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New Directions in Social Theory
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New Directions in Social Theory
Race, Gender and the Canon



June 2006 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This book contributes to the growing debates about social theory and its role through a discussion of the ways in which gender and race contributed to the exclusion of important thinkers from the sociological canon' - John Hughes, Lancaster University

Who makes up the `canon' of sociology - and who doesn't? And does sociology need a canon in the first place? Beyond Social Theory offers an innovative and passionate contribution to current debates on the history and development of sociology and the exclusion of theorists - who are female, black, or both - from the mainstream of social theorizing. With compelling biographical sketches bringing the dynamics behind the `canon' to life, Kate Reed focuses sharp analysis on the exclusion of theorists on race and gender from important debates on inequality.

An important contribution to the debate on non-exclusionary theory, this book critically examines existing accounts of the history of the discipline, situating the development of social theory within a wider social and political context.


 
PART ONE: CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGY
 
The Classical Tradition
 
Race, Gender and Hidden Classics
 
PART TWO: MODERN SOCIOLOGY
 
Theories of the Golden Age
 
Race, Gender and Sociological Outsiders
 
PART THREE: CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY
 
Postmodernism and Social Theory
 
Beyond Sociological Exclusion

"This important, tightly organized and written book deserves serious consideration and discussion. Essential."

A. A. Sio
Colgate University

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