The Encyclopedia of Social Theory contains over 500 entries varying
from concise definitions of key terms and short biographies of key
theorists to comprehensive surveys of leading concepts, debates,
themes and schools. The object of the Encyclopedia has been to give
thorough coverage of the central topics in theoretical sociology as
well as terms and concepts in the methodology and philosophy of
social science. Although 106 theorists are given entries, the
emphasis of the work is on the elucidation of ideas rather than
intellectual biography. The Encyclopedia covers the leading
contemporary domains of debate on social theory and the classical
legacies of social thinkers from the nineteenth and early twentieth
centuries, giving proper balance to both the European and North
American traditions and to important new developments in the global
self-understanding of sociology. Social theory has become one of
the most vigorous specialisms of sociology in recent years. This is
in part due to the considerable overlaps of social theory with
other disciplinary areas, such as cultural and media studies,
anthropology, and political theory, and to the cross-disciplinary
nature of theoretical approaches such as feminism and
psychoanalysis, and new fields such as postcolonial studies. The
editors have therefore worked to produce in the Encyclopedia of
Social Theory a first-call reference for students and researchers
across the social sciences and humanities with an interest in
contemporary theory and the modern history of ideas. The
Encyclopedia has been authored by leading international specialists
in the field under the direction of a well-balanced editorial team.
It is comprehensively cross-referenced and all larger entries carry
bibliographies. There is a full index.
|Country of origin:
• Barbara L. Marshall
• Hans-Peter Muller
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