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Sceptical Sociology Rle Social Theory

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Author: John Carroll
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317651219
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Pages : 212
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
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Sceptical Sociology Rle Social Theory

by John Carroll, Sceptical Sociology Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Docs and Mobi Format. Download Sceptical Sociology Rle Social Theory books, John Carroll contends that since 1918 sociology has distinguished itself by making society appear as dull as it is at its worst. Using barbaric jargon, legalistic syntax and vacuous statistical tables, and driven by an obsession with the humdrum, it has exhibited some of the worst traits of the culture it should have been laying bare. Sceptical Sociology examines where sociology went wrong, and what ought to be done to transform it into a worthwhile enterprise. In a series of studies of contemporary Western society, the author puts into practice the principles of a ‘sceptical sociology’. There are enquiries into the cleanliness compulsion among housewives, the conflicting dream and reality of the tourist, the moral centrality of the car, the tactics of the latest shopping palaces. There is an allegory on fur hats, a dark portrait of a typical modern marriage, a putting of intellectuals in their place, and a pursuit of the sociology of space through the universal longing for home. The author contends that sociology ought to be the important stories about a society and its times, well told. Sceptical Sociology attempts to show that it can be well done.


Approaches To Sociology Rle Social Theory

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Author: John Rex
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317652525
Format: PDF, Docs
Pages : 306
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
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Approaches To Sociology Rle Social Theory

by John Rex, Approaches To Sociology Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Docs and Mobi Format. Download Approaches To Sociology Rle Social Theory books, These essays, commissioned by John Rex, reflect the state of sociology in Britain today. Leading representatives of the diverse ‘schools’ provide lucid accounts of their own particular approaches to this complex discipline and in doing so demonstrate the techniques described. Topics covered include the empirical study of stratification, social evolution, survey techniques, mathematical sociology, systems theory, phenomenological approaches, Weberian sociology, structuralism, contemporary Marxism, and the development of theory after Talcott Parsons.


R D Laing His Work And Its Relevance For Sociology Rle Social Theory

R D  Laing  His Work and its Relevance for Sociology  RLE Social Theory  PDF
Author: Martin Howarth-Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317651243
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Pages : 226
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
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R D Laing His Work And Its Relevance For Sociology Rle Social Theory

by Martin Howarth-Williams, R D Laing His Work And Its Relevance For Sociology Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Docs and Mobi Format. Download R D Laing His Work And Its Relevance For Sociology Rle Social Theory books, This study, by a sociologist, provides the most rigorous and comprehensive review to appear so far of R. D. Laing's work and theoretical development. Martin Howarth-Williams considers that Laing's insights into such controversial issues as the divided self and the politics of the family are of an importance that transcends their basis in clinical psychiatry and that they have a special significance for sociology. Using the Progressive/Regressive Method of Jean-Paul Sartre, the author illuminates the internal coherence of Laing's aims through the various stages of his work and shows how his ideas are shaped by consistent philosophic presuppositions and influences underlying his work. To give as complete an account as possible of Laing's interests and to relate them to the broad stream of his thought, the author explores Laing's involvement in other non-psychiatric realms – especially politics, religion and eastern mysticism. Material has been secured from a wide variety of recent sources which include interviews, films, TV appearances and the author's own personal recollections of informal talks given by Laing. In the final section of the book Martin Howarth-Williams isolates the concept of 'Intelligibility', which he demonstrates to be the unifying theme central to Laing's theory and shows how this can be used as the basis for a critique of recent developments in sociological theory as well as a starting point towards a genuinely dialectical sociology.


Key Thinkers Past And Present Rle Social Theory

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Author: Jessica Kuper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317651669
Format: PDF, ePub
Pages : 282
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
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Key Thinkers Past And Present Rle Social Theory

by Jessica Kuper, Key Thinkers Past And Present Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Docs and Mobi Format. Download Key Thinkers Past And Present Rle Social Theory books, This volume provides a fascinating perspective on the social sciences through its examination of the leading proponents, their ideas and careers. It includes useful suggestions for further reading. All the great names in the history of the subject are here – Freud, Marx, Weber, Adam Smith and so on – along with many less prominent but nevertheless important thinkers.


