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Contemporary Sociological Theory Expanding the Classical Tradition

ISBN-10: 0137876564

ISBN-13: 9780137876563

Edition: 5th 1999

Authors: Ruth A. Wallace, Alison Wolf

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For one-semester, junior/senior-level courses in Contemporary Sociological Theory, or in a Classical and Contemporary Theory course. This text examines the assumptions and concepts of the five major sociological theories and the classical roots of the modern theories. It focuses specifically on functionalism, conflict theory, theories of rational choice, symbolic interactionism, and phenomenology.
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Book details

List price: $67.20
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/18/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The Understanding Of Society
Functionalism
Talcott Parsons: Grand Theory
Robert K. Merton: Middle-Range Theory
Neofunctionalism
Conflict Theory
Conflict Theory and the Critique of Society
Conflict Theory and Analytic Sociology: The Legacy of Max Weber
Evolution And Modernity: Macrosociological Perspectives
Karl Marx and the Classless Society
Talcott Parsons's Evolutionary Model
Jurgen Habermas: Rationalization and Communicative Action
Anthony Giddens: Structuration Theory and High Modernity
Symbolic Interactionism
George Herbert Mead: The Self
Herbert Blumer: Interpretation and Methodology
Erving Goffman: Dramaturgy and the Interaction Order
Arlie Russell Hochschild and Patricia Hill Collins: Expanding the Horizons of Symbolic Interactionism
Phenomenology
Harold Garfinkel: The Founder of Ethnomethodology
Peter Berger: The Social Construction of Reality
Dorothy E. Smith: Feminist Standpoint Theory
Theories Of Rational Choice
Rational Choice, Social Exchange, and Individual Behavior
Rational Choice and the Analysis of Social Structure
James Coleman and the Foundations of Social Theory
Rediscovering The Body: The Sociology Of The Body And Sociobiology
The Sociology of the Body
Sociobiology
Conclusion: Evaluating Sociological Theory
The Future of Sociological Theory: Modernism and Postmodernism
Social Theory and Understanding: The Value of Multiple Perspectives
Selected Bibliography
Index