Invitation to Social Theory (Hardcover)

Invitation to Social Theory By David Inglis, Christopher Thorpe (With) Cover Image
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Social theory is a crucial resource for the social sciences. It provides rich insights into how human beings think and act and how contemporary social life is constructed. But often the key ideas of social theorists are expressed in highly technical and difficult language that can hide more than it reveals.

The new edition of this popular book continues to cut to the core of what social theory is about. Covering key themes from the classical thinkers onwards, including Marxism, post-structuralism, phenomenology, feminism and more, the second edition features a new chapter on Actor-Network Theory and enhanced discussion of postcolonial theory. Wide ranging in scope and coverage, the book is concise in presentation and free from jargon.

Showing why social theory matters, and why it is of far-reaching social and political importance, the book is ideal for readers seeking a clear, crisp mapping of a complex but very rewarding area.

About the Author


David Inglis is Professor of Sociology at the University of Helsinki.Christopher Thorpe is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Exeter.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781509506392
ISBN-10: 150950639X
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication Date: December 17th, 2018
Pages: 336
Language: English

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