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Contemporary Social Theory: Key Themes and Analysis $87.00
Authors: John W. Murphy (Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL) 
Book Description:
The aim of this book is to provide a coherent picture of contemporary social theory. The hope is that an uncluttered and more unified discussion of key themes will improve the ability of students to master this topic. This book is not organized around persons or schools of thought. Likewise, the attempt is made to avoid “insider” debates and the jargon that has become the hallmark of this stage of theory development. Key themes are thus identified and reviewed in a straightforward manner, while trying to unpack the relevant philosophical themes in an accessible way. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface

I. Introduction

II. Modernity and Traditional Sociology

III. The Linguistic Turn

IV. The Search for Knowledge

V. The Retrieval of Culture

VI. The Reappearance of the World

VII. Social Integration and Diversity

VIII. A New Earthly Morality

IX. Basics of an Inclusive Polity

X. Conclusion

Index

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      Social Issues, Justice and Status
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 6 x 9 (NBC - C)
   ISBN: 978-1-61942-256-8
   Status: AV
  
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