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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Sociological Theory in Use (RLE Social Theory)

    By Kenneth Menzies

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Central to most sociologists’ self-image is the claim that their theories are based on research. However, using a random sample of 680 articles appearing in major American, British and Canadian journals, Dr Menzies shows that in some areas of sociology the wide gap between theory and research means...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sociological Theory in Transition (RLE Social Theory)

    Edited by Mark L. Wardell, Stephen P. Turner

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Current sociological theories appear to have lost their general persuasiveness in part because, unlike the theories of the ‘classical era’, they fail to maintain an integrated stance toward society, and the practical role that sociology plays in society. The authors explore various facets of this...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Social Theory and Political Practice (RLE Social Theory)

    By Brian C. Fay

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This book examines the question of how our knowledge of social life affects, and ought to affect, our way of living it. In so doing, it critically discusses two epistemological models of social science – the positivist and the interpretive – from the viewpoint of the political theories which, it is...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Theories of Industrial Society (RLE Social Theory)

    By Richard Badham

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    The concept of industrial society plays a dominant role in the social sciences. The ‘Great Divide’ between pre-industrial and industrial societies is commonly assumed to be the main bridge separating modern societies from the past, and distinguishing ‘developed’ from ‘undeveloped’ states in the...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Classes, Strata and Power (RLE Social Theory)

    By Wlodzimierz Wesolowski

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Professor Wesolowski presents a detailed study of Marx's theory of class structure and compares it with non-Marxist theories of social stratification, in particular the functionalist theory of stratification and the theory of power elite. He is also concerned to develop and extend the Marxist...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge