Sociological Theory

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-05-19
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Written by one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, this text gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought. The integration of key theories with biographical sketches of theorists and the requisite historical and intellectual context helps students to better understand the original works of classical and modern theorists as well as to compare and contrast the latest substantive theories.

Table of Contents

Classical Sociological Theory
A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Early Years
Karl Marx
Emile Durkheim
Max Weber
Georg Simmel
Modern Sociological Theory: The Major Schools
A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Later Years
Structural Functionalism, Neofunctionalism, and Conflict Theory
Varieties of Neo-Marxian Theory
Systems Theory
Symbolic Interactionism
Exchange, Network, and Rational Choice Theories
Contemporary Feminist Theory
Recent Integrative Developments in Sociological Theory
Micro-Macro Integration and Agency-Structure Integration
From Modern to Postmodern Social Theory (and Beyond)
Contemporary Theories of Modernity
Globalization Theory
Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and the Emergence of Postmodern Social Theory
Appendix: Sociological Metatheorizing and a Metatheoretical Schema for Analyzing Sociological Theory
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