For courses in Contemporary Social Theory.
This text begins with an examination of the major schools of thought of social theory and provides an in-depth analysis of its relevance to society in general. Each of the chapters on the major schools of thought review the basic principles along with a discussion of some of the major theorists, their influences, and their contributions to social theory. Each of these chapters concludes with a section which serves as a review and critical examination of the theory.
Table of Contents
2. Edward Wilson, Sociobiology, and Evolutionary Theory.
4. Conflict Theory.
5. Symbolic Interactionism.
6. Social Exchange Theory: George Homans, Peter Blau and Karen Cook.
7. Ethnomethodology and Harold Garfinkel.
8. Phenomenology: Edmund Husserl, Alfred Schutz, and Peter Berger.
9. Feminist Theory.
10. Critical Theory.
11. Modern and Post-Modern Theory.
12. George Ritzer.
13. Jonathan H. Turner.
14. Applying Social Theory to Future Society.
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