Rethinking Sociological Theory: Introducing and Explaining a Scientific Theoretical Sociology

Rethinking Sociological Theory: Introducing and Explaining a Scientific Theoretical Sociology

by Stephen K. Sanderson
     
 

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Rethinking Sociological Theory recaptures a scientific theoretical sociology, one whose fundamental aim is the formulation of real theories that can be empirically tested. Sanderson reviews the major theoretical traditions within contemporary sociology, explicating their key principles, critically evaluating these principles and their applications, and

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Rethinking Sociological Theory recaptures a scientific theoretical sociology, one whose fundamental aim is the formulation of real theories that can be empirically tested. Sanderson reviews the major theoretical traditions within contemporary sociology, explicating their key principles, critically evaluating these principles and their applications, and showcasing exemplars. He judges each tradition by asking whether it has generated falsifiable research programs. Although principally a work of theoretical critique, Rethinking Sociological Theory is also a valuable textbook for both undergraduate and graduate courses in sociological theory.

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ISBN-13:
9781612052052
Publisher:
Paradigm Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2012
Series:
Studies in Comparative Social Science
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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