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Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory

Edited by: Gerard Delanty

Print publication date:  December  2005
Online publication date:  September  2006

Print ISBN: 9780415355186
eBook ISBN: 9780203086476
Adobe ISBN: 9781134255474

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This innovative publication maps out the broad and interdisciplinary field of contemporary European social theory. It covers sociological theory, the wider theoretical traditions in the social sciences including cultural and political theory, anthropological theory, social philosophy and social thought in the broadest sense of the term.

This volume surveys the classical heritage, the major national traditions and the fate of social theory in a post-national and post-disciplinary era. It also identifies what is distinctive about European social theory in terms of themes and traditions. It is divided into five parts: disciplinary traditions, national traditions, major schools, key themes and the reception of European social theory in American and Asia.

Thirty-five contributors from nineteen countries across Europe, Russia, the Americas and Asian Pacific have been commissioned to utilize the most up-to-date research available to provide a critical, international analysis of their area of expertise. Overall, this is an indispensable book for students, teachers and researchers in sociology, cultural studies, politics, philosophy and human geography and will set the tone for future research in the social sciences.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Founders, classics, and canons in the formation of social theory Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Social theory and the social sciences Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Social theory and political philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Social theory and theology Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Contemporary German social theory Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The age of epigones Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The peculiarities of the British Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Everything changes and nothing changes Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Contemporary Spanish social theory Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Nordic social theory Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Contemporary East Central European social theory Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Contemporary Russian social theory Download PDF
Chapter  13:  How to criticize? Convergent and divergent paths in critical theories of society Download PDF
Chapter  14:  After dialectics Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Hermieneutics, phenomenology and philosophical anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Contemporary European cognitive social theory Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Civilizational analysis, social theory and comparative history Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Cosmopolitanism Download PDF
Chapter  19:  European master narratives about freedom Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Modernity and the escape from Eurocentrism Download PDF
Chapter  21:  European transformations Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The politics of commemoration Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Cultural identities Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Nations, belonging and community Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Theorizing the European city Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Making sense of the public sphere Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Nature, embodiment and social theory Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Euros to America Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Encounters between European and Asian social theory Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Social theory, ‘Latin’ America and modernity Download PDF
Epilogue Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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