The ‘Reintroducing’ series offers concise and accessible books that remind us of the importance of sociological theorists whose work, while constituting a significant and lasting contribution to the discipline, is no longer widely discussed. With each volume examining the major themes in thought of a particular figure and the context in which this work came about, as well as its reception and enduring relevance to contemporary social science, the books in this series will appeal to scholars and students of sociology seeking to rediscover the work of important but often neglected sociologists.
Reintroducing Ferdinand Tönnies
Reintroducing Olive Schreiner Decoloniality, Intersectionality and the Schreiner Theoria
Reintroducing George Herbert Mead
Reintroducing Robert K. Merton
By Christopher Adair-Toteff
April 07, 2023
Exploring, clarifying, and moving beyond the distinction between ‘community’ and ‘society’ for which he is best known, this book rediscovers the work of Ferdinand Tönnies, providing fresh insights into his thought, which are often overlooked for want of a grasp of his background in philosophy. With...
By Liz Stanley
October 21, 2022
This book explores the thought of Olive Schreiner, the internationally famous writer, feminist theorist, social critic, opponent of imperialism and nationalism, and analyst of violence and war, best known for her novels and short stories, articles and critical commentaries, and her feminist ...
By Daniel R. Huebner
March 21, 2022
George Herbert Mead has long been known for his social theory of meaning and the ‘self’ - an approach which becomes all the more relevant in light of the ways we develop and represent ourselves online. But recent scholarship has shown that Mead’s pragmatic philosophy can help us understand a much ...
By Charles Crothers
December 31, 2020
This book reintroduces the work of Robert K. Merton as a bridge between classical sociology and modern sociology. Founded in the sociological classics but developing a modern approach to the advancement of theory and research methodology, Merton’s thought helped to construct modern sociology in its...