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Contemporary Social Theory Investigation and Application

ISBN-10: 0131837567
ISBN-13: 9780131837560
Edition: 2005
Authors: Tim Delaney
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Book details

List price: $149.60
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/22/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Contemporary Social Theory: Investigation and Application begins with an examination of social theory and is followed by a review of the major schools of thought. It provides an in-depth analysis and examination of social theory and its relevancy to social society in general. Each of the chapters on the major schools of thought review the basic tenets along with a discussion of some of the major theorists found in each school, their influences, and their concepts and contributions to social theory. Each of these chapters concludes with a relevancy section which serves as a review of the theory and offers criticisms of the school of thought. The application of these concepts and contributions are found throughout each chapter. An interesting and thoughtful book for those interested in the history, present, and future of social theory.

Tim Delaney is Associate Professor and Department Chair at the State University of New York at Oswego. He is the author of numerous books, including Classical and Contemporary Social Theory: Investigation and Application (2nd Edition 2012), and of many encyclopedia articles, journal articles, and book reviews.

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Edward Wilson, Sociobiology, and Evolutionary Theory
Functionalism
Conflict Theory
Symbolic Interactionism
Social Exchange Theory: George Homans, Peter Blau and Karen Cook
Ethnomethodology and Harold Garfinkel
Phenomenology: Edmund Husserl, Alfred Schutz, and Peter Berger
Feminist Theory
Critical Theory
Modern and Post-Modern Theory
George Ritzer
Jonathan H. Turner
Applying Social Theory to Future Society
Bibliography
Index

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