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Sociology should be interesting. After all, it's about people! THE EMERGENCE OF SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY is just that: interesting. Inside, you'll discover the major theories of why groups of people act the way they do, and how you can use those theories in your daily life. It's easy to understand and packed with study tools, making THE EMERGENCE OF SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY the best of its kind on the market and the one that will help you get the grade you need.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495127284
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/29/2006
  • Edition description: 6TH
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,250,059
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Turner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at UC, Riverside. He has authored dozen of articles and over thirty books, including THE STRUCTURE OF SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY, a companion volume to this book.

Leonard Beeghley has written numerous books and articles primarily in the area of stratification and social police issues.

Charles Powers has done research and written books and articles in the areas of theory and organizations.

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Table of Contents

1. The Enlightenment and New Ways of Thinking. 2. The Origin and Context of Auguste Comte's Thought. 3. The Sociology of Aguste Comte. 4. The Origin and Context of Herbert Spencer's Thought. 5. The Sociology of Herbert Spencer. 6. The Origin and Context of Karl Marx's Thought. 7. The Sociology of Karl Marx. 8. The Origin and Context of Max Weber's Thought. 9. The Sociology of Max Weber. 10. The Origin and Context of Georg Simmel's Thought. 11. The Sociology of Georg Simmel. 12. The Origin and Context of Émile Durkheim's Thought. 13. The Sociology of Émile Durkheim. 14. The Origin and Context of George Herbert Mead's Thought. 15. The Sociology of George Herbert Mead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2006

    Recommand to not so theory person

    I am not really a theory person all the times but find this book very easy to read. My problem when studying theory is always the abstract thinking is too difficult to me, especially in reading boring pieces. This book is especially helpful because it uses very simple words to explain the tough readings and I can really understand and grasp the main idea in a short time.

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