Social Lens An Invitation to Social and Sociological Theory

ISBN-10: 1412978343
ISBN-13: 9781412978347
Edition: 2nd 2011
Authors: Kenneth D. Allan
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Book details

List price: $104.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 680
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

Kenneth Allan is Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of California at Riverside, 1995). Most recent teaching is in the areas of: Sociological Theory, Social Psychology, and Sociology of Culture.nbsp; He has published numerous articles in theory, and a book in 1998, The Meaning of Culture, explicating cultural theory.nbsp; He also contributed to Turner�s last two editions of The Structure of Sociological Theory.nbsp; Over the past eight years he has taught well over 30 courses in social theory.

Acknowledgments
Modernity and the Sociological Response
Sociology, Theory, and the Modern Agenda
The Evolution of Society
Contradictions in Capitalism
The Irrationality of Rationality
The Problem With Diversity
The Modern Person
George Herbert Mead (1863-1931)
Georg Simmel (1858-1918)
The Challenges of Gender and Race
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963)
Mid-Twentieth Century Sociological Theory
Structural Functionalism
Analytical Functionalism
Empirical Functionalism
Conflict Theory
The Functional Consequences of Conflict
Power and Dialectical Change
Emotion and the World in Conflict
Structures of Racial and Gender Inequality
The Declining Significance of Race
Structures of Gender Inequality
Exchange Theory
Elementary Forms of Social Behavior
Social Exchanges and Power
Ritualized Exchanges
The Late Modern Person and the Situation
Performing the Self
Organizing Ordinary Life
The Language and Reality of the Self
Critical Theory
Contemporary New Visions and Critiques
Toward a New Vision of Society
Structuration and Modernity
Constructivist Structuralism and Class
Globalizing Systems
Global Capitalism
The Network Society
Upsetting Reality
Defining the Possible and Impossible
The End of Everything
Politics of Identity
Gendered Consciousness
Race and Matrices of Domination
Race and Democracy
Glossary
References
Index
About the Author

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