Social Theory and Sociology: The Classics and Beyond
January 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
No attempt is made to dodge these tough questions and some very
different answers are provided. Ranging from classic figures such
ad Marx top the new theoritical approaches deriving from science
and tehnology studies, this book represernts a multivoiced,
radically diverse consideration of what "theroy" is all about now,
at the end of the century.
Social Theory and Socioloogy will be esentail reading for advanced undergraduates and above of social theory-primarily those studying sociology and cultural studies-thouhjh it is also relevant for those in other humanities and social science departments.
2. The Centrality of the Classics. (Jeffrey Alexandera).
3. Lego quia inutile: An alternative justification for the classics. (Gianfranco Poggi).
4. Three ideologies or one? The pseudo-battle of modernity. (Immanuel Wallerstein).
5. Whose Classics? Which reading? Interpretation and cultural difference in the canonization of sociological theory. (Craig Calhoun).
6. Crises of modernity. Political sociology in historical contexts. (Peter Wagner).
7. Measurement and the two cultures of sociology. (John R. Hall).
8. Marxism after communism. (Erik Olin Wright).
9. Standpoint epistemology (a feminist version): How social disadvantage creates epistemic advantage. (Sandra Harding).
10. The centrality of culture in social theory. Fundamental clues from Weber and Durkheim. (Anne E. Kane).
11. Towards a reflexive sociology. A workshop with Pierre Bourdieu. (Loic J. D. Wacquant).
12. Homo sociologicus: Do we need him/her? (Peter Abell).
13. Science and technology studies and the renewal of social theory. (Steve Woolgar).
14. Theory then/theory now (or, 'The sociology is about to begin, said the man with the loudspeaker') (Alan Sica).
* Editoral introductions contextualise each part: Full Bibliographical support directs the reader to further study.