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Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory

by Nick Crossley SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
12/2004
ISBN:
9780761970606
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Pbk 352 pages
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Clear and accessible Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory makes difficult ideas available to an undergraduate audience -Larry Ray, Professor of Sociology, University of Kent

The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding.

Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.

Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory:
Provides brief accounts of the central ideas behind the key concepts of critical social theory.

Prepares students to tackle primary texts and/or gives them a point of reference when they find themselves stuck

Discusses each concept in an introductory way

Offers further reading guidance for independent learning

Is essential reading for undergraduates in sociology and across the social sciences.

Table of Contents:

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)

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 University of Manchester