2 edition of A short introduction to social theory found in the catalog.
A short introduction to social theory
Jason L. Powell
|Statement||editors, Jason L. Powell|
|LC Classifications||HM585 .S5225 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2011039661|
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It provides a good introduction to social theory, but it still adopts the traditional approach of dividing theory by schools of thought. I would have find it more useful if the book would use social theory in a more topical way. Dr Cristina Costa.
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Social theory by definition is used to make distinctions and generalizations among different types of societies, and to analyze modernity as it has emerged in the past few centuries.: 10 Social theory as it is recognized today emerged in the 20th century as a distinct discipline, and was largely equated with an attitude of critical thinking and the desire for knowledge through a posteriori.
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Ken Binmore, a renowned game theorist, explains the theory in a way that is both entertaining and non-mathematical yet also deeply insightful, revealing how game theory can shed Reviews: Learning about social work theory is a bit like hot air ballooning – it's about looking at the world from above and going on a voyage of discovery to find out what guides social work practice.
In 25 clearly labelled chapters, this book explains and discusses social work theory in a crisp, clear and accessible way. Whether you're a student, a newly qualified social worker or a 'seasoned. Critical theory emerged in the s from the work of the Frankfurt School, the circle of German-Jewish academics who sought to diagnose -- and, if at all possible, cure -- the ills of society, particularly fascism and capitalism.
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I think this is a good introduction, especially as I found the book light on maths—a good thing for my Greek symbols anxiety/5(98).