Contemporary Social Theory

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This course examines the conceptual and exegetical innovations introduced by contemporary strands of social theory. More specifically, teaching and discussion focus on the social construction of reality, the theorization of social identities and the conditions of their constitution, the problematic of late modernity and post-modernity. Our approach to the themes under discussion seeks to bring out the political implications of contemporary social theory and its importance for the development of political theory and analysis.

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Comprehension and critical evaluation of key social and political theories of social construction. Development of analytical and argumentative skills in relevant topics.


Βιβλιογραφία μαθήματος (Εύδοξος)
1. Π. Μπέργκερ, Τ. Λούκμαν, Η κοινωνική κατασκευή της πραγματικότητας, Εκδόσεις Νήσος, Αθήνα, 2003.
2. P. Bourdieu, Η αίσθηση της πρακτικής, Εκδόσεις Αλεξάνδρεια, Αθήνα, 2006.

Επιπρόσθετη βιβλιογραφία για μελέτη
1. Κ. Καστοριάδης, Οι ομιλίες στην Ελλάδα, Εκδόσεις Ύψιλον, Αθήνα, 1990.
2. J. Butler, Αναταραχή φύλου, Εκδόσεις Αλεξάνδρεια, Αθήνα, 2009.