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

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.

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 traditionsand critical contemporary issues of social theory. Builds on the success of The Blackwell Companion to SocialTheory, second edition with substantial revisions, entirely newcontributions, 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 technologystudies, and genetics and social theory Emphasizes key areas of sociology which have had an importantimpact in shaping the discipline as a whole

Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots

The Basics

Author: George Ritzer,Jeffrey Stepnisky

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506339433

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 Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119250633

Category: Social Science

Page: 680

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Featuring a collection of original chapters by leading and emerging scholars, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology presents a comprehensive and balanced overview of the major topics and emerging trends in the discipline of sociology today. Features original chapters contributed by an international cast of leading and emerging sociology scholars Represents the most innovative and 'state-of-the-art' thinking about the discipline Includes a general introduction and section introductions with chapters summaries by the editor

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 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.

Sociological Theory

Author: George Ritzer,Jeffrey Stepnisky

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506337708

Category: Social Science

Page: 832

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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.

Modern Sociological Theory

Author: George Ritzer,Jeffrey Stepnisky

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506325610

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

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Now with SAGE Publishing, and co-authored by one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, the Eighth Edition of Modern Sociological Theory by George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky provides a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and theoretical schools, from the Structural Functionalism of early 20th century through the cutting-edge theories of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The integration of key theories with biographical sketches of theorists and the requisite historical and intellectual context helps students to better understand the original works of contemporary thinkers. New to this Edition 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. New material on colonialization, classical women theorists, and race, as well as new timelines in history chapters. The chapter on Symbolic Interactionism now discusses work on the sociology of emotions. The concluding chapter now discusses affect theory and theories of prosumption, one of the newest developments in consumer theory. The chapter on Contemporary Theories of Modernity includes new section on the work of Charles Taylor. New perspectives on the work of Immanuel Wallerstein have been added to the chapter on Neo-Marxian theories. The opening historical sketch chapters now include a discussion of colonialism as one of the forces that shaped modern society; new material on the historical significance of early women founders; and a section on theories of race.

The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology

Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119250676

Category: Social Science

Page: 616

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An authoritative, topical, and comprehensive reference to the key concepts and most important traditional and contemporary issues in medical sociology. Contains 35 chapters by recognized experts in the field, both established and rising young scholars Covers standard topics in the field as well as new and engaging issues such as bioterrorism, bioethics, and infectious disease Chapters are thematically arranged to cover the major issues of the sub-discipline Global range of contributors and an international perspective

Classical Sociological Theory

Author: George Ritzer,Jeffrey Stepnisky

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506325599

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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Now with SAGE Publishing, and co-authored by one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky’s Classical Sociological Theory, Seventh Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought from the Enlightenment roots of theory through the early 20th century. The integration of key theories with biographical sketches of theorists and the requisite historical and intellectual context helps students to better understand the original works of classical authors as well as to compare and contrast classical theories. New to this Edition · In Ch. 1, Colonialism is now discussed as a major social force in development of modern society. · In Ch. 2, there is an expanded discussion of the historical significance of Early Women Founders and the contributions of W.E.B. Du Bois. · The chapter on Du Bois (Ch. 9) includes new material about his intellectual influences. · New contemporary commentary about Durkheim has been added to Ch. 7. · Ch. 9 includes new material from recently translated later writings of George Simmel, providing new context for his overall theory. · Addition of Historical Context boxes throughout text. · Sections on contemporary applications of classical theory have been added to each chapter.

Contested Knowledge

Social Theory Today

Author: Steven Seidman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119167582

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

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.

Key Contemporary Social Theorists

Author: Anthony Elliott,Larry Ray

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631219729

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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Key Contemporary Social Theorists is a comprehensive introduction to some of the most significant figures in social, cultural, political and philosophical thought of the twentieth century. This collection of newly commissioned entries offers students and scholars an authoritative guide on current contributions to contemporary social theory and social science. Preceding the entries is a well-organized chart of the main trends of development in social theory. The result is an invaluable reference work for all those concerned with central issues in contemporary social theory.

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.

Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory

Visualizing Social Worlds

Author: Kenneth Allan

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412978203

Category: Social Science

Page: 437

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Written in a conversational style that conveys the author’s enthusiam for theory, this updated edition of Kenneth Allan's acclaimed text appeals to the reader to consider the “theoretical you,” as an individual in 21st-century society. This book introduces students to an array of social theories, each presented from the perspectives of these well-known theorists: Peter Blau, Janet Saltzman, Chafetz George Homans, Jean Baudrillard, Michel Foucault, Talcott Parsons, Herbert Blumer, Harold Garfinkel, Dorothy E. Smith, Pierre Bourdieu, Anthony Giddens, Immanuel Wallerstein, Judith Butler, Erving Goffman, William Julius Wilson, Manuel Castells, Jürgen Habermas, Cornel West Filled with examples drawn from daily life, this edition highlights diversity in contemporary society, exploring theories of race, gender, and sexuality that address today's most important social concerns. Students will learn to “think theoretically” and apply theory to their own lives.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111925065X

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

Social Theory and Postcommunism

Author: William Outhwaite,Larry Ray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405137843

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Social Theory and Postcommunism undertakes a thorough studyof the implications of post-communism for sociological theory.Written by two leading social theorists, the book discusses thethesis that the fall of communism has decimated alternativeconceptions of social organizations other than capitalism. Analyzes the implications of the fall of communism on socialtheory Discusses alternative ideas of social organizations other thancapitalism, in the wake of the collapse of communism Covers state/civil society, globalization, the future of“modernity,” and post-socialism

Think Sociology

Author: John Carl,Sarah Baker,Brady Robards,John Scott,Wendy Hillman,Geoffrey Lawrence

Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU

ISBN: 1442543337

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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THINK Currency. THINK Issues. THINK Relevancy. THINK Sociology. With an engaging visual design and just 15 chapters, THINK Sociology is the Australian Sociology text your students will want to read. This text thinks their thoughts, speaks their language, grapples with the current-day problems they face, and grounds sociology in real world experiences. THINK Sociology is informed with the latest research and the most contemporary examples, allowing you to bring current events directly into your unit with little additional work.