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Social theory

See below for a selection of the latest books from Social theory category. Presented with a red border are the Social theory books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Social theory books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Masters and the Slaves

The Masters and the Slaves

Author: Gilberto Freyre, David H. P. Maybury-Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1986.

The Statistical Analysis of Quasi-Experiments

The Statistical Analysis of Quasi-Experiments

Author: Christopher H. Achen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1986.

Pan-Africanism Reconsidered

Pan-Africanism Reconsidered

Author: American Society of African Culture Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1962.

Pan-Africanism Reconsidered

Pan-Africanism Reconsidered

Author: American Society of African Culture Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1962.

The Masters and the Slaves

The Masters and the Slaves

Author: Gilberto Freyre, David H. P. Maybury-Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1986.

The Statistical Analysis of Quasi-Experiments

The Statistical Analysis of Quasi-Experiments

Author: Christopher H. Achen Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1986.

Untimely: Novelty, Futurity and Contemporary Life

Untimely: Novelty, Futurity and Contemporary Life

Author: Peter Conlin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book addresses the absence of orientations to the future in contemporary social life. In the face of the failings of the modern myth of progress and recognising the dangers of utopianism, it argues, we have entered into a kind of benign dystopia of the continual-present that is resistant to systemic change but is nevertheless animated through cycles of novelty and obsolescence. Exploring a condition in which we are out of ideas and facing a 'non-future' of blind technical improvement and fear, the author examines the experience of urban landscapes and digital media, shedding light on the nature of non-places and forms of boredom and (in)attention, figures of defiance and conformity. Drawing on contemporary social theory, together with thought in urban geography and media studies, the book applies its theoretical position to a series of case studies in order to advance and refine its conceptual position: emergent sites on the urban landscape; blogging, boredom and the threshold to the future; the fall and rise of the web hosting service GeoCities; the repurposing of urban space in activist culture. As case studies, they present analyses of zones where novelty collapses and where figures of defiance and possibility might emerge, perhaps constituting the possibility of overcoming our current condition. A rigorous theoretical examination of contemporary life and culture, grounded in empirical case studies, Untimely: Novelty, Futurity and Contemporary Life will appeal to scholars of social theory, sociology, cultural geography and social philosophy.

Power and Inequality

Power and Inequality

Author: Levon Chorbajian Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Successfully bringing together accessible readings that cover the broad range of issues of importance to those studying politics and society, this volume provides a unique mix of theoretical and empirical pieces, such as state and electoral politics, that address both classic issues in political sociology as well as more recent developments, such as globalization. With strong integration of race and gender throughout, this collection offers a coherent analysis of power that reflects the contributions of a variety of critical perspectives, including Marxism, feminism, critical race theory, postmodernism, and power structure theory.

Power and Inequality

Power and Inequality

Author: Levon Chorbajian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Successfully bringing together accessible readings that cover the broad range of issues of importance to those studying politics and society, this volume provides a unique mix of theoretical and empirical pieces, such as state and electoral politics, that address both classic issues in political sociology as well as more recent developments, such as globalization. With strong integration of race and gender throughout, this collection offers a coherent analysis of power that reflects the contributions of a variety of critical perspectives, including Marxism, feminism, critical race theory, postmodernism, and power structure theory.

Social Theory and Public Relations Research

Social Theory and Public Relations Research

Author: Alexander Buhmann Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

As one of the key thinkers of social theory, public relations scholars have repeatedly turned to Habermas' work. This book systematically reviews the body of public relations and communication literature that has applied Habermas' theories for the first time, to provide an extensive and nuanced discussion on what one of the most influential social theorists has to offer public relations research. Taking concepts from seminal works such as the Theory of Communicative Action and the Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere, this book explores applications of Habermas' concepts. It confronts conflicts with Habermas' critical understanding of public relations as moral communication, and explores indepth the concepts of moral justification and differentiation of lifeworld and system for their potential for PR research and practice. Demonstrating the applications and challenges for public relations ethics, and organizational communications while opening less well-known concepts such as reflexivity, crisis consciousness, and double politics as avenues for future research, this book will help public relations researchers harness the potential of Habermas' methodological tools. It will be of interest to all scholars and advanced students of public relations and communication studies.

American Social Theory

American Social Theory

Author: Charles Lemert Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Due to the importance of philosophy in the Enlightenment, European social theory has dominated discourses of theory to the present day. Yet, looking deeper, Americans have made important contributions from very different social and cultural perspectives. Drawing from Euro and American traditions alike, this new book builds, for the first time, an intellectual framework for understanding American social theory up to the present. Charles Lemert, a master of finding theory where you'd least expect it, traces the roots of American theory to 16th century colonization and, since, to an enormous range of writings and writers, both influential and lesser known. He delights readers with bold discoveries and a masterful rendering of American history and social thought that completes a fuller record of the theory we need to understand today.

American Social Theory

American Social Theory

Author: Charles Lemert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Due to the importance of philosophy in the Enlightenment, European social theory has dominated discourses of theory to the present day. Yet, looking deeper, Americans have made important contributions from very different social and cultural perspectives. Drawing from Euro and American traditions alike, this new book builds, for the first time, an intellectual framework for understanding American social theory up to the present. Charles Lemert, a master of finding theory where you'd least expect it, traces the roots of American theory to 16th century colonization and, since, to an enormous range of writings and writers, both influential and lesser known. He delights readers with bold discoveries and a masterful rendering of American history and social thought that completes a fuller record of the theory we need to understand today.