Marxist Sociology

Author: N.A
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349155977
Page: 78
View: 5185

From the Left Bank to the Mainstream

Historical Debates and Contemporary Research in Marxist Sociology
Author: Patrick McGuire,Donald McQuarie
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781882289134
Category: Political Science
Page: 306
View: 8124

Readings in Marxist Sociology

Author: T. B. Bottomore,Patrick Goode
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Social Science
Page: 303
View: 5916

Polish Essays in the Methodology of the Social Sciences

Author: J. Wiatr
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400993536
Category: Science
Page: 271
View: 3115
Modern philosophy has benefited immensely from the intelligence, and sensitivity, the creative and critical energies, and the lucidity of Polish scholars. Their investigations into the logical and methodological foundations of mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, ethics and esthetics, psychology, linguistics, economics and jurisprudence, and the social science- all are marked by profound and imaginative work. To the centers of empiricist philosophy of science in Vienna, Berlin and Cambridge during the first half of this century, one always added the great school of analytic and methodol ogical studies in Warsaw and Lwow. To the world centers of Marxist theoretical practice in Berlin, Moscow, Paris, Rome and elsewhere, one must add the Poland of the same era, from Ludwik Krzywicki (1859-1941) onward. American socialists and economists will remember the careful work of Oscar Lange, working among us for many years and then after 1945 in Warsaw, always humane, logical, objective. In this volume, our friend and colleague, Jerzy J. Wiatr, has assembled a representative set of recent essays by Polish social scientists and philosophers. Each of these might lead the reader far beyond this book, to look into the Polish Sociological Bulletin which has been publishing Polish sociological studies in English for several decades, to study other translations of books and papers by these authors, and to reflect upon the interplay of logical, phenomenological, Marxist, empiricist and historical learning in modern Polish social understanding.

Marxist Sociology Revisited

Critical Assessments
Author: Martin Shaw
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349179124
Category: Social Science
Page: 276
View: 6986

Critical Realism for Marxist Sociology of Education

Author: Grant Banfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131741148X
Category: Social Science
Page: 206
View: 1500
This book offers a critical realist intervention into the field of Marxist Sociology of Education. Critical realism, as developed by British philosopher Roy Bhaskar, is known for its capacity to serve as a conceptual underlabourer to applied fields like education. Indeed, its success in clarifying and resolving thorny issues of educational theory and practice is now well established. Given critical realism’s sympathetic Marxist origins, its productive and critical engagement with Marxism has an even longer history. To date there has been little sustained attention given to the application of critical realism to Marxist educational praxis. The book addresses this gap in existing scholarship. Its conceptual ground clearing of the field of Marxist Sociology of Education centres on two problematics well-known in the social sciences: naturalism and the structure-agency relation. Marxist theory from the days of Marx to the present is shown to also be haunted by these problematics. This has resulted in considerable tension around the meaning and nature of, for example, reform, revolution, class determinism and class struggle. With its emergence in the 1970s as a child of Western Marxism, the field continues to be an expression of these tensions that seriously limit its transformative potential. Addressing these issues and offering conceptual clarification in the interests of revolutionary educational practice, Critical Realism for Marxist Sociology of Education provides a new perspective on education which will be of interest to students, scholars and practitioners alike.

Sociology and Education

Issues in Sociology of Education
Author: Nathalie Bulle
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039115877
Category: Education
Page: 310
View: 7575
"Sociology and Education" is a sound introduction to sociology of education. The book examines the respective logics behind the contemporary sociological approaches to education, their assumptions and their limits. It clarifies the links between psychology of cognitive development, micro-sociology and macro-sociology, as well as the role ascribed to human reason in social action. Special attention is given to major scientific discussions and empirical findings regarding inequality of educational opportunity. Rooted in both American and European sociology, the book helps the reader grasp the viewpoint of the different theoretical approaches to formal education and thus to envisage new perspectives.

Developments in Marxist Sociological Theory

Modern Social Problems and Theory
Author: Andrei G Zdravomyslov
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
Category: Social Science
Page: 125
View: 521
This book considers how Marxist sociological theory has developed as an organic part of modern culture, reflecting as well as interpreting economic, social and political reality. Its wide-ranging analysis brings together perspectives from the USSR and the Eastern Bloc, from the US, western Europe and the Third World. Despite shared concerns and methodology, these studies show that the different social and historical circumstances in which each perspective has developed is reflected in its contemporary theory.

Theory for Religious Studies

Author: William E. Deal,Timothy K. Beal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135887977
Category: Religion
Page: 184
View: 4165
In this handy volume, two professors of religious studies provide the student of religious studies - whether the motivated undergraduate, graduate student, or professor - with a brief review of theorists' work from the perspective of religious studies. For example, in 5-10 pages, the reader will get a review of Emmanuel Levinas's work as it offers insights for scholars in religious studies, followed by a selected bibliography. In short, this is a guide for students of religious studies that will take major theoretical writers in the humanities and social sciences and explain their relevance to the study of religion.

