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Theoretical Sociology
1830 to the Present



October 2012 | 936 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Written by award-winning scholar, Jonathan Turner, Theoretical Sociology: 1830 to the Present is a monumental book that offers in-depth and comprehensive coverage of both the classical and modern traditions in sociological theory.

The text is dived into three key parts: Part 1 provides detailed analyses of the theories of the classical tradition, including the works of August Comte, Herbert Spencer, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Georg Simmel, Emile Durkheim, and George Herbert Mead; Part 2 examines all of the principle theoretical traditions in sociology during the modern era, including the functional, general systems, ecological, evolutionary, conflict, exchange, symbolic interactionist, role and status, dramaturgical, phenomenological, structuralist, cultural, postmodern, European-critical, and American-style critical theories; Part 3 reviews the state of sociological theory today, including scientific elements of theory and how to overcome roadblocks that have prevented sociological theories from realizing their full explanatory power.


 
Theoretical Sociology
 
The Classical Period, 1830-1935
 
August Comte and The Emergence of Sociology
 
Herbert Spencer
 
Karl Marx
 
The Max Weber
 
Georg Simmel
 
Emile Durkheim
 
George Herbert Mead
 
The Classical Roots of Contemporary Theorizing
 
The Modern Era
 
Functional Theorizing
 
General Systems Theorizing
 
Ecological Theorizing
 
Evolutionary Theorizing
 
Conflict Theorizing
 
Exchange Theorizing
 
Symbolic Interactionist Theorizing
 
Role and Status Theorizing
 
Dramaturgical Theorizing
 
Phenomenological and Ethnomethodological Theorizing
 
Structuralist Theorizing (include structuration theory, network theory)
 
Cultural Theorizing
 
Postmodern Theorizing
 
European Critical Theorizing
 
American-style Critical Theorizing
 
The State of Sociological Theory
 
Elements of Scientific Theorizing
 
Overcoming Roadblocks to Cumulative
Explanatory Theory in Sociology

 

A great book that explains theory clearly.

Mrs Karen James
Care, Coleg Sir Gar
December 5, 2012

A great tool for the explanations of theory to upper-level students.

Ms Khalilah Hanan
Sociology Anthropology Dept, Indiana University Purdue - Fort Wayne
November 29, 2012
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Key features
  • Coverage spans classical through contemporary sociological theorists and perspectives introducing students to a wide range of of theorists from throughout history
  • Presents theorists and theoretical perspectives with a level of depth and detail not found in competing texts, encouraging a deeper understanding of the concepts for readers
  • Author Jonathan Turner is an active theorist himself who has developed his own theories which adds a unique practical perspective to the text
  • The book is presented in a modular organization with sections that can easily be read out of order, providing more flexibility for instructors

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