Social Theory

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Chinese Thought as Global Theory

Using Chinese thought, explores how non-Western thought can structure generally applicable social and political theory.

Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age

A pioneering approach to social theory that rectifies overreliance on Western historical experience of development and modernization.

Accounts, Excuses, and Apologies, Second Edition

Updated with a timely literature review and new case studies from sports, international politics, and third party image repair.

Radicalizing Levinas

Levinas ahead of his time--and himself--on politics, postcolonialism and globalization, animals and the environment, and science and technology.

Neoplatonism and Contemporary Thought

Leading scholars relate Neoplatonism to contemporary social theory, aesthetics, and spirituality.

In Defense of the Lifeworld

Offers a radical rethinking of the meaning of work and learning in all domains of adult life: a "best of adult education" reader.

The Owl at Dawn

A present-day continuation of the philosophical narrative presented in G.W.F. Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit that confronts every major post-Hegelian philosophical position and arrives at an original reconception of the purpose of dialectical phenomenology.

Marginality and Dissent in Twentieth-Century American Sociology

This book is a biography of the husband and wife team that is largely responsible for developing social problems and social deviance as areas of research. Politics in the discipline of sociology is also ...

Sociology and the New Systems Theory

This book provides current information about the many recent contributions of social systems theory. While some sociologists feel that the systems age ended with functionalism, in reality a number of ...

The Shadow of Dionysus

Maffesoli presents a powerful argument for understanding everyday life by examining the passional logic that animates the social body. He asserts that the "circulation of sexuality," as much as the circulation ...

Rethinking Power

The authors represent the cutting edge of current research into the concept of power. Among the topics discussed are power in social theory, feminist conceptions of power, power and sexuality, modes of ...