Sociological Theory / Edition 4

Sociological Theory / Edition 4

by George Ritzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070530165

ISBN-13: 9780070530164

Pub. Date: 11/28/1995

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070530164
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
757

Table of Contents

List of Biographical and Autobiographical Sketches
Preface
1A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Early Years3
2Karl Marx41
3Emile Durkheim75
4Max Weber109
5George Simmel155
6A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Later Years187
7Structural Functionalism, Neofunctionalism, and Conflict Theory233
8Varieties of Neo-Marxian Theory278
9Symbolic Interactionism327
10Ethnomethodology373
11Exchange, Network, and Rational Choice Theories400
12Contemporary Feminist Theory436
13Micro-Macro Integration489
14Agency-Structure Integration526
15Contemporary Theories of Modernity565
16Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and the Emergence of Postmodern Social Theory592
AppendixSociological Metatheorizing and a Metatheoretical Schema for Analyzing Sociological Theory621
References651
Name Index731
Subject Index741

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