Sociological Theory / Edition 5

Sociological Theory / Edition 5

by George Ritzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072296054

ISBN-13: 9780072296051

Pub. Date: 08/09/1999

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072296051
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/09/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
792
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Classical Sociological Theory

Chapter 1: A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Early Years

Chapter 2: Karl Marx

Chapter 3: Emile Durkheim

Chapter 4: Max Weber

Chapter 5: Georg Simmel

Part II: Modern Sociological Theory: The Major Schools

Chapter 6: A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Later Years

Chapter 7: Structural Functionalism, Neofunctionalism, and Conflict Theory

Chapter 8: Varieties of Neo-Marxian Theory

Chapter 9: Systems Theory

Chapter 10: Symbolic Interactionism

Chapter 11: Ethnomethodology

Chapter 12: Exchange, Network, and Rational Choice Theories

Chapter 13: Contemporary Feminist Theory

Part III: Recent Integrative Developments in Sociological Theory

Chapter 14: Micro-Macro Integration and Agency-Structure Integration

Part IV: From Modern to Postmodern Social Theory (and Beyond)

Chapter 15: Contemporary Theories of Modernity

Chapter 16: Globalization Theory

Chapter 17: Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and the Emergence of Postmodern Social Theory

Appendix: Sociological Metatheorizing and a Metatheoretical Schema for Analyzing Sociological Theory

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