The Future of Society

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John Wiley & Sons, 15 apr. 2008 - 184 sidor
This important Manifesto argues that we still need a concept of society in order to make sense of the forces which structure our lives.
  • Written by leading social theorist William Outhwaite
  • Asks if the notion of society is relevant in the twenty-first century
  • Goes to the heart of contemporary social and political debate
  • Examines critiques of the concept of society from neoliberals, postmodernists, and globalization theorists
 

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1 The Origins of Society
1
PART I Critiques of Society
15
PART II Reconstructing Society
55
PART III Implications
97
Postscript A Defensible Concept of Society
125

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William Outhwaite is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sussex. His previous publications include Habermas: A Critical Introduction (1994), New Philosophies of Social Science (1987), and Understanding Social Life (Second Edition, 1986). He is co-author of Social Theory and Postcommunism (Blackwell, 2004), editor of The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought (2002) and The Habermas Reader (1996), and co-editor of The Sociology of Politics (1998).

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