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Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory: Visualizing Social Worlds / Edition 1
     

Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory: Visualizing Social Worlds / Edition 1

by Kenneth D. Allan
 

ISBN-10: 1412913624

ISBN-13: 9781412913621

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory: Visualizing Social Worlds is a robust introduction to the world of contemporary thought. In an area known for obtuse language, this key text presents a comprehensive survey of contemporary social and sociological theories written in a style that is immediately accessible and provocative.

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Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory: Visualizing Social Worlds is a robust introduction to the world of contemporary thought. In an area known for obtuse language, this key text presents a comprehensive survey of contemporary social and sociological theories written in a style that is immediately accessible and provocative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412913621
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Having a Thought
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Section I: The Social Situation and Its People
1. Symbols, Meaning, and the Social Self: George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) and Herbert Blumer (1900-1987)
The Interactionist Perspective: American Pragmatism
Concepts and Theory: Emergent Meanings
Concepts and Theory: The Necessary Self
Concepts and Theory: Empiricism and Symbolic Interactionism
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
Web Byte-R. S. Perinbanayagam and Dialogic Acts
2. Constructing Social Reality: Peter Berger (1929-) and Thomas Luckmann (1927-)
Berger and Luckmann's Perspective: The Phenomenon of Reality
Concepts and Theory: The Social Construction of Reality
Concepts and Theory: Changing and Preserving Reality
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
Web Byte-Stuart Hall and Reading Culture Through Cultural Studies
3. Organizing Ordinary Life: Harold Garfinkel (1917-)
Garfinkel's Perspective: Everyday Methods
Concepts and Theory: Doing Society
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
Web Byte-Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman: Doing Gender
4. Performing the Self: Erving Goffman (1922-1982)
Goffman's Perspective: All the World Is a Stage
Concepts and Theory: Impression Management
Concepts and Theory: The Encounter
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
Web Byte-Arlie Russell Hochschild and the Presentation of Emotion
5. Emotion and Interaction Ritual Chains: Randall Collins (1941-)
Collins's Perspective: Science, Emotion, and Exchange
Concepts and Theory: Interaction Ritual Chains(IRCs)
Concepts and Theory: The Micro-Level Production of Stratification
Concepts and Theory: Sociology of Creativity
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
Web Byte-Thomas J. Scheff: When Shame Gets Out of Hand
Introduction to Section II: Social Structures and Systems
6. Social and Population Structures: Peter M. Blau (1918-2002)
Blau's Perspective: Calculating Science and Population Structures
Concepts and Theory: Exchange, Power, and Structure
Concepts and Theory: Population Structures
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
Web Byte-Karen S. Cook: Power in Exchange Networks
7. Gender Inequality: Janet Saltzman Chafetz (1942-)
Concepts and Theory: Coercive Gender Structures
Concepts and Theory: Voluntaristic Gender Inequality
Concepts and Theory: Stratification Stability
Concepts and Theory: Gender Change
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
Web Byte-Randall Collins and Conflict Theory
8. The Replication of Class: Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002)
Bourdieu's Perspective: Constructivist Structuralism
Concepts and Theory: Structuring Class
Concepts and Theory: Replicating Class
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
Web Byte-Erik Olin Wright: Measuring Class Inequality
9. Global Capitalism and the Decline of American Hegemony: Immanuel Wallerstein (1930-)
Wallerstein's Perspective: World-Systems Critique
Concepts and Theory: The Dialectics of Capitalism
Concepts and Theory: The End of the World as We Know It
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
Web Byte-James O'Conner: Selling Nature
10. Social Systems and Their Environments: Niklas Luhmann (1927-1998)
Luhmann's Perspective: Thinking Systemically
Concepts and Theory: Self-Referencing Systems
Concepts and Theory: Social Evolution
Concepts and Theory: Changing Sociology's Question
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
Introduction to Section III: Modernity and Postmodernity
11. Modernity and Reason: Jürgen Habermas (1929-)
Habermas's Perspective: Critical Theory
Concepts and Theory: Capitalism and Legitimation
Concepts and Theory: The Colonization of Democracy
Concepts and Theory: Communicative Action and Civil Society
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
12. The Juggernaut of Modernity: Anthony Giddens (1938-)
Giddens's Perspective: Recursive Structures
Giddens's Perspective: Reflexive Actors
Concepts and Theory: The Contours of Modernity
Concepts and Theory: The Experience of Modernity
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
13. Defining the Possible and Impossible: Michel Foucault (1926-1984)
Foucault's Perspective: Truth Games
Concepts and Theory: The Practices of Power
Concepts and Theory: Power Over the Body
Concepts and Theory: Power Over the Subject
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
14. Language on the Rocks: Jacques Derrida (1930-2004)
Derrida's Perspective: Presence Through Absence
Concepts and Theory: Linguistic Structuralism
Concepts and Theory: Poststructuralism
Concepts and Theory: Implications of Textual Worlds
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
15. The End of Everything: Jean Baudrillard (1929-)
Baudrillard's Perspective: Inverting Marx
Concepts and Theory: Mediating the World
Concepts and Theory: Losing the World
Concepts and Theory: The Postmodern Person
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
Introduction to Section IV: Identity Politics
16. Race Matters: Cornel West (1953-)
West's Perspective: Prophetic Democracy
Concepts and Theory: Race Matters
Concepts and Theory: Postdemocratic Age
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
Web Byte-Patricia Hill Collins and Intersecting Oppressions
17. Gendered Consciousness: Dorothy E. Smith (1926-)
Smith's Perspective: Standpoint Theory
Concepts and Theory: The Standpoint of Women
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
18. Materializing Sex and Queer Theory: Judith Butler (1956-)
Butler's Perspective: Conditions of Possibility and Intelligibility
Concepts and Theory: Bodies That Matter
Concepts and Theory: Haunting, Subversion, and Queer Politics
Summary
Building Your Theory Toolbox
On Being Unsettled
References
Index
About the Author

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