Rationality And The Social Sciences Rle Social Theory

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Author: S.I. Benn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131765126X
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Pages : 422
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
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Rationality And The Social Sciences Rle Social Theory

by S.I. Benn, Rationality And The Social Sciences Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Docs and Mobi Format. Download Rationality And The Social Sciences Rle Social Theory books, The concepts of rationality that are used by social scientists in the formation of hypotheses, models and explanations are explored in this collection of original papers by a number of distinguished philosophers and social scientists. The aim of the book is to display the variety of the concepts used, to show the different roles they play in theories of very different kinds over a wide range of disciplines, including economics, sociology, psychology, political science and anthropology, and to assess the explanatory and predictive power that a theory can draw from such concepts.


Philosophical Foundations Of The Three Sociologies Rle Social Theory

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Author: Ted Benton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317651421
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Pages : 236
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
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Philosophical Foundations Of The Three Sociologies Rle Social Theory

by Ted Benton, Philosophical Foundations Of The Three Sociologies Rle Social Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Docs and Mobi Format. Download Philosophical Foundations Of The Three Sociologies Rle Social Theory books, An extended historical and philosophical argument, this book will be a valuable text for all students of the philosophy of the social sciences. It discusses the serious alternatives to positivist and empiricist accounts of the physical sciences, and poses the debate between naturalism and anti-naturalism in the social sciences in new terms. Recent materialist and realist philosophies of science make possible a defence of naturalism which does not make concessions to positivism and which recognizes the force of several of the anti-positivist arguments from the main anti-naturalist (neo-Kantian) tradition. The author presents a critical evaluation of empiricist and positivist theories of knowledge, and investigates some classic attempts at using them to provide the philosophical foundation for a scientific sociology. He takes the Kantian critique of empiricism as the starting point for the main anti-positivist and anti-naturalist philosophical approaches to the social studies. He goes on to investigate the inadequacy of post-Kantian arguments from Rickert, Weber, Winch and others, both against non-positivist forms of naturalism and as the possible source of a distinctive philosophical foundation for the social studies. The book concludes with a critical investigation of the Marxian tradition and an attempt to establish the possibility of a materialist and realist defence of the project of a natural science of history, which escapes the fundamental flaws of both positivist and neo-Kantian attempts at philosophical foundation.


Educational Theory And Its Foundation Disciplines Rle Edu K

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Author: Paul H Hirst
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136492364
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Pages : 160
Category : Education
Languages : en
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Educational Theory And Its Foundation Disciplines Rle Edu K

by Paul H Hirst, Educational Theory And Its Foundation Disciplines Rle Edu K Books available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Docs and Mobi Format. Download Educational Theory And Its Foundation Disciplines Rle Edu K books, At the time this book was first published the disciplines of philosophy of education, educational psychology, sociology of education and the history of education had developed rapidly. The papers in this volume outline the developments that took place. The first paper analyses the nature of a theory concerned with determining practice and the place of academic disciplines within that. What emerges is the crucial role of these disciplines, but also the need to develop much more adequately a domain of practical principles, assessed and critically reformulated in the light of those disciplines. The following papers are concerned with the contributions four of those disciplines are now making.


The Sceptical Feminist Rle Feminist Theory

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Author: Janet Radcliffe Richards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136194193
Format: PDF, Kindle
Pages : 316
Category : Reference
Languages : en
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The Sceptical Feminist Rle Feminist Theory

by Janet Radcliffe Richards, The Sceptical Feminist Rle Feminist Theory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Docs and Mobi Format. Download The Sceptical Feminist Rle Feminist Theory books, A systematic and original study of feminist issues, The Sceptical Feminist fights a battle on two fronts: against the view that little or nothing is wrong with women’s position, and at the same time against much current feminist dogma. It is written by a philosopher who, in the tradition of John Stuart Mill’s classic The Subjection of Women, avoids the psychological and sociological speculation characteristic of much recent feminism and concentrates on the analysis of arguments. By these means she constructs a powerful and often unexpected case for radical change in the position of women, as well as for a change of attitude among many feminists. From her analysis, Janet Radcliffe Richards argues that positive discrimination in favour of women is essential for justice, that traditional sexual roles never had anything to do with beliefs about each sex’s capabilities, that current abortion practice reflects a disguised wish to punish women’s sexual activity, that ‘women’s work’ is rightly little valued, and that traditional ideals of femininity are inherently pernicious. But she also argues that a movement for sexual justice cannot ‘take the woman’s side in everything’, that feminism should not be thought of as the primary struggle, that dismissing ‘male’ logic and science will undermine feminists’ own intentions, that the state should not subsidise motherhood, that ever available crèches would be disastrous for women, that there is no inherent degradation in prostitution, and that contempt for beauty and adornment has nothing to do with feminism. This is a book for feminists, for their critics, and for students of moral, political and social philosophy.