Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory (Sage Key Concepts Series)

Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory (Sage Key Concepts Series)

By: Nick Crossley (author)Paperback

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'Clear and accessible - Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory makes difficult ideas available to an undergraduate audience' -Larry Ray, Professor of Sociology, University of Kent The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory: * Provides brief accounts of the central ideas behind the key concepts of critical social theory * Prepares students to tackle primary texts and/or gives them a point of reference when they find themselves stuck * Discusses each concept in an introductory way * Offers further reading guidance for independent learning * Is essential reading for undergraduates in sociology and across the social sciences. Providing brief accounts of the central ideas behind the key concepts of critical social theory, this book prepares students to tackle primary texts and/or gives them a point of reference when they find themselves stuck. Each concept is discussed in an introductory manner. The book offers further reading guidance for independent learning.

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Nick Crossley Senior Lectuer in Sociology, University of Manchester

Contents

Alienation Alienation Anomie Body-Subject Body-Power/Bio-Power Capital (in the work of Pierre Bourdieu) Citizenship Colonization of the Lifeworld Crisis Cycles of Contention Deconstruction Discourse Discourse Ethics Doxa Epistemological Break Field Freedom Globalization Habitus Hegemony Hexis/Body Techniques Humanism and Anti-Humanism Hybridity I and Me Id, Ego and Superego Ideal Speech Situation Identity (personal, social, collective and 'the politics of') Ideology Illusio Imaginary, Symbolic and Real Intersubjectivity Knowledge Constitutive Interests Lifeworld Mirror Stage and the Ego New Social Movements Orientalism Patriarchy Performativity Power Power/Knowledge Public Sphere Racism(s) and Ethnicity Rationality Realism Recognition (desire and struggle for) Relationalsim (versus Substantialism) Repertoires of Contention Repression (Psychoanalysis) Sex/Gender Distinction Social Capital Social Class Social Constructions/Constructionism Social Movements Social Space I (Bourdieu) Social Space II (Networks) Symbolic Power/Symbolic Violence System and Lifeworld Unconscious (The)

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/12/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780761970606
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 354
  • ID: 9780761970606
  • weight: 424
  • ISBN10: 0761970606

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