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262 items

Required Purchase (1 items)


Students are expected to purchase this text for sustained use through the module.

None specified

Essential Reading (3 items)


Students are expected to read this material to gain essential understanding of the module
content.

Weekly reading

Students will be supplied with electronic versions of the essential reading to be made
available on SurreyLearn. There will be one or two texts for each week, and students are
expected to read them in advance of the relevant session. These are mainly primary texts,
and students will get the most benefit from them if they read them in conjunction with a
secondary text which introduces the topic or theorist in question: Stones is useful for
nearly all the material covered.

An invitation to social theory - Inglis, David, Thorpe, Christopher, 2012


Book | Essential Reading | A highly accessible overview of some of the key classical and
contemporary social theories, including some of those covered in this module

Key sociological thinkers - Stones, Rob, 2008


Book | Essential Reading | Gives very useful introductions to nearly all the theorists on
the course

Recommended Reading (8 items)


Range of recommended materials provided to extend understanding of the module
content.

Social theory and modernity - Dodd, Nigel, 1999


Book | Recommended Reading

Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Elliott, Anthony, 2009


Book | Recommended Reading

The feminist standpoint theory reader: intellectual and political controversies - Harding,
Sandra, 2004
Book | Recommended Reading

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Modern social theory: an introduction - Harrington, Austin, 2005


Book | Recommended Reading

Core sociological dichotomies - Jenks, Chris, 1998


Book | Recommended Reading

The Foucault reader - Foucault, Michel, Rabinow, Paul, 1991


Book | Recommended Reading

Sociological theory - Ritzer, George, c2008


Book | Recommended Reading

Contested knowledge: social theory today - Seidman, Steven, 2008


Book | Recommended Reading

Background Reading (1 items)


Further reading identified as relevant to the module content.

See weekly reading

1. Introduction (6 items)
The aim of this first class is to provide a brief overview of the module and its themes, a
review of the classical tradition and a discussion of some of the key socio-historical
changes of the past 50-60 years.

Please note that there is no 'essential reading' as such for this introductory topic. You are
nevertheless encouraged to read the introduction and chapter 1 of the following text:

An invitation to social theory - Inglis, David, Thorpe, Christopher, 2012


Book

Other relevant texts are:

Modern social theory: an introduction - Harrington, Austin, 2005


Book | Introduction

Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Elliott, Anthony, 2009


Book | Chapter 1

Social theory and modernity - Dodd, Nigel, 1999


Book | Introduction

2. The Frankfurt School and modernity: the critique of instrumental


reason (28 items)
An exploration of the first generation of Frankfurt School thinkers critique of modernity
with a particular emphasis on their critique of instrumental reason, the notion of epistemic
repression and the relationship between humanity and nature

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Key original reading (1 items)


One-dimensional man: studies in the ideology of advanced industrial society - Marcuse,
Herbert, 2002
Book | Essential Reading | Chapter 1

Key commentary (1 items)


Herbert Marcuse and the crisis of Marxism - Douglas Kellner, 1984
Book

Background Reading (26 items)


Culture and society: contemporary debates - Alexander, Jeffrey C., Seidman, Steven, 1990
Book | chs 24

Classical and modern social theory - Andersen, Heine, Kaspersen, Lars Bo, 2000
Book | ch 6, 10 and 21

The Frankfurt school - Bottomore, Tom, 1989


Book

Critical theory and society: a reader - Bronner, Stephen Eric, Kellner, Douglas, 1989
Book | ch by Marcuse 'From ontology to technology (etc)'

Classical sociological theory - Calhoun, Craig J., 2007


Book | ch 15, and 25-7

Contemporary sociological theory - Calhoun, Craig J., 2007


Book | Chapter 27

Social theory: a historical introduction - Callinicos, Alex, 2007


Book | Chapter 7, 10

Modern social theory: from Parsons to Habermas - Craib, Ian, 1992


Book | Chapter 11

Social theory and modernity - Dodd, Nigel, 1999


Book | chapter 2,3,and 5

Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Elliott, Anthony, 2009


Book | Chapter 3 and 6

Profiles in contemporary social theory - Turner, Bryan S., Elliott, Anthony, 2001
Book | Chapters 4-7

