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Contemporary Sociological Theory / Edition 3

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ISBN-13: 9780470655665
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Pages: 638
Sales rank: 377,273
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Craig Calhoun is University Professor and Professor ofSociology and History at New York University, and President of theSocial Science Research Council.

Joseph Gerteis is Associate Professor of Sociology at theUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

James Moody is Associate Professor of Sociology at DukeUniversity, North Carolina.

Steven Pfaff is Associate Professor of Sociology at theUniversity of Washington.

Indermohan Virk is Visiting Lecturer in Sociology atIndiana University, Bloomington.

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Table of Contents

Notes on the Editors xi

Acknowledgments xii

Introduction 1

Part I Micro-Sociological Analysis 25

Introduction to Part I 27

1 The Phenomenology of the Social World (from ThePhenomenology of the Social World) 35
Alfred Schutz

2 The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (from ThePresentation of Self in Everyday Life) 46
Erving Goffman

3 Symbolic Interactionism (from Symbolic Interactionism:Perspective and Method) 62
Herbert Blumer

4 "Interaction Ritual Chains" (from Interaction RitualChains) 75
Randall Collins

Part II Exchange and Rationality 91

Introduction to Part II 93

5 Social Behavior as Exchange (from American Journal ofSociology) 100
George C. Homans

6 Exchange and Power in Social Life (from Exchange and Powerin Social Life) 112
Peter M. Blau

7 The Logic of Collective Action (from The Logic ofCollective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups)124
Mancur Olson

8 A Theory of Group Solidarity (from Principles of GroupSolidarity) 129
Michael Hechter

9 Cooperation without Law or Trust (from Cooperation withoutTrust?) 142
Karen S. Cook, Russell Hardin, and Margaret Levi

Part III Institutions and Networks 157

Introduction to Part III 159

10 Economic Embeddedness (from "Economic Action and SocialStructure: The Problem of Embeddedness") 165
Mark Granovetter

11 The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism andCollective Rationality in Organizational Fields (from "The IronCage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and CollectiveRationality in Organizational Fields") 175
Paul J. DiMaggio and Walter W. Powell

12 Catnets (from Notes on the Constituents of SocialStructure) 193
Harrison White

13 Structural Holes (from Stuctural Holes: The SocialStructure of Competition) 204
Ronald S. Burt

Part IV Power and Inequality 221

Introduction to Part IV 223

14 The Power Elite (from The Power Elite) 229
C. Wright Mills

15 On Hegemony (from Selections From the Prison Notebooks ofAntonio Gramsci) 237
Antonio Gramsci

16 Coercion, Capital, and European States (from Coercion,Capital and European States, AD 990–1990) 251
Charles Tilly

17 Power: A Radical View (from Power: A Radical View)266
Steven Lukes

18 State, Society and Modern History (from The Nation-Stateand Violence Volume Two of A Contemporary Critique of HistoricalMaterialism) 277
Anthony Giddens

Part V The Sociological Theory of Michel Foucault 287

Introduction to Part V 289

19 The History of Sexuality (from The History ofSexuality, vol. I: An Introduction) 295
Michel Foucault

20 Truth and Power (from Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviewsand Other Writings, 1972–1977) 305
Michel Foucault

21 Discipline and Punish (from Discipline and Punish: TheBirth of the Prison) 314
Michel Foucault

Part VI The Sociological Theory of Pierre Bourdieu323

Introduction to Part VI 325

22 Social Space and Symbolic Space (from "Social Space andSymbolic Space: Introduction to a Japanese Reading ofDistinction") 335
Pierre Bourdieu

23 Structures, Habitus, Practices (from The Logic ofPractice) 345
Pierre Bourdieu

24 The Field of Cultural Production, or: The Economic WorldReversed (from Poetics) 359
Pierre Bourdieu

25 Rethinking the State: Genesis and Structure of theBureaucratic Field (from Rethinking the State: Genesis andStructure of the Bureaucratic Field) 375
Pierre Bourdieu

Part VII Race, Gender, Difference 387

Introduction to Part VII 389

26 The Conceptual Practices of Power (from The ConceptualPractices of Power: A Feminist Sociology of Knowledge)398
Dorothy E. Smith

27 Black Feminist Epistemology (from Black Feminist Thought:Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment)407
Patricia Hill Collins

28 Black Skin, White Masks (from Black Skin, White Masks)417
Frantz Fanon

29 The Paradoxes of Integration (from The Ordeal ofIntegration: Progress and Resentment in America's "Racial"Crisis) 426
Orlando Patterson

Part VIII Sociological Theory of Jürgen Habermas435

Introduction to Part VIII 437

30 Modernity: An Unfinished Project (from Habermas and theUnfinished Project of Modernity) 444
Jürgen Habermas

31 The Rationalization of the Lifeworld (from The Theory ofCommunicative Action Volume 2: Lifeworld and System: A Critique ofFunctionalist Reason) 451
Jürgen Habermas

32 Civil Society and the Political Public Sphere (fromBetween Facts and Norms: Contributions to a Discourse Theory ofLaw and Democracy) 469
Jürgen Habermas

Part IX Modernity 491

Introduction to Part IX 493

33 The Social Constraint towards Self-Constraint (from TheCivilizing Process: The History of Manners and State Formation andCivilization) 499
Norbert Elias

34 Modernity and the Holocaust (from Modernity and theHolocaust) 510
Zygmunt Bauman

35 The Consequences of Modernity (from The Consequences ofModernity) 531
Anthony Giddens

36 We Have Never Been Modern (from We Have Never BeenModern) 546
Bruno Latour

Part X Crisis and Change 561

Introduction to Part X 563

37 Systemic and Antisystemic Crises (from Adam Smith inBeijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century) 569
Giovanni Arrighi

38 Reconfiguring Territory, Authority, and Rights (fromTerritory. Authority. Rights: From Medieval to GlobalAssemblages) 579
Saskia Sassen

39 The Modern World-System in Crisis (from World-SystemsAnalysis: An Introduction) 587
Immanuel Wallerstein


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