In Social Life, the authors highlight, explain, and scrutinize socio-theoretical analyses of contemporary social relations and conditions - put forward by eight modern social theorists - and analyse how these have informed sociological inquiries into people’s lives in today’s social world.
The book discusses the works of the following social theorists:
- Anthony Giddens
- Pierre Bourdieu
- Bruno Latour
- Donna Haraway
- Zygmunt Bauman
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
- Michel Foucault
- Jean Baudrillard
In each chapter, the authors identify the key components of each theorist’s conception of society and apply the theories outlined to specific, modern phenomena. This connection with modern-day phenomena allows for a critical interrogation of issues in contemporary society, including: Inequality and Capital, Power, Fear and Terrorism, Immune System Discourse, Suffering, and Climate Change.
Essential reading for all sociology students studying social theory and the works of modern social theorists.