Formations of modernity - Hall, Stuart, Gieben, Bram, Open University, 1992


Book | pp 257-266

Modern social theory: an introduction - Harrington, Austin, 2005

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Book | Chapter 3, 7

Introduction to critical theory: Horkheimer to Habermas - Held, David, 1990


Book | Esp Ch 5

Understanding classical sociology: Marx, Weber, Durkheim - Hughes, John A., 1995
Book | Ch 3

Adorno: a critical introduction - Jarvis, Simon, 1998


Book

Critical Theory, Marxism and Modernity - Kellner, Douglas, Sep 89


Book | Section 4.1

Social theory: the multicultural and classic readings - Lemert, Charles C., c2010
Book | pp 110-120

Situating social theory - May, Tim, ebrary, Inc, 2008


Book | , ch 1, and pp 40-5

Sociological theory - Ritzer, George, c2008


Book | chs on Weber, and neo-Marxian theory

Contested knowledge: social theory today - Seidman, Steven, 2008


Book | ch on Habermas

The sociological ambition: elementary forms of social and moral life - Shilling, Chris, Mellor,
Philip A., ebrary, Inc, 2001
Book | ch 5

Adorno and the disenchantment of nature - A. Stone, 2006-03-01


Article

Key sociological thinkers - Stones, Rob, 2008


Book | ch 2, 6, 15

A short history of sociological thought - Swingewood, Alan, 2000


Book | ch 4

The Frankfurt school: its history, theories and political significance - Wiggershaus, Rolf,
1994
Book

3. Beck, Giddens and late modernity (16 items)


An introduction to the idea of a new modernity with a particular emphasis on the themes
of freedom, risk/uncertainty and politics

Key original reading (1 items)


Modernity and self-identity: self and society in the late modern age - Giddens, Anthony,

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1991
Book | Essential Reading | Ch 1

Key commentary (1 items)


Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Anthony Elliott, 2009
Book

Further reading (14 items)


Critical Reflections on `Reflexive Modernization' - J. C. Alexander, 1996-11-01
Article

Beck, individualization and the death of class: a critique - Will Atkinson, 2007-09
Article

Risk society: towards a new modernity - Beck, Ulrich, 1992


Book | ch 1

Reflexive modernization: politics, tradition and aesthetics in the modern social order -
Beck, Ulrich, Giddens, Anthony, Lash, Scott, 1994
Book

Individualization: institutionalized individualism and its social and political consequences -


Beck, Ulrich, Beck-Gernsheim, Elisabeth, 2001
Book

The Theory of Reflexive Modernization: Problematic, Hypotheses and Research Programme


- Ulrich Beck, Wolfgang Bonss, Christoph Lau, 2003-4-1
Article

World at risk - Beck, Ulrich, Cronin, Ciaran, 2009


Book

Social theory and modernity - Dodd, Nigel, 1999


Book | ch 8

Beck's Sociology of Risk: A Critical Assessment - A. Elliott, 2002-05-01


Article

The consequences of modernity - Giddens, Anthony, 1990


Book

The transformation of intimacy: sexuality, love and eroticism in modern societies -


Giddens, Anthony, 1992
Book

Runaway world: how globalisation is reshaping our lives - Giddens, Anthony, 2002
Book

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Modern social theory: an introduction - Harrington, Austin, 2005


Book | ch 13, reflexive modernization

Sociological theory - Ritzer, George, c2008


Book | , ch 16, risk society and Giddens on the runaway world of globalisation

4.Bauman and liquid modernity (19 items)


An introduction to Baumans more critical outlook on the so-called new modernity and
some key aspects of his sociological theory such as the ideas of liquidity, ambivalence
and the new poor

Key original reading (1 items)


Liquid modernity - Bauman, Zygmunt, 2000
Book | Essential Reading | ch 1

Key commentary (1 items)


The contemporary Bauman - Anthony Elliott, Zygmunt Bauman, 2007
Book

Further Reading (17 items)


Relevant texts by Bauman:

