Modern theory and sociological analysis
This course will provide a critical survey of modern sociological theories, including critical theory, hermeneutics, structuralism, and post-modernism. Both the linkages of these theories to classical sociological concerns, and the relevance of these theories to emergent ideas of the body, time, agent, or space, would be tackled as the theories are brought to bear on both macro- and micro-sociological issues.
Students will be expected to show knowledge of the ways these theories inform discussions and generate theoretical advances in their chosen field of study.
Course co-ordinator and teachers
Wang LipingAssistant ProfessorResearch interests: Political sociology, Social theory, Comparative historical sociology, Ethnic studies, Sociology of knowledge and culture, Modern and contemporary China
Au-Yeung ShingLecturerResearch interests: Cultural policy, Production of culture, Sociology of art, New media