Social Theory in the Twentieth Century by Patrick BaertSocial Theory in the Twentieth Century by Patrick Baert

Social Theory in the Twentieth Century

byPatrick Baert

Paperback | August 1, 1998

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"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.

Title:Social Theory in the Twentieth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.79 inPublished:August 1, 1998Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0814713394

ISBN - 13:9780814713396

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Social Theory in the Twentieth Century is a clearly written text for students wishing to better understand key figures and schools of thought from this century. Patrick Baert offers new interpretations of the various theories, including those of Habermas and Foucault. This is an essential reference for students of sociology and politics.