Modernity and ambivalence - Bauman, Zygmunt, 1991


Book

Liquid times: living in an age of uncertainty - Bauman, Zygmunt, 2007


Book

Liquid love: on the frailty of human bonds - Bauman, Zygmunt, 2003


Book

Work, consumerism and the new poor - Bauman, Zygmunt, 1998


Book

Liquid fear - Bauman, Zygmunt, 2006


Book

The future of social theory - Gane, Nicholas, ebrary, Inc, c2004


Book | - Bauman, Z. and Gane, N., (2004) Zygmunt Bauman: liquid sociality,

Liquid modernity and power: A dialogue with Zygmunt Bauman - Zygmunt Bauman, Mark
Haugaard, 2008-08
Article

On Bauman:

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The contemporary Bauman - Elliott, Anthony, Bauman, Zygmunt, 2007


Book

Sociological theory - Ritzer, George, c2008


Book | ch 16: Bauman on the human consequences of globalisation

Key sociological thinkers - Stones, Rob, 2008


Book | ch 23

Comparing Beck, Bauman and Giddens:

Bauman, Beck, Giddens and our understanding of politics in late modernity - Matt Dawson,
2010-08
Article

Reviewing the critique of individualization: The disembedded and embedded theses - M.


Dawson, 2012-12-01
Article

Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Elliott, Anthony, 2009


Book | , ch 9, sections on Beck and Bauman

Reinventing Modernity: Reflexive Modernization vs Liquid Modernity vs Multiple


Modernities - R. L.M. Lee, 2006-08-01
Article

5. Lyotard, Baudrillard and postmodernity (30 items)


An introduction to postmodern approaches to contemporary Western societies; of
particular interest here are Lyotards idea of the end of grand narratives and Baudrillards
third-order of simulacra, and their implications for sociological theorising

Key original reading (2 items)


Simulacra and simulation - Jean Baudrillard, 1995
Book

The new social theory reader - 2001


Book | Lyotard, F. 'The postmodern Condition'

Key commentary (1 items)


Social theory and modernity - Dodd, Nigel, 1999
Book | Essential Reading | ch 6

Background Reading (27 items)


Classical and modern social theory - Andersen, Heine, Kaspersen, Lars Bo, 2000
Book | ch 26

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Selected writings - Baudrillard, Jean, Poster, Mark, 2001


Book

Simulacra and simulation - Baudrillard, Jean, 1995


Book

Intimations of postmodernity - Bauman, Zygmunt, 1992


Book

Postmodern theory: critical interrogations - Best, Steven, Kellner, Douglas, 1991


Book

Critical social theory: culture, history, and the challenge of difference - Calhoun, Craig J.,
1995
Book | ch 4

Social theory: a historical introduction - Callinicos, Alex, 2007


Book | ch 1, 12

Social theory and modernity - Dodd, Nigel, 1999


Book | ch 6

Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Elliott, Anthony, 2009


Book | ch 8, 9

Profiles in contemporary social theory - Turner, Bryan S., Elliott, Anthony, 2001
Book | esp ch 11, 17

Formations of modernity - Hall, Stuart, Gieben, Bram, Open University, 1992


Book

Modernity and its futures - Hall, Stuart, Held, David, McGrew, Anthony G., 1992
Book | ch by McLennan

Modern social theory: an introduction - Harrington, Austin, 2005


Book | ch 12, sections on Lyotard and Baurdillard

Postmodernism: or, the cultural logic of late capitalism - Jameson, Fredric, 1991
Book

Culture - Jenks, Chris, 1993


Book | ch 7

Core sociological dichotomies - Jenks, Chris, 1998


Book | ch 'Modernity/Postmodernity'

Postmodernism is not what you think - Lemert, Charles C., 1997


Book

Social theory: the multicultural and classic readings - Lemert, Charles C., c2010
Book | part five, The Idea of the Postmodern

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The postmodern condition: a report on knowledge - Lyotard,


Jean-Franc

ois, c1984
Book

Situating social theory - May, Tim, ebrary, Inc, 2008


Book | ch 10, 11

Representing reality: discourse, rhetoric and social construction - Potter, Jonathan, 1996
Book | ch 3

