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Thinking the unthinkable : the riddles of classical social theories / Charles Lemert.

Author/creator Lemert, Charles C., 1937-
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoBoulder : Paradigm Publishers, ©2007.
Descriptionxi, 195 pages ; 24 cm.
Supplemental Content Table of contents only
Subject(s)
Series Great Barrington books
Contents What is social theory? total destruction, bead lust, and other unreasonable social things -- The impossible reasons of modern civilizations -- Social theory and modernity's unthinkable -- Social violence as the bead lust of the unthinkable -- Five ways to skin a cat: modernity's five riddles -- Unthinkable social things : five solutions to the riddle of the defiant darkness, 1848-1914 -- Light and dark -- Revolutionary reasons: Karl Marx and the melting pot of solid modernity -- Rationality's double-bind: Max Weber and modernity's threat to the human spirit -- The reasonable hope of a social bond: Émile Durkheim and modern man's trouble with conflict -- Riddles and realities -- Perverse reasons: Sigmund Freud and the discontents of conscious life -- Unreasonable differences: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the logic of the feminist standpoint -- The exiled others think the unthinkable: the classic solutions encounter differences and possibilities -- Unthinkable variations on the classic riddles: W.E.B. Du Bois, Anna Julia Cooper, Georg Simmel, and Ferdinand de Saussure -- Beyond the double-bind: W.E.B. du Bois and the gift of second-sight -- A revolutionary social bond: Anna Julia Cooper and the colored woman's office -- The strange social benefits of conflict: Georg Simmel and modern wandering -- The social structure of meanings: Ferdinand de Saussure and the arbitrary sign -- Violence, war, and the short twentieth century, 1914-1991 -- The unfolding of social theory in the unraveling of the twentieth century into the twenty-first -- Bibliographic essay and other acknowledgments -- Index -- About the author.
General note"Great Barrington books"--P. [ii].
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 179-186) and index.
LCCN 2007002098
ISBN9781594511851 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN1594511853 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN9781594511868 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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