The Promise of Poststructuralist Sociology

The Promise of Poststructuralist Sociology

Marginalized Peoples and the Problem of Knowledge

eBook - 2008
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"In this look at the serious challenges posed to sociology by poststructuralist philosophy, Clayton W. Dumont Jr. maintains that disempowered, marginalized peoples have much to gain from a poststructuralist interrogation of sociology's philosophical and theological presuppositions. The author situates complex poststructuralist ideas in tangible examples drawn from everyday life. The book concludes with analyses of the heated political conflict surrounding the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 and affirmative action programs, illustrating the promise of increased political efficacy and civic responsibility of a poststructuralist-informed sociology." --Book Jacket.
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, Ă2008
ISBN: 9781435658745
Characteristics: 1 online resource (226 pages)


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