Postmodern social theory - Ritzer, George, c1997


Book

Contested knowledge: social theory today - Seidman, Steven, 2008


Book | ch 11

Postmodernity - Smart, Barry, c1993


Book

A short history of sociological thought - Swingewood, Alan, 2000


Book | ch 12, modernity and postmodernity

Two Marxist critiques of postmodernism (2 items)


Against postmodernism: a Marxist critique - Callinicos, Alex, 1989
Book | Especially parts 1 & 3

The condition of postmodernity: an enquiry into the origins of cultural change - Harvey,
David, 1990
Book

6. The post-structuralist thought of Foucault (47 items)


The work of Foucault with a particular emphasis on his theory of power and its implication
for sociological theorising; also, a presentation of the evolution of his thought

Key original reading (1 items)


Contemporary sociological theory - Calhoun, Craig J., 2007
Book | Essential Reading | Foucault, M. (1976). The History of Sexuality,

Key commentary (1 items)


Foucault: a critical introduction - Lois McNay, 1994
Book

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Further reading (45 items)

By Foucault (10 items)


The order of things: an archaeology of the human sciences - Foucault, Michel, 1970
Book | any edition will do!

The archaeology of knowledge - Foucault, Michel, Smith, A. M. Sheridan, 1989


Book

The birth of the clinic: an archaeology of medical perception - Foucault, Michel, 2003
Book

Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison - Foucault, Michel, 1991
Book

The history of sexuality: Vol.1: The will to knowledge - Foucault, Michel, 1998
Book

Power/knowledge: selected interviews and other writings, 1972-1977 - Foucault, Michel,


Gordon, Colin, 1980
Book

The history of sexuality Vol 2: The Use of Pleasure - Foucault, Michel, 1986 c1985
Book

The history of sexuality Vol 3: The Care of Self - Foucault, Michel, 1990, c1986
Book

The postmodern turn: new perspectives on social theory - Seidman, Steven


Book | Foucault, M (1994) Genealogy and social criticism,

The politics of truth - Foucault, Michel, Lotringer,


Sylve

re, c2007
Book | Read Subjectivity and Truth

On Foucault (35 items)


Classical and modern social theory - Andersen, Heine, Kaspersen, Lars Bo, 2000
Book | ch 19

Foucault and education: disciplines and knowledge - Ball, Stephen, 1990


Book | Ball, S. (1990) Introducing Monsieur Foucault,

Michel Foucault: an introduction - Barker, Philip, c1998


Book

The politics of truth: from Marx to Foucault - Barrett,


Miche

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le, 1991
Book | Ch. 6

Postmodern theory: critical interrogations - Best, Steven, Kellner, Douglas, 1991


Book | ch on Foucault

Article of The Ethic of Care for the Self as a Practice of Freedom : An Interview with Michel
Foucault on January 20, 1984 in The Final Foucault : Studies on Michel Foucault's Last
Works. - Foucault, M, 1987
Article

Contemporary sociological theory - Calhoun, Craig J., 2007


Book | ch 14

Social theory: a historical introduction - Callinicos, Alex, 2007


Book | (1st or 2nd edn), ch 11

Michel Foucault - Cousins, Mark, Hussain, Athar, 1984


Book | chs 8 and 9

Feminism and Foucault - June 23, 1988


Book | Diamond, I. and Quinby, L. (1988) Introduction

Social theory and modernity - Dodd, Nigel, 1999


Book | ch 4

Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Elliott, Anthony, 2009


Book | ch 3

Profiles in contemporary social theory - Turner, Bryan S., Elliott, Anthony, 2001
Book | ch 10

Foucault, Foucauldians and Sociology - Nick J. Fox, 1998


Article

The Cambridge Companion to Foucault - Gutting, Gary, 2005


Book

Modern social theory: an introduction - Harrington, Austin, 2005


Book | ch 9

Foucault: a critical reader - Hoy, David Couzens, 1986


Book

Social theory: the multicultural and classic readings - Lemert, Charles C., c2010
Book | pp 451-455, 545-554

Situating social theory - May, Tim, ebrary, Inc, 2008


Book | ch 9

A Foucault primer: discourse, power and the subject - McHoul, A. W., Grace, Wendy, 1995

