Essays in Sociological Explanation

Essays in Sociological Explanation

by Neil J. Smelser


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Essays in Sociological Explanation by Neil J. Smelser

ESSAYS IN SOCIOLOGICAL EXPLANATION is a collection of several of Dr. Smelser's recognized and often-cited articles exploring timeless issues of sociological theory and research. First published in 1968 by Prentice-Hall, and widely referenced and adopted since, it is available again for scholars and students, and in both print and ebook editions for ready classroom assignment.

A useful resource written by one of the leading social scientists of the late twentieth century, this book is part of the new CLASSICS OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES Series from Quid Pro Books.

In addition to this book, the series features new presentations of several important and influential works by Dr. Smelser:

• Sociological Theory: A Contemporary View
• Theory of Collective Behavior
• Comparative Methods in the Social Sciences
• The Sociology of Economic Life (Second Edition)
• The Changing Academic Market

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610271813
Publisher: Quid Pro, LLC
Publication date: 03/14/2013
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Neil J. Smelser earned degrees from Harvard and Oxford, as well as his PhD from Harvard in 1958. Most of his academic career has been spent in Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, where he is University Professor Emeritus. He has served as director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. Dr. Smelser has been recognized by election into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Association, and the National Academy of Sciences. He has served as President of the American Sociological Association. In 2002 he received the first Mattei Dogan Award from the International Sociological Association, for a distinguished career in sociology.

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