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Classical and contemporary sociological theory : text and readings

Author: Scott Appelrouth; Laura Desfor Edles
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This hybrid of text and readings combines the major writings of sociology's core classical and contemporary theories with a historical as well as theoretical framework for understanding them. This approach provides students with the analytical guidance necessary to interpret the readings." "This book uses a metatheoretical framework allows students to examine, compare, and contrast each theorist's major themes and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Appelrouth; Laura Desfor Edles
ISBN: 9780761927938 076192793X 9781412992336 1412992338
OCLC Number: 123767100
Description: xxv, 883 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Foundations of classical sociological theory --
2. Karl Marx --
3. Emile Durkheim --
4. Max Weber --
pt. II. Classical sociological theory: expanding the foundation --
5. Charlotte Perkins Gilman --
6. Georg Simmel --
7. W.E.B. Du Bois --
8. George Herbert Mead --
pt. III. Twentieth-century sociological traditions --
9. Structural functionalism --
Talcott Parsons --
Robert K. Merton --
10. Critical theory --
Max Horkheimer --
Theodor Adorno --
Herbert Marcuse --
11. Exchange theory --
George Homans --
Peter Blau --
12. Symbolic interactionism and dramaturgy --
Erving Goffman --
Arlie Russell Hochschild --
13. Phenomenology --
Alfred Schutz --
Peter Berger --
Thomas Luckmann --
pt. IV. Broadening sociological theory --
14. Feminist Theory --
Dorothy Smith --
Patricia Hill Collins --
Judith Butler --
15. Poststructural and postmodern theories --
Michel Foucault --
Jean Baudrillard --
16. Contemporary theoretical syntheses --
Pierre Bourdieu --
Jurgen Habermas --
Anthony Giddens --
17. Global society --
Immanuel Wallerstein --
Edward Said.
Responsibility: Scott Appelrouth, Laura Desfor Edles.
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