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Examining Social Theory

Crossing Borders/Reflecting Back

by Daniel Ethan Chapman (Volume editor)
©2010 Textbook XX, 290 Pages
Series: Counterpoints, Volume 355

Summary

This collection of essays introduces multiple social theories through discussions of ideas across national borders. In each of the nine sections, the first chapter introduces a theory in a context outside of the United States. The second chapter then responds to the first by refocusing the discussion inside the United States. It has long been understood that it is difficult to perceive one’s own context as contingent on culture and history, thus, exploring social phenomena in a different context assists in perceiving the dynamics at play. Ultimately, though, social theory should be used to analyze one’s own environment and understand how class, race, gender, sexuality, religion, etc., inform one’s own culture. Examining Social Theory: Crossing Borders/ Reflecting Back brings together diverse perspectives on similarities and differences across borders and cultures, and provides a structure in which they juxtapose, align, contrast, and reverberate – the better for us to study, discuss, and understand.

Details

Pages
XX, 290
Year
2010
ISBN (PDF)
9781453900048
ISBN (Hardcover)
9781433104800
ISBN (Softcover)
9781433104794
DOI
10.3726/978-1-4539-0004-8
Language
English
Publication date
2010 (June)
Keywords
social theory educational theory soziology
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2010. XX, 290 pp.

Biographical notes

Daniel Ethan Chapman (Volume editor)

The Editor: Daniel Ethan Chapman is a professor of curriculum studies at Georgia Southern University, and a documentary filmmaker. His research interests include postcolonial studies, documentary studies, cultural studies, and critical pedagogy.

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