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French Post-War Social Theory

French Post-War Social Theory

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Derek Robbins, French Post-War Social Theory. International Knowledge Transfer, Sage, 2012, 216 p., EAN : 9780761949725.
Notice publiée le 13 janvier 2012

Présentation de l'éditeur

Detailed, timely and original this book explores the trans-cultural transmission of social theory. Derek Robbins presents us with a chronological commentary on the intellectual production of five French social thinkers (Aron, Althusser, Foucault, Lyotard, Bourdieu) and on the English reception of their texts.

The book:

• Sets up a Bourdieusian investigation of the habitus of the five thinkers and, comparatively, of the national sub-fields of intellectual discourse.

• Enables an inter-active generation of enquiry based on the primacy of individual experience

• Challenges the social sciences to abandon their grand narratives and to advance the cause of social democratic inclusion

• Reconciles the legacies of the work of Bourdieu and Lyotard in order to advance practically a socio-analytic recognition of dissensus or différence.

By representing modern classics of French social thought in socio-political context, this in-depth study encourages all social researchers to reflect on their use of social theories in their practice.

Derek Robbin's companion website to French Post-War Social Theory can be found here

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