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Emergence of Sociological Theory

ISBN-10: 0495127280
ISBN-13: 9780495127284
Edition: 6th 2007
List price: $248.95
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Description: This scholarly text covers the first one hundred years of sociological theorizing, from 1830-1930, focusing primarily on Comte, Spencer, Marx, Weber, Simmel, Durkheim, and Mead. The text provides an in-depth examination of these early sociological  More...

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Book details

List price: $248.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/29/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.40" wide x 9.30" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.430

This scholarly text covers the first one hundred years of sociological theorizing, from 1830-1930, focusing primarily on Comte, Spencer, Marx, Weber, Simmel, Durkheim, and Mead. The text provides an in-depth examination of these early sociological theorists with biographical background, analysis of key works, major influences, critical insights, and also answers the question, "What do these ideas tell us about the basic forces that shape the social world?" Posing this question for each theorist adds a unique perspective to the text and distinguishes it from other sociological theory books. In addition, it also includes material on the enduring models and principles of the theorists' work that continue to inform sociological theory today.

Jonathan H. Turner (PhD, Cornell University) is Distinguished Professor of sociology at the University of California at Riverside and University Professor for the University of California. The leading authority on sociological theory, Dr. Turner is the author of 38 influential books, which have been published in twelve different languages, as well as the author of many research articles in numerous journals and books.

Leonard Beeghley (PhD, University of California at Riverside) is professor of sociology, emeritus, at the University of Florida. He is the author of a number of books, primarily in the area of stratification and social policy issues. He has written many articles in research journals and has served in editorial positions for several publishers. He has served on committees within the American Sociological Association.

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