Modern Sociological Theory / Edition 5

Modern Sociological Theory / Edition 5

by George Ritzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072296046

ISBN-13: 9780072296044

Pub. Date: 10/01/1999

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

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…  See more details below

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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:
9780072296044
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Biographical and Autobiographical Sketches
Preface
1A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Early Years3
2A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Later Years47
3Structural Functionalism, Neofunctionalism, and Conflict Theory95
4Varieties of Neo-Marxian Theory140
5Symbolic Interactionism189
6Ethnomethodology235
7Exchange, Network, and Rational Choice Theories262
8Contemporary Feminist Theory299
9Micro-Macro Integration353
10Agency-Structure Integration390
11Contemporary Theories of Modernity429
12Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and the Emergence of Postmodern Social Theory456
AppendixSociological Metatheorizing and a Metatheoretical Schema for Analyzing Sociological Theory485
References515
Name Index587
Subject Index595

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