Making History: Agency, Structure and Change in Social Theory

Alex Callinicos

Verlag: Aakar Books, 2015
ISBN 10: 9350022915 / ISBN 13: 9789350022917
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Making History is about the question-central to social theory-of how human agents draw their powers from the social structures they are involved in. Drawing on classical Marxism, analytical philosophy and a wide range of historical writings, Alex Callinicos seeks to avoid two unacceptable extremes-dissolving the subject into an impersonal flux, as post structuralists tend to-and treating social structures as the mere effects of individual action (for example, rational-choice theory). Among those discussed are Althusser, Anderson, Benjamin, Brenner, Cohen, Elster, Foucault, Giddens, Habermas and Mann. Callinicos has written an extended introduction to this new edition that reviews developments since Making History was first published in 1987. This republication gives a new generation of readers access to an important intervention in Marxism and social theory. Printed Pages: 341. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 89020

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Inhaltsangabe: The problem of historical change has come to assume central importance among English-speaking social scientists in the past ten to fifteen years. Much attention has been focused on how we relate institutions and institutional change to actions, and how we think of history as the outcome of this process. This book looks at both Marxist and non-Marxist positions in this debate, examining in detail the work of Hobsbawm, Thompson, Cohen, Althusser, Giddens and Habermas amongst others. Callinicos argues that both functionalism and methodological individualism, and the various attempts to reconcile these extremes, are untenable. Drawing on classical Marxism, analytical philosophy and recent historical work, Callinicos has produced a useful contribution to the debate, developing an argument which should affect its terms in the future.

About the Author: Alex Callinicos, D.Phil. (1979) in Philosoph, University of Oxford, is Professor of Politics at the University of York (UK). He has written widely about Marxism and social theory. His most recent books are Social Theory (1999), Equality (2000), Against the Third Way (2001), and An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto (2003), all published by Polity.

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Verlag: Aakar Books
Erscheinungsdatum: 2015
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