Social Theory: A Textbook

Carsten Bagge Laustsen, Lars Thorup Larsen, Mathias Wullum Nielsen, Tine Ravn and Mads P. Sørensen's new text book on social theory is published with Routledge.

2017.05.08 | Ingrid Marie Fossum

This textbook offers a new approach to understanding social theory. Framed around paired theoretical perspectives on a series of sociological problems, the book shows how distinctive viewpoints shed light on different facets of social phenomena.

The book includes sociology’s "founding fathers", major 20th-century thinkers and recent voices such as Butler and Zizek.

Philosophically grounded and focused on interpretation and analysis, the book provides a clear understanding of theory’s scope while developing students’ skills in evaluating, applying and comparing theories.  

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