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Book review: Social theory for alternative societies by Matt Dawson

Palmer, Jack (2016) Book review: Social theory for alternative societies by Matt Dawson. LSE Review of Books (26 May 2016). Website.

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In Social Theory for Alternative Societies, Matt Dawson shows how alternatives have been a feature of sociological thinking since its origins and reflects on the relationship between sociologists and social change. Although Jack Palmer would have welcomed more on the link between sociology and literature, the generative capacities of dystopia and a broader focus beyond left and liberal alternatives, he finds Dawson a sensitive reader and commanding narrator of the historical transformations in social theory. This is an engaging work that will have widespread appeal.

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Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Review of Books
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 15:42
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 20:19

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