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The Social Lens: An Invitation to Social and Sociological Theory, Second Edition is an upper division undergraduate social theory textbook that introduces the student to the major classical and contemporary theorists. The theorists were chosen for the diversity of their perspectives as well as their ability to introduce the student to contemporary theory. Dr. Allan uses a lively informative writing style to engage the students in the eras of social change that spawned the major sociological theories and then applies them to the current era, which also is experiencing major social change.
Table of Contents
|Modernity and the Sociological Response|
|Sociology, Theory, and the Modern Agenda|
|The Evolution of Society|
|Contradictions in Capitalism|
|The Irrationality of Rationality|
|The Problem With Diversity|
|The Modern Person|
|George Herbert Mead (1863-1931)|
|Georg Simmel (1858-1918)|
|The Challenges of Gender and Race|
|Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)|
|W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963)|
|Mid-Twentieth Century Sociological Theory|
|The Functional Consequences of Conflict|
|Power and Dialectical Change|
|Emotion and the World in Conflict|
|Structures of Racial and Gender Inequality|
|The Declining Significance of Race|
|Structures of Gender Inequality|
|Elementary Forms of Social Behavior|
|Social Exchanges and Power|
|The Late Modern Person and the Situation|
|Performing the Self|
|Organizing Ordinary Life|
|The Language and Reality of the Self|
|Contemporary New Visions and Critiques|
|Toward a New Vision of Society|
|Structuration and Modernity|
|Constructivist Structuralism and Class|
|The Network Society|
|Defining the Possible and Impossible|
|The End of Everything|
|Politics of Identity|
|Race and Matrices of Domination|
|Race and Democracy|
|About the Author|
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