search for books and compare prices
cover image
Social Theory As a Vocation: Genres of Theory Work in Sociology
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Transaction Pub
Publication date July 23, 2014
Pages 400
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781412855020
ISBN-10 1412855020
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
Original list price $49.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

In this unprecedented collection, Donald N. Levine rejuvenates the field of social theory in the face of lagging institutional support. The work canvasses the universe of types of theory work in sociology and offers probing examples from his array of scholarly investigations.

Social Theory as a Vocation throws fresh light on the texts of classic authors (Comte, Durkheim, Simmel, Weber, Park, Parsons, and Merton). Ranging widely, its substantive chapters deal with the sociology of strangers and the somatic dimensions of social conflict; the social functions of ambiguity and the use of metaphors in science; contemporary dilemmas of Ethiopian society; logical tensions in the ideas of freedom and reason; and the meaning of nationhood in our global era. The book includes Levine’s transformative analysis of the field of Ethiopian studies, and his acclaimed interpretation of the discontents of modernity. It makes the bold move to merge philosophically informed analyses with empirical work.

Finally, Levine focuses on what he views as the contemporary crisis of liberal education, and offers suggestions for ways to stimulate new efforts in teaching and learning to do social theory. This book is an integral contribution to social science collections and should be read by all interested in the future of the social sciences.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781412855020
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Transaction Pub (July 23, 2014)
9781412855020 | details & prices | 400 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $49.95
About: In this unprecedented collection, Donald N.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.