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Understanding contemporary society [electronic resource] : theories of the present / edited by Gary Browning, Abigail Halcli, and Frank Webster.

Contributor(s): Browning, Gary K | Halcli, Abigail | Webster, Frank.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 502 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781849202176 (electronic bk.); 1849202176 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Sociology | Sociologie | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General | Theorie�en | Sociologie | Sociale filosofie | Soziologie | Postmoderne | Soziologische TheorieGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Aufsatzsammlung.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Understanding contemporary society.DDC classification: 301 Other classification: 70.08 | MR 5800 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Theory, theorists and themes : a user's guide to understanding the present / Gary Browning, Abigail Halcli and Frank Webster -- Post-modernism : a guide for the perplexed / Christopher Norris -- Post-feminism / Mic�hle Barrett -- Post-history : living at the end / Krishan Kumar -- Post-Marxism / Terrell Carver -- Post-colonialism and beyond / Don Robotham -- Reflexive modernization / Ted Benton -- Narrative / Susan Stephenson -- Rational choice theory / John Scott -- Complexity theory / Tim Blackman -- Contemporary liberalism / Gary Browning -- Democracy : liberal and direct / Nick Hewlett --Communitarianism / Elizabeth Frazer.
New thinking in international relations theory / Kimberly Hutchings -- Utopia and dystopia / Stephen Crook -- Post-modernity / David Lyon -- Globalization / Barrie Axford -- Restructuring / Andrew Kilmister -- Cities in the global economy / Saskia Sassen -- Cultural studies / Richard Maxwell --Intellectuals / Carl Boggs -- Higher education / Frank Webster -- Mass communication / Kaarle Nordenstreng -- The Web / Vincent Mosco -- Nationalism / Murray Low -- Islam / Sarah Ansari -- Cultural pluralism today / Avigail Esenberg -- Families and households / Mary Maynard -- The body / Chris Shilling -- Intimate choices / Ken Plummer -- Environmentalism / David Pepper -- Social movements / Abigail Halcli -- Social inequalities : coming to terms with complexity / Harriet Bradley.
Review: "Understanding Contemporary Society: Theories of the Present is a comprehensive textbook to guide students through the complexities of social theory today. Over thirty chapters, written by an international team of contributors, demonstrate clearly the practical applications of social theory in making sense of the modern world. Students are both introduced to the most significant theories and guided through the major social developments which shape our lives."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Theory, theorists and themes : a user's guide to understanding the present / Gary Browning, Abigail Halcli and Frank Webster -- Post-modernism : a guide for the perplexed / Christopher Norris -- Post-feminism / Mic�hle Barrett -- Post-history : living at the end / Krishan Kumar -- Post-Marxism / Terrell Carver -- Post-colonialism and beyond / Don Robotham -- Reflexive modernization / Ted Benton -- Narrative / Susan Stephenson -- Rational choice theory / John Scott -- Complexity theory / Tim Blackman -- Contemporary liberalism / Gary Browning -- Democracy : liberal and direct / Nick Hewlett --Communitarianism / Elizabeth Frazer.

New thinking in international relations theory / Kimberly Hutchings -- Utopia and dystopia / Stephen Crook -- Post-modernity / David Lyon -- Globalization / Barrie Axford -- Restructuring / Andrew Kilmister -- Cities in the global economy / Saskia Sassen -- Cultural studies / Richard Maxwell --Intellectuals / Carl Boggs -- Higher education / Frank Webster -- Mass communication / Kaarle Nordenstreng -- The Web / Vincent Mosco -- Nationalism / Murray Low -- Islam / Sarah Ansari -- Cultural pluralism today / Avigail Esenberg -- Families and households / Mary Maynard -- The body / Chris Shilling -- Intimate choices / Ken Plummer -- Environmentalism / David Pepper -- Social movements / Abigail Halcli -- Social inequalities : coming to terms with complexity / Harriet Bradley.

"Understanding Contemporary Society: Theories of the Present is a comprehensive textbook to guide students through the complexities of social theory today. Over thirty chapters, written by an international team of contributors, demonstrate clearly the practical applications of social theory in making sense of the modern world. Students are both introduced to the most significant theories and guided through the major social developments which shape our lives."--Jacket.

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