• Social Science

Contemporary Sociological Theory


Author: Craig Calhoun
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470655666
Category: Social Science
Page: 620
View: 9228
Complements Classical sociological theory.

    • Social Science

Sociological Theory


Author: Bert N. Adams,R. A. Sydie
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9780761985570
Category: Social Science
Page: 612
View: 6695
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.

    • Political Science

Handbook of Sociological Theory


Author: Jonathan H. Turner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387324585
Category: Political Science
Page: 745
View: 5131
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.

    • Social Science

Essays in Sociological Theory


Author: Talcott Parsons
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439119211
Category: Social Science
Page: 460
View: 6346
Talcott Parsons needs little introduction to anyone acquainted with the literature of sociology. Few men have dominated their fields so much as Dr. Parsons does his. In this collection of nineteen essays, Dr. Parsons focuses his attention on subjects ranging from the social structure of Japan to propaganda and social control, from sociological aspects of Fascist movements to the place of psychoanalysis in society. Also dealt with are such topics as: The role of ideas in social action, the motivation of economic activities, American social structure, social classes and class conflict, and the prospects for contemporary sociological theory. The whole body of essays presented here belongs in the broad field of "application" of sociological theory. It stands in the line of scientific development of the most advanced techniques for sociological investigation and evaluation of data.

    • Social Science

The Emergence of Sociological Theory


Author: Jonathan H. Turner,Leonard Beeghley,Charles H. Powers
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1452206236
Category: Social Science
Page: 502
View: 3817
Now published by SAGE, this scholarly text covers the first one hundred years of sociological theorizing, from 1830-1930, focusing primarily on Comte, Spencer, Marx, Weber, Simmel, Durkheim, and Mead. The text provides an in-depth examination of these early sociological theorists with biographical background, analysis of key works, major influences, critical insights, and also answers the question, "What do these ideas tell us about the basic forces that shape the social world?" Posing this question for each theorist adds a unique perspective to the text and distinguishes it from other sociological theory books. In addition, it also includes material on the enduring models and principles of the theorists' work that continue to inform sociological theory today.

    • Social Science

Classical Sociological Theory


Author: Bert N. Adams,R A Sydie
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9780761987802
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
View: 1479
A concise, yet surprisingly comprehensive theory text, given the range of ideas, historical context, and theorists discussed. Unlike other books of the type, Classical Sociological Theory focuses on how the pivotal theories contributed not only to the development of the field, but also to the evolution of ideas concerning social life.

    • Social Science

Classical Sociological Theory


Author: Craig Calhoun
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470655674
Category: Social Science
Page: 557
View: 2290
Complements Contemporary sociological theory.

    • Philosophy

Weberian Sociological Theory


Author: Randall Collins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521314268
Category: Philosophy
Page: 356
View: 1427
A new interpretation of Weberian sociology, showing its relevance to current world isues.

    • Social Science

Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory

Visualizing Social Worlds
Author: Kenneth Allan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141299277X
Category: Social Science
Page: 465
View: 5604
In the Third Edition of Ken Allan's highly-praised Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory book, sociological theories and theorists are explored using a straightforward approach and conversational, jargon-free language. Filled with examples drawn from everyday life, this edition highlights diversity in contemporary society, exploring theories of race, gender, and sexuality that address some of today's most important social concerns. Through this textbook students will learn to think theoretically and apply to their own lives.

Sociological Theories


Author: N. Jayapalan
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788171569205
Category:
Page: 202
View: 1171
The Book Deals With All Aspects Of Sociological Theories In Detail From Auguste Compte To Arnold J. Toynbee. In The Introductory Chapter 1 Various Aspects Of Social Thought Have Been Described In An Excellent Manner. In The Following Chapters The Contributions Of Great Sociologists Like Auguste Compte, Karl Marx, Herbert Spencer, Sorokin, Max Weber, Cooley, Talcott Parsons, Vilfredo Pareto, Emile Durkheim, Ferdinand Tonnies, George Simmel, Thorstein Veblen, Robert K. Merton And Arnold J. Toynbee Have Been Discussed In A Clear And Lucid Way. Special Importance Has Been Given To Karl Marx And Emile Durkheim In Chapter 3 And 10 Respectively And Their Various Theories Have Been Given In A Graphic Manner So As To Meet The Requirements Of The Students Of Political Science And Public Administration In Particular And Other Students In General.

