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‘Clear and accessible – Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory makes difficult ideas available to an undergraduate audience’ -Larry Ray, Professor of Sociology, University of Kent The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding.Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory:• Provides brief accounts of the central ideas behind the key concepts of critical social theory• Prepares students to tackle primary texts and/or gives them a point of reference when they find themselves stuck • Discusses each concept in an introductory way • Offers further reading guidance for independent learning• Is essential reading for undergraduates in sociology and across the social sciences.

Humanism and Anti-Humanism
Humanism and anti-humanism

In the context of critical social theory ‘humanism’ refers generically to theories of society, economy, history, culture, knowledge or ethics which are grounded in a conception of human nature or essence, that is, in a ...

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