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  • American Social Theory

    By Charles Lemert

    Due to the importance of philosophy in the Enlightenment, European social theory has dominated discourses of theory to the present day. Yet, looking deeper, Americans have made important contributions from very different social and cultural perspectives. Drawing from Euro and American traditions…

    Paperback – 2019-02-01 

  • Social Theory

    The Multicultural, Global, and Classic Readings, 6th Edition

    By Charles Lemert

    For nearly a quarter-century, Charles Lemert has shared his love of social theory, and the questions it explores, in this collection of readings. With 140 selections that begin in the nineteenth century and end in 2015, Social Theory charts the long arc of the development of the field. This edition…

    Paperback – 2016-08-02

  • Globalization

    An Introduction to the End of the Known World

    By Charles C. Lemert

    "Globalization: An Introduction to the End of the Known World" surveys the history of globalization from the earliest of ancient texts through contemporary debates and the prospects for anticipating the new worlds to come. At the end of the twentieth century, debates over the nature of…

    Paperback – 2016-05-04

  • Introduction to Contemporary Social Theory

    By Anthony Elliott, Charles Lemert

    In this comprehensive, stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott and Charles Lemert examine the major theoretical traditions from the Frankfurt School to globalization and beyond. When first published, the book’s wide range set new standards for introductory…

    Paperback – 2014-02-03

  • Uncertain Worlds

    World-systems Analysis in Changing Times

    By Immanuel Wallerstein, Carlos Aguirre Rojas, Charles C. Lemert

    Uncertain Worlds is the definitive presentation of the evolution of world-systems analysis from the point of view of its founder, Immanuel Wallerstein. Few theorists have offered a more systematic theory of what has become known as 'globalisation' than Wallerstein. The book includes a one-of-kind…

    Paperback – 2013-07-30

  • Structural Lie

    Small Clues to Global Things

    By Charles C. Lemert

    The Structural Lie tackles one of social science's most mysterious problems. How is it possible to derive statements about the grand structures of social life from their effects in the small movements of everyday life? Prominent sociologist Charles Lemert shows how Marx and Freud provide some…

    Paperback – 2011-10-30

  • Globalization

    A Reader

    Edited by Charles Lemert, Anthony Elliott, Daniel Chaffee, Eric Hsu

    Expected to become a classic in the field and the classroom standard for teachers and their students, this book offers the most comprehensive, engaging selection of classic and contemporary readings on globalization currently available. Here, for the first time in print, is the full historical…

    Paperback – 2010-03-29

  • The New Individualism

    The Emotional Costs of Globalization REVISED EDITION

    By Anthony Elliott, Prof Charles Lemert

    This is a new and revised edition of a book which has had a major impact upon the social sciences and public political debate. Anthony Elliott and Charles Lemert's THE NEW INDIVIDUALISM inspired readers with the dramatic suggestion that 'the reinvention craze' - from self-help and therapy culture…

    Paperback – 2009-07-17

  • Social Solutions to Poverty

    America's Struggle to Build a Just Society

    By Scott Myers-Lipton, Charles C. Lemert

    The voices of famous and lesser known figures in America's quest to reduce poverty are collected for the first time in this comprehensive historical anthology. The book traces the most important ideas and contributions of citizens, activists, labour leaders, scholars, politicians, and governmental…

    Paperback – 2007-12-08

  • Thinking the Unthinkable

    The Riddles of Classical Social Theories

    By Charles C. Lemert

    In the eloquent style for which he has become famous, Charles Lemert writes of social theory as no one else. Thinking the Unthinkable is offered as text for instruction, yet it defies the prevailing assumption that social theory is a method for clarifying the facts of social life. Lemert shows how…

    Paperback – 2007-04-15

  • Souls of W.E.B. Du Bois

    By Alford A. Young, Jerry Gafio Watts, Manning Marable, Charles C. Lemert, Elizabeth Higginbotham

    This work marks the recent passing of the 100th Anniversary of Du Bois' classic of African American literature. More than fifty events and celebrations were held in cities and universities around the country. It poignantly explores the relationship of Du Bois, the man, to his writings. It is…

    Paperback – 2006-02-15

  • Seeing Sociologically

    The Routine Grounds of Social Action

    By Harold Garfinkel, Anne Rawls, Charles C. Lemert

    This book-never before published-is eminent sociologist Harold Garfinkel's earliest attempt, while at Harvard in 1948, to bridge the growing gap in American sociology. This gap was generated by a Parsonian paradigm that emphasised a scientific approach to sociological description, one that…

    Paperback – 2005-11-30

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