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  • Georges Bataille

    The Sacred and Society

    By William Pawlett

    In this comprehensive and engaging study Georges Bataille’s central ideas – the sacred, community and eroticism – are explored in detail. Bataille’s project to understand social bonds and energies at their most fundamental level and to re-energise society by challenging individualism is…

    Hardback – 2015-08-14
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  • Max Weber

    2nd Edition

    By Frank Parkin

    This study of Weber's sociology, written by an eminent authority, is a clear and illuminating discussion of the most important elements of Weber's thinking. The book concentrates on four main elements of Weber's work: his approach to sociological method, ethical neutrality and historical…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31
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  • Bruno Latour

    Hybrid Thoughts in a Hybrid World

    By Anders Blok, Torben Elgaard Jensen

    French sociologist and philosopher, Bruno Latour, is one of the most significant and creative thinkers of the last decades. Bruno Latour: Hybrid Thoughts in a Hybrid World is the first comprehensive and accessible English-language introduction to this multi-faceted work. The book focuses on core…

    Paperback – 2012-09-13
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  • Niklas Luhmann

    By Christian Borch

    Niklas Luhmann offers an accessible introduction to one of the most important sociologists of our time. It presents the key concepts within Luhmann’s multifaceted theory of modern society, and compares them with the work of other key social theorists such as Jürgen Habermas, Michel Foucault, and…

    Paperback – 2011-03-25
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  • Jean Baudrillard

    Against Banality

    By William Pawlett

    This uniquely engaging introduction to Jean Baudrillard’s controversial writings covers his entire career focusing on Baudrillard’s central, but little understood, notion of symbolic exchange. Through the clarification of this key term a very different Baudrillard emerges: not the nihilistic…

    Paperback – 2007-11-15
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  • Erving Goffman

    By Greg Smith

    Decades after his death, the figure of Erving Goffman (1922–82) continues to fascinate. Perhaps the best-known sociologist of the second half of the twentieth century, Goffman was an unquestionably significant thinker whose reputation extended well beyond his parent discipline. A host of concepts…

    Paperback – 2006-08-03
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  • Auguste Comte

    By Mike Gane

    Auguste Comte is widely acknowledged as the founder of the science of sociology and the 'Religion of Humanity'. In this fascinating study, the first major reassessment of Comte’s sociology for many years, Mike Gane draws on recent scholarship and presents a new reading of this remarkable figure.…

    Paperback – 2006-07-06
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  • Zygmunt Bauman

    By Tony Blackshaw

    This timely book provides the definitive concise introduction to the phenomenon of Zygmunt Bauman. After introducing the man, his major influences and his special way of 'thinking sociologically', author Blackshaw traces the development of Bauman's project by identifying and explaining the major…

    Paperback – 2005-08-18
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  • Marx and Marxism

    2nd Edition

    By Peter Worsley

    Karl Marx probably had more influence on the political course of the last century than any other social thinker. There are many different kinds of Marxism, and the Twentieth Century saw two huge Marxist states in total opposition to one another. In the West, Marxism has never presented a…

    Paperback – 2002-11-14
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  • Pierre Bourdieu

    2nd Edition

    By Richard Jenkins

    This short critical introduction to Pierre Bourdieu's thought is a model of clarity and insight. Where Bourdieu's own writings are often complex, even ambiguous, Richard Jenkins is direct, concise and to the point. He emphasizes Bourdieu's contributions to theory and methodology while also dealing…

    Hardback – 2002-10-10
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  • Pierre Bourdieu

    2nd Edition

    By Richard Jenkins

    This short critical introduction to Pierre Bourdieu's thought is a model of clarity and insight. Where Bourdieu's own writings are often complex, even ambiguous, Richard Jenkins is direct, concise and to the point. He emphasizes Bourdieu's contributions to theory and methodology while also dealing…

    Paperback – 2002-10-03
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  • Michel Foucault

    2nd Edition

    By Barry Smart

    In investigating the major works of Michel Foucault, Barry Smart focuses on the analysis of the relations of power and knowledge and modes of objectification through which human beings are made subjects; and addresses controversial issues concerning the state and resistance to power. The…

    Paperback – 2002-10-03
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  • The Frankfurt School and its Critics

    2nd Edition

    By The late Tom Bottomore

    The Institute of Social Research, from which the Frankfurt School developed, was founded in the early years of the Weimar Republic. It survived the Nazi era in exile, to become an important centre of social theory in the postwar era. Early members of the school, such as Adorno, Horkheimer and…

    Paperback – 2002-10-03
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  • Emile Durkheim

    2nd Edition

    By Prof Kenneth Thompson

    This book examines Durkheim's considerable achievements and situates them in their social and intellectual contexts, with a concise account of the major elements of Durkheim's sociology. The book includes a critical commentary on the four main studies which exemplify Durkheim's contribution to…

    Paperback – 2002-09-26
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  • Georg Simmel

    2nd Edition

    By David Frisby

    Until recently little of Simmel's work was available in translation and certain key texts were unknown outside Germany. David Frisby, the eminent Simmel scholar, provides not only an introduction to the major sociological writings of this important figure, but also an argument for a reconsideration…

    Paperback – 2002-09-26
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  • Daniel Bell

    By Malcolm Waters

    Daniel Bell is perhaps the most famous sociologist of his generation. He has been hailed as the prophet of the emergence of a new society, the postindustrial society, and as one of the leading conservative critics of contemporary culture.In this invaluable introduction, Malcolm Waters presents…

    Paperback – 1995-12-28
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  • Pierre Bourdieu

    By Richard Jenkins

    This short critical introduction to the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu is a model of clarity and insight. Where Bourdieu's original writings are often densely argued and ambiguous, Richard Jenkins is direct, concise and to the point. He emphasises Bourdieu's contirbutions to the theory and…

    Paperback – 1992-10-01
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  • Jurgen Habermas

    By Michael Pusey

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1988-01-14
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  • Michel Foucault

    By Barry Smart

    The book considers the themes and issues in Foucault's major works, outlining their breadth and diversity, and revealing the presence of particular developing themes and conceptual continuities , as well as discontinuities.…

    Paperback – 1985-06-27
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  • Emile Durkheim

    By Prof Kenneth Thompson

    Paperback – 1982-03-18
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  • Max Weber

    By Dr Frank Parkin, Frank Parkin

    Paperback – 1982-03-18
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