History and Social Theory

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Polity, 2005 - Social Science - 224 pages
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* A new, fully updated edition of a now classic text. * The text has been completely revised to take into account developments of the past 14 years, since History and Social Theory was first published. * Topics which have been added and that are now treated in depth include globalization, postcolonialism and social capital.
 

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Contents

Theorists and Historians
1
Models and Methods
21
Central Concepts
44
Central Problems
116
Social Theory and Social Change
141
Postmodernity and Postmodernism
172
Bibliography
190
Index
214
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Peter Burke is widely-recognized as a world leader in historiography and has been particularly influential in the convergence between history and the social sciences. He is the Professor of Cultural History Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge.

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