Автор: Swedberg, Richard Название: The Art of Social Theory ISBN: 069116813X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691168135 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 15130 T Наличие на складе: Есть Описание:
In the social sciences today, students are taught theory by reading and analyzing the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and other foundational figures of the discipline. What they rarely learn, however, is how to actually theorize. "The Art of Social Theory" is a practical guide to doing just that.
In this one-of-a-kind user s manual for social theorists, Richard Swedberg explains how theorizing occurs in what he calls the context of discovery, a process in which the researcher gathers preliminary data and thinks creatively about it using tools such as metaphor, analogy, and typology. He guides readers through each step of the theorist s art, from observation and naming to concept formation and explanation. To theorize well, you also need a sound knowledge of existing social theory. Swedberg introduces readers to the most important theories and concepts, and discusses how to go about mastering them. If you can think, you can also learn to theorize. This book shows you how.
Concise and accessible, "The Art of Social Theory" features helpful examples throughout, and also provides practical exercises that enable readers to learn through doing."
Автор: Smith Название: Cultural Theory ISBN: 1405169079 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781405169073 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 17880 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Presents an introduction to cultural theory, placing major figures, traditional concepts, and contemporary themes within a sharp conceptual framework. This title provides a student-friendly introduction to what can often be a complex field of study. It includes coverage of theorists from the classical period to include Nietzsche and DuBois.
Автор: Veblen, Thorstein Название: The Theory of the Leisure Class ISBN: 0199552584 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199552580 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 6400 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Veblen's landmark study of affluent American society exposes the 'pecuniary culture' and 'conspicuous consumption' that results when unessential goods are exploited at the expense of production of true value. This new edition examines Veblen's still pertinent arguments.
Автор: Wynn C. Stirling Название: Theory of Social Choice on Networks ISBN: 1107165164 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107165168 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 52720 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Classical social choice theory relies heavily on the assumption that all individuals have fixed preference orderings. This highly original book presents a new theory of social preferences that explicitly accounts for important social phenomena such as coordination, compromise, negotiation and altruism. Drawing on cybernetics and network theory, it extends classical social choice theory by constructing a framework that allows for dynamic preferences that are modulated by the situation-dependent social influence that they exert on each other. In this way the book shows how members of a social network may modulate their preferences to account for social context. This important expansion of social choice theory will be of interest to readers in a wide variety of disciplines, including economists and political scientists concerned with choice theory as well as computer scientists and engineers working on network theory.
Автор: Friedkin Название: Social Influence Network Theory ISBN: 1107617677 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107617674 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 15740 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Social influence network theory presents a mathematical formalization of the social process of attitude changes that unfolds in a social network of interpersonal influences. This book brings the theory to bear on lines of research in the domain of small group dynamics concerned with changes of group members' positions on an issue, including the formation of consensus and of settled disagreement, via endogenous interpersonal influences, in which group members are responding to the displayed positions of the members of the group. Social influence network theory advances a dynamic social cognition mechanism, in which individuals are weighing and combining their own and others' positions on an issue in the revision of their own positions. The influence network construct of the theory is the social structure of the endogenous interpersonal influences that are involved in this mechanism. With this theory, the authors seek to lay the foundation for a better formal integration of classical and current lines of work on small groups in psychological and sociological social psychology.
Название: Media and social theory ISBN: 041544800X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415448000 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 34600 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Media studies needs richer and livelier intellectual resources. This book considers key processes of media change, using a number of critical perspectives. It is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers of cultural studies, media studies and social theory.
Название: Bourdieu`s Theory of Social Fields ISBN: 1138921041 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781138921047 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 21990 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Bourdieu’s theory of social fields is one of his key contributions to social sciences and humanities. However, it has never been subjected to genuine critical examination. This book fills that gap and offers a clear and wide-ranging introduction to the theory. It includes a critical discussion of its methodology and relevance in different subject areas in the social sciences and humanities. Part I "theoretical investigations" offers a theoretical account of the theory, while also identifying some of its limitations and discussing several strategies to overcome them. Part II "Education, culture and organization" presents the theory at work and highlights its advantages and disadvantages. The focus in Part III devoted to "The State" is on the formation and evolution of the State and public policy in different contexts. The chapters show the usefulness of field theory in describing, explaining and understanding the functioning of the State at different stages in its historical trajectory including its recent redefinition with the advent of the neoliberal age. A last chapter outlines a postcolonial use of the theory of fields.
Автор: Harrington Austin, Silliman W Stephen, Unsworth Jo Название: Art and Social Theory ISBN: 0745630391 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780745630397 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 13050 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: "Art and Social Theory" provides a comprehensive introduction to sociological studies of the arts. It examines the central debates of social theorists and sociologists about the place of the arts in society and the social significance of aesthetics.
Автор: Baert Patrick Название: Social Theory in the Twentieth Century and Beyond ISBN: 074563981X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780745639819 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 15800 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: This revised edition of Patrick Baert`s widely acclaimed Social Theory in the Twentieth Century , now benefitting from the collaboration of Filipe Carreira da Silva has been brought right up-to-date with cutting-edge developments in social theory today.
Автор: Bourdieu Название: Outline of a Theory of Practice ISBN: 052129164X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521291644 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 20650 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Outline of a theory of practice is recognized as a major theoretical text on the foundations of anthropology and sociology. Pierre Bourdieu, a distinguished French anthropologist, develops a theory of practice which is simultaneously a critique of the methods and postures of social science and a general accot of how human action should be understood. With his central concept of the habitus, the principle which negotiates between objective structures and practices, Bourdieu is able to transcend the dichotomies which have shaped theoretical thinking about the social world. The author draws on his fieldwork in Kabylia (Algeria) to illustrate his theoretical propositions. With detailed study of matrimonial strategies and the role of rite and myth, he analyses the dialectical process of the 'incorporation of structures' and the objectification of habitus, whereby social formations tend to reproduce themselves. A rigorous consistent materialist approach lays the foundations for a theory of symbolic capital and, through analysis of the different modes of domination, a theory of symbolic power.
Название: Social Theory in the Twentieth Century and Beyond ISBN: 0745639801 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780745639802 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 41250 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Offers an account of the development of social theory, covering a range of key figures and classic schools of thought. This book includes material on French pragmatist sociology and cultural sociology, and on contemporary social thinkers such as Zygmunt Bauman, Ulrich Beck, Manuel Castells, Randall Collins, Michael Mann, and Theda Skocpol.
Автор: Turner Bryan S. Название: The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory ISBN: 1119250749 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781119250746 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 23550 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory builds on the success of The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, second edition (2000) providing a comprehensive guide to the principal traditions of social theory, whilst also exploring critical contemporary issues and engaging sociology with other major areas of the social sciences.
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