Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory

Text and Readings
Author: Scott Appelrouth,Laura Desfor Edles
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 076192793X
Category: Social Science
Page: 883
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This unique hybrid of text and readings combines the major writings of sociology’s core classical and contemporary theorists with an historical as well as theoretical framework for understanding them. This novel approach provides students the analytical guidance necessary to interpret the readings. No other theory text combines such "student-friendly" explanation and analysis with original theoretical works.

Sociological Theory in the Classical Era

Text and Readings
Author: Laura Desfor Edles,Scott Appelrouth
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483300994
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
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Trained at UCLA and at NYU respectively, Laura Desfor Edles and Scott Appelrouth were frustrated by their inability to find a sociological theory text that could inspire enthusiasm in undergraduate students while providing them with analytical tools for understanding theory and exposing them to original writings from pivotal theorists. They developed this widely used text/reader to fill that need. Sociological Theory in the Classical Era introduces students to original major writings from sociology's key classical theorists. It also provides a thorough framework for understanding these challenging readings. For each theorist, the authors give a biographical sketch, discuss intellectual influences and core ideas, and offer contemporary examples and applications of those ideas. Introductions to every reading provide additional background on their structure and significance. This book also makes frequent use of photos, diagrams, tables, and charts to help illustrate important concepts.

Sociological Theory in the Contemporary Era

Text and Readings
Author: Scott Appelrouth,Laura Desfor Edles
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 141298761X
Category: Education
Page: 676
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Sociological Theory in the Contemporary Era, Second Edition, combines well-edited, important original writings from sociology’s core contemporary theorists with introductory text that provides a historical and theoretical framework for understanding them. Authors Scott Appelrouth and Laura Desfor Edles use this unique text/reader approach to introduce students to contemporary sociological theory in a lively and engaging fashion. The text/reader provides not only a biographical and theoretical summary of each theorist’s works but also an overarching scaffolding that students can use to examine, compare, and contrast each theorist’s major themes and concepts. The book also offers discussions of past social and intellectual milieus to provide a holistic picture of the development of the theories discussed.

Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory, Text and Readings

Sociology, Sociology
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467219614
Category: Education
Page: 240
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory, Text and Readings. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Contemporary Sociological Theory


Author: Craig Calhoun
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470655666
Category: Social Science
Page: 620
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Complements Classical sociological theory.

Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots

The Basics
Author: George Ritzer,Jeffrey Stepnisky
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506339409
Category: Social Science
Page: 440
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Now with SAGE Publishing, Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots: The Basics, is a brief survey of sociology's major theorists and theoretical approaches, from the Classical founders to the present. With updated scholarship in the new Fifth Edition, authors George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky connect many theorists and schools of thought together under broad headings that offer students a synthesized view of sociological theory. This text is perfect for those who want an accessible overview of the entire tradition of sociological thinking, with an emphasis on the contemporary relevance of theory.

Classical Sociological Theory


Author: Craig Calhoun
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470655674
Category: Social Science
Page: 557
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Complements Contemporary sociological theory.

Illuminating Social Life


Author: Peter Kivisto
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452217823
Category: Social Science
Page: 418
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The sixth edition of Peter Kivisto's popular anthology, Illuminating Social Life, continues to demonstrate to students how social theories can help them make sense of the swirling events and perplexing phenomena that they encounter in their daily lives. A perfect complement for sociological theory courses, this updated edition includes 13 original essays by leading scholars in the field that help students better understand and appreciate the relevance of social theory. Once again, Peter Kivisto's collection illuminates the connection between sociological theory and the realities that students are faced with every day —from the Internet, alcohol use, and body building to shopping malls, the working world, and fast-food restaurants

Contemporary Sociological Theory

An Integrated Multi-Level Approach
Author: Doyle Paul Johnson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387765220
Category: Social Science
Page: 630
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This volume is designed as a basic text for upper level and graduate courses in contemporary sociological theory. Most sociology programs require their majors to take at least one course in sociological theory, sometimes two. A typical breakdown is between classical and contemporary theory. Theory is perhaps one of the bro- est areas of sociological inquiry and serves as a foundation or framework for more specialized study in specific substantive areas of the field. In addition, the study of sociological theory can readily be related to various aspects of other social science disciplines as well. From the very beginning sociology has been characterized by alternative theoretical perspectives. Classical theory includes the European founding figures of the dis- pline whose works were produced during the later half of the nineteenth century and the first couple of decades of the twentieth century plus early American th- rists. For most of the second half of the twentieth century, a fairly high consensus has developed among American sociologists regarding these major founders, p- ticularly with regard to the works of Durkheim and Weber in analyzing the overall society and of Simmel in analyzing social interaction processes. Since the late 1960s and early 1970s the influence of Marx has also been recognized. Recent decades have also witnessed an increased emphasis on the important contributions of several pioneering feminist perspectives in the early years of sociology.

Contemporary Sociological Theory


Author: Bert N Adams,Rosalind Ann Sydie
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9780761987819
Category: Social Science
Page: 281
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"The strengths of this text are the breadth of theories covered; the integration of gender-related topics3⁄4 family, work, religion; the use of substantial quotes from primary texts; the consistent inclusion of methodological issues....I have no doubt that it will find a solid position in the field of theory texts." --Kathleen Slobin, North Dakota State University

Sociological Theory


Author: Bert N. Adams,R. A. Sydie
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9780761985570
Category: Social Science
Page: 612
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This concise text, covers both classical and contemporary social thought. It traces the major schools of thought over the past 150 years as they appear and reappear in different chapters and looks at important new voices in social theory. The treatment of individual theories and theorists is balanced with the development of key themes and ideas about social life.

