Thinking the unthinkable : the riddles of classical social theories

by Lemert, Charles C., 1937-

Format: Print Book 2007
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HM585.L394 2007
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  HM585.L394 2007
In the eloquent style for which he has become famous, Charles Lemert writes of social theory as no one else. Thinking the Unthinkable is offered as text for instruction, yet it defies the prevailing assumption that social theory is a method for clarifying the facts of social life. Lemert shows how social theory began late in the 19th century as a struggle to come to terms with the failure of modern reason to solve the social problems created by the capitalist world-system. Since then, social theory has developed through twists and turns to think and rethink this Unthinkable. Hence the surprising innovations of recent years-postmodern, queer, postcolonial, third-wave feminist, risk theories, among others arising in the wake of globalization. Once again, Lemert has made the difficult clear in a book that students and other readers will treasure and keep.
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Subjects Sociology.
Sociology -- History.
Publisher Boulder, CO :Paradigm Publishers,2007
Language English
Notes "Great Barrington books"--Page facing t.p.
Description xi, 195 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-186) and index.
ISBN 9781594511851 (alk. paper)
1594511853 (alk. paper)
9781594511868 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1594511861 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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