Approaches to Sociology RLE Social Theory

Approaches to Sociology  RLE Social Theory

An Introduction to Major Trends in British Sociology John Rex ... the system of relevances' promotes a highly consensual image of the social reality of the 'life world' and this image has permeated the whole phenomenological approach.

Author: John Rex

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317652533

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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These essays, commissioned by John Rex, reflect the state of sociology in Britain today. Leading representatives of the diverse ‘schools’ provide lucid accounts of their own particular approaches to this complex discipline and in doing so demonstrate the techniques described. Topics covered include the empirical study of stratification, social evolution, survey techniques, mathematical sociology, systems theory, phenomenological approaches, Weberian sociology, structuralism, contemporary Marxism, and the development of theory after Talcott Parsons.
Categories: Social Science

Social Theory Re Wired

Social Theory Re Wired

The importance of lived experiences in producing knowledge is at the core of standpoint theory, a method associated ... which suggests our knowledge about the social world depends on our particular locations within it.

Author: Wesley Longhofer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317687191

Category: Social Science

Page: 542

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This social theory text combines the structure of a print reader with the ability to tailor the course via an extensive interactive website. Readings from important classical and contemporary theorists are placed in conversation with one another through core themes—the puzzle of social order, the dark side of modernity, identity, etc. The website includes videos, interactive commentaries, summaries of key concepts, exams and quizzes, annotated selections from key readings, classroom activities, and more. See the website at www.routledgesoc.com/theory New to the second edition: Expanded web content. Teacher/student feedback employed to clarify difficult concepts. Reframed contemporary section now offers readings by Robert Merton, Bruno Latour, David Harvey, Zygmut Bauman, and Anthony Giddens.
Categories: Social Science

Masculinities in the Criminological Field

Masculinities in the Criminological Field

Epistemologically speaking the lifeworld method drawing on Mishler and Kvale used here combines phenomenology with theories of social processes. Mishler does this through Habermas' social theory (Habermas 1973) and Kvale by working ...

Author: Ingrid Lander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317099932

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Over recent decades criminological research has changed from a gender-blind discipline which equated crime with men and thus ignored questions about gender, to an approach that studied gender by showing statistical differences between men and women, and then finally to a more inclusive and elaborate gender-theoretical approach to crime and crime control. However, despite this development, research on gender - and in particular research on gendered norms and the construction and enactment of masculinities - within the criminological field has been unable to keep up with developments in gender research. Since 1990, only a few anthologies with a gender-theoretical orientation focusing on masculinities within the criminological research field have been published. Many of the theoretical developments in gender research still have difficulties in reaching into mainstream criminology, partly because such developments are often published in feminist and/or gender theoretical journals. This volume both problematizes and renders visible conceptions and norms regarding male behaviour and masculinities and shows how these affect the criminological field through providing a theoretically sound and clear gender perspective to this field of research. With sections based around the following three themes: negotiations of masculinity in institutional settings, vulnerable masculinities and risk-taking and masculinities, this volume will be of interest to scholars of criminology, sociology, social work and gender studies, as well as policy-makers, and law enforcement professionals.
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Introduction to Contemporary Social Theory

Introduction to Contemporary Social Theory

Natalie's instinctive sense that the world in which she lives is changing fast mirrors contemporary intellectual ... method' which holds that social structures – such as the economy or bureaucracy – operate in ways invisible to the ...

Author: Anthony Elliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429790256

Category: Social Science

Page: 566

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In this comprehensive and clear introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott and Charles Lemert explore the major theoretical traditions from the Frankfurt School to the digital revolution and beyond. Fully revised and updated, this second edition has been expanded to consider the most recent developments in social theory, including a new chapter on the digital revolution and the increasingly significant impact of technological developments (such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics) on society, culture and politics. Introduction to Contemporary Social Theory provides the reader with a superb overview of key developments in social theory, including the Frankfurt School, American pragmatism, structuralism, post-structuralism, feminism, globalization and world-systems theory. In doing so, the textbook explores the ideas of a wide range of social theorists, including Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Talcott Parsons, Erving Goffman, Harold Garfinkel, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida, C. Wright Mills, Anthony Giddens, Pierre Bourdieu, Julia Kristeva, Jürgen Habermas, Judith Butler, Slavoj Žižek, Manuel Castells, Cornel West, Immanuel Wallerstein and Zygmunt Bauman. This textbook provides stylish exposition with powerful social critique and original insights. It will be indispensable to students and academics alike.
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Contemporary Social Theory

Contemporary Social Theory

I discuss many of the most significant assessments of society – of the complex ways in which we now live – throughout this book. Some of these social theories, as we will see, seek to develop a 'structural method' which holds that ...

