The Blackwell companion to social theory / edited by Bryan S. Turner

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Subjects: Social sciences--Philosophy
Sociology--Philosophy
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 2nd ed
Published: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 2000
Series: Blackwell companions to sociology
LC Classification: H
Physical Description: xx, 570 p. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: List of Contributors
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction / Bryan S. Turner 1
I. Foundations 19
1. The Foundations of Social Theory: Origins and Trajectories / Gerard Delanty 21
2. The Philosophy of Social Science / William Outhwaite 47
II. Actions, Actors, Systems 71
3. Theories of Action and Praxis / Ira J. Cohen 73
4. Systems Theory and Functionalism / Frank J. Lechner 112
5. Psychoanalysis and Social Theory / Anthony Elliott 133
6. Structuralism / Roy Boyne 160
III. Perspectives on Social and Cultural Analysis 191
7. Symbolic Interactionism in the Twentieth Century / Ken Plummer 193
8. Sociological Theory and Rational Choice Theory / Peter Abell 223
9. Anthropology and Social Theory / James D. Faubion 245
10. Phenomenology and Sociology / Steven Vaitkus 270
11. Feminisms of the Second Wave / Terry Lovell 299
12. Feminisms Transformed? Post-Structuralism and Postmodernism / Terry Lovell 325
13. Cultural Sociology and Cultural Sciences / Steven Connor 352
IV. Perspectives on Time and Space 387
14. Historical Sociology / John Mandalios 389
15. Sociology of Time and Space / John Urry 416
V. Contemporary Developments in Social Theory 445
16. Postmodern Social Theory / Barry Smart 447
17. An Outline of a General Sociology of the Body / Bryan S. Turner 481
VI. Intellectuals and the Public Sphere 503
18. Social Theory and the Public Sphere / Craig Calboun 505
Index 545
Additional Authors: Turner, Bryan S
Notes: LCCN: 99048589
ISBN: 063121366X (pb : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0631213651 (hb : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 42463098
ISBN/ISSN: 063121366X
0631213651