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Sociological theory

Author: George Ritzer; Jeffrey Stepnisky
Publisher: New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Ninth editionView all editions and formats
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"The ninth edition of Sociological Theory by George Ritzer gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought. Key theories are integrated with biographical sketches of theorists, and are placed in their historical and intellectual context. Written by one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, this text helps students better understand the original works of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Ritzer; Jeffrey Stepnisky
ISBN: 9780078027017 0078027012 9781259010835 125901083X
OCLC Number: 815758305
Description: xx, 671 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: PART I Classical Sociological Theory --
CHAPTER 1 A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Early Years --
CHAPTER 2 Karl Marx --
CHAPTER 3 Emile Durkheim --
CHAPTER 4 Max Weber --
CHAPTER 5 Georg Simmel --
PART II Modern Sociological Theory: The Major Schools --
CHAPTER 6 A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Later Years --
CHAPTER 7 Structural Functionalism, Systems Theory, and Conflict Theory --
CHAPTER 8 Varieties of Neo-Marxian Theory --
CHAPTER 9 Symbolic Interactionism --
CHAPTER 10 Ethnomethodology --
CHAPTER 11 Exchange, Network, and Rational Choice Theories --
CHAPTER 12 Contemporary Feminist Theory --
PART III Recent Integrative Developments in Sociological Theory --
CHAPTER 13 Micro-Macro and Agency-Structure Integration --
PART IV From Modern to Postmodern Social Theory (and Beyond) --
CHAPTER 14 Contemporary Theories of Modernity --
CHAPTER 15 Globalization Theory --
CHAPTER 16 Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and Postmodern Social Theory --
CHAPTER 17 Social Theory in the Twenty-First Century.
Responsibility: George Ritzer, Jeffrey Stepnisky.

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