Modern Sociological Theory / Edition 1

Modern Sociological Theory / Edition 1

by Malcolm Waters
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803985320

ISBN-13: 9780803985322

Pub. Date: 01/21/1994

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This innovative textbook presents an up-to-date synthesis of the central debates in contemporary social thought. It offers a different framework for the study of social theory. By focusing on the core concepts and issues - rather than on schools of thought or individual theorists - Malcolm Waters relates past and present theory to the key concerns of sociology

Overview

This innovative textbook presents an up-to-date synthesis of the central debates in contemporary social thought. It offers a different framework for the study of social theory. By focusing on the core concepts and issues - rather than on schools of thought or individual theorists - Malcolm Waters relates past and present theory to the key concerns of sociology today.

Modern Sociological Theory gives a lucid overview of: the core concepts that sociological theory must address and attempt to reconcile - agency, rationality, structure and system; and the main phenomena that sociological theory sets to explain - culture, power, gender, differentiation and stratification.

It explains the major contributio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803985322
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/21/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

General Theory in Sociology
Agency
Meaning and Motives in Social Arrangements
Rationality
The Maximization of Individual Interest
Structure
Secret Patterns which Determine Experience
System
An Overarching Order
Culture and Ideology
Power and the State
Gender and Feminism
Differentiation and Stratification
Conclusion
The Past and the Future of Sociological Theory

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