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Social Life

Social Life
Contemporary Social Theory

May 2019 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In Social Life, the authors highlight, explain, and scrutinize socio-theoretical analyses of contemporary social relations and conditions, put forward by eight modern social theorists: Anthony Giddens, Pierre Bourdieu, Bruno Latour, Donna Haraway, Zygmunt Bauman, Jean-François Lyotard, Michel Foucault, and Jean Baudrillard.

Each chapter discusses the contributions and challenges of each of the eight key social theorists, with chapters divided into two parts. The first part of every chapter identifies key components of each theorist’s conception of contemporary society and explores those in detail.

The second part of each chapter applies the theories outlined in the first section, to specific, modern phenomena that the reader is likely to have experienced or read about, including: Inequality and Capital, Terrorism, Immune System Discourse, and Climate Change.

Suitable reading for sociology students studying social theory and understanding modern theorists.

Anthony Giddens: Living with Radical Modernity
Pierre Bourdieu: Capital and Forms of Social Suffering
Bruno Latour: Rethinking Modern Social Life
Donna Haraway: New Modes of Sociality
Zygmunt Bauman: Liquid Social Life
Jean-François Lyotard: Living in Postmodernity
Michel Foucault: Power over Life
Jean Baudrillard: Terror, Death, Exchange
Emerging Sociological Themes and Concerns

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