Brand: Polity

Introducing Social Theory

  • Publish Date: 2003-06-16
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Pip Jones

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Written in a refreshingly lucid and engaging style and with wide-ranging appeal, Introducing Social Theory provides the reader with a coherent, well-organised and thematic introduction to all the major thinkers, issues and debates in classical and contemporary social theory.


  • Traces the development of social theorizing from the classical ideas about modernity of Durkheim, Marx and Weber to contemporary theoretical controversies.
  • Provides a cogent and highly readable account of the debates at the heart of social theorising today.
  • Clearly explains the ideas of Foucault, Bauman, Habermas, Beck and Giddens.
  • This book is remarkably easy to follow and understand students need never be intimidated by social theory again!

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