Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory: Text and Readings / Edition 3 available in Paperback
Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory, Third Edition is a text/reader that introduces students to the ideas and writings of key theorists from sociology’s 19th century founders through the present. Authors Scott Appelrouth and Laura Desfor Edles combine original texts, edited for classroom use, with extensive framing discussions that provide crucial biographical, historical, and theoretical context for readings. The book also provides an overarching scaffolding that students can use to examine, compare, and contrast each theorist’s major themes and concepts. This unique format, combined with frequent use of photos, tables, and diagrams, makes Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory in the Contemporary Era a lively, engaging, and “student-friendly” introduction to the world of theory.
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About the Author
Scott Appelrouth (Ph D, New York University, 2000) is Professor of Sociology at California State University, Northridge. His interests include sociological theory, cultural sociology, and social movements. He has taught classical and contemporary theory at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and has published several articles in research- and teaching-oriented journals on social movements, theory, and the controversies over jazz during the 1920s and rap during the 1980s. His current research focuses on political discourse in American party platforms.
Laura Desfor Edles (Ph D, University of California, Los Angeles, 1990) is Professor of Sociology at California State University, Northridge. She is the author of Symbol and Ritual in the New Spain: The Transition to Democracy after Franco (1998) and Cultural Sociology in Practice (2002), as well as various articles on culture, theory, race/ethnicity, and social movements.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations and PhotosList of Figures and TablesAbout the AuthorsPrefaceChapter 1: IntroductionPart I: Foundations of Classical Sociological TheoryChapter 2: Karl Marx (1818-1883)Chapter 3: Émile Durkheim (1858–1917)Chapter 4: Max Weber (1864-1920)Part II: Classical Sociological Theory: Expanding the FoundationChapter 5: Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935)Chapter 6: Georg Simmel (1858-1918)Chapter 7: W.E.B Du Bois (1868-1963)Chapter 8: George Herbert Mead (1863-1931)Part III: Twentieth-Century Sociological TraditionsChapter 9: Structural Functionalism Talcott C. Parsons Robert K. MertonChapter 10: Critical Theory Max Horkheimer Theodor Adorno Herbert Marcuse Jürgen Habermas Patricia Hill CollinsChapter 11: Exchange and Rational Choice Theories George C. Homans Peter M. Blau James S. ColemanChapter 12: Symbolic Interactionism and Dramaturgy Erving Goffman Arlie Russell HochschildChapter 13: Phenomenology Alfred Schutz Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann Dorothy E. SmithChapter 14: Poststructuralism Michel Foucault Pierre Bourdieu Edward SaidChapter 15: Postmodernism Jean Baudrillard Jean-François Lyotard Judith ButlerChapter 16: The Global Society Immanuel Wallerstein George Ritzer Anthony GiddensGlossary and TerminologyReferencesIndex