Profiles in Contemporary Social Theory

Profiles in Contemporary Social Theory

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This comprehensive book provides an indispensable introduction to the most significant figures in contemporary social theory. Grounded strongly in the European tradition, the profiles include Michel Foucault, J[um]urgen Habermas, Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Pierre Bourdieu, Zygmunt Bauman, Martin Heidegger, Frederic Jameson, Richard Rorty, Nancy Chodorow, Anthony Giddens, Stuart Hall, Luce Irigaray and Donna Haraway. In guiding students through the key figures in an accessible and authoritative fashion, the book provides detailed accounts of the development of the work of major social theorists and charts the relationship between different traditions of social, cultural and political thought.A second set of critical concerns, also issuing from a variety of theoretical perspectives, revolves around Chodorowa#39;s interpretations of the psyche. Clinical psychoanalysts have criticized Chodorow for neglecting the role of drives and the bodyanbsp;...


Title:Profiles in Contemporary Social Theory
Author: Anthony Elliott, Bryan S Turner
Publisher:SAGE - 2001-07-23
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