Main Trends of the Modern World

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A splendid idea. Despite a number of successful attempts to reconnect social theory with attempts to explain significant developments in the contemporary world, a strong tendency remains in social science for an exegesis of 'the Masters' to stand for social theory. Happily, this series revisits a tradition where social theory serves as a grounded tool to help us understand the processes of social change. A new breed of scholars is likely to be receptive to, some even starving for, this gap in social theory to be cilled.' - Troy Duster, Director, Institute for the Study of Social Change, and Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley 'Selections of solid up-to-date material combined with some classics are used to present intellectual challenges that prevent the quick obsolescence that is the fate of so many compendia.' - Kurt Lang, University of Washington