Author: Anthony Elliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134083305

Category: Social Science

Page: 402

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In this comprehensive, stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott examines the major social theoretical traditions. The first edition set new standards for introductory textbooks, such was the far-reaching sweep of social theorists discussed – including Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida, Anthony Giddens, Pierre Bourdieu, Julia Kristeva, Jurgen Habermas, Judith Butler, Slavoj Zizek, Manuel Castells, Ulrich Beck, Zygmunt Bauman, Giorgio Agamben and Manuel De Landa. From the Frankfurt School to globalization, from feminism to the network society, this new edition has been fully revised and updated, taking into account the most recent developments in social theory. The second edition also contains a completely new chapter on classical social theory, allowing students to contextualise the modern debates. Like its predecessor, the second edition of Contemporary Social Theory combines stylish exposition with reflective social critique and original insights. This new edition will prove a superb textbook with which to navigate the twists and turns of contemporary social theory as taught in the disciplines of sociology, politics, history, cultural studies and many more.
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An Invitation to Social Theory

An Invitation to Social Theory

Alfred Schutz [1899–1959] was a central figure in importing phenomenological thinking and methods into sociology. ... The mundane, everyday world in which people operate is called the 'lifeworld' by Schutz (Harrington, 2000).

Author: David Inglis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509506439

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Social theory is a crucial resource for the social sciences. It provides rich insights into how human beings think and act and how contemporary social life is constructed. But often the key ideas of social theorists are expressed in highly technical and difficult language that can hide more than it reveals. The new edition of this popular book continues to cut to the core of what social theory is about. Covering key themes from the classical thinkers onwards, including Marxism, post-structuralism, phenomenology, feminism and more, the second edition features a new chapter on Actor-Network Theory and enhanced discussion of postcolonial theory. Wide ranging in scope and coverage, the book is concise in presentation and free from jargon. Showing why social theory matters, and why it is of far-reaching social and political importance, the book is ideal for readers seeking a clear, crisp mapping of a complex but very rewarding area.
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Individualism Holism and the Central Dilemma of Sociological Theory

Individualism  Holism and the Central Dilemma of Sociological Theory

Ethnomethodology seeks primarily to identify the practical immanent rationality of everyday life, which is not the same thing as ... The basic task of sociology, according to Garfinkel, is to uncover the rationality of the social world, ...

Author: Jiří Šubrt

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787690370

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This book examines individualism and holism, the two interpretive perspectives that have divided sociological theory into two camps, examines attempts to overcome this antinomy and sets out a new approach to resolving this dilemma via ‘critical reconfigurationism’.
Categories: Social Science

Introducing Social Theory

Introducing Social Theory

1972: 223–4) Ethnomethodology is clearly a very different kind of sociology from the others we have been looking at so far in this book. For structural theorists the most significant features of human social life are forces external to ...

Author: Pip Jones

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745635224

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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Introducing Social Theory traces the development of social theorizing from the classical ideas about modernity of Durkheim, Marx and Weber, right up to a uniquely accessible review of contemporary theoretical controversies in sociology surrounding post-modernity and reflexive sociology. With great clarity, the authors explain the ideas of seminal thinkers such as Foucault, Bauman, Habermas, Beck, Bourdieu and Giddens, as well as paying increased attention to other important contributions from theorists such as Margaret Archer, Fredric Jameson and George Ritzer."--pub. desc.
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Social Theory

Social Theory

Social theories, like personal narratives, are ways of understanding social life by bringing its story out of memory, ... lines: “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great, worldhistorical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice.

Author: Charles Lemert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780813350448

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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For nearly a quarter-century, Charles Lemert has shared his love of social theory, and the questions it explores, in this collection of readings. With 140 selections that begin in the nineteenth century and end in 2015, Social Theory charts the long arc of the development of the field. This edition retains classic texts by Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, and W.E.B. Du Bois and writings of major contemporary figures like Audre Lorde and Patricia Hill Collins, while adding pieces from Harriet Martineau, Friedrich Nietzsche, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Thomas Piketty, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, among others. Revised and updated with a new section exploring social theory at the limits of the social, Lemert's Social Theory remains essential reading.
Categories: Social Science

Strangers Ambivalence and Social Theory

Strangers  Ambivalence and Social Theory

and the object must fuse with each other, and that the theory and methodology should cling around the object. A travelling, immigratory approach towards immigration ... Systemness and the life-world Classic social theory was grounded on.

Author: Bülent Diken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429761898

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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First published in 1998, this volume dwells upon the socio-political problem of "under-representation" at great length within the context of immigration through analysis of Turkish immigrants within the "cosy" country of Denmark on the European Periphery. The main purpose has been to show the fictitious and constructed character of the identities that are normally presupposed and taken for granted. Bülent Diken attempts to "defamiliarize" the familiar notions of the "immigrant" and what is taken for granted in the field of immigration. To counter this, Diken allows the "immigrant" to speak throughout interviews. In addition, the study dwells on local and central state policies and planning. This requires a merger of social theory with research on immigration as well as (social and physical) planning, in this case in a Danish context with an examination on how the application of planning and urban politics are oriented toward immigrants. Together with an interest in political and discursive "strategies", the "tactics" used by immigrants in coping with these strategies are focused on at length.
Categories: Social Science