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Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, III
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, III (November 2010)
Dualism
Richard E. Lee - Editor
Immanuel Wallerstein - Foreword by

A provocative survey of interdisciplinary challenges to the concept of dualism.

During the last few decades, the fundamental premises of the modern view of knowledge have been increasingly called into question. Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, III: Dualism provides an in-depth look at “dualism” in the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities in detailed and w...(Read More)
 
 
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, I
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, I (October 2010)
Determinism
Richard E. Lee - Editor
Immanuel Wallerstein - Foreword by

A provocative survey of interdisciplinary challenges to the concept of determinism.

During the last few decades, the fundamental premises of the modern view of knowledge have been increasingly called into question. Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, I: Determinism provides an in-depth look at “determinism” in the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities in det...(Read More)
 
 
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, II
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, II (October 2010)
Reductionism
Richard E. Lee - Editor
Immanuel Wallerstein - Foreword by

A provocative survey of interdisciplinary challenges to the concept of reductionism.

During the last few decades, the fundamental premises of the modern view of knowledge have been increasingly called into question. Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, II: Reductionism provides an in-depth look at the debates surrounding the status of “reductionism” in the sciences, ...(Read More)
 
 
Landscapes of Abandonment
Landscapes of Abandonment (October 2003)
Capitalism, Modernity, and Estrangement
Roger A. Salerno - Author

Examines the relationship of modern life, including modern capitalism, to feelings and phenomena of abandonment.

Using social theory and cultural analysis, Roger A. Salerno explores the relationship of abandonment to the construction of contemporary capitalistic cultures. Beginning with an array of narratives on the emergence of capitalism in the West and its undermining of traditional social institutions and structures...(Read More)
 
 
Classical Horizons
Classical Horizons (October 2002)
The Origins of Sociology in Ancient Greece
George E. McCarthy - Author

Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Argues that classical social theory has its intellectual and moral roots in classical Greece.

This work relocates the origins of nineteenth-century social theory in classical Greece and focuses on three figures: Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Émile Durkheim, all of whom wrote dissertations on the culture and structure of ancient society. Greek p...(Read More)
 
 
Rambo and the Dalai Lama
Rambo and the Dalai Lama (July 1998)
The Compulsion to Win and Its Threat to Human Survival
Gordon Fellman - Author

Contrasts two approaches to conflicts and their resolution: the aggressive, confrontative elements of the adversary paradigm represented by the fictional figure Rambo, and the compassionate non-violence of the mutuality paradigm advocated by the Dalai Lama.

This may be one of the most important books to come out in this transition to the twenty-first century. It opens up a way of thinking that can lead to social design ...(Read More)
 
 
Symbolic Interaction and Ethnographic Research
Symbolic Interaction and Ethnographic Research (November 1995)
Intersubjectivity and the Study of Human Lived Experience
Robert Prus - Author

Examines a series of theoretical and methodological issues faced by social scientists in interpretive and ethnographic studies of human group life.

Choice Outstanding Academic Books 1996


"I think that this book could become the single, most definitive dissenting statement about postmodern ethnography. An erudite treatise of the epistemological underpinnings and practical realities of ethnographic ...(Read More)
 
 
Marginality and Dissent in Twentieth-Century American Sociology
Marginality and Dissent in Twentieth-Century American Sociology (July 1995)
The Case of Elizabeth Briant Lee and Alfred McClung Lee
John F. Galliher - Author
James M. Galliher - Author

This book is a biography of the husband and wife team that is largely responsible for developing social problems and social deviance as areas of research. Politics in the discipline of sociology is also examined.

"The Gallihers document the strains between 'Christian' and 'value-free' sociology and the constraints upon Betty and other women in a male-dominated academic world. These chapters offer a clear and systematic analys...(Read More)
 
 
Social Theory and Education
Social Theory and Education (March 1995)
A Critique of Theories of Social and Cultural Reproduction
Raymond Allen Morrow - Author
Carlos Alberto Torres - Author

This book summarizes and critiques theories of social and cultural reproduction as they relate to sociology of education.

"Morrow and Torres have given us more than a cornucopia of social theories relevant to the study of reproduction and transformation in and through education. They have carefully examined the theoretical assumptions and political implications of each perspective, showing variations within each perspect...(Read More)
 
 
The Fragmented World of the Social
The Fragmented World of the Social (February 1995)
Essays in Social and Political Philosophy
Axel Honneth - Author
Charles W. Wright - Editor

The essays in this book weave together insights and arguments from such diverse traditions as German critical theory, French philosophy and social theory, and recent Anglo-American moral and political theory, offering a unique approach to the political and theoretical consequences of the modernism/postmodernism discussion. Through an analysis of central themes in classical Marxism and early critical theory, the author shows how recent work in a var...(Read More)
 
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