Contemporary Sociological Theory


Author: Ruth A. Wallace,Alison Wolf,David Wagner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780205836246
Category:
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Contemporary Sociological Theory


Author: Jonathan H. Turner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452203458
Category: Social Science
Page: 749
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Written by award-winning scholar Jonathan H Turner, this is a comprehensive, in-depth and detailed review of present-day theory in sociology.

Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory Readers


Author: Craig Calhoun
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781118438725
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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This set contains the two authoritative textbooks Contemporary Sociological Theory, 3rd Edition and Classical Sociological Theory, 3rd Edition. The third edition of Contemporary Sociological Theory is the definitive guide to current perspectives and approaches in the field, examining key topics and debates in the field. The new edition of Classical Sociological Theory explores the roots of sociology from its undisciplined beginnings to its current influence on contemporary sociological debate.

Introduction to Sociological Theory

Theorists, Concepts, and their Applicability to the Twenty-First Century
Author: Michele Dillon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118471911
Category: Social Science
Page: 592
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The extensively revised and updated second edition combines carefully chosen primary quotes with wide-ranging discussion and everyday illustrative examples to provide an in-depth introduction to classical and contemporary sociological theory. Combines classical and contemporary theory in a single, integrated text Short biographies and historical timelines of significant events provide context to theorists' ideas Innovatively builds on excerpts from original theoretical writings with detailed discussion of the concepts and ideas under review Includes new examples of current social processes in China, South Korea, India, Latin America, the Middle East, and other non-Western societies Additional resources, available at www.wiley.com/go/dillon, include multiple choice and essay questions, PowerPoint slides with multimedia links to content illustrative of sociological processes, a list of complementary primary readings, a quotation bank, and other background materials

An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion

Classical and Contemporary Perspectives
Author: Inger Furseth,Pål Repstad
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351958666
Category: Religion
Page: 252
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Is it true that religion is weakening in modern times, or are we facing religious resurgence? What is fundamentalism? How does it emerge and grow? What role does religion play in ethnic and national conflicts? Is religion a fundamental driving force or do political leaders use religion for their own purposes? Do all religions oppress women? These are some of the questions addressed in this book. An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion provides an overview of sociological theories of contemporary religious life. Some chapters are organized according to topic. Others offer brief presentations of classical and contemporary sociologists from Karl Marx to Zygmunt Bauman and their perspectives on social life, including religion. Throughout the book, illustrations and examples are taken from several religious traditions.

Understanding Modern Sociology


Author: Wes Sharrock,John A Hughes,Peter J. Martin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761957072
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
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The authors of the bestselling 'Understanding classical sociology' present the companion volume dealing with the modern period of social theory.

Restoring the Classic in Sociology

Traditions, Texts and the Canon
Author: Alan R. How
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349583480
Category: Social Science
Page: 260
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This book demonstrates that classical sociology is essential to cutting-edge debates in the contemporary social sciences. It has become fashionable to play down the importance of the classic text in sociology and critique the ideas of Weber, Marx and Durkheim as ideologically outdated. The author mounts a strong challenge to this view, criticising such notions as de-traditionalization, structuration and postmodernism, emphasizing instead the relevance of habit, re-traditionalization, and social integration across time. Arguing that sociology has eliminated the importance of the past, history, and tradition in favour of the transience of the present, he revisits the Habermas-Gadamer debate to argue that tradition is the ground of the classic, and the classic something that must prove itself anew in subsequent situations. He uses the work of Durkheim, Simmel and Weber to illustrate this process. Making a distinction between ‘classic’ and ‘canon’ which parallels that between ‘agency’ and ‘structure’, he allows the reader to appreciate the separate value of both. This major contribution to the field is essential reading for scholars and students of sociology and social theory.

Sociological Theory and the Environment

Classical Foundations, Contemporary Insights
Author: Riley E. Dunlap
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742501867
Category: Social Science
Page: 357
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This comprehensive survey and assessment of sociological theories of the relations between societies and their 'natural' biophysical environment touches on and addresses virtually all of the major perspectives, focal points, and debates in environmental sociology today. At the same time, the book aims to go beyond an inventory of environmental sociological theory by stressing how new ground can be broken in the articulation of environmental sociology with major classical and contemporary sociological theories.

Theoretical Sociology

A Concise Introduction to Twelve Sociological Theories
Author: Jonathan H. Turner
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321258
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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What can sociological theory tell us about the basic forces that shape our world? With clarity and authority, Theoretical Sociology: A Concise Introduction to Twelve Sociological Theories, by leading theorist Jonathan H. Turner, seeks to answer this question through a brief, yet in-depth examination of twelve major sociological theories. Readers are given an opportunity to explore the foundational premise of each theory and key elements that make it distinctive. The book draws on biographical background, analysis of important works, historical influences, and other critical insights to help readers make the important connections between these monumental sociological theories and the social world in which we live. This concise resource is a perfect complement to any course that seeks to examine both classic and contemporary sociological theory.