    • Social Science

Sociological Theory

Contemporary Debates
Author: John Scott
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781003343
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 6533
'With exemplary clarity, John Scott expertly guides us through key modern theorizations of social system and social action. Not only is Scott's assessment of recent attempts to synthesise these two dimensions of sociology's core dualism very useful for students and teachers of sociology, it represents a valuable theoretical contribution in its own right.' Gregor McLennan, University of Bristol, UK Acclaim for the first edition: 'Scott's thorough mastery of sociological theory is clearly evident in this work. Moreover, he is a gifted explicator of complex and frequently obfuscated theoretical positions. . . His scholarship here is first-rate, and his considered reflections deserve the attention of students and professional colleagues alike.' W.P. Nye, Choice, Outstanding Academic Book of the Year 1995 Sociological Theory, Second Edition is a lively and accessible introduction to contemporary sociological debates. With additional material on theoretical developments since 1995, this substantially updated work is a systematic and comprehensive text presenting clear arguments on the relative merits of the different positions taken within sociological theory. In this second edition John Scott has re-ordered the chapters and chapter sections to draw out a strong narrative on contention and convergence in sociological theory. A consideration of the work of Talcott Parsons sets the scene for subsequent debates on neofunctionalist, symbolic interactionist, rational choice, and conflict theories, together with recent developments in structuralism and post-structuralism. This second editon has been re-cast and updated to give a fuller discussion of the syntheses produced by Anthony Giddens and Jürgen Habermas, tracing their lineage back to Parsons's framework. It considers the various views of modern society depicted in these syntheses and it reviews the wider debates on modernity and post-modernity. The central argument of the book is that advances in sociological understanding arise from the synthesis of rival ideas, and it concludes with an exploration of those areas in which sociological theory is in need of further development. New features of the second edition include: greater prominence for neofunctionalism in relation to earlier structural-functional theories discussion of the theoretical ideas of Pierre Bourdieu expanded coverage of post-structuralist theoretical ideas in relation to structuralist theories positioning of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis in relation to earlier work on symbolic interactionism a stronger positioning of debates over modernity and post-modernity as extensions of general theoretical debates. Authoritative, comprehensive and written in a thoroughly accessible style, this text will have major appeal to students, researchers, teachers and specialists in sociological theory.

    • Social Science

Contemporary Sociological Theory


Author: Jonathan H. Turner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452203458
Category: Social Science
Page: 749
View: 1670
Written by award-winning scholar Jonathan H Turner, this is a comprehensive, in-depth and detailed review of present-day theory in sociology.

    • Social Science

Social Theory

Twenty Introductory Lectures
Author: Hans Joas,Wolfgang Knöbl
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316102084
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 6503
Social theory is the theoretical core of the social sciences, clearly distinguishable from political theory and cultural analysis. This book offers a unique overview of the development of social theory from the end of the Second World War in 1945 to the present day. Spanning the literature in English, French and German, it provides an excellent background to the most important social theorists and theories in contemporary sociological thought, with crisp summaries of the main books, arguments and controversies. It also deals with newly emerging schools from rational choice to symbolic interactionism, with new ambitious approaches (Habermas, Luhmann, Giddens, Bourdieu), structuralism and antistructuralism, critical revisions of modernization theory, feminism and neopragmatism. Written by two of the world's leading sociologists and based on their extensive academic teaching, this unrivalled work is ideal both for students in the social sciences and humanities and for anyone interested in contemporary theoretical debates.

