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Handbook of Sociological Theory : Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research - Jonathan H. Turner

Handbook of Sociological Theory

Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research

By: Jonathan H. Turner (Editor)

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This wide-ranging handbook presents in-depth discussions on the array of subspecialties that comprise the field of sociological theory. Prominent theorists working in a variety of traditions discuss methodologies and strategies; the cultural turn in sociological theorizing; interaction processes; theorizing from the systemic and macro level; new directions in evolutionary theorizing; power, conflict, and change; and theorizing from assumptions of rationality.

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"This handbook is a marvelous accomplishment. Organized in seven sections, it skillfully captures, maps, and interprets the wide range of theory that now operates in the discipline. Each of its 31 chapters is carefully crafted by a master theorist. [...] This is a glittering gallery of sociological theory written by the preeminent theorists working in the field today [...] there are gemlike chapters that show creative theorists at work, doing what good theorists do best, which is figuring out how the social world works." (American Journal of Sociology, 2003)





"Instead of compiling a compendium of old, dusty standards, Turner gathered the newest, most-viable theories in sociology, `with an eye to capturing the diversity of theoretical activity.' ... From methodological and empirical concerns to cultural and communicative concepts, as well as computational and postmodern approaches, The Handbook of Sociology Theory covers the gamut of modern sociological research. ... will take one a long way to understanding the history and the current thoughts of sociology and the social sciences." (Roy Christopher, frontwheeldrive.com, January, 2007)

Sociological Theory Todayp. 1
Theoretical Methodologies and Strategies
What Makes Sciences "Scientific?"p. 21
Formal Theoryp. 37
Computational Approaches to Sociological Theorizingp. 69
The Critical Dimension in Sociological Theoryp. 85
Metatheorizing in Sociology: The Basic Parameters and the Potential Contributions of Postmodernismp. 113
The Cultural Turn in Sociological Theorizing
The Strong Program in Cultural Theory: Elements of a Structural Hermeneuticsp. 135
Postmodern Social Theoryp. 151
Culture and Identityp. 171
Alley Art: Can We ... See ... at Last, the End of Ontology?p. 187
Theorizing Interaction Processes
Traditional Symbolic Interactionism, Role Theory, and Structural Symbolic Interactionism: The Road to Identity Theoryp. 211
Role Theoryp. 233
The Emotional/Relational World: Shame and the Social Bondp. 255
Action Theoryp. 269
Accounts of Conduct in Interaction: Interruption, Overlap, and Turn-Takingp. 287
Inequality, Status, and the Construction of Status Beliefsp. 323
Theorizing from the Systemic and Macrolevel
Macrostructural Theoryp. 343
The Return of Grand Theoryp. 353
Systems Theoryp. 379
New Directions in Evolutionary Theorizing
Sociobiological Theorizing: Evolutionary Sociologyp. 405
Evolutionary Theorizingp. 435
Theorizing on Power, Conflict, and Change
Sociological Marxismp. 459
Weberian Theory Today: The Public Facep. 487
Conflict Theory and Interaction Rituals: The Microfoundations of Conflict Theoryp. 509
Resource Mobilization Theory: Vigorous or Outmoded?p. 533
Historical Analysis of Political Processesp. 567
World-Systems Theoryp. 589
Theoretical Understandings of Gender: A Third of a Century of Feminist Thought in Sociologyp. 613
Theorizing from Assumptions of Rationality
Social Rationality versus Rational Egoismp. 635
Comparison Theoryp. 669
Exchange and Power: Issues of Structure and Agencyp. 699
Indexp. 721
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ISBN: 9780306465543
ISBN-10: 030646554X
Series: Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 745
Published: 30th November 2001
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 17.15  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.78