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Book | ch 1

Foucault: a critical introduction - McNay, Lois, 1994


Book

The Foucault reader - Foucault, Michel, Rabinow, Paul, 1991


Book | pp 51-75

Up against Foucault: explorations of some tensions between Foucault and feminism -


Ramazanoglu, Caroline, 1993
Book

Sociological theory - Ritzer, George, c2012


Book | ch on structuralism etc

Postmodern social theory - Ritzer, George, c1997


Book | ch 3

An introductory guide to post-structuralism and postmodernism - Sarup, Madan, 1993


Book | ch on Foucault

Contested knowledge: social theory today - Seidman, Steven, 2008


Book | ch 12

Language and politics - Shapiro, Michael J., 1984


Book | ch by Foucault

Michel Foucault: the will to truth - Sheridan, Alan, 1990


Book | Part II ch 1.

The Return of grand theory in the human sciences - Skinner, Quentin, 1990
Book | ch on Foucault

Foucault, Marxism and critique - Smart, Barry, 1989


Book

Michel Foucault - Smart, Barry, NetLibrary, Inc, 2002


Book

Key sociological thinkers - Stones, Rob, 2008


Book | ch 17

A short history of sociological thought - Swingewood, Alan, 2000


Book | ch 8

Sexuality - Weeks, Jeffrey, 2009


Book | esp chs 1 and 2

7. Feminist standpoint epistemology (23 items)

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A discussion to the themes of identity and difference in sociological theorising, with a


particular emphasis on the politics of knowledge and standpoint epistemologys attempt to
empower women and members of ethnic minorities

Key original Reading (1 items)


Learning from the Outsider Within: The Sociological Significance of Black Feminist Thought
- Patricia Hill Collins, 1986
Article

Key commentary (1 items)


What difference does difference make? - Jill A. McCorkel, Kristen Myers, 2003
Article

Further Reading (21 items)


Social theory and the politics of identity - Calhoun, Craig J., 1994
Book

Fighting words: black women and the search for justice - Collins, Patricia Hill, 1998
Book

Black feminist thought: knowledge, consciousness, and the politics of empowerment - Hill
Collins, Patricia, ebrary, Inc, 2000
Book

Critical race theory: an introduction - Delgado, Richard, Stefancic, Jean, ebrary, Inc, c2012
Book

Whose science? Whose knowledge?: thinking from women's lives - Harding, Sandra G.,
1991
Book

Is science multicultural?: postcolonialisms, feminisms, and epistemologies - Harding,


Sandra G., 1998
Book

The science question in feminism - Harding, Sandra, 1986


Book | Especially Ch. 5

The feminist standpoint theory reader: intellectual and political controversies - Harding,
Sandra, 2004
Book

Modern social theory: an introduction - Harrington, Austin, 2005


Book | ch11

Feminist theory: from margin to center - Hooks, Bell


Book

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Teaching to transgress: education as the practice of freedom - Hooks, Bell, 1994


Book

Queer theory: an introduction - Jagose, Annamarie, 1996


Book

What Difference does Difference Make? Position and Privilege in the Field - Jill A. McCorkel,
Kristen Myers, 2003
Article

Epistemology of the closet - Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky, 2008


Book

Contested knowledge: social theory today - Seidman, Steven, 2008


Book | Ch 14, 15 and 16

The everyday world as problematic: a feminist sociology - Smith, Dorothy E., 1988, c1987
Book

The conceptual practices of power: a feminist sociology of knowledge - Smith, Dorothy E.,
1990
Book

Sociology from Women's Experience: A Reaffirmation - Dorothy E. Smith, 1992


Article

Feminism and science - Keller, Evelyn Fox, Longino, Helen E., 1996
Book | pages 17-27

Identity and difference - Woodward, Kathryn, 1997


Book

Sociological Theory - Howard S. Becker


Journal | - Various authors (1992) Symposium on Dorothy Smith

8. Postcolonial thought (21 items)


An introduction to postcolonial theorising with a particular emphasis on the thought of
Edward Said, the relationship between power and knowledge production, and
postcolonialisms own attempt to empower the oppressed subaltern

Key original reading (1 items)


Orientalism - Said, Edward W., 1995
Book | Essential Reading | Introduction (pp. 1-31) and Ch 1 (pp. 31 -72)

Key commentary (1 items)


Understanding postcolonialism - Jane Hiddleston, ebrary, Inc, 2009
Book

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Further Reading (19 items)


Redrawing the boundaries: the transformation of English and American literary studies -
Greenblatt, Stephen J., Gunn, Giles B., 1992
Book | Read Bhabha, H. K. Postcolonial Criticism.

