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eBooks @ Lund University Libraries: Social Theory (Alexander Street Press)

Social Theory from Alexander Street Press is a resource for both students and scholars that brings together a range of influential writings representing the most important trends of sociological thought from the eighteenth century to the present day. Included in the more than 150,000 pages of searchable content are seminal works by such theorists as Harriet Martineau, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Max Weber, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Jürgen Habermas, Talcott Parsons, Michel Foucault and Jean Baudrillard.

In addition, Social Theory is designed to facilitate inquiry in the disciplines of economics, political science, race and gender studies, intellectual history, media studies, psychology and philosophy. With new content added on a regular basis, the database offers an increasingly multi-disciplinary perspective of humans as distinctly social animals.


Name Social Theory
Publisher/Provider Alexander Street Press
Subjects included Aside from sociology itself, the database includes history, economics, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, literature and political science.
Type of resource A database consisting of documents (ebooks and journal articles) in full text.
Fulltext format HTML
Accessibility Via IP address
Login authentication required No, not on LU-campus. If you are off-campus you will be prompted to login via LU's Central Authentication Service (CAS) with a Student Account or LUCAT-ID.
Number of concurrent users Multiple concurrent access (multiple people reading at the same time).
Download required No
Must be borrowed No
Number of days for download - -
Download and read offline No
Download to a portable device No, but the collection can be viewed on mobile devices. Supported devices are: iPhone, iPad and devices with Android OS.
Copying Authorized users may make a limited number of printed or electronic copies of text portions of Social Theory for research, education, or other non-commercial use only. For more extended use, prior consent must be obtained in writing from Alexander Street Press, please contact:
Printing See Copying
Text to speech Information not available
Export references No, but you can import details of the titles into RefWorks (log in to your RefWorks account first).
Export formats - -
How do I suggest a purchase Students and staff: Please contact your faculty library.
Librarians: Se Förvärv av elektroniska resurser för mer info.
Restrictions Course Packs: No, you may not compile or create your own work based on Social Theory, for the purposes of research or private study, for distribution or sale, or for commercial use.
Walk-in users: Users not affiliated with Lund University may be permitted access to Social Theory, but only within the physical premises of Lund University Libraries. 
Interlibrary loan / Fjärrlån Yes, a very small, insignificant portion of Social Theory in paper format only may be used as a source for Interlibrary Loan by librarians. No electronic copies may be used for ILL. Print copies may be sent via post or fax to other academic, research or non-commercial libraries in Sweden (but not outside).
Text and Data Mining Policy