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Contemporary sociological theory and its classical roots : the basics / George Ritzer, Jeffrey Stepnisky.

George Ritzer, author.

Los Angeles : SAGE, 2017.

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  • Title:
    Contemporary sociological theory and its classical roots : the basics / George Ritzer, Jeffrey Stepnisky.
  • Author: George Ritzer, author.
  • Contributor: Jeffrey Stepnisky author.
  • Subjects: Sociology; Sociology -- Philosophy; Sociology -- History;
    Dewey: 301.01
  • Publication Details: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2017.
  • Language: English
  • Edition: Fifth edition
  • Description: Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction to Sociological Theory
    Creating Sociological Theory
    Defining Sociological Theory
    Creating Sociological Theory: A More Realistic View
    Overview of the Book
    Chapter 2. Classical Theories I
    Emile Durkheim: From Mechanical to Organic Solidarity
    Karl Marx: From Capitalism to Communism
    Max Weber: The Rationalization of Society
    Chapter 3. Classical Theories II
    Georg SImmel: The Growing Tragedy of Culture
    Thorstein Veblen: Increasing Control of Business over Industry
    George Herbert Mead: Social Behaviorism
    Significant Symbols and Languages
    W.E.B. Du Bois: Race and Racism in Modern Society
    Chapter 4. Contemporary Grand Theories I
    Structural Functionalism
    Conflict Theory
    General System Theory
    Chapter 5.

    Contents: Contemporary Grand Theories II
    Neo-Marxian Theory
    The Civilizing Process
    The Colonization of the Lifeworld
    The Juggernaut of Modernity
    Chapter 6. Contemporary Theories of Everyday Life
    Symbolic Interactionism
    Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis
    Exchange Theory
    Rational Choice Theory
    Chapter 7. Contemporary Inegrative Theories
    A More Integrated Exchange Theory
    Structuration Theory
    Culture and Agency
    Habitus and Field
    Chapter 8. Contemporary Feminist Theories by Patricia Madoo Lengermann and Gillian Niebrugge
    The Basic Theoretical Questions
    The Classical Roots
    Contemporary Feminist Theories
    Toward a Feminist Sociological Theory
    Chapter 9.

    Contents: Theories of Race and Colonialism
    Fanon and the Colonial Subject
    Postcolonial Theory
    Critical Theories of Race and Racism
    A Systematic Theory of Race
    Southern Theory and Indigenous Resurgence
    Chapter 10. Postmodern Grand Theories
    The Transition from Industrial to Postindustrial Society
    Increasing Governmentality (and Other Grand Theories)
    Postmodernity as Modernity's Coming of Age
    The Rise of Consumer Society, Loss of Symbolic Exchange, and Increase in Simulations
    The Consumer Society and the New Means of Consumption
    Queer Theory: Sex and Sexuality
    Chapter 11. Globalization Theory
    Major Contemporary Theorists on Globalization
    Cultural Theory
    Economic Theory
    Political Theory

  • Identifier: ISBN 9781506339436 (ePub ebook) : £41.99; BNB GBB7M9790; System number: 018626331
  • Notes: Previous edition issued in print: New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013.
    Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.

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