Contested Knowledge

Social Theory Today
Author(s): Steven Seidman
Original Publish Date: Sep 15, 2016
Product Number: EB00690507
Released: Nov 23, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781119167594
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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In the sixth edition of Contested Knowledge, social theorist Steven Seidman presents the latest topics in social theory and addresses the current shift of 'universalist theorists' to networks of clustered debates. -Responds to current issues, debates, and new social movements  -Reviews sociological theory from a contemporary perspective  -Reveals how the universal theorist and the era of rival schools has been replaced by networks of clustered debates that are relatively 'autonomous' and interdisciplinary  -Features updates and in-depth discussions of the newest clustered debates in social theory—intimacy, postcolonial nationalism, and the concept of 'the other'  -Challenges social scientists to renew their commitment to the important moral and political role social knowledge plays in public life 

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