Modern Sociological Theory / Edition 6

Modern Sociological Theory / Edition 6

by George Ritzer, Douglas J. Goodman, Douglas J. Goodman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072825782

ISBN-13: 9780072825787

Pub. Date: 08/14/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Written by one of the foremost American authorities on sociological theory,Modern Sociological Theory gives readers a comprehensive overview of the history of modern sociological thought,as well as an analysis of the most important contemporary schools and new theoretical orientations. Organized chronologically,this text begins with a synopsis of the

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Written by one of the foremost American authorities on sociological theory,Modern Sociological Theory gives readers a comprehensive overview of the history of modern sociological thought,as well as an analysis of the most important contemporary schools and new theoretical orientations. Organized chronologically,this text begins with a synopsis of the formative years and concludes with the emergence of postmodern (and even post-post modern) social theory,integrating key theories with biographical and autobiographical sketches of the lives of theorists to place readings in their personal and historical context. The fifth edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to include a number of sections on new developments in the field,such as theories of consumption and the new means of consumption,multiculturalism,criticisms and applications of postmodernism,and post-post modernism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072825787
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
08/14/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
486
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1. A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Early Years

Chapter 2. A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Later Years


PART II: MODERN SOCIOLOGIAL THEORY: THE MAJOR SCHOOLS

Chapter 3. Structural Functionalism, Neofunctionalism, and Conflict Theory

Chapter 4. Varieties of Neo-Marxian Theory

Chapter 5. Systems Theory

Chapter 6. Symbolic Interactionism

Chapter 7. Ethnomethodology

Chapter 8. Exchange, Network, and Rational Choice Theories

Chapter 9. Modern Feminist Theory

PART III: RECENT INTEGRATIVE DEVELOPMENTS IN SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY

Chapter 10. Micro-Macro and Agency-Structure Integration

PART IV: FROM MODERN TO POSTMODERN SOCIAL THEORY

Chapter 11. Contemporary Theories of Modernity

Chapter 12. Globalization Theory

Chapter 13. Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and the Emergence of Postmodern Social Theory

Chapter 14. Cutting Edge Developments in Contemporary Theory

Appendix: Sociological Metatheorizing and a Metatheoretical Schema for Analyzing Sociological Theory

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