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Theory and practice in sociology

Author: Ian Marsh
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2002.
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Theory and Practise in Sociology provide's students with a comprehensive, clear and accessible introduction to the main methods of research and the main theoretical approaches in sociology, and help's them examine the relationship between methods and theory.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Theory and practice in sociology
(DLC) 2002071553
(OCoLC)49959298
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Marsh
ISBN: 9781317904854 1317904850
OCLC Number: 880147808
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 322 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part 1: Sociological practice; 1. The nature of social research and social knowledge; Early social research; Sociology the empirical 'science'; The sociological perspective; The method-theory relationship; Ways of knowing; Epistemology; Hermeneutics; Methodology; Epistemological revolutions or crises?; Exercises; 2. Doing social research; Stage 1: Choice of topic; Stage 2: Review literature on the topic; Stage 3: Research design; Stage 4: Research plan; Stage 5: Actual research. Stage 6: Analysing dataStage 7: Writing up research; Exercises; Part 2: Sociological theory; 3. The nature of social theory; Definitions; Responding to criticisms of social theory; Summary; Exercise; 4. The origins of classic social theory; The Enlightenment; Auguste Comte; Herbert Spencer; Emile Durkheim; Karl Marx; Max Weber; Exercise; 5. The nature of the sociological enterprise and the strains of modernity; The revolution in ideas; The industrial revolution and social change; What was modernity?; Ferdinand Tönnies; Georg Simmel; Friedrich Nietzsche; Sigmund Freud; Summary; Exercises. 6. American sociology and the interactive selfThe formalism of Georg Simmel; The pragmatism of William James and John Dewey; Behaviourism; The Chicago School; W.I. Thomas (1863-1947); Charles Cooley (1864-1929); George Herbert Mead (1863-1931); Herbert Blumer (1900-1986); Erving Goffman (1922-1982); Howard Becker and the 'labelling perspective'; Criticism of interpretive sociology; Summary; Exercises; 7. Contemporary theorising --
postmodernism; Definitions and controversies --
what is postmodernism?; Postmodern theorists --
theorising the untheorisable. Postmodern sociology, or a sociology of postmodernism?Conclusion --
modernist postmodernism or postmodern modernism?; Exercises; 8. Feminist theory --
a question of difference; Transcending difference --
the politics of sisterhood; Voices from the margins --
deconstructing the norm; Reconceptualising gender --
performance and processes; The difference space makes --
feminism, gender and space; Conclusion --
the question of difference; Exercise; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Marsh.

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