Property and Power in Social Theory: A Study in Intellectual Rivalry, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Property and Power in Social Theory

A Study in Intellectual Rivalry, 1st Edition

By Dick Pels


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Property and power perform a key role in social and political theories of class inequality and social stratification, however, theorists have yet clearly to define these concepts, their mutual boundaries and scopes of application. This book answers the property/power puzzle by undertaking a broad historical inquiry into its intellectual origins and present-day effects through a series of case studies, including:

Marxism vs. anarchism

* the fascist assertion of the primacy of the political

* social science as power theory

* the managerial revolution

* the knowledge society and the new intellectual classes

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Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

This series explores core issues in political philosophy and social theory. Addressing theoretical subjects of both historical and contemporary relevance, the series has broad appeal across the social sciences. Contributions include new studies of major thinkers, key debates and critical concepts.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General