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A History and Theory of the Social Sciences : Not All That Is Solid Melts into Air - Peter Wagner

A History and Theory of the Social Sciences

Not All That Is Solid Melts into Air

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2001
ISBN: 9780761965688
Number Of Pages: 208

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Divided into two parts, this book examines the train of social theory from the 19th century, through to the `organization of modernity', in relation to ideas of social planning, and as contributors to the `rationalistic revolution' of the `golden age' of capitalism in the 1950s and 60s. Part two examines key concepts in the social sciences. It begins with some of the broadest concepts used by social scientists: choice, decision, action and institution and moves on to examine the `collectivist alternative': the concepts of society, culture and polity, which are often dismissed as untenable by postmodernists today. This is a major contribution to contemporary social theory and provides a host of essential insights into the task of social scie

Reconsidering the History of the Social Sciences
As a Philosophical Science Unjustifiable, as an Empirical Science Anything Else but New
Classical Sociology and the First Crisis of Modernity
Time of Politics, and Not of Law
Political Analysis during the First Crisis of Modernity
Adjusting Social Relations
Social Science and the Organization of Modernity
The Mythical Promise of Societal Renewal
Social Science and Reform Coalitions
Out of Step
The Social Sciences in the Second Crisis of Modernity
Rethinking Key Concepts of the Social Sciences
Choice and Decision-Making
Action and Institution
Culture (with Heidrun Friese)
Society
Polity
Modernity
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ISBN: 9780761965688
ISBN-10: 0761965688
Series: Theory, Culture & Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st April 2001
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48