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The art of social theory

Author: Richard Swedberg
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2015?] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Swedberg
ISBN: 069116813X 9780691168135 0691155224 9780691155227
OCLC Number: 919076231
Description: 283 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 How to Theorize --
ch. 1 Starting Anew --
ch. 2 Social Observation --
ch. 3 Naming, Concept, and Typology --
ch. 4 Analogy, Metaphor, and Pattern --
ch. 5 Coming Up with an Explanation --
pt. 2 Preparing for Theorizing --
ch. 6 Heuristics --
ch. 7 Practical Exercises --
ch. 8 The Role of Theory --
ch. 9 Imagination and Art --
ch. 10 Summary and More.
Responsibility: Ruchard Swedberg.

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"[C]oncise and readable... Writing in accessible language and using the canon of social theorists to illustrate points, Swedberg meets a need for practitioners and students alike."--Choice

 
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