    • Social Science

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: 704
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

    • Sociology

Sociological theory


Author: Mary MAYNARD
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: 102
View: 825
Surveys the topic of sociological theory, examining both general theory and specific trends such as positivism and Marxism.

    • Social Science

Trust

A Sociological Theory
Author: Piotr Sztompka
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521598507
Category: Social Science
Page: 214
View: 3799
Piotr Sztompka here presents a major work of social theory, which gives a comprehensive theoretical account of trust as a fundamental component of human actions. Professor Sztompka's detailed and systematic study takes account of the rich evolving research on trust, and provides conceptual and typological clarifications and explications of the notion itself, its meaning, foundations and functions. He offers an explanatory model of the emergence (or decay) of trust-cultures, and relates the theoretical to the historical by examining the collapse of communism in 1989 and the emergence of a post-communist social order. Piotr Sztompka illustrates and supports his claims with statistical data and his own impressive empirical study of trust, carried out in Poland at the end of the nineties. Trust: A Sociological Theory is a conceptually creative and elegant work in which scholars and students of sociology, political science and social philosophy will find much of interest.

    • Social Science

Sociological Theory and the Environment

Classical Foundations, Contemporary Insights
Author: Riley E. Dunlap
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742501867
Category: Social Science
Page: 357
View: 1452
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.

    • Social Science

Sociological Theory - A Contemporary View

How to Read, Criticize and Do Theory
Author: Neil J. Smelser
Publisher: Quid Pro Books
ISBN: 1610278984
Category: Social Science
Page: 154
View: 7603
A pithy and clear guide to the process of creating and evaluating theory in the social sciences. Using a simple model of theory creation and assessment--and applying it in depth to foundational and still-relevant social and economic theorists such as Durkheim, Marx and Parsons--Neil Smelser shows the way to a better understanding of what social, political, and similar theory is supposed to accomplish...and how it can be read critically. First appearing in 1971 as a monograph drawn from his undergraduate class on sociological theory, Dr. Smelser's how-to book is now presented in modern format and with his timeless examples and explanations. Featuring a new Preface by the author, as well as a new 2011 Foreword by Arlie Russell Hochschild, this book makes understanding the insides of a theoretical framework as clear as such a daunting feat can credibly be accomplished. Useful for students and researchers learning the tools to read all sorts of theory in a critical manner, its republication and new presentation bring Dr. Smelser's legendary course on social theory to a new generation. Quality ebook formatting includes active Table of Contents, linked footnotes, legible graphics, and linked Index of Sections. The original page numbers are embedded for continuity of citation and syllabi. Part of the Classics of the Social Sciences Series from Quid Pro Books. Available in digital and new paperback edition.

    • Reference

Key Problems of Sociological Theory


Author: John Rex
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415604982
Category: Reference
Page: 204
View: 6458
First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

    • Social Science

Sociological Theory


Author: George Ritzer,Jeffrey Stepnisky
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506337732
Category: Social Science
Page: 832
View: 2183
Now with SAGE Publishing, and co-authored by one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, the Tenth Edition of Sociological Theory by George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought, from sociology's origins through the early 21st century. Key theories are integrated with biographical sketches of theorists, and are placed in their historical and intellectual context. This text helps students better understand the original works of classical and modern theorists, and enables them to compare and contrast the latest substantive concepts. New to this Edition Chapter 1 now includes a discussion of colonialism as one of the forces that shaped modern society. The “Historical Sketch” chapters contain new material on the historical significance of early women founders, and on the contributions of W.E.B. Du Bois. Chapters on Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and Simmel now conclude with sections on contemporary applications of ideas from these 19th century thinkers. A new chapter focuses theories of race, racism, and colonialism, as well as theories about indigenous peoples and theories from the “Global South” that challenge the work of scholars from Europe and North America. The concluding chapter has a new section on theories of prosumption, one of the newest developments in consumer theory. New material on colonization, women classical theorists, and race theory, as well as new timelines, added to history chapters.