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    This textbook owes a great deal to students on my classical social theory module over many years. Social theory can be daunting at the best of times and its study demands perseverance. In this I have been fortunate to work with a group of academics deeply committed to teaching social theory. At one time or another ‘the classical social theory team’ has benefited from the very different teaching styles of colleagues and friends, Norman Gabriel, Peter Kennedy, Wallace McNeish, Mick Smith and Hazel Work. Drawing on her vast teaching experiences, Jan Law has over the past few years brought classical social theory alive for our students in her own inimitable style. I personally don't know what I'd do without her.

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