Cambridge professor, Alan Macfarlane, lectures on what social theory is and where it came from.
This is interesting–you should write a response/comment on this lecture. The book he references at the beginning is quite good and DID make a big impact. Not to mention Foutcault. And I do like Macfarlane’s use of the word “ideology.” I wonder what you think about this? And I wonder whether you think this is consistent with or somehow different from what we’ve learned from Edles and Appelrouth. Does thinking about theory as “ideology” undermine it for us as useful? Or is it a sociological idea to think of social theory as ideology? What is ideology?
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