This book is theessential roadmap to the key concepts
which frame our understanding of society and culture.
to quantum theory, from ideology to power, from aesthetics to mimesis,
this book spans a range of disciplines to provide an insight into the
current scientific and intellectual state of society.
Each entry provides a history and current meaning of the concept in
question. It then outlines its place in the work of a key author, while
also offering an interpretation of the term's significance, both
current and classical. Concepts are organized in alphabetical order,
complete with references for further research, making this the
essential reference for students throughout the social sciences and