Social Theory for Today
Making Sense of Social Worlds
- Alex Law - University of Abertay, Dundee
- Professor Bridget Fowler, University of Glasgow
"An excellent book, it will be welcomed and read widely by advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars in sociology, cultural studies, social theory and beyond."
- Professor Chris Shilling, University of Kent
Social Theory for Today guides students through the ‘turns’ of past and present social theory as it attempts to wrestle with a recurring sense of crisis in social relations and social theory. Drawing on both classical and contemporary sources, Alex Law provides readers with a firm grasp of competing perspectives.
Too often social theories attempt to dominate the field by casting rival theorists, past and present, as deluded fools, while the more familiar ‘big names’ in social theory are subject to ever-increasing commentary that runs in ever-decreasing circles. This survey of social theory and crisis lessens the temptation to engage in internal theoretical polemics and esoteric wordplay. Social theory must become practical and specific if it is to become a means of orientation for uncertain times.
This is a must-read for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students looking for a vibrant and extended understanding of social theory.
A very good text that covers most of the course content
A wonderful text that brings together classic and contemporary sources of social theory. Inspirational.
This text provides an excellent introduction to sociological theory and can be used for all undergraduate levels.
Credible analysis of the field.
An excellent text that really opens up social theory for undergraduate students. The way that this is written in a very accessible way.
a very concise journey through society, that develops the knowledge of he reader/ student. This book allows the student to understand the fully comprehend modern society.
I'ts very useful for my course of Epistemology oriented on Bourdieu's reflexive sociology.
A key text to support both teacher snad students.
An excellent text covering a diverse range of complex social theory, delivered in a methodical way to aid understanding to the student.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Social Theory for Today: Social Theory and Crisis
Social Theory for Today: Quotidian Turn Henri Lefebvre