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By Clayton W. Dumont Jr.

A postmodern critique of sociology’s presuppositions.

In this clean examine the intense demanding situations posed to sociology by way of poststructuralist philosophy, Clayton W. Dumont Jr. keeps that disempowered, marginalized peoples have a lot to realize from a poststructuralist interrogation of sociology’s philosophical and theological presuppositions. He argues that debates between American sociologists within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties over the worth of inauspicious poststructuralist writings didn't study cultural assumptions rooted within the discipline’s prolonged Greek and Christian inheritances. Writing in an obtainable type, the writer situates complicated poststructuralist rules in tangible examples drawn from daily life. The ebook concludes with analyses of the heated political clash surrounding the local American Graves defense and Repatriation Act of 1990 and affirmative motion courses, illustrating the promise of elevated political efficacy and civic accountability of a poststructuralist-informed sociology.

Clayton W. Dumont Jr. is affiliate Professor of Sociology at San Francisco nation University.

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