History and Philosophy of the Humanities

Author: Michiel Leezenberg
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789048539338
Release Date: 2018-02-06
Genre: Philosophy

History and Philosophy of the Humanities: An Introduction presents a reasoned overview of the conceptual and historical backgrounds of the humanities.

The Barbarian Temperament

Author: Stejpan Mestrovic
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136148200
Release Date: 2013-07-23
Genre: Social Science

This scintillating book by one of the most interesting young sociologists currently working in the USA is a provocative and timely contribution to the debate on civilization, modernity and postmodernity. The author argues that modernity never jettisoned barbarism. Instead barbarism was repackaged in modern and postmodern traditions and cultures.

Auguste Comte and the Religion of Humanity

Author: Andrew Wernick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521662729
Release Date: 2001-04-30
Genre: Philosophy

This 2001 book is a critique of Comte's concept of religion and its place in his thinking on politics, sociology and philosophy of science.

Emile Durkheim

Author: W. S. F. Pickering
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 041520562X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Durkheimian school of sociology


Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015078349514
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Sociology

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Perspectives in Sociology

Author: E.C. Cuff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134418855
Release Date: 2006-09-27
Genre: Social Science

From its first edition in 1979, Perspectives in Sociology has provided generations of undergraduates with a clear, reassuring introduction to the complications of sociological theory. This revised and updated edition features: a concise introduction to the major debates of the twentieth century, placing them in historical and philosophical context information on thinkers of the nineteenth and early twentieth century whose relevance to modern social thought is only now being recognized, e.g. Nietszche, Saussure, Simmel connections drawn between post-structuralist thinkers like Foucault and Derrida and the founding figures of sociology: Marx, Weber and Durkheim a completely rewritten chapter on the ‘Synthesisers’ - Bourdieu, Habermas and Giddens - and their attempts to generate a consensus from the apparently conflicting theories of their predecessors a new chapter reviewing the rise of British sociology, with particular reference to the political context and the changing role of ‘class’ in sociological thinking a new chapter describing the attempts of sociological theorists to explain current concerns, problems, and issues in the areas of gender, (homo)sexuality, and ethnicity in the context of the postcolonial world. While retaining its emphasis and wealth of information on the founding figures of sociology, this fifth edition now features a new easy-to-read format, (with particular attention paid to the linking and cross-referencing of chapters), and includes much new material on contemporary social theory with particular reference to its attempts to tackle current problems and issues in the areas of gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in the postcolonial context.

Classical Sociological Theory

Author: Bert N. Adams
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452264486
Release Date: 2002-01-29
Genre: Social Science

A concise, yet surprisingly comprehensive theory text, given the range of ideas, historical context, and theorists discussed. Unlike other books of the type, Classical Sociological Theory focuses on how the pivotal theories contributed not only to the development of the field, but also to the evolution of ideas concerning social life.