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Contemporary Sociology Theory and Its Classical Roots : The Basics - George Ritzer

Contemporary Sociology Theory and Its Classical Roots

The Basics

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This is the first textbook for sociological theory that is modeled after the texts routinely available for introductory sociology courses. It is concise (although it covers a lot of ground), written in a highly accessible fashion, and includes much of the pedagogy that one expects to find in an introductory text. The book stems from the need of some instructors for a short text to be used in one-semester courses in contemporary sociological theory, or sociological theory more generally. At least some students (and their instructors) have found other texts too long, too dense and too complex. This volume is not only short, but comparatively light (but not lightweight) and less technical.

Introduction Creating Sociological Theory Defining Sociological Theory Creating Sociological Theory: A More Realistic View Overview of the Book
Classical Theories-I Emile Durkheim
Classical Theories-II Georg Simmel Thorstein Veblen George Herbert Mead
Contemporary Grand Theories-I Structural Functionalism Conflict Theory Systems Theory
Contemporary Grand Theories-II Neo-Marxian Theory The Civilizing Process Colonizing the Lifeworld The Juggernaut of Modernity
Contemporary Theories of Everyday Life Symbolic Interactionism Dramaturgy Ethnomethodology Exchange Theory Rational Choice Theory
Contemporary Integrative Theories A More Integrated Exchange Theory Structuration Theory Culture and Agency Habitus and Field
Contemporary Feminist Theories
Postmodern Grand Theories The Transition from Industrial to Postindustrial Society Increasing Governmentality (and other Grand Theories) Postmodernity as Modernity’s Coming of Age The Rise of Consumer Society, Loss of Symbolic Exchange, and Increase in Simulations The Consumer Society and the New Means of Consumption Dromology Feminism and Postmodern Social Theory
Globalization Theory Major Contemporary Theorists on Globalization Cultural Theory Economic Theory Political Theory
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ISBN: 9780072349627
ISBN-10: 007234962X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 24th September 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41