Social Theory and Analysis

A photograph of a street art portrait of Michel Foucault.

A painting of Michel Foucault, a 20th century French philosopher and social theorist. Some of Foucault's work is read in this course. (Photo courtesy of kong niffe on Flickr. CC-BY-NC.)


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21A.750J / STS.250J

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Fall 2011



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This course covers major theorists and theoretical schools since the late 19th century. Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Bourdieu, Levi-Strauss, Geertz, Foucault, Gramsci, and others.

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Michael Fischer. 21A.750J Social Theory and Analysis. Fall 2011. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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