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Is Sociology Dead?: Social Theory and Social Praxis in a Post-Modern Age

Is Sociology Dead?: Social Theory and Social Praxis in a Post-Modern Age

by Jack Nusan Porter


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ISBN-13: 9780761838678
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 12/04/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Dr. Jack Nusan Porter has been a sociologist for forty years, going back to his days at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee and Northwestern University in the late 1960s. He is on the council of the History of Sociology section of the American Sociological Association and active in its theory, war and peace, and social conflict sessions. He was recently elected treasurer of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. He resides in Newtonville, MA and can be contacted at

Table of Contents

Part 1 Message to the Reader Part 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction: The Death of Sociology? Toward a New Paradigm Part 4 I: Sociological Theory Chapter 5 Conflict Theory: Classical and Contemporary Chapter 6 Situational Theory Chapter 7 Small Groups: Theory and Methods Chapter 8 Means of Conflict Resolution Chapter 9 The Urban Middleman: A Comparative Analysis Chapter 10 What is Evil? Some New Post-Modern Theories to Explain the Post-9/11 Era Part 11 II: Images of Sociology Chapter 12 The Image of Sociology: A Mixed Bag Chapter 13 The Making of a Sociologist Chapter 14 Radical Sociology Textbooks Chapter 15 Confronting the Media: The Impact of Jonestown Chapter 16 The Sociological Imagination of Film Part 17 III: Creative Praxis Chapter 18 Talking Police Blues: The Pedagogic Dilemma of the Academic Chapter 19 Corporations that Grant Degrees? Chapter 20 Computer Networks and Metanetworks Chapter 21 Two Newtons or One? One Affluent, One Not! Chapter 22 The Sociological Imagination in Politics Chapter 23 Toward a Sociology and History of Peace Part 24 IV: Postscript Chapter 25 Jack Nusan Porter: Thoughts on Internal and External Peace Part 26 Sources Part 27 Index Part 28 About the Author

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