The Blackwell companion to major contemporary social theorists [electronic resource]
- Maldem, Mass. ; Oxford : Blackwell, 2003.
- Physical description
- xiii, 362 p.
- Blackwell companions to sociology ; 7.
- Ritzer, George.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface. List Of Contributors. Introduction: Metatheorizing Contemporary Social Theorists: Todd Stillman. 1. Robert K. Merton: Piotr Sztompka. 2. Erving Goffman: Gary Alan Fine And Philip Manning. 3. Richard M. Emerson: Karen S. Cook And Joseph Whitmeyer. 4. James Coleman: Siegwart Lindenberg. 5. Harold Garfinkel: Anne Rawls. 6. Daniel Bell: Malcolm Waters. 7. Norbert Elias: Richard Kilminster And Stephen Mennell. 8. Michael Foucault: Barry Smart. 9. Jurgen Habermas: William Outhwaite. 10. Anthony Giddens: Christopher G. A. Bryant And David Jary. 11. Pierre Bourdieu: Craig Calhoun. 12. Jean Baudrillard: Douglas Kellner. 13. Judith Butler: Patricia T. Clough. Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The Blackwell Companion to Major Contemporary Social Theorists is a survey of contemporary social theory that focuses on the thinkers themselves. In original essays especially commissioned for this volume, leading experts and practitioners examine the life and work of thirteen major theorists. Contributors discuss the social and intellectual context of the theorists' writings, and offer an analysis of their impact over time. Each chapter balances systematic treatment of a particular theorist with personal interpretations of the theorist's work. For the student, scholar, or practitioner this Companion is an indispensable resource and reference to the life and times of the thinkers who have tried to make sense of our social surroundings.
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- edited by George Ritzer.
- Blackwell companions to sociology ; 7
- Originally published in: The Blackwell companion to major social theorists. Maldem, Mass ; Oxford : Blackwell, 2000.
- Electronic reproduction. New York, N.Y. : Blackwell, 2008. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on June 27, 2008). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
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