Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/611990
Title:
Key Thinkers in Social Science
Authors:
Powell, Jason
Abstract:
This book explores the relevance of key thinkers in social science from historical traditions to contemporary philosophers and the nature of modern society and how theories and concepts can be used to shed light on trends and inequalities around the world in which these thinkers lived. History is fast moving. The book attempts to explore the works of Weber, Durkheim, and Marx in the first three chapters to illustrate how their varieties of social science gave intimation about the social world in terms of social disorder and the remedies and actions needed to bring about social justice. The latter three chapters explore arguably the three most influential thinkers in social science of the 20th Century: Parsons, Foucault and Habermas. These thinkers in different ways gave a number of diagnoses of modern society. Some arguing for more balance between individuals and society as best regulated by institutions such as the family (Parsons), others argued for a more sophisticated understanding of power and how it plays out for social groups in modern society (Foucault) whilst for others critical social scientists should be focusing on defending the enlightenment ideals of reason and rationality as we go further into the 21st century. The book raises questions and provides many examples to stimulate thoughtful reflection about all our yesterdays, todays and tomorrows.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Powell, J. L. (2013). Key thinkers in social science. New York, NY: Nova Science.
Publisher:
Nova Science Publishers
Publication Date:
9-Oct-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/611990
Additional Links:
https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=43962&osCsid=269455cfab4777a4f9292e7ae922a1ed
Type:
Book
Language:
en
ISBN:
9781628084535
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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dc.contributor.authorPowell, Jasonen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-07T14:21:42Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-07T14:21:42Zen
dc.date.issued2013-10-09en
dc.identifier.citationPowell, J. L. (2013). Key thinkers in social science. New York, NY: Nova Science.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781628084535en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/611990en
dc.description.abstractThis book explores the relevance of key thinkers in social science from historical traditions to contemporary philosophers and the nature of modern society and how theories and concepts can be used to shed light on trends and inequalities around the world in which these thinkers lived. History is fast moving. The book attempts to explore the works of Weber, Durkheim, and Marx in the first three chapters to illustrate how their varieties of social science gave intimation about the social world in terms of social disorder and the remedies and actions needed to bring about social justice. The latter three chapters explore arguably the three most influential thinkers in social science of the 20th Century: Parsons, Foucault and Habermas. These thinkers in different ways gave a number of diagnoses of modern society. Some arguing for more balance between individuals and society as best regulated by institutions such as the family (Parsons), others argued for a more sophisticated understanding of power and how it plays out for social groups in modern society (Foucault) whilst for others critical social scientists should be focusing on defending the enlightenment ideals of reason and rationality as we go further into the 21st century. The book raises questions and provides many examples to stimulate thoughtful reflection about all our yesterdays, todays and tomorrows.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNova Science Publishersen
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dc.subjectsocial scienceen
dc.subjectsocial theoryen
dc.titleKey Thinkers in Social Scienceen
dc.typeBooken
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.date.accepted2013-06-02en
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