Hungarian Society and Marxist Sociology in the Nineteen-seventies

Author: Tibor Huszár,Kálmán Kulcsár,Sándor Szalai
Publisher: N.A
Category: Hungary
Page: 280
View: 4904

Marxist-Leninist 'Scientific Atheism' and the Study of Religion and Atheism in the USSR

Author: James Thrower
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110838583
Category: Religion
Page: 529
View: 8048
Since its founding by Jacques Waardenburg in 1971, Religion and Reason has been a leading forum for contributions on theories, theoretical issues and agendas related to the phenomenon and the study of religion. Topics include (among others) category formation, comparison, ethnophilosophy, hermeneutics, methodology, myth, phenomenology, philosophy of science, scientific atheism, structuralism, and theories of religion. From time to time the series publishes volumes that map the state of the art and the history of the discipline.

Marxist Perspectives in Archaeology

Author: Matthew Spriggs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521255448
Category: Social Science
Page: 158
View: 4560
Marxist theory has been an undercurrent in western social science since the late nineteenth century. It came into prominence in the social sciences in the 1960s and 1970s and has had a profound effect on history, sociology and anthropology. This book represents an attempt to gather together Marxist perspectives in archaeology and to examine whether indeed they represent advances in archaeological theory. The papers in this volume look forward to the growing use of Marxist theory by archaeologists; as well as enriching archaeology as a discipline they have important implications for sociology and anthropology through the addition of a long-term, historical perspective. This is a book primarily for undergraduates and research students and their teachers in departments of archaeology and anthropology but it should also be of interest to historians, sociologists and geographers.

Sociology as Social Criticism (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Tom B. Bottomore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136923152
Category: Political Science
Page: 222
View: 7875
First published in 1975, this collection of essays embodies a conception of sociological thought as a critical analysis of social theories and doctrines, of social institutions and political regimes, of recent social movements. They deal, in particular, with some conservative versions of sociology and with attempts to develop more radical theories; they extend the author's previous writings on classes, elites and politics; and they analyse some of the problems of socialism in the late twentieth century. There is a close unity of theme througout the book in its critical attempt to formulate new intellectual bases for future radical and egalitarian politics. It is written with that quiet wisdom and impressive command of sources which readers have come to associate with Professor Bottomore's work.

Discovering Sociology (RLE Social Theory)

Studies in Sociological Theory and Method
Author: John Rex
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317651952
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
View: 8167
Professor John Rex was one of Britain’s most eminent sociologists, and a teacher of a whole generation of sociology students. In this book he presents a stimulating introduction to the major issues of sociological theory and gives an account of the perspective which has informed his thinking and writing. He deals with the objectives of sociological investigation, the methods it uses and how in these respects it resembles or differs from natural science and history. He goes on to discuss the work of Weber, Durkheim, Marx, Engels, Mills and other important theorists, and concludes with a convincing demonstration of the continuing relevance of the Weberian tradition to the study of sociology.

Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435331603
Category: Sociology
Page: 831
View: 2830
This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

An Introduction to Sociology

Feminist Perspectives
Author: Pamela Abbott,Melissa Tyler,Claire Wallace
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134382448
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
View: 8435
This third edition of this best-selling book confirms the ongoing centrality of feminist perspectives and research to the sociological enterprise, and introduces students to the wide range of feminist contributions in key areas of sociological concern. Completely revised, this edition includes: new chapters on sexuality and the media additional material on race and ethnicity, disability and the body many new international and comparative examples the influence of theories of globalization and post-colonial studies. In addition, the theoretical elements have also been fully rethought in light of recent developments in social theory. Written by three experienced teachers and examiners, this book gives students of sociology and women's studies an accessible overview of the feminist contribution to all the key areas of sociological concern.

Cultural Studies As Critical Theory

Author: Ben Agger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134080107
Category: Education
Page: 217
View: 8383
First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sociology in Europe

In Search of Identity
Author: Birgitta Nedelmann,Piotr Sztompka
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110138450
Category: Social Science
Page: 234
View: 4884
The "European Revolution" of 1989 has not only brought about dramatic and far-reaching changes in the social structure of East and West European countries, but also in the social sciences. This volume is an attempt to evaluate how sociology has been affected by this dramatic event and how it has developed in the post-revolutionary period in some selected European countries. Ten eminent representatives of sociology from Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Great Britain, Poland, and Scandinavia were presented with a set of questions which served as a common guideline for their contributions. Their answers can be summarized in the observation of the "interrelated diversity" of sociology in Europe today. The high heterogeneity and fragmentation, typical of contemporary sociological thought in Europe, are interrelated by a high degree of institutionalization and integration of sociology in the European university system. In addition, two prominent scholars from non-European countries, Japan and the US, present their views on sociology in Europe from outside. They declare the end of the period of one-sided flows of reception in sociology and foresee a strengthening of a two-way exchange between European and non-European social scientists in the twenty-first century.

Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Author: Aleksandr D. Švejcer,L.B. Nikol'skij
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027279365
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 181
View: 755
Translation from the original Russian edition. The first Soviet text-book on sociolinguistics, the book introduces the reader to some of its basic problems, such as language and social structure, language as a social factor, language and nation, language and culture, language and the sociology of an individual, sociolinguistics and Marxist sociology. It focuses on such theoretical issues as the subject-matter of sociolinguistics, the functioning of sociocommunicative systems, language policy and social aspects of verbal behavior.