Contemporary Social and Political Theory: An Introduction (BOK)

James Martin, Fidelma Ashe, Iain Mackenzie, Alan Finlayson, Moya Lloyd, Shane O'Neill

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'...the book is excellent and should do really well. It is well written and comprehensive, and it meets the needs of sociologists' - John Scott, University of Essex. What have been the major innovations in contemporary social and political thought in the twentieth century? How have these ideas challenged the canon? What are the implications of these new ideas for our understanding of the key theoretical concepts? This new and accessible introduction to contemporary social and political theory examines the impact of new ideas such as feminist theory, poststructuralism, hermeneutics and critical theory. The innovations brought by these currents to the intellectual traditions of Europe and America are outlined and assessed. Designed for the newcomer to theory, no previous knowledge is assumed and a student-friendly approach is adopted throughout. Rather than focus on individual thinkers, the authors take a 'conceptual' approach by examining contemporary theories through themes such as 'critique', 'rationality', 'power', 'the subject', 'the body' and 'culture'. Each chapter considers the evolution of a concept and examines the major debates and transformations that have taken place in that area. The needs of the undergraduate are kept in mind at all times and, in addition to an extensive bibliography, the book contains a useful glossary of key terms and concepts.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 1998 Forfatter Alan Finlayson, Fidelma Ashe, Iain Mackenzie, James Martin, Moya Lloyd, Shane O'Neill
Forlag
OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780335196241
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 17cm x 23,8cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 420 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Political science & theory, Social theory