Handbook of Sociological Theory / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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"This handbook is a marvelous accomplishment. Organized in seven sections, it skillfully captures, maps, and interprets the wide range of theory that now operates in the discipline. Each of its 31 chapters is carefully crafted by a master theorist. [...] This is a glittering gallery of sociological theory written by the preeminent theorists working in the field today [...] there are gemlike chapters that show creative theorists at work, doing what good theorists do best, which is figuring out how the social world works."
(American Journal of Sociology, 2003)

"Instead of compiling a compendium of old, dusty standards, Turner gathered the newest, most-viable theories in sociology, ‘with an eye to capturing the diversity of theoretical activity.’ … From methodological and empirical concerns to cultural and communicative concepts, as well as computational and postmodern approaches, The Handbook of Sociology Theory covers the gamut of modern sociological research. … will take one a long way to understanding the history and the current thoughts of sociology and the social sciences." (Roy Christopher, frontwheeldrive.com, January, 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306465543
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/30/2001
  • Series: Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 745
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.63 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Sociological Theory Today; J.H. Turner.
Part I: Theoretical Methodologies and Strategies. 2. What Makes Sciences 'Scientific'? S. Fuchs. 3. Formal Theory; G. Jasso. 4. Computational Approaches to Sociological Theorizing; K.M. Carley. 5. Critical Theorizing; C. Calhoun. 6. Metatheorizing in Sociology: The Basic Parameters and the Potential Contributions of Postmodernism; G. Ritzer, et al.
Part II: The Cultural Turn in Sociological Theorizing. 7. The Strong Program in Cultural Theory: Elements of a Structural Hermeneutics; J. Alexander, P. Smith. 8. Postmodern Social Theory; G. Ritzer, D. Goodman. 9. Culture and Identity; M. Lamont. 10. Alley Art: Can We... See... At Last, The End of Ontology? J.R. Blau.
Part III: Theorizing Interaction Processes. 11. Traditional Symbolic Interactionism, Role Theory, Structural Symbolic Interactionism: The Road to Identity Theory; S. Stryker. 12. Role Theory; R.H. Turner. 13. The Emotional/Relational World: Shame and the Social Bond; T.J. Scheff. 14. Action Theory; H. Joas, J. Beckert. 15. Accounts of Conduct in Interaction: Interruption, Overlap and Turn-taking; E.A. Schegloff. 16. Inequality, Status, and The Construction of Status Beliefs; C. Ridgeway.
Part IV: Theorizing from the Systemic and Macro Level. 17. Macrostructural Theory; P.M. Blau. 18. The Return of Grand Theory; J.H. Turner, D.E. Boyns. 19. Systems Theory; K.D. Bailey.
Part V: New Directions in Evolutionary Theorizing. 20. Sociobiological Theorizing: Evolutionary Sociology; J. Lopreato. 21. Evolutionary Theorizing; S.K. Sanderson. Part VI: Theorizing on Power, Conflict and Change. 22. Sociological Marxism; M. Burawoy, E.O. Wright. 23. Weberian Theory Today: The Public Face; A. Sica. 24. Conflict Theory and Interaction Rituals: The Microfoundations of Conflict Theory; J. Rossel, R. Collins. 25. Resource Mobilization Theory: Vigorous or Outmoded? A Dialogue with Critics, A Summary of Research Findings and Trends, and a Statement of Prospects; J.D. McCarthy, M.N. Zald. 26. Historical Analysis of Political Processes; C. Tilly. 27. World Systems Theory; C. Chase-Dunn. 28. Theoretical Understandings of Gender: A Third Century of Feminist Thought in Sociology; J. Saltzman Chafetz.
Part VII: Theorizing from Assumptions of Rationality. 29. Social Rationality versus Rational Egoism; S. Lindenberg. 30. Comparison Theory; G. Jasso. 31. Exchange Theory; K. Cook, et al.
Index.

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