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Contemporary Social Theory: Investigation and Application / Edition 1
     

Contemporary Social Theory: Investigation and Application / Edition 1

by Tim Delaney
 

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ISBN-10: 0131837567

ISBN-13: 2900131837569

Pub. Date: 09/22/2004

Publisher: Pearson

Contemporary Social Theory: Investigation and Application begins with an examination of social theory and is followed by a review of the major schools of thought. It provides an in-depth analysis and examination of social theory and its relevancy to social society in general. Each of the chapters on the major schools of thought review

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Contemporary Social Theory: Investigation and Application begins with an examination of social theory and is followed by a review of the major schools of thought. It provides an in-depth analysis and examination of social theory and its relevancy to social society in general. Each of the chapters on the major schools of thought review the basic tenets along with a discussion of some of the major theorists found in each school, their influences, and their concepts and contributions to social theory. Each of these chapters concludes with a relevancy section which serves as a review of the theory and offers criticisms of the school of thought. The application of these concepts and contributions are found throughout each chapter. An interesting and thoughtful book for those interested in the history, present, and future of social theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900131837569
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/22/2004
Series:
MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408

Table of Contents

1. Examining Social Theory.

2. Edward Wilson, Sociobiology, and Evolutionary Theory.

3. Functionalism.

4. Conflict Theory.

5. Symbolic Interactionism.

6. Social Exchange Theory: George Homans, Peter Blau and Karen Cook.

7. Ethnomethodology and Harold Garfinkel.

8. Phenomenology: Edmund Husserl, Alfred Schutz, and Peter Berger.

9. Feminist Theory.

10. Critical Theory.

11. Modern and Post-Modern Theory.

12. George Ritzer.

13. Jonathan H. Turner.

14. Applying Social Theory to Future Society.

Bibliography.

Index.

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