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Author Robbins, Derek
Title French post-war social theory : international knowledge transfer / Derek Robbins
Imprint London : SAGE, 2012
book jacket
 Modern History Library  301.0944 R632    AVAILABLE    30550100502960
 Ethnology Library  HM477.F8 R63 2012    AVAILABLE    30520020759867
 人文社會聯圖  HM477.F8 R63 2012    AVAILABLE    30610020384780
Descript xi, 201 p. ; 24 cm
Series Theory, culture & society
Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"French social and philosophical thought has played a very significant role in the development of European and American social theory. This detailed, timely book provides a map of the production and reception of French social thought within a global sociological context. Critically comparing the work of five key theorists Derek Robbins examines how their ideas were produced and received before persuasively setting out the key differences between their philosophical and ideological positions. The book sensitively traces the cross-currents of social theory and confidently leads the reader through the complex foundations of Western social thought. Each chapter represents a textual analysis of the production of a critical intellectual and focuses upon the work of: Althusser, Foucault, Aron, Lyotard, Bourdieu. This carefully crafted volume represents a significant contribution to the globalization of theory and will be essential reading for anyone interested in Western social theory and the foundations of sociological thought."--Publisher's website
Introduction -- Raymond Aron (1905-83) -- Louis Althusser (1918-90) -- Michel Foucault (1926-84) -- Jean-Franc̜ois Lyotard (1924-98) -- Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002) -- Preliminary concluding comments
Subject Sociology -- France -- History -- 20th century
Social sciences -- France -- Philosophy -- Influence
Sociologists -- France -- History -- 20th century
Sociologists -- France -- Influence
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