9781412987615

Sociological Theory in the Contemporary Era : Text and Readings

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412987615

  • ISBN10:

    141298761X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/29/2010
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Summary

Sociological Theory in the Contemporary Era: Text and Readings combines the major writings of sociology's core contemporary theorists with a historical and theoretical framework for understanding these works. The text enables students to compare and contrast core concepts and ideas, stresses contemporary applications and examples, and provides a variety of visuals and pedagogical devices.The key changes for the Second Edition are:' A concluding chapter will look at the current state of contemporary theory, the authors' predictions for the future of theory, and perspectives like public sociology' The feminist theory chapter will be reframed into gender theory, with coverage of queer theory' Addition of tables comparing and contrasting theories presented in the chapters' Addition of more 'Significant Others' boxes' Updating/revising Chapters 1 and 10, as per reviewers' suggestions' New photos' New teaching resources including test questions and PowerPoint slides for each chapter

Table of Contents

Introduction
Structural Functionalism
Critical Theory
Exchange and rational Choice Theories
Symbolic Interactionism and Dramaturgy
Phenomenology and Ethnomethodology
Feminist/Gender Theory
Poststructural and Postmodern Theories
Contemporary Theoretical Syntheses
The Global Society
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