Illuminating Social Life: Classical and Contemporary Theory Revisited / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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New to the Fourth Edition -Addresses new issues: Two new chapters contribute to the immediacy and accuracy of the text for today’s student: Chapter 11: Contrasts of Carnival: Mardi Gras Between the Modern and Postmodern and Chapter 12: Negotiating the Social Landscape to Create Social Change.
-Incorporates substantive changes: Material has been updated throughout with significant changes to Chapters 1, 3, 8, and 13.
-Includes more discussion questions: There are now five discussion questions instead of three per reading.
-Makes the content more accessible and relevant for students: 13 original essays written by current theorists illustrate the connection between research, theory, and issue.
-Offers substantial introductions by the Editor: These introductions help link the applied essays to a complete review of the classical and modern social theories used in the book.
This text is a perfect complement for a standard theory text or other source materials for advanced undergraduate courses such as Sociological Theory and Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory in departments of sociology.
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About the Author
Peter Kivisto is Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare at Augustana College and Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku. His current research involves a collaborative project on multiculturalism with colleagues in Finland. His interests include immigration, social integration, citizenship, and religion. Among his recent books are Key Ideas in Sociology (2011), Illuminating Social Life (2011); Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration (2010, with Thomas Faist); Citizenship: Discourse, Theory and Transnational Prospects (2007, with Thomas Faist); and Intersecting Inequalities (2007, with Elizabeth Hartung). He serves on the editorial boards of Contexts, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, and on the Publication Committee for Sociology of Religion.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORYIntroduction - Peter KivistoWorking Longer, Living Less - John P Walsh and Anne Zacharias-Walsh Understanding Marx through the Workplace TodayThe Weberian Theory of Rationalization and the Mc Donaldization of Contemporary Society - George RitzerSurfing the Net for Community - Anne M Hornsby A Durkheimian Analysis of Electronic GatheringsAlcohol-Related Windows on Simmel's Social World - William J Staudenmeier JrPART TWO: CONTEMPORARY THEORIES AND THEIR CONNECTIONS TO THE CLASSICSIntroduction - Peter KivistoCriminalizing Transgressing Youth - Paul Colomy and Laura Ross Greiner A Neofunctionalist Analysis of Institution BuildingWhy Do African-Americans Pay More for New Cars? A Structural Explanation - Christopher PrendergastCritical Theory, Legitimation Crisis and the Deindustrialization of Flint, Michigan - Steven P DandaneauThe Socially Constructed Body - Judith Lorber and Patricia Yancey Martin Insights from Feminist TheoryPretty Woman, Ugly Man - Julia O'Connell Davidson Interpretivism and the Study of ProstitutionGoffman's Dramaturgical Sociology - Peter Kivisto and Dan Pittman Personal Sales and Service in a Commodified WorldThe 'New' Means of Consumption - George Ritzer A Postmodern AnalysisGlobalization and Religious Fundamentalism - William H Swatos Jr