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Author: Bert N Adams; R A Sydie
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, 2001.
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Providing a concise and comprehensive introduction to both classical and contemporary social thought, this volume makes social theory and social theorists accessible and meaningful.

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Adams, Bert N.
Sociological theory.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, 2001
(DLC) 00012704
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bert N Adams; R A Sydie
ISBN: 1452264511 9781452264516
OCLC Number: 808342265
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume (various pagings))
Contents: IntroductionPART ONE: THE EUROPEAN ROOTS OF SOCIOLOGICAL THEORYThe Origins of Sociological TheoryTheorizing after the French Revolution - Saint-Simon, Comte and MartineauPART TWO: CONSERVATIVE THEORIESEvolutionism and Functionalism - Spencer and SumnerSocial Realism and Functionalism Extended - DurkheimPART THREE: RADICAL THEORYRadical Anti-Capitalism - Marx and EngelsMarxism Extended - Lenin and LuxemburgPART FOUR: SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES OF COMPLEXITY AND FORMSocial Action and Societal Complexity - Max Weber and Marianne WeberThe Sociology of Form and Content - SimmelPART FIVE: SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES OF POLITICS AND ECONOMICSPolitical Sociological Theories - Pareto and MichelsEconomic Sociological Theories - Veblen and SchumpeterPART SIX: OTHER VOICES IN SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIZINGSociety and Gender - Gilman and WebbSociological Theory and Race - Du BoisSociety, Self and Mind - Cooley, Mead and FreudPART SEVEN: TWENTIETH-CENTURY FUNCTIONALISM AND BEYONDTwentieth-Century Functionalism - Parsons and MertonSystems, Structuration and Modernity - Luhmann and GiddensPART EIGHT: CRITICISM, MARXISM AND CHANGECritical Theory The Frankfurt School and HabermasMarxism since 1930Socio-Cultural Change Evolution, World Systems and RevolutionPART NINE: TRANSITIONS AND CHALLENGESMid-Twentieth-Century SociologySymbolic Interactionism - Blumer, Goffman and HochschildRational Choice and Exchange - ColemanFeminist Sociological Theory - Smith and CollinsKnowledge, Truth and Power Foucault's Discourse and the Feminist ResponseFinal Thoughts on Sociological Theorizing
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