A-Z Guide to Modern Social and Political Theorists

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The A-Z Guide to Modern Social and Political Theories is a companion volume to the already published A-Z Guide to Modern Literary and Cultural Theorists. It ranges widely through the social sciences and related areas to identify thinkers who have had a major impact on the development of modern social and political theory and given clear, accessible summaries of their work. While the accent is on the later twentieth century, several up-and-coming theorists are included to ensure a contemporary edge to the volume, classic names in the field from the earlier twentieth century are not neglected, and the collection also delves back into the nineteenth century for such founding figures of the social sciences as Marx and Comte. The volume is therefore both up-to-date and mindful of the sources of modern debates.

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An easy, convenient reference to the most important social and political ideas - and theorists - of the modern and post-modern age.This book ranges widely through the social sciences to identify the thinkers with the greatest impact on modern social and political theory. Essays, biographies and bibliographies make these authors' works more accessible than ever. Some of the authors covered include: Arendt, Aron, de Beauvoir, Bell, Braudel, Burnham, Comte, Djilas, Durkheim, Dworkin, Fanon, Foucault, Freud, Friedan, Milton Friedman, Fuller, Galbraith, Gramsci, Habermas, Hayek, Illich, Jung, Keynes, Kuhn, Laing, Le Corbusier, Lenin, Levi-Strauss, Luxembourg, McLuhan, Marx, Mao Ze Dong, Marcuse, Mead, Mills, Nozick, Samuelson, Peter Singer, B.F. Skinner, Tillich, Toffler, Trotsky, Veblen and Weber.Anyone interested in contemporary political and social theory.

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Stuart Sim is former professor of critical theory at Northumbria University, Newcastle, and a Fellow of the English Association. He is the author of many books, most recently "The End of Modernity", "Addicted to Profit", and "Fifty Key Thinkers in Postmodernism".

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