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Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
1994 1ST ED
ISBN10: 1557865086


From the classical sociologists (Durkheim, Marx, Weber) to contemporary social theories and movements (including feminism, poststructuralism, African-American thought, and Queer Theory), Steven Seidman presents a compelling new approach to the tradition of sociological theory and its established canon.

Contested Knowledge is a well-established text offering up-to-date perspectives on social theory by one of the most important thinkers of our time.
It provides a thoughtful and rigorous, yet highly accessible and reader-friendly account of social theory.


Part I: The Enlightenment and the Classical Tradition: The Dream of Reason:
1. Grand Visions: Auguste Comte and Karl Marx.
2. The Promise of Sociology: Emile Durkheim and Max Weber.

Part II: Disciplining Theory: The Making of a Sociological Theory Canon:
3. From European Social Theory to American Sociological Theory: Talcott Parsons and the Autonomy of Theory.
4. The Triumph of Scientific Theory: Postwar American Sociological Theory and the Abandonment of Public Enlightenment.

Part III: Dislodging the Canon: The Reassertion of a Moral Vision of the Human Sciences:
5. Between Science and Politics: The Critical Theory of C. W. Mills, Jurgen Habermas, and Stuart Mill.
6. Knowledge and Power: The French Poststructuralists.
7. The New Social Movements and the Making of New Social Knowledges.
8 Post-Enlightenment Paradigms of Disciplinary Knowledge: Refashioning Sociology for the Twenty-First Century.
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