Sociological Theory / Edition 8

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Overview

Written by one of the foremost American authorities on sociological theory,this market-leading text gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major classical theorists and contemporary schools of sociological thought. Arranged chronologically,it spans the history of sociological theory from its inception to the present. Key theories are integrated with biographical and autobiographical sketches of the lives of theorists to place readings in their personal and historical context for students. 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,and criticisms and applications of postmodernism and post-post modernism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078111679
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 5/19/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 1,225,156
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

George Ritzer is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, where he has been a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher and won a Teaching Excellence award by the American Sociological Association, and in 2004, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by LaTrobe University, Melborune, Australia. He has served as Chair of the American Sociological Association's Sections on Theoretical Sociology and organizations and Occupations. He held the UNESCO Chair in Social Theory at the Russian Academy of Sciences, a Fulbright-Hay Chair at York University in Canada, and a Fulbright-Hays award to the Netherlands. He has been Scholar-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences.

Dr. Ritzer's main theoretical interests lie in metatheory as well as applied social theory. In metatheory, his contributions include Metatheorizing in Sociology(Lexington Books, 1991), Sociology: A Multiple Paradigm Science (Allyn and Bacon, 1975, 1980), and Toward an Integrated Sociological Paradigm (Allyn and Bacon).

Professor Ritzer is perhaps best known for the McDonaldization of Society (4/e, 2004); translated into more than a dozen languages) and several related books (also with a number of translations, including Expressing America: A Critique of the Global Credit Card Society (1995), Enchanting a Disenchanted World: Revolutionizing the Means of Consumption (2/e, 2005),The Globalization of Nothing (2/e, 2007), and (with Craig Lair) Outsourcing: Globalization and Beyond. He edited the Encyclopedia of Social Theory (2005), and is the founding editor of the Journal of Consumer Culture. He just completed editing the eleven-volume Encyclopedia of Sociology (2007) and The Blackwell Companion to Globalization (2007).

In 2006, McGraw-Hill published the second edition of Professor Ritzer's Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classic Roots: The Basics. In 2007, McGraw-Hill will publish the seventh edition of Modern Sociological Theory, and the fifth edition of Classical Sociological Theory. The latter texts, as well as this one, have been translated into a number of languages.

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Table of Contents

List of Biographical and Autobiographical Sketches
Preface
1 A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Early Years 3
2 Karl Marx 41
3 Emile Durkheim 75
4 Max Weber 109
5 George Simmel 155
6 A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Later Years 187
7 Structural Functionalism, Neofunctionalism, and Conflict Theory 233
8 Varieties of Neo-Marxian Theory 278
9 Symbolic Interactionism 327
10 Ethnomethodology 373
11 Exchange, Network, and Rational Choice Theories 400
12 Contemporary Feminist Theory 436
13 Micro-Macro Integration 489
14 Agency-Structure Integration 526
15 Contemporary Theories of Modernity 565
16 Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and the Emergence of Postmodern Social Theory 592
Appendix Sociological Metatheorizing and a Metatheoretical Schema for Analyzing Sociological Theory 621
References 651
Name Index 731
Subject Index 741
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