The location of culture - Bhabha, Homi K., 2004, c1994


Book | ch 12

Hegel e Haiti - Susan Buck-Morss, 2011-07


Article

Feminist epistemologies - Alcoff, Linda, Potter, Elizabeth, 1993


Book | - Bar On, Bat-Ami (1993) Marginality and Epistemic Privilege,

A Colony of Citizens - Laurent Dubois, September 26, 2006


Book

Black skin, white masks - Fanon, Frantz, c2008


Book

Modernity Disavowed - Sibylle Fischer, March 2004


Book

Postcolonial theory: a critical introduction - Gandhi, Leela, 1998


Book

Formations of modernity - Hall, Stuart, Gieben, Bram, Open University, 1992


Book | - Hall, S. (1992) The West and the Rest: Discourse and Power

Understanding postcolonialism - Hiddleston, Jane, ebrary, Inc, 2009


Book

Tragedy of Victimization Rhetoric: Ressurecting the - Kapur, Rarna, 2002


Article

The Challenge of Orientalism - Lata Mani, Ruth frankenberg, 1985-04


Article

Colonialism/postcolonialism - Loomba, Ania, 2005


Book

Politics of piety: the Islamic revival and the feminist subject - Mahmood, Saba, 2012
Book

Enlightenment against empire - Muthu, Sankar, ebrary, Inc, c2003


Book

Orientalism versus Occidentalism? - Wang Ning, 1997


Article

Subaltern Studies as Postcolonial Criticism - Gyan Prakash, 1994

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Article

Contested knowledge: social theory today - Seidman, Steven, 2008


Book | , Ch 17

Marxism and the interpretation of culture - 1988


Book | - Spivak, G. C. (1988) Can the subaltern speak?,

9.Bruno Latours Actor-Network Theory (ANT) (11 items)


A discussion of Latours own approach to the idea of the social as embodied in his
actor-network theory.

Key original reading (1 items)


Reassembling the social: an introduction to actor-network-theory - Bruno Latour, 2005
Book

Key commentary (1 items)


The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory - by Bryan S. Turner
Book

Further reading (9 items)


An Inquiry Into Modes of Existence - Bruno Latour
Book

Politics of Nature - Bruno Latour, April 30, 2004


Book

When things strike back: a possible contribution of 'science studies' to the social sciences -
Latour, Bruno, 2000
Article

Latour, B. (1996) On actor-network theory. A few clarifications plus more than a few
complications, Soziale Welt, Vol 47: pp 369-381
Article

We Have Never Been Modern - Bruno Latour, Catherine Porter, 1993


Book

Review: Surely You Are Joking, Monsieur Latour! - Review by:

Olga Amsterdamska, 1990


Article

Power, action and belief: a new sociology of knowledge? - John Law, 1986
Book | Callon, Michel. 1986. Some Elements of a Sociology of Translation:

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Domestication of the Scallops and the Fishermen of St. Brieuc Bay

Science as practice and culture - Andrew Pickering, 1992


Book | Collins, H. and Yearley, S. (1992) Epistemological Chicken

Is Actor Network Theory Critique? - A. Whittle, A. Spicer, 2008-04-01


Article

10. Structure vs. Agency: Giddens and Bourdieu (19 items)


An introduction to two apparently contrasting attempts to solve the riddle of the
relationship between individuals intentions/actions and forces independent of their control

Key original reading (1 items)


Contemporary sociological theory - Calhoun, Craig J., 2007
Book | Essential Reading | Read Giddens, A. Agency, Structure and Bourdieu, P.
Structures, Habitus, Practices

Key commentary (1 items)


Modern social theory: an introduction - Austin Harrington, 2005
Book

Further Reading (17 items)


On the structure and agency debate

Social Theory Put to the Test of Practice: Pierre Bourdieu and Anthony Giddens - A.
Callinicos, 1999
Article

Modern social theory: an introduction - Harrington, Austin, 2005


Book | Ch 10

Handbook of social theory - Ritzer, George, Smart, Barry, 2001


Book | ch 26

Sociological theory - Ritzer, George, c2008


Book | ch 15

On Giddens

Morphogenesis versus Structuration: On Combining Structure and Action - Margaret S.


