Sociological Theory

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-08-09
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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"The seventh edition of Sociological Theory by George Ritzer, one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought. Key theories are integrated with biographical sketches of theorists, and theories are placed in their historical and intellectual context. This helps students to better understand the original works of classical and modern theorists as well as to compare and contrast the latest substantive theories."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

PART 1: Classical Sociological Theory

Chapter 1: A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Early Years

Chapter 2: Karl Marx

Chapter 3: Emile Durkheim

Chapter 4: Max Weber

Chapter 5: Georg Simmel

PART 2: Modern Sociological Theory: The Major Schools

Chapter 6: A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Later Years

Chapter 7: Structural Functionalism, Neofunctionalism, and Conflict Theory

Chapter 8: Varieties of Neo-Marxian Theory

Chapter 9: Systems Theory

Chapter 10: Symbolic Interactionism

Chapter 11: Ethnomethodology

Chapter 12: Exchange, Network, and Rational Choice Theories

Chapter 13: Contemporary Feminist Theory

PART 3: Recent Integrative Developments in Sociological Theory

Chapter 14: Micro-Macro Integration

Chapter 15: Agency-Structure Integration

PART 4: From Modern to Postmodern Social Theory and Beyond

Chapter 16: Contemporary Theories of Modernity

Chapter 17: Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and the Emergence of Postmodern Social Theory

Appendix: Sociological Metatheorizing and a Metatheoretical Schema for Analyzing Sociological Theory

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