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Kenneth D Allan, Associate Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Collected in this issue are a diverse array of articles from some of American sociology‘s most prominent theorists and some whose careers are just beginning. Each article stands alone and is well worth reading independent of the others. But in considering the issue as a whole, I see several themes that are central to "modern" (and perhaps democratic) social thought, among them: the fluctuating, morphing idea of knowledge in modern democratic society, globalization and power, our perennial and necessary conversation with the specter of Marx, and finally, the possible relationships between social theory and social justice. To follow is a modest effort to contextualize these themes in the several articles comprising this special issue.

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Publication
Sociological Inquiry, Vol. 80 (2): 162–167
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
Social thought, Modern democratic society, Globalization and power, Marx, Social theory, Social justice