Archer, 1982
Article

Anthony Giddens - John Clark, Celia Modgil, August 1990


Book | Read Cohen , I. Structuration theory and social order: five issues in brief

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The Accidental Derogation of the Lay Actor: A Critique of Giddens's Concept of Structure -
A. King, 2000-09-01
Article

Duality of Structure: Some Critical Issues - J. Urry, 1982-09-01


Article

On Bourdieu

On Reproduction, Habitus and Education - Richard Harker, 1984


Article

Pierre Bourdieu - Jenkins, Richard, 1992


Book | pp 270-81.

Thinking with Bourdieu Against Bourdieu: A 'Practical' Critique of the Habitus - Anthony
King, 2000-11
Article

Bourdieu: Critical Perspectives - Calhoun, Craig J., 1993


Book | - Taylor, C. (1993) To Follow a Rule,

Mixing Humans and Nonhumans Together: The Sociology of a Door-Closer - Jim Johnson,
1988
Article

Actor network theory and after - John Law, John Hassard, 1999
Book

11. Contemporary sociological theory: past, present and future (27 items)
A review of key past, present and future developments in contemporary sociological
theory, with a particular emphasis on the nature of society, the object of sociological
inquiry and nature/status of sociological knowledge

Essential Reading (1 items)


The future of social theory - Gane, Nicholas, ebrary, Inc, c2004
Book | Essential Reading

Further Reading (26 items)


The politics of globalisation | openDemocracy
Webpage

Knowledge production today

For sociology: legacies and prospects - Eldridge, J. E. T., British Sociological Association,
c2000
Book

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The future of social theory - Gane, Nicholas, ebrary, Inc, c2004


Book

The New production of knowledge: the dynamics of science and research in contemporary
societies - Gibbons, Michael, 1994
Book

The New production of knowledge: the dynamics of science and research in contemporary
societies - Gibbons, Michael, 1994
Book

Economy, culture, and society: a sociological critique of neo-liberalism - Smart, Barry,


2003
Book

The future of society - Outhwaite, William, 2006


Book

Sociology beyond societies: mobilities for the twenty-first century - Urry, John, 2000
Book

Rethinking the object of sociological analysis

Social theory: a historical introduction - Callinicos, Alex, 2007


Book | ch 13

Science as practice and culture - Pickering, Andrew, 1992


Book | - Collins H. and Yearley S. (1992). 'Epistemological chicken'

The object reader - Candlin, Fiona, Guins, Raiford, 2009


Book

Sociological objects: reconfigurations of social theory - Cooper, Geoff, King, Andrew, Rettie,
Ruth, 2009
Book | Especially ch 1, 3

Researching social life - Gilbert, G. Nigel, c2008


Book | Read Cooper, G. Conceptualising social life

Suicide: a study in sociology - Durkheim,


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French social theory - Gane, Mike, ebrary, Inc, 2003


Book | esp ch 13

The rise of social theory - Heilbron, Johan, 1995


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The social in question: new bearings in history and the social sciences - Joyce, Patrick,

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Book | - Latour, B (2002) Gabriele Tarde and the end of the social,

Reassembling the social: an introduction to actor-network-theory - Latour, Bruno, 2005


Book

Knowing the social world - May, Tim, Williams, Malcolm, 1998


Book

The future of society - Outhwaite, William, 2006


Book

Handbook of social theory - Ritzer, George, Smart, Barry, 2001


Book | chapter on Durkheim

What is social about social science? - John Urry, Robert Dingwall, Ian Gough, Paul
Ormerod, Doreen Massey, John Scott, Nigel Thrift, 2007-02
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A history and theory of the social sciences: not all that is solid melts into air - Wagner,
Peter, 2001
Book | esp ch 9

Biographies of scientific objects - Daston, Lorraine J., 2000


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