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© 1991

Explanation and Social Theory

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. John Holmwood, Alexander Stewart
    Pages 1-10
  3. John Holmwood, Alexander Stewart
    Pages 11-25
  4. John Holmwood, Alexander Stewart
    Pages 26-41
  5. John Holmwood, Alexander Stewart
    Pages 42-62
  6. John Holmwood, Alexander Stewart
    Pages 63-88
  7. John Holmwood, Alexander Stewart
    Pages 89-113
  8. John Holmwood, Alexander Stewart
    Pages 114-134
  9. John Holmwood, Alexander Stewart
    Pages 135-157
  10. John Holmwood, Alexander Stewart
    Pages 158-176
  11. John Holmwood, Alexander Stewart
    Pages 177-179
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 180-244

About this book

Introduction

The book ranges widely over modern social theory, giving detailed treatments of major sources to identify common themes and deficiencies in apparently disparate schools of thought. The object is to lay bare negative assumptions forming methodologies in modern social theory in order to redirect the social sciences towards real problems and the progressive consequences of their solution. Examples are given and, throughout, the continuity of particular and general concerns is demonstrated.

Keywords

methodology Nation social theory

About the authors

Author John Holmwood: John Holmwood is Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is President of the British Sociological Association and is co-editor (with Stephen Turner) of the Palgrave Pivot series Sociology Transformed, which explores national histories of sociology. John Scott is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Plymouth University, UK. He is a former President of the British Sociological Association and Honorary Professor in Sociology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is author of Envisioning Sociology: Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and the Quest for Social Reconstruction.

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