A comprehensive new collection covering the principal traditions and critical contemporary issues of social theory.
- Builds on the success of The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, second edition with substantial revisions, entirely new contributions, and a fresh editorial direction
- Explores contemporary areas such as actor network theory, social constructionism, human rights and cosmopolitanism
- Includes chapters on demography, science and technology studies, and genetics and social theory
- Emphasizes key areas of sociology which have had an important impact in shaping the discipline as a whole