Post-modern Theory and Post-structural Sociology

Sociological theories right from functionalism to ethnomethodology have studied modern society from various perspectives and with different methodological tools. Such theories helped to organize sociology as a discipline which attempts to explain the functioning of modern industrial society. Such analyses helped to see the transformations associated with modernity. All such theories (except some of Critical School theorists) are united in the sense that they took modernity as a liberating condition for human society. The Weberian thought, however, carried with it an element of scepticism about the future prospect of rational–legal social forms. However, the idea progress of human society was ...

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