the Sociology of Knowledge...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Social Philosophy (RLE Social Theory)

    By Hans Fink

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    The programmes of political parties and movements are attempts to formulate policies or guidelines in relation to social change. Social philosophy concerns the fundamental issues on which those programmes divide. This introductory work gives an account of several highly influential systems of...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Talcott Parsons and the Conceptual Dilemma (RLE Social Theory)

    By Hans P.M. Adriaansens

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This systematic analysis of the nature and development of Talcott Parson’s theory of action offers first an introduction to the conceptual paradigm upon which this theory is based – an introduction, that is, which will make Parson’s writing more easily accessible. Second, the book gives an...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Structuralist Analysis in Contemporary Social Thought (RLE Social Theory)

    A Comparison of the Theories of Claude Lévi-Strauss and Louis Althusser

    By Miriam Glucksmann

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    The primary concern of this book is to investigate whether or not structuralism constitutes a distinctive framework in the social sciences. The author focuses on two major structuralist thinkers, Louis Althusser and Claude Lévi-Strauss. She analyses and compares the structure of their theory, and...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Structure, Interaction and Social Theory (RLE Social Theory)

    By Derek Layder

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    A central problem in contemporary social theory is that of providing an account of social interaction that does justice both to the self-monitoring capacities of the individuals involved and to the society that ‘frames’ the interaction. This book attempts to resolve this problem, arguing for an...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Talcott Parsons and the Social Image of Man (RLE Social Theory)

    By Ken Menzies

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This account of Talcott Parsons’s work clarifies his basic concepts and sets out their correlation. Dr Menzies believes that the philosophy of science working within the confines of the analytic-synthetic distinction tends to provide a rigid, static and sterile account of theories. He presents a...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge