Key Problems Of Sociological Theory

Author: John Rex
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Key Problems Of Sociological Theory

Author: John Rex
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415604982
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Value In Social Theory

Author: Paul Streeten
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136226931
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Towards Relational Sociology

Author: Nick Crossley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134019351
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Towards Relational Sociology argues that social worlds comprise networks of interaction and relations. Crossley asserts that relations are lived trajectories of iterated interaction, built up through a history of interaction, but also entailing anticipation of future interaction. In addition, he demonstrates how networks comprise multiple dyadic relations which are mutually transformed through their combination. On this conceptual basis he builds a relational foundation for sociology. Over the course of the book, three central sociological dichotomies are addressed - individualism/holism, structure/agency and micro/macro – and utilised as a foil against which to construct the case for relational sociology. Through this, Crossley is able to argue that neither individuals nor ‘wholes’ - in the traditional sociological sense - should take precedence in sociology. Rather sociologists should focus upon evolving and dynamic networks of interaction and relations. The book covers many of the key concepts and concerns of contemporary sociology, including identity, power, exchange and meaning. As such it is an invaluable reference tool for postgraduate students and researchers alike.

Central Problems In Social Theory

Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520039759
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quot;One of the most creative among the younger generation of critical social theorists, Giddens stands alone in his concern for the classical tradition on sociology; but he also makes brilliant use of the latest philosophical and theoretical work of several contemporary schools and disciplines. A very important book for all of social science."Jeffrey C. Alexander

After Method

Author: John Law
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113429431X
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John Law argues that methods don't just describe social realities but are also involved in creating them. The implications of this argument are highly significant. If this is the case, methods are always political, and it raises the question of what kinds of social realities we want to create. Most current methods look for clarity and precision. It is usually said that only poor research produces messy findings, and the idea that things in the world might be fluid, elusive, or multiple is unthinkable. Law's startling argument is that this is wrong and it is time for a new approach. Many realities, he says, are vague and ephemeral. If methods want to know and help to shape the world, then they need to reinvent themselves and their politics to deal with mess. That is the challenge. Nothing less will do.

Social Theory And The Family

Author: D. H. J. Morgan
Publisher: Routledge/Thoemms Press
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Sociological Theory

Author: Keith Dixon
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Mobile Lives

Author: Anthony Elliott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134019211
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How should we understand the personal and social impacts of complex mobility systems? Can lifestyles based around intensive travel, transport and tourism be maintained in the 21st century? What possibility post-carbon lifestyles? In this provocative study of "life on the move", Anthony Elliott and John Urry explore how complex mobility systems are transforming everyday, ordinary lives. The authors develop their arguments through an analysis of various sectors of mobile lives: networks, new digital technologies, consumerism, the lifestyles of ‘globals’, and intimate relationships at-a-distance. Elliott and Urry introduce a range of new concepts – miniaturized mobilities, affect storage, network capital, meetingness, neighbourhood lives, portable personhood, ambient place, globals – to capture the specific ways in which mobility systems intersect with mobile lives. This book represents a novel approach in "post-carbon" social theory. It will be essential reading for advanced undergraduate students, postgraduates and teachers in sociology, social theory, politics, geography, international relations, cultural studies, and economics and business studies.

Class Codes And Control

Author: Basil B. Bernstein
Publisher: Routledge
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