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6th Edition

Social Theory
The Multicultural, Global, and Classic Readings

ISBN 9780813350028
Published August 2, 2016 by Routledge
568 Pages

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Book Description

This book provides an illuminating introduction to a collection of readings on social theory and provides an overview of the socio-historical context and delineation of key thinkers and texts. It includes a new section exploring social theory at the limits of the social.

Table of Contents

Preface/2016 Edition -- Introduction—Social Theory: Its Uses and Pleasures -- Modernity’s Classical Age: 1848–1919 -- The Two Sides of Society -- Split Lives in the Modern World -- Social Theories and World Conflict: 1919–1945 -- Action and Knowledge in a Troubled World -- Unavoidable Dilemmas -- The Golden Moment: 1945–1963 -- The Golden Age -- Doubts and Reservations -- Others Object -- Will the Center Hold? 1963–1979 -- Experiments at Renewal and Reconstruction -- Breaking with Modernity -- After Modernity: 1979–2001 -- The Idea of the Postmodern and Its Critics -- Reactions and Alternatives -- New Cultural Theories after Modernity -- Global Realities in an Uncertain Century -- Global Uncertainties -- Rethinking the Past that Haunts the Future -- Social Theory at the Limits of the Social -- Notes to Accompany “The New Mestiza” (Gloria Anzaldúa, 1987)

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