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Sociology after Postmodernism

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March 1997 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Postmodernism is frequently described as dealing a death-blow to sociology. This book, however, argues that it is a mistake to conceive postmodernism in terms of a fatal attack upon what sociologists do.

The contributors locate the identity of sociology `after' postmodernism as a contested site which opens up the possibility of re-imagining the enterprise of sociology. They show how this re-imagination might be conducted and trace some of the key potential consequences.

 
INTRODUCTION
David Owen
The Postmodern Challenge to Sociology
 
CLASS
Malcolm Waters
Inequality after Class
 
GENDER
Samantha Ashenden
Feminism, Postmodernism and the Sociology of Gender
 
RACE AND ETHNICITY
Paul Connolly
Racism and Postmodernism: Towards a Theory of Practice
 
CRIMINOLOGY AND DEVIANCE
Nigel South
Late-Modern Criminology
`Late' as in `Dead' or `Modern' as in `New'  
 
LAW
Alan Hunt
Law, Politics and the Social Sciences
 
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Ralph Schroeder
The Sociology of Science and Technology after Relativism
 
CULTURE AND MEDIA
Douglas Kellner
Social Theory and Cultural Studies
 
SEXUALITY
Arlene Stein
Sex after `Sexuality'
From Sexology to Post-Structuralism  
 
AFFECTIVITY
Sean Watson and Peter Jowers
Somatology
Sociology and the Visceral  
 
MEDICINE AND THE BODY
Thomas Osborne
Body Amnesia - Comments on Corporeality
 
HISTORY AND POLITICS
Mitchell Dean
Sociology after Society

`For those of us who take the thesis of postmodernity seriously yet retain the empirical and theoretical apparatus of sociology, this book will be a very welcome addition to our libraries' - Contemporary Sociology

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