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Illuminating Social Life Classical and Contemporary Theory Revisited

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ISBN-10: 0761987177

ISBN-13: 9780761987178

Edition: 2nd 2001

Authors: Peter Kivisto

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With contributions by leading scholars, this book shows how classical and contemporary social theories can be used to shed new light on such topics as the Internet, the world of work, fast food restaurants, prostitution, shopping malls, alcohol use, body building, sales and service, and new religious movements.
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/21/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.21" long
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Peter Kivisto is Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare at Augustana College and Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku. His current research involves a collaborative project on multiculturalism with colleagues in Finland. His interests include immigration, social integration, citizenship, and religion. Among his recent books are Key Ideas in Sociology (2011), Illuminating Social Life (2011); Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration (2010, with Thomas Faist); Citizenship: Discourse, Theory and Transnational Prospects (2007, with Thomas Faist); and Intersecting Inequalities…    

Classical Sociological Theory
Working Longer, Living Less
Understanding Marx through the Workplace Today
The Weberian Theory of Rationalization and the McDonaldization of Contemporary Society
Surfing the Net for Community
A Durkheimian Analysis of Electronic Gatherings
Alcohol-Related Windows on Simmel's Social World
Contemporary Theories and Their Connections To The Classics
Criminalizing Transgressing Youth
A Neofunctionalist Analysis of Institution Building
Why Do African-Americans Pay More for New Cars? A Structural Explanation
Critical Theory, Legitimation Crisis and the Deindustrialization of Flint, Michigan
The Socially Constructed Body
Insights from Feminist Theory
Pretty Woman, Ugly Man
Interpretivism and the Study of Prostitution
Goffman's Dramaturgical Sociology
Personal Sales and Service in a Commodified World
The 'New' Means of Consumption
A Postmodern Analysis
Globalization and Religious Fundamentalism