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Contemporary Sociological Thinkers and Theories
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ashgate Pub Co
Publication date November 28, 2014
Pages 382
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780754671817
ISBN-10 075467181X
Dimensions 1.25 by 7.25 by 10.25 in.
Weight 2.20 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $144.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This book offers a comprehensive overview of the major theoretical perspectives in contemporary sociology, covering schools of thought or intellectual movements within the discipline, as well as the work of individual scholars. The author provides not only a rigorous exposition of each theory, but also an examination of the scholarly reception of the approach in question, considering both critical responses and defences in order to reach a balanced evaluation. Chapters cover the following theorists and perspectives: ¢ Alexander ¢ Bourdieu ¢ Ethnomethodology ¢ Exchange Theory ¢ Foucault ¢ Giddens ¢ Goffman ¢ Habermas ¢ Luhmann ¢ Merton ¢ Network and Social Capital Theory ¢ Parsons ¢ Rational Choice Theory ¢ Schutz and Phenomenalism ¢ Structuralism ¢ Symbolic Interactionism An accessible and informative treatment of the central approaches in sociology over the course of the last century, this volume marks a significant contribution to sociological theory and constitutes an essential addition to library collections in the areas of the history of sociology and contemporary social theory.

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9780754671817 | details & prices | 382 pages | 7.25 × 10.25 × 1.25 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $144.95
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