classical social theory a contemporary approach 21st century sociology

Download Book Classical Social Theory A Contemporary Approach 21st Century Sociology in PDF format. You can Read Online Classical Social Theory A Contemporary Approach 21st Century Sociology here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Classical Social Theory

Author : Kenneth H. Tucker, Jr.
ISBN : 0631211659
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 76. 96 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 373
Read : 1217

Download Now


This accessible, original book is an exploration of the relevance of classical social theory in the contemporary world. It examines the work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim through the lens of new theoretical issues, such as the role of Empire, the problem of cultural differences, and the possibilities of democracy that are implicit in each theorist's perspective.

Rethinking Society In The 21st Century Fourth Edition

Author : Kate Bezanson
ISBN : 9781551309361
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 50. 90 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 853
Read : 1237

Download Now


Rethinking Society in the 21st Century is a critical collection of readings that provides students with a foundational knowledge base in sociology. The fourth edition has been thoroughly updated to include significant Canadian content, with a greater focus on indigeneity, gender, and sexuality and a new section dedicated to social movements, social change, and emerging fields. This anthology introduces students to the fundamental elements of sociology with a balance of classical theory—Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Mills—and more contemporary approaches found in the works of Michel Foucault and Dorothy Smith. Building on this theoretical grounding, the text outlines core concepts in sociology as well as major social institutions such as families, the economy and labour, education, health care, and media. Covering a wide breadth of topics, including chapters on animals, the environment, crime, trans issues, class, ethnicity, and race, this new edition explores critical debates in Canadian society with an emphasis on intersectional approaches to social inequalities. This volume is rich with pedagogical features that promote critical understanding, including detailed introductions that speak to the contextual history of the source material and discussion questions for each section. Uniquely designed for introductory courses, Rethinking Society in the 21st Century is the ideal reader for Canadian students of sociology.

The Virtual Self

Author : Ben Agger
ISBN : 9780470775172
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 70. 80 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 861
Read : 304

Download Now


The Virtual Self is an engaging and exciting text that addresses issues relating to our rapidly changing society, social structure, and communication needs. In doing so, it addresses major issues in sociology that inform virtually all of a student’s course work. Introduces students to concepts of the self and society in an age of rapid technology and high speed communication Examines the relationship between everyday life and social structure in key domains of communication, personality, work/family, leisure and entertainment, and economics Written in a lively, engaging style for readers without a sociological background

Classical And Contemporary Sociological Theory

Author : Scott Appelrouth
ISBN : 9780761927938
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 28. 97 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 247
Read : 1295

Download Now


This unique hybrid of text and readings combines the major writings of sociology’s core classical and contemporary theorists with an historical as well as theoretical framework for understanding them. This novel approach provides students the analytical guidance necessary to interpret the readings. No other theory text combines such "student-friendly" explanation and analysis with original theoretical works.

Contemporary Sociological Theory

Author : Doyle Paul Johnson
ISBN : 9780387765211
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 87. 17 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 666
Read : 219

Download Now


This volume is designed as a basic text for upper level and graduate courses in contemporary sociological theory. Most sociology programs require their majors to take at least one course in sociological theory, sometimes two. A typical breakdown is between classical and contemporary theory. Theory is perhaps one of the bro- est areas of sociological inquiry and serves as a foundation or framework for more specialized study in specific substantive areas of the field. In addition, the study of sociological theory can readily be related to various aspects of other social science disciplines as well. From the very beginning sociology has been characterized by alternative theoretical perspectives. Classical theory includes the European founding figures of the dis- pline whose works were produced during the later half of the nineteenth century and the first couple of decades of the twentieth century plus early American th- rists. For most of the second half of the twentieth century, a fairly high consensus has developed among American sociologists regarding these major founders, p- ticularly with regard to the works of Durkheim and Weber in analyzing the overall society and of Simmel in analyzing social interaction processes. Since the late 1960s and early 1970s the influence of Marx has also been recognized. Recent decades have also witnessed an increased emphasis on the important contributions of several pioneering feminist perspectives in the early years of sociology.

Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalism

Author : Manuela Boatcă
ISBN : 9781317127758
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 21. 7 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 989
Read : 158

Download Now


Based on theoretical developments in research on world-systems analysis, transnational migration, postcolonial and decolonial perspectives, whilst considering continuities of inequality patterns in the context of colonial and postcolonial realities, Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalism proposes an original framework for the study of the long-term reproduction of inequalities under global capitalism. With attention to the critical assessment of both Marxist and Weberian perspectives, this book examines the wider implications of transferring classical approaches to inequality to a twenty-first-century context, calling for a reconceptualisation of inequality that is both theoretically informed and methodologically consistent, and able to cater for the implications of shifts from national and Western structures to global structures. Engaging with approaches to the study of class, gender, racial and ethnic inequalities at the global level, this innovative work adopts a relational perspective in the study of social inequalities that is able to reveal how historical interdependencies between world regions have translated as processes of inequality production and reproduction. As such, it will be of interest to scholars of sociology, political and social theory and anthropology concerned with questions of globalisation and inequality.

Contemporary Social And Sociological Theory

Author : Kenneth Allan
ISBN : 9781506319391
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 85. 90 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 843
Read : 671

Download Now


In the Third Edition of Ken Allan's highly-praised Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory book, sociological theories and theorists are explored using a straightforward approach and conversational, jargon-free language. Filled with examples drawn from everyday life, this edition highlights diversity in contemporary society, exploring theories of race, gender, and sexuality that address some of today's most important social concerns. Through this textbook students will learn to think theoretically and apply to their own lives.

Contemporary Sociological Theory And Its Classical Roots The Basics

Author : George Ritzer
ISBN : 9780077453190
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 34. 95 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 272
Read : 934

Download Now



Classical Sociological Theory

Author : Craig Calhoun
ISBN : 9780470655672
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 81. 82 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 638
Read : 731

Download Now


Complements Contemporary sociological theory.

Classical Sociological Theory

Author : George Ritzer
ISBN : 9781506325569
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 35. 60 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 386
Read : 330

Download Now


Now with SAGE Publishing, and co-authored by one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky’s Classical Sociological Theory, Seventh Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought from the Enlightenment roots of theory through the early 20th century. The integration of key theories with biographical sketches of theorists and the requisite historical and intellectual context helps students to better understand the original works of classical authors as well as to compare and contrast classical theories. New to this Edition · In Ch. 1, Colonialism is now discussed as a major social force in development of modern society. · In Ch. 2, there is an expanded discussion of the historical significance of Early Women Founders and the contributions of W.E.B. Du Bois. · The chapter on Du Bois (Ch. 9) includes new material about his intellectual influences. · New contemporary commentary about Durkheim has been added to Ch. 7. · Ch. 9 includes new material from recently translated later writings of George Simmel, providing new context for his overall theory. · Addition of Historical Context boxes throughout text. · Sections on contemporary applications of classical theory have been added to each chapter.

Top Download:

Best Books