6 edition of Social Theory and Modernity found in the catalog.
October 1, 1999
by Polity Press
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||288|
G. Esping-Andersen, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, The State-centered Thesis. Modernization theory stresses the functional necessity of efficient bureaucracy for welfare state development because, without it, effective taxation and administration of complex distributional programs is simply impossible.. Bureaucracy, once erected, may also come to. “Power in Modernity is a startlingly original meditation on the meaning, morality, and madness of modern power. To explain the workings—and the violence—of ‘chains of power,’ Reed evokes the traces of the medieval trope by which the sacred and enduring authority of the king’s body politic overdetermined the king’s profane and mortal body.
This book approaches the problems raised by the media via a set of arguments with post-modernism and Information Society theory. It argues that the media are important because they raise a set of questions central to social and political theory. It focuses on the problem raised by what Kant called the unsocial sociability of human kind. Then, it examines the implications for emancipation of Author: Nicholas Garnham. Modernity is the term used by sociologists to describe the “modern” period which began in Europe several hundred years ago. Some of the key features of modern societies are: Economic production is industrial and capitalist, with social class as the main form of social division. Social classes are based on people’s social and economic.
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The Media and Modernity: A Social Theory of the Media 1st Edition by John Thompson (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings.
ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Cited by: Social Theory and Modernity combines the analytical techniques of political theory and comparative politics as a method for conducting innovative inquiry and.
His most recent book is Screens of Power: Ideology, Domination and Resistance in Informational Society. In this book Anthony Giddens addresses a range of issues concerning current developments in social theory, relating them to the prospects for sociology in the closing decades of the twentieth-century/5(2).
This book is designed as a textbook in social theory which takes the concept of modernity as its guiding theme. Beginning with the classical sociologists, including Marx, Weber, Durkheim and Simmel, the author examines a series of arguments and debates concerned with the social, political and economic potential of modern societies, and with the apparent failure to live up to their earlier by: Social Theory and Modernity is essential reading for professionals and students in the fields of political theory, history, comparative politics, sociology, anthropology, social philosophy, and cultural studies.
"Luke's book is a tour de force. He writes critical theory in the best sense, applying the ideas of the Frankfurt School, Gramsci, and.
This book is designed as a textbook in social theory which takes the concept of Social Theory and Modernity book as its guiding theme. Beginning with the classical sociologists, including Marx, Weber, Durkheim and Simmel, the author examines a series of arguments and debates concerned with the social, political and economic potential of modern societies, and with the apparent failure to live up to their earlier promise.5/5(2).
Social theory has undergone dramatic changes over the past fifteen years. The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive survey of those changes, and an authoritative statement on current trends of development in social thought.
The contents of the book range in a systematic way across the major traditions of social theory prominent today.5/5(1). Since then, Bauman has been incredibly prolific, writing on modernity and postmodernity, ethics, identity, globalization and many more of social theory’s most important themes.
Today, Bauman is recognized by many as one of the world’s greatest living social theorists. Second, the book is a good example of historical sociology, tracing developments in media across centuries, not just concentrating on the here It has. Partly because the theoretical point Thompson makes are in some ways timeless and regardless of all kinds of prophets of singularity, the social media is not a substitute for face to face /5.
"This book is comprehensive and magisterial, and at the same time enormously readable. It will undoubtedly become one of the very few definitive texts in the rapidly growing field of media and cultural studies, providing a crucial link to critical theory and to social theory as a whole." Professor William Outhwaite, University of Sussex.
"Introduction: Social Theory, Modernity, and the Three Waves of Historical Sociology", Remaking Modernity: Politics, History, and Sociology, Julia Adams.
"This book is designed as a textbook in social theory which takes the concept of modernity as its guiding theme. Beginning with the classical sociologists, including Marx, Weber, Durkheim and Simmel, the author examines a series of arguments and debates concerned with the social, political and economic potential of modern societies, and with the apparent failure to live up to their earlier.
About the Author Hartmut Rosa is professor of sociology and political science at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. He is the author of Alienation and Acceleration: Towards a Critical Theory of Late-Modern Temporality and coeditor, with William E.
Scheuerman, High-Speed Society: Social Acceleration, Power, and Modernity. Jonathan Trejo-Mathys (–) was assistant. Modernity, Modern Social Theory, and the Postmodern Critique* By Robert Antonio and Douglas Kellner Over a century ago, Nietzsche (, ) berated the modern scientist's narrow "factualism" and "renunciation of all interpretation," and a few decades later Weber (, ) declared the age of the generalist to be Size: 95KB.
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Nationalism and Social Theory: Modernity and the Recalcitrance of the Nation. Social Acceleration book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. His areas of study include theories of modernity, sociology of time, communitarianism, and social theory.
He is the author of Social Acceleration: A New Theory of Modernity. Books by Hartmut Rosa/5. The meaning of 'theory' As a term of art, kocial theory' is a distinctly recent such term exists In English or in any other language before the twentieth centuryI and even io the twentieth century it is not common before about the e *Comte coined the term sucioI0- gie in France in the s, but 'sociology' too did not gain widespread currency as a term.
The book, which draws on organizational ethnography to develop its argument, is essential reading for all those interested in social theory, materialism, or the sociology of organizations at the end of the era of high : John Law.
A rich collection of web-based materials—including interactive versions of key texts, open spaces to write and reflect on readings, biographical sketches of authors, and dozens of supplementary sources—that transports social theory from its classic period to the vibrant and complex world of now.
“Thompson is foremost among sociologists to grasp and assess the importance of the mass media in modern social theory. He does so in this fresh and compelling story of modernity.
Thompson writes with tremendous scope, insight, and precision.”—James Lull, San Jose State University.A comprehensive new collection covering the principal traditions and critical contemporary issues of social theory.
Builds on the success of The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, second edition with substantial revisions, entirely new contributions, and a fresh editorial direction; Explores contemporary areas such as actor network theory, social constructionism, human rights and.“This book offers a wider ranging, theoretically nuanced and empirically rich analysis which makes an equally important contribution to social theory and Middle Eastern history.
Dietrich Jung aims to re-think the existing understandings of modernity by extending the analysis beyond the Western world.