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The Resource Modern and postmodern social theorizing : bridging the divide, Nicos P. Mouzelis

Modern and postmodern social theorizing : bridging the divide, Nicos P. Mouzelis

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Modern and postmodern social theorizing : bridging the divide
Title
Modern and postmodern social theorizing
Title remainder
bridging the divide
Statement of responsibility
Nicos P. Mouzelis
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"There is a growing conflict between modern and postmodern social theorists. The latter reject modern approaches as economistic, essentialist and often leading to authoritarian policies. Modernists criticize postmodern approaches for their rejection of holistic conceptual frameworks which facilitate an overall picture of how social wholes (organizations, communities, nation-states, etc.) are constituted, reproduced and transformed. They believe the rejection of holistic methodologies leads to social myopia - a refusal to explore critically the type of broad problems that classical sociology deals with. This book attempts to bridge the divide between these two conflicting perspectives and proposes a novel holistic framework which is neither reductionist/economistic nor essentialist. Modern and Postmodern Social Theorizing will appeal to scholars and students of social theory and of social sciences in general."--Jacket
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Mouzelis, Nicos P
Dewey number
301.01
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Postmodernism
  • Sociology
  • Sociology
  • Social sciences
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Modern and postmodern social theorizing : bridging the divide, Nicos P. Mouzelis
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-298) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. I. The theoretical background : the development of the agency-structure problematic -- 1. From Parsons' to Giddens' synthesis -- pt. II. Parsonian and post-Parsonian developments -- 2. Parsons and the development of individual rights -- 3. Evolution and democracy : Parsons and the collapse of communism -- 4. Post-Parsonian theory I : neo-functionalism and beyond -- 5. Post-Parsonian theory II : beyond the normative and the utilitarian -- pt. III. Agency and structure : reworking some basic conceptual tools -- 6. Social and system integration : Lockwood, Habermas and Giddens -- 7. The subjectivist-objectivist divide : against transcendence -- 8. Habitus and reflexivity : restructuring Bourdieu's theory of practice -- pt. IV. Bridges between modern and late/postmodern theorizing -- 9. Modernity : a non-Eurocentric conceptualization -- 10. Ethical relativism : between scientism and cultural relativism -- 11. Cognitive relativism : between positivistic and relativistic thinking in the social sciences -- 12. Social causation : between social constructionism and critical realism -- pt. V. Towards a non-essentialist holism -- 13. Grand narratives : contextless and context-sensitive theories -- 14. The actor-structure dimension : anti-conflationist holism -- 15. The micro-macro dimension : anti-essentialist holism -- 16. The inter-institutional dimension : beyond economism and culturalism -- App. In defence of 'grand' historical sociology
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ocn316855458
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Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 311 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780511463754
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)316855458
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Modern and postmodern social theorizing : bridging the divide, Nicos P. Mouzelis
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-298) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. I. The theoretical background : the development of the agency-structure problematic -- 1. From Parsons' to Giddens' synthesis -- pt. II. Parsonian and post-Parsonian developments -- 2. Parsons and the development of individual rights -- 3. Evolution and democracy : Parsons and the collapse of communism -- 4. Post-Parsonian theory I : neo-functionalism and beyond -- 5. Post-Parsonian theory II : beyond the normative and the utilitarian -- pt. III. Agency and structure : reworking some basic conceptual tools -- 6. Social and system integration : Lockwood, Habermas and Giddens -- 7. The subjectivist-objectivist divide : against transcendence -- 8. Habitus and reflexivity : restructuring Bourdieu's theory of practice -- pt. IV. Bridges between modern and late/postmodern theorizing -- 9. Modernity : a non-Eurocentric conceptualization -- 10. Ethical relativism : between scientism and cultural relativism -- 11. Cognitive relativism : between positivistic and relativistic thinking in the social sciences -- 12. Social causation : between social constructionism and critical realism -- pt. V. Towards a non-essentialist holism -- 13. Grand narratives : contextless and context-sensitive theories -- 14. The actor-structure dimension : anti-conflationist holism -- 15. The micro-macro dimension : anti-essentialist holism -- 16. The inter-institutional dimension : beyond economism and culturalism -- App. In defence of 'grand' historical sociology
Control code
ocn316855458
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 311 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511463754
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)316855458
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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