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Critical Theory and Methodology : Contemporary Social Theory - Raymond Allen Morrow

Critical Theory and Methodology

Contemporary Social Theory

Paperback Published: 1st August 1994
ISBN: 9780803946835
Number Of Pages: 390

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Critical Theory traces its roots from Marxism, through the renowned Frankfurt School, to a wide array of national and cultural traditions. Raymond Morrow's book traces the history and outlines the major tenets of critical theory for an undergraduate audience. He exemplifies the theory through an analysis of two leading social theorists: J[um]urgen Habermas and Anthony Giddens. Unique to this volume is the emphasis on the link between Critical Theory and empirical research and social science methodology, often thought to be incompatible.

Metatheory: Grounding Method
What is Critical Theory?
Foundations of Metatheory
Between Subjectivism and Objectivism
Postempiricist Critiques of Positivism and Empiricism
Critical Theory as a Research Program
Early Critical Theory as a Research Program
An Historical Introduction
Postempiricist Metatheory and the Human Sciences
Interim Developments
The Metatheory of Critical Theory
Beyond Objectivism and Relativism
Contemporary Critical Theory as a Resarch Program
Giddens and Habermas
Critical Theory and Empirical Research
Deconstructing the Conventional Discourse of Methodology
Quantitative versus Qualitative Methods
Non-Empirical Methods
Reflexive Procedures
Empirical Procedures in Critical Research
Contexts of Critical Empirical Research
Critical Social Science and Society
Theory and Practice
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ISBN: 9780803946835
ISBN-10: 080394683X
Series: Contemporary Social Theory
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 1st August 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.39  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.6