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Illuminating social life : classical and contemporary theory revisited

Author: Peter Kivisto
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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A collection of 13 original essays exploring the connection between sociological theory and the realities of contemporary issues such as the Internet, alcohol use, body building, shopping malls, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Kivisto
ISBN: 9781452217826 1452217823
OCLC Number: 785874847
Description: xiii, 418 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: About the editor --
Preface --
Classical sociological theory --
Introduction / Peter Kivisto --
Celebratory capitalism and the commodification of information / Stephen Adair --
The weberian theory of rationalization and the McDonaldization of contemporary society / George Ritzer --
Surfing the net for community : a Durkheimian analysis of electronic gatherings / Anne M. Hornsby --
Alcohol-related windows on simmel's social world / William J. Staudenmeier, Jr --
Contemporary theories and their connections to the classics : introduction / Peter Kivisto --
Cultural sociology and the meaning of music / Scott Appelrouth --
Why do African-Americans pay more for new cars? : a structural explanation / Christopher Prendergast --
Critical theory, legitimation crisis, and the deindustrialization of Flint, Michigan / Steven P. Dandaneau --
Race-based critical theory and the "happy talk" of diversity in America / Douglas Hartmann and Joyce M. Bell --
The socially constructed body : insights from feminist theory / Judith Lorber and Patricia Yancey Martin --
Organizing door-to-door sales : a symbolic interactionist analysis / David Schweingruber and Nancy Berns --
Goffman's dramaturgical sociology : personal sales and service in a commodified world / Peter Kivisto and Dan Pittman --
Contrasts of carnival : Mardi Gras between the modern and the postmodern / Kevin Fox Gotham --
Negotiating the social landscape to create social change / Anne F. Eisenberg --
Globalization theory and religious fundamentalism / William H. Swatos, Jr. --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Kivisto.

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