In Key Concepts in Classical Social Theory individual entries introduce, explain and contextualize the key topics within classical social theory. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed throughout with careful cross-referencing, allowing students to move effortlessly between core ideas and themes. Each entry provides:• Clear definitions• Lucid accounts of key issues• Up-to-date suggestions for further reading• Informative cross-referencing Relevant, focused and accessible, this book will provide students with an indispensible guide to the central concepts of classical social theory.



‘Modernity’ does not refer so much to a distinct time period as to new forms of experience, new ways of life, new forms of production and consumption, new political movements, and new modernist cultures. The term ‘modernity’ was first minted by the poet and critic Charles Baudelaire in the 1850s. Baudelaire ...

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