9781405170017

Contested Knowledge : Social Theory Today

  • ISBN 13:

    9781405170017

  • ISBN 10:

    1405170018

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/01/2008
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

Contested Knowledge is a well-established text offering up-to-date perspectives on social theory by one of the most important thinkers of our time. This fourth edition includes an exploration of globalization and a new section on the theories of global and world order. It provides a thoughtful and rigorous, yet highly accessible and reader-friendly account of social theory. Responds to current issues, debates, and new social movements Reviews sociological theory from a truly contemporary perspective Examines both classical and contemporary theories Combines social analysis and moral advocacy to demonstrate how social theory contributes to the making of a better world Challenges social scientists to renew their commitment to the important moral and political role social knowledge plays in public life A thoughtful and rigorous, yet highly accessible and reader-friendly account of social theory

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