Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory Text and Readings

ISBN-10: 076192793X
ISBN-13: 9780761927938
Edition: 2008
List price: $93.00
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Book details

List price: $93.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 912
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.300
Language: English

Ahybrid of text and readings that provides both original works and a theoretical and historical framework for understanding them, this unique text/ reader format helps motivate students by presenting readings within an accessible, helpful framework to help minimize theanxiety thatoften surrounds theory courses. Key Features: · Text plus readings in a unique "hybrid format. The text provides students the analytical guidance necessary to interpret the readings. A metatheoretical framework is presented in Ch.1 to give students a framework to better understand the theoretical perspectives. Discussion questions conclude each chapter. Features photos of not only the theorists, but of historical as well as contemporary applications of theories. Intended Audience This is a book that will be used in acourse where the breadth of the development of sociological theory is covered in one semester.

Laura Desfor Edles is the author of Symbol and Ritual in the New Spain (Cambridge University Press, 1998), and Cultural Sociology in Practice (Blackwell Publishers, 2002). She received her Ph.D. from UCLA in 1990, where she was studied under Professor Jeffrey C. Alexander, one of the most acclaimed theorists in the world today. Professor Edles has been teaching theory courses (at both the graduate and undergraduate level) for over ten years using xeroxed versions of the proposed book. She has also given presentations at conferences on her particular method for teaching theory. These presentations have always been warmly received.

Scott Appelrouth (PhD, New York University, 2000) is Professor at California Statenbsp;University, Northridge. His interests include sociological theory, cultural sociology, andnbsp;social movements. He has taught classical and contemporary theory at both the graduatenbsp;and undergraduate levels, and has published several articles in research- and teaching-orientednbsp;journals on social movements, theory, and the controversies over jazz during the 1920s and rap during the 1980s. His current research focuses on political discourse innbsp;American party platforms.

List of Images
List of Figures and Tables
About the Authors
Preface
Introduction
Foundations of Classical Sociological Theory
Karl Marx
�mile Durkheim
Max Weber
Classical Sociological Theory: Expanding The Foundation
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Georg Simmel
W.E.B. Du Bois
George Herbert Mead
Twentieth-Century Sociological Traditions
Structural Functionalism
Talcott Parsons
Robert K. Merton
Critical Theory
Max Horkheimer
Theodor Adorno
Herbert Marcuse
Exchange Theory
George Homans
Symbolic Interactionism and Dramaturgy
Erving Goffman
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Phenomenology
Alfred Schutz
Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann
Broadening Sociological Theory
Feminist Theory
Dorothy Smith
Patricia Hill Collins
Judith Butler
Poststructural and Postmodern Theories
Michel Foucault
Jean Baudrillard
Contemporary Theoretical Syntheses
Pierre Bourdieu
J�rgen Habermas
Anthony Giddens
The Global Society
Immanuel Wallerstein
Edward Said
References
Image Source Information
Index

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