|Author:||Anthony Elliott,Larry J. Ray|
|Title:||Key Contemporary Social Theorists|
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|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (October 22, 2002)|
Key Contemporary Social Theorists Paperback – October 22, 2002. Key Contemporary Social Theorists is a comprehensive introduction to the most significant figures in social, cultural, political and philosophical thought in the twentieth century. Over forty leading theorists from around the world are profiled in short essays that cover the thinkers' lives, ideas, and major criticisms. The contributors, themselves distinguished authors and leading academic scholars, cover individuals who have developed key schools of though in social theory: Benjamin, Elias, Goffman, Lacan, Said, Jameson, Heidegger, Giddens, Bauman, Williams, and many others
Описание: Philosophical debates around reflexivity, identity and intimacy have preoccupied Western social and cultural theorists since the 1990s, and this book examines them in relation to the Chinese diasporic cultures in Asia. The debates are set within the context of globalization, and its impact on cultural, gendered and ethnic identities in late modernity.
Key Contemporary Social Theorists. Anthony Elliott and Larry Ray. 1. Theodor Adorno: Maggie O'Neill. 2. Jeffrey Alexander: Paul Colomy. 41. Slavoj Zizek: Anthony Elliott.
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Key Contemporary Social Theorists is a comprehensive introduction to some of the most significant figures in social, cultural, political and philosophical thought of the twentieth century. This collection of newly commissioned entries offers students and scholars an authoritative guide on current contributions to contemporary social theory and social science. Preceding the Key Contemporary Social Theorists is a comprehensive introduction to some of the most significant figures in social, cultural, political and philosophical thought of the twentieth century.
In Elliott, Anthony; Ray, Larry J. Key contemporary social theorists. Malden, MA, USA: Wiley-Blackwell. p. 211. ISBN 978-0-631-21972-9. a b Williams, James. Jean-Francois Lyotard", pp. 210–214, in Key Contemporary Social Theorists by Anthony Elliott and Larry Ray. Oxford, Blackwell Publishers. Parker, Noel and Sim, Stuart. Lyotard, Jean Francois (1924–)", pp. 205–208, in The A-Z Guide to Modern Social and Political Theorists, Prentice Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf. Lyotard, Jean-François (1979). La Condition Postmoderne: Rapport sur le Savoir.
In this regard, Anthony Elliott and Larry Ray (Key Contemporary Social Theorists, 2003) talk about the ‘widespread sense of disillusionment with classical forms of social thought’ (namely, Marxism, Durkheimian and Weberianism) and about ‘a significant proliferation in new conceptual approaches’. In addition to this, sociologists have never been particularly respectful of the of intellectual knowledge as exemplified by the rigid disciplinary boundaries within academic institutions, and they are widely known for drawing on the works of non-sociologists.
American traditions of social theory are brought powerfully to life in treatments of intellectuals ranging from William James to Robert K. Merton, David Riesman to Randall Collins, and Patricia Hill Collins to Saskia Sassen.