Contemporary Sociological Theory


Author: Craig Calhoun,Joseph Gerteis,James Moody,Steven Pfaff,Indermohan Virk
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 140514856X
Category: Social Science
Page: 504
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This meticulous collection of contemporary sociological theory is the definitive guide to current perspectives and approaches in the field, examining current key topics in the field such as such as symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, structuralism, network theory, critical theory, feminist theory, and the debates over modernity and postmodernity. Includes the work of major figures including Foucault, Giddens, Bourdieu, Bauman, and Habermas Organized thematically, with editorial introductions to put the readings into theoretical perspective New selected readings bring the book up to date

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.

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

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.

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.

The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory


Author: Bryan S. Turner
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631213666
Category: Social Science
Page: 592
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The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory (Second Edition) builds on the success of the first edition by adding four completely new chapters. Retained material from the first edition has been revised, extended, and updated and coverage of feminism expanded into two chapters. The book provides insights to the traditions of classical social thought as well as the major debates and developments in contemporary social theory with 18 original essays by the world's leading social theorists.

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory


Author: Bryan S. Turner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144430500X
Category: Social Science
Page: 640
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A comprehensive new collection covering the principal traditions and critical contemporary issues of social theory. Builds on the success of The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, second edition with substantial revisions, entirely new contributions, and a fresh editorial direction Explores contemporary areas such as actor network theory, social constructionism, human rights and cosmopolitanism Includes chapters on demography, science and technology studies, and genetics and social theory Emphasizes key areas of sociology which have had an important impact in shaping the discipline as a whole

Introducing Social Theory


Author: Pip Jones,Liz Bradbury
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509505083
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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This revised edition of this extremely popular introduction to social theory has been carefully and thoroughly updated with the latest developments in this continually changing field. Written in a refreshingly lucid and engaging style, Introducing Social Theory provides readers with a wide-ranging, well organized and thematic introduction to all the major thinkers, issues and debates in classical and contemporary social theory. Introducing Social Theory traces the development of social theorizing from the classical ideas about modernity of Durkheim, Marx and Weber, right up to a uniquely accessible review of the contemporary theoretical controversies in sociology that surround post-colonialism, gender and feminist theories, and public sociology. The ideal textbook for students of sociology at all levels, from A-level to undergraduates, Introducing Social Theory is remarkably easy to follow and understand. This new edition lives up to its predecessors' goal that students need never be intimidated by social theory again.

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
View: 9042
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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

The Blackwell Companion to Major Contemporary Social Theorists


Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047099990X
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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The Blackwell Companion to Major Contemporary Social Theorists is a survey of contemporary social theory that focuses on the thinkers themselves. In original essays especially commissioned for this volume, leading experts and practitioners examine the life and work of 13 major theorists such as Elias, Baudrillard, Giddens, and Butler. Includes 13 original essays by leading scholars on major contemporary social theorists. Covers key figures such as Elias, Goffman, Foucault, Habermas, Giddens, Bourdieu, and Butler. Essays include biographical sketches, the social and intellectual context, and the impact of the thinker's work on social theory generally. Includes bibliographies of the theorist's most important works as well as key secondary works. Can be used in conjunction with The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theorists, edited by George Ritzer, for a complete reference source in social theory.

The Social Movements Reader

Cases and Concepts
Author: Jeff Goodwin,James M. Jasper
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118729951
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
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Providing a unique blend of cases, concepts, and essential readings The Social Movements Reader, Third Edition, delivers key classic and contemporary articles and book selections from around the world. Includes the latest research on contemporary movements in the US and abroad, including the Arab spring, Occupy, and the global justice movement Provides original texts, many of them classics in the field, which have been edited for the non-technical reader Combines the strengths of a reader and a textbook with selected readings and extensive editorial material Sidebars offer concise definitions of key terms, as well as biographies of famous activists and chronologies of several key movements Requires no prior knowledge about social movements or theories of social movements

Contemporary Social Theory

An Introduction
Author: Anthony Elliott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134083238
Category: Philosophy
Page: 416
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In this comprehensive, stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott examines the major social theoretical traditions. The first edition set new standards for introductory textbooks, such was the far-reaching sweep of social theorists discussed – including Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida, Anthony Giddens, Pierre Bourdieu, Julia Kristeva, Jurgen Habermas, Judith Butler, Slavoj Zizek, Manuel Castells, Ulrich Beck, Zygmunt Bauman, Giorgio Agamben and Manuel De Landa. From the Frankfurt School to globalization, from feminism to the network society, this new edition has been fully revised and updated, taking into account the most recent developments in social theory. The second edition also contains a completely new chapter on classical social theory, allowing students to contextualise the modern debates. Like its predecessor, the second edition of Contemporary Social Theory combines stylish exposition with reflective social critique and original insights. This new edition will prove a superb textbook with which to navigate the twists and turns of contemporary social theory as taught in the disciplines of sociology, politics, history, cultural studies and many more.

