The Blackwell Companion to Major Contemporary Social Theorists

The Blackwell significant other to significant modern Social Theorists is a survey of up to date social conception that specializes in the thinkers themselves. In unique essays in particular commissioned for this quantity, major specialists and practitioners research the lifestyles and paintings of thirteen significant theorists comparable to Elias, Baudrillard, Giddens, and Butler.

  • Includes thirteen unique essays via best students on significant modern social theorists.
  • Covers key figures akin to Elias, Goffman, Foucault, Habermas, Giddens, Bourdieu, and Butler.
  • Essays comprise biographical sketches, the social and highbrow context, and the influence of the thinker's paintings on social thought generally.
  • Includes bibliographies of the theorist's most crucial works in addition to key secondary works.
  • Can be utilized in conjunction with The Blackwell spouse to significant Classical Social Theorists, edited by means of George Ritzer, for a whole reference resource in social theory.

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