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Social Theory after the Holocaust$
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Robert Fine and Charles Turner

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239659

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314087

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(p.1) Introduction
Social Theory after the Holocaust

Robert Fine

Charles Turner

Liverpool University Press

This introductory chapter discusses the relevance of this compilation to those who are either teaching sociology of the Holocaust or who want to learn more. Understanding the post-Holocaust transformation in a social atmosphere has proven to be difficult, and has spawned a series of theories that can help explain how it became so or what will become of it. The chapter explains further that essays or writings which portray neo-functionalism and cultural studies deserve recognition or mention because these theories are limited in number by the domination of the rational choice theories.

Keywords:   sociology, post-Holocaust, neo-functionalism, cultural studies, rational choice theories

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