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The Blackwell Reader in Contemporary Social Theory

Anthony Elliott (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-20649-1
352 pages
September 1999, ©1999, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Blackwell Reader in Contemporary Social Theory provides a comprehensive and exciting introduction to the major developments, debates, and schools of thought in social theory today.
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Introduction: Anthony Elliott.

Part I: The Theory of the Subject.

Part II: Social Structure and Institutional Analysis.

Part III: Contemporary Critical Theory.

Part IV: Race, Multiculturalism, Difference.

Part V: Feminism, Gender, and Sexual Difference.

Part VI: The Modernity/Postmodernity Debate.

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Anthony Elliott is Research Fellow in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. His recent books include Psychoanalytic Theory: An Introduction (1994), Subject to Ourselves: Social Theory, Psychoanalysis, and Postmodernity (1996), and The Mourning of John Lennon (1999). He is the editor of Freud 2000 (1998) and coeditor, with Dr. Stephen Frosh, of Psychoanalysis in Contexts (1995).
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* Selections from the best-known intellectuals and researchers in social theory around the globe.
* Includes discussion of not only traditional aspects of social theory, but also recent controversies surrounding such topics as self, identity and subjectivity; race, multiculturalism; modernism and postmodernism.
* Carefully designed to present comprehensive coverage of contemporary social theory, using accessible section organization and clear editorial introductions to the selections.
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"Concise but Comprehensive, Anthony Elliott's Reader is an ideal companion to social theory -a real festival of contemporary social thought." Bryan S. Turner, University of Cambridge <!--end-->

"Contemporary social theory is a treasure-house but also a minefield. One has to tread warily to find the gems. Anthony Elliott has done just that in selecting some of the most important and influential writings of the past 20 to 30 years. Here are all the familiar names but also some less familiar ones raising different but no less relevant questions. This reader will be invaluable to senior undergraduates and graduates seeking the path-breaking contributions in contemporary social theory." Krishan Kumar, University of Virginia

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