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Classical and Contemporary Social Theory: Investigation and Application

By Tim Delaney

Published by Routledge

Published Date: Aug 6, 2013


Classical and Contemporary Social Theory: Investigation and Application, 1/e, is the most comprehensive, informative social theory book on the market. The title covers multiple schools of thought and applies their ideas to society today. Readers will learn the origins of social theory and understand the role of myriad social revolutions that shaped the course of societies around the world.

Table of Contents

Part I The Classical Period of Sociological Theory

1.¿¿¿¿ The Early Roots of Sociological Theory

2.¿¿¿¿ Karl Marx

3.¿¿¿¿ Emile Durkheim

4.¿¿¿¿ Georg Simmel

5.¿¿¿¿ Max Weber

6.¿¿¿¿ Contributions from Women to Classical Social Theory

7.¿¿¿¿ George Herbert Mead

Part II¿ The Contemporary Period of Sociological Theory

8.¿¿¿¿ Structural Functionalism and Neofunctionalism

9.¿¿¿¿ Conflict Theory

10.¿¿ Symbolic Interactionism

11.¿¿ Social Exchange Theory and Network Analysis

12.¿¿ Ethnomethodology and Phenomenology

13.¿¿ Feminist Theory

14.¿¿ Critical Theory

15.¿¿ Modern and Postmodern Theories

Part III¿ Consistent and Significant Themes in Sociological Theory

16.¿¿ Five Centuries of Social Theory