The Blackwell Reader in Contemporary Social Theory


Author: Anthony Elliott
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631206507
Category: Social Science
Page: 412
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The Blackwell Reader in Contemporary Social Theory provides a comprehensive and exciting introduction to the major developments, debates, and schools of thought in social theory today.

The Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists


Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631207108
Category: Social Science
Page: 752
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The Companion to Major Social Theorists offers a broad-ranging survey of classical and contemporary social theory. In original essays especially commissioned for this volume, leading experts and practitioners examine the life and work of 25 major theorists, discussing the social and intellectual context of their writings and offering an analysis of the impact of their work over time. Includes 25 original essays on major classical and contemporary social theorists Contributions are especially commissioned for this volume, and are by leading experts and practitioners in the field Covers the key figures who shaped classical social theory, such as Marx, Weber and Durkheim, as well as figures such as Martineau, DuBois, and Simmel Dedicates coverage is given to contemporary social theorists, including Goffman, Elias, Foucault, Giddens, Bourdieu and Butler Essays include biographical sketches, the social and intellectual context, and the impact of the theorist's work on social theory Includes bibliographies of the theorist's most important works as well as key secondary works Edited by a leading figure in social theory, this volume provides an outstanding one-volume reference source in social theory.

Contested Knowledge

Social Theory Today
Author: Steven Seidman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119167590
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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In the sixth edition of Contested Knowledge, social theorist Steven Seidman presents the latest topics in social theory and addresses the current shift of 'universalist theorists' to networks of clustered debates. Responds to current issues, debates, and new social movements Reviews sociological theory from a contemporary perspective Reveals how the universal theorist and the era of rival schools has been replaced by networks of clustered debates that are relatively 'autonomous' and interdisciplinary Features updates and in-depth discussions of the newest clustered debates in social theory—intimacy, postcolonial nationalism, and the concept of 'the other' Challenges social scientists to renew their commitment to the important moral and political role social knowledge plays in public life

Introducing Social Theory


Author: Pip Jones,Liz Bradbury
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509505083
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
View: 7099
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This revised edition of this extremely popular introduction to social theory has been carefully and thoroughly updated with the latest developments in this continually changing field. Written in a refreshingly lucid and engaging style, Introducing Social Theory provides readers with a wide-ranging, well organized and thematic introduction to all the major thinkers, issues and debates in classical and contemporary social theory. Introducing Social Theory traces the development of social theorizing from the classical ideas about modernity of Durkheim, Marx and Weber, right up to a uniquely accessible review of the contemporary theoretical controversies in sociology that surround post-colonialism, gender and feminist theories, and public sociology. The ideal textbook for students of sociology at all levels, from A-level to undergraduates, Introducing Social Theory is remarkably easy to follow and understand. This new edition lives up to its predecessors' goal that students need never be intimidated by social theory again.

Social Theory and the Politics of Identity


Author: Craig Calhoun
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781557864734
Category: Social Science
Page: 364
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New social movements of the post-war era have brought to prominence the idea that identity can be a crucial focus for political struggle. Linked to an increasing recognition that social theory itself must put the politics of identity on center stage, this volume impels social theorists not only to make sense of the "world out there", but also to make sense of differences within the discourse of theory.

The Virtual Self

A Contemporary Sociology
Author: Ben Agger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470775173
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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The Virtual Self is an engaging and exciting text that addresses issues relating to our rapidly changing society, social structure, and communication needs. In doing so, it addresses major issues in sociology that inform virtually all of a student’s course work. Introduces students to concepts of the self and society in an age of rapid technology and high speed communication Examines the relationship between everyday life and social structure in key domains of communication, personality, work/family, leisure and entertainment, and economics Written in a lively, engaging style for readers without a sociological background

The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theorists


Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470999888
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
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The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theorists provides a comprehensive review of classical social theory. Containing original essays especially commissioned for this volume, leading experts and practitioners examine the life and work of 12 major theorists. Includes 12 original essays by leading scholars on major classical social theorists Covers the key figures who shaped social theory, such as Marx, Weber and Durkheim, as well as additional classical theorists such as Harriet Martineau and W. E. B. Du Bois Essays include biographical sketches, the social and intellectual context, and the impact of the thinker's work on social theory generally Includes bibliographies of the theorist's most important works as well as key secondary works Can be used in conjunction with The Blackwell Companion to Major Contemporary Social Theorists, edited by George Ritzer, for a complete reference source in social theory

Capitalism and Modern Social Theory

An Analysis of the Writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber
Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107268044
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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Giddens's analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Weber has become the classic text for any student seeking to understand the three thinkers who established the basic framework of contemporary sociology. The first three sections of the book, based on close textual examination of the original sources, contain separate treatments of each writer. The author demonstrates the internal coherence of their respective contributions to social theory. The concluding section discusses the principal ways in which Marx can be compared with the other two authors, and discusses misconceptions of some conventional views on the subject.