Classical and Modern Social Theory
September 2000, ©2000, Wiley-Blackwell
List of Contributors.
1. Introduction: Classical and Modern Social Theory: William Outhwaite.
Part I: Classical Social Theories.
Part II: Modern Social Theories.
Part III: Contemporary Challenges to Classical and Modern Social Theory.
Lars Bo Kaspersen is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Copenhagen He has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Southampton and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Anthony Giddens: An Introduction to a Social Theorist (Blackwell, 2000).
* Contains chapters on both individual thinkers and the key debates.
* Textbook features include chapter summaries, comprehensive bibliography to primary and secondary literature, biographical data, lists of key concepts and definition.
<!--end-->"This volume is a comprehensive guide to theory debates today. It is composed of 30 original chapters offering succinct, accessible overviews of the key ideas of modern theory - from Marx, American pragmatism to current debates over national identity, postmodernism, and civil society, I can think of no better introduction to classical and contemporary theory." Steven Seidman, author of Contested Knowledge: Social Theory in a Postmodern Era
"An interesting, thorough, and useful anthology of informed commentary that will enliven the study of social theory for novice as well as expert. Particularly innovative is the use of European scholars whose analyses of theory is too seldom taken into account within the anglophone world. Their interpretations will, I am sure, add a fruitful dimension to an otherwise foreshortened understanding of the canon." Alan Sica, Pennsylvania State University
"This volume aspires to be a comprehensive and sophisticated introduction to classical and modern social theory...providing a range and depth of analysis." Raymond A. Morrow, University of Alberta