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Rethinking Social Theory
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Rethinking Social Theory

First Edition


March 2004 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Roger Sibeon's distinctive new book forms part of a movement towards what many others have referred to as the `return' to sociological theory and method.

Offering both description and critique of contemporary theoretical and illustrative empirical materials, the goal of this book is a renewal of sociology and social theory that will facilitate worthwhile social knowledge that contributes to an understanding of the practical problems of making sense of social theory.


 
Introduction
The Legacy of Four Cardinal Sins

 
 
Metatheoretical Preliminaries
 
Agency-Structure and Micro-Macro
 
Link Between Theoretical Approaches
 
Three Major Contributors to Contemporary Sociological Theory
Archer, Mouzelis and Layder

 
 
Social Action, Power and Interests
 
Spatial Dimensions of the Social
 
Towards an Integrated Metatheoretical and Methodological Framework
 
Conclusion

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