ISBN-10:
1412905591
ISBN-13:
9781412905596
Pub. Date:
08/28/2004
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Illuminating Social Life: Classical and Contemporary Theory Revisited / Edition 3

Illuminating Social Life: Classical and Contemporary Theory Revisited / Edition 3

by Peter Kivisto

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ISBN-13: 9781412905596
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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 THEORY
Introduction - Peter Kivisto
Working Longer, Living Less - John P Walsh and Anne Zacharias-Walsh
Understanding Marx through the Workplace Today
The Weberian Theory of Rationalization and the Mc Donaldization of Contemporary Society - George Ritzer
Surfing the Net for Community - Anne M Hornsby
A Durkheimian Analysis of Electronic Gatherings
Alcohol-Related Windows on Simmel's Social World - William J Staudenmeier Jr
PART TWO: CONTEMPORARY THEORIES AND THEIR CONNECTIONS TO THE CLASSICS
Introduction - Peter Kivisto
Criminalizing Transgressing Youth - Paul Colomy and Laura Ross Greiner
A Neofunctionalist Analysis of Institution Building
Why Do African-Americans Pay More for New Cars? A Structural Explanation - Christopher Prendergast
Critical Theory, Legitimation Crisis and the Deindustrialization of Flint, Michigan - Steven P Dandaneau
The Socially Constructed Body - Judith Lorber and Patricia Yancey Martin
Insights from Feminist Theory
Pretty Woman, Ugly Man - Julia O'Connell Davidson
Interpretivism and the Study of Prostitution
Goffman's Dramaturgical Sociology - Peter Kivisto and Dan Pittman
Personal Sales and Service in a Commodified World
The 'New' Means of Consumption - George Ritzer
A Postmodern Analysis
Globalization and Religious Fundamentalism - William H Swatos Jr

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