Modern social thought ranges widely from the social sciences to
philosophy, political theories and doctrines, cultural ideas and
movements, and the influence of the natural sciences.
- Provides an authoritative overview of the main themes of social
- Long essays and entries give full coverage to each topic.
- Covers major currents of thought, philosophical and cultural
trends, and the individual social sciences from anthropology to
- New edition updates about 200 entries and includes new entries,
suggestions for further reading, and a bibliography of all sources
cited within the text.