Making history : agency, structure and change in social theory

Alex Callinicos

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.

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  • Subjects and agents
  • structure and actio
  • reasons and interests
  • ideology and power
  • tradition and revolution.

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書名 Making history : agency, structure and change in social theory
著作者等 Callinicos, Alex
出版元 Polity
刊行年月 1987
ページ数 viii, 275 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0745601804
NCID BA00991736
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス