The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, 2nd Edition
April 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
Preface to the Second Edition. Acknowledgments.
Introduction: Bryan S. Turner (University of Cambridge).
Part I: Foundations.
Part II: Actions, Actors, Systems.
Part III: Perspectives on Social and Cultural Analysis.
Part IV:Perspectives on Time and Space.
Part V: Contemporary Developments in Social Theory.
Part VI: Intellectuals and the Public Sphere.
* Thematic coverage that examines the work of the major theorists and also looks at recent trends in scholarship.
* Contains four completely new chapters plus revised and expanded chapters from the first edition.
"The striking motif of this revised reader-friendly companion is Bryan Turner’s welcome dismissal of ‘decorative theory’ – that is cultural theory which has become an end in itself. He urges a return to historical and comparative studies reflected by new chapters on social anthropology and the body." – Ray Pahl, University of Kent