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by Patrick Baert

  • ISBN: 0814713408
  • Author: Patrick Baert
  • ePub ver: 1251 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: NYU Press (August 1, 1998)
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  • Category: Other
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
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Professor William Outhwaite, University of Sussex Social Theory in the Twentieth Century offers an. .

Patrick Baert covers a wide range of key figures and schools of thought, including Giddens, Foucault and Habermas. Written in a lively style and avoiding jargon, this book is aimed at students who wish to understand the main debates and dilemmas driving social theory.

I think this is an outstanding book. It has an underlying intellectual seriousness and engagement which shines out through the individual chapters, and the author's unwillingness to make do with secondary analyses and received ideas gives it a strength and freshness of approach which is extremely welcome

Patrick Baert is Senior Lecturer at University of Cambridge and Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge

Patrick Baert is Senior Lecturer at University of Cambridge and Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge. Библиографические данные.

Rather than providing a neutral summary of the different authors and theories, the book provides new and original interpretations of key figures in social theory

The author covers a range of key figures and schools of thought, including Elster, Giddens, Foucault and Habermas. Rather than providing a neutral summary of the different authors and theories, the book provides new and original interpretations of key figures in social theory. The chapter on Foucault, for instance, looks at him from a new angle, quite different from the usual interpretations of the thrust of his work. The author also seeks to relate the various authors in traditions to one another in a systematic way.

By following the book, one witnesses an ever-changing artifact, whose mutations reflect the cultural work of social agents deeply involved in the politics of the book, which they .

By following the book, one witnesses an ever-changing artifact, whose mutations reflect the cultural work of social agents deeply involved in the politics of the book, which they often see as part and parcel of the politics of disciplines or political movements. Since the 2000s, there has been a growing awareness of the limitations of this position.

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Patrick Baert is Director of Studies in Social and Political Sciences at King's College, Cambridge. I guess the author does a pretty good overview of the Theory in the previous century, covering most important thinkers in the field

Patrick Baert is Director of Studies in Social and Political Sciences at King's College, Cambridge. I guess the author does a pretty good overview of the Theory in the previous century, covering most important thinkers in the field. For people who already have a background knowledge on the topics discussed, it will be interesting to read Baert's opinions about all the theories. The biggest disadvantage, a really bothering one, is that the author uses a lot (A LOT! Way too much.

The author bridges the gap between philosophy and social theory, locating the theoretical views discussed within wider historical traditions.

The author covers a range of key figures and schools of thought, including Elster, Giddens, Foucault and Habermas. The author bridges the gap between philosophy and social theory, locating the theoretical views discussed within wider historical traditions.

"I think this is an outstanding book. The coverage is comprehensive, the lines of thought and exposition are clear, and the level of discussion is very high yet remarkably lively and accessible. It has an underlying intellectual seriousness and engagement which shines out through the individual chapters, and the author's unwillingness to make do with secondary analyses and received ideas gives it a strength and freshness of approach which is extremely welcome."--Professor William Outhwaite, University of Sussex

Social Theory in the Twentieth Century offers an easy-to-read but provocative account of the development of social theory. Patrick Baert covers a wide range of key figures and schools of thought, including Giddens, Foucault and Habermas. Written in a lively style and avoiding jargon, this book is aimed at students who wish to understand the main debates and dilemmas driving social theory.

Rather than providing a neutral summary of the different thinkers and theories, Baert challenges the conventional readings of social theory with new and original interpretations. In effect, he bridges the gap between philosophy and social theory by placing the theoretical views within wider historical traditions.

Social Theory in the Twentieth Century will undoubtedly become the standard introduction to social theory for students in sociology, politics, and anthropology.


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