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Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory

by Nick Crossley SAGE Publications Ltd
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Alienation Alienation Anomie Body-Subject Body-Power/Bio-Power Capital (in the work of Pierre Bourdieu) Citizenship Colonization of the Lifeworld Crisis Cycles of Contention Deconstruction Discourse Discourse Ethics Doxa Epistemological Break Field Freedom Globalization Habitus Hegemony Hexis/Body Techniques Humanism and Anti-Humanism Hybridity I and Me Id, Ego and Superego Ideal Speech Situation Identity (personal, social, collective and 'the politics of') Ideology Illusio Imaginary, Symbolic and Real Intersubjectivity Knowledge Constitutive Interests Lifeworld Mirror Stage and the Ego New Social Movements Orientalism Patriarchy Performativity Power Power/Knowledge Public Sphere Racism(s) and Ethnicity Rationality Realism Recognition (desire and struggle for) Relationalsim (versus Substantialism) Repertoires of Contention Repression (Psychoanalysis) Sex/Gender Distinction Social Capital Social Class Social Constructions/Constructionism Social Movements Social Space I (Bourdieu) Social Space II (Networks) Symbolic Power/Symbolic Violence System and Lifeworld Unconscious (The)

"Nick Crossley's Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory is a useful reference tool for undergraduates of all majors trying to navigate the complexities of sociological theory. Key Concepts may also be useful for graduate students reviewing sociology basics for early graduate courses and later when preparing for comprehensive exams in sociological theory."
Nick Crossley Senior Lectuer in Sociology, University of Manchester