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Central Currents in Social Theory
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Central Currents in Social Theory
The Roots of Sociological Theory 1700-2000

Eight Volume Set
Edited by:

January 2000 | 3 648 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Divided into two 4-volume sets, this collection provides a complete guide to social theory from 1700 to the present day. Each set is divided around eight essential issues which are of core concern to social theory: social action and basic processes of interaction; social institutions; social structure; social representations; social change; theoretical orientations; problems in the philosophy of social sciences; sociology's reflections upon itself and its relations with other social sciences.

The collections are designed to show how thinking in social theory has changed since 1700 on all of these essential issues. The Volumes are comprehensive and authoritative. They constitute an indispensable resource for teachers and researchers.


 
VOLUME ONE
 
PART ONE: SOCIAL ACTION, BASIC PROCESSES OF INTERACTION
 
Rationality and Extra-rationality of Action
 
Communication
 
Exchange
 
Influence, Authority, Power
 
Conflict
 
Collective Action
 
PART TWO: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
 
Contract
Social and Private  
 
Organizations
 
Processes of Socialization and Socializing Agencies
 
Social Control
 
VOLUME TWO
 
PART TWO: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
 
Political Institutions
 
Nation, State and International Relations
 
PART THREE: SOCIAL STRUCTURE
 
Interdependence and Social Networks
 
Positions
Role and Status  
 
Division of Labor
 
Social Stratification
 
Social Mobility
 
Integration and Segregation
 
PART FOUR: SOCIAL REPRESENTATIONS
 
Collective Beliefs
 
Magical Beliefs
 
VOLUME THREE
 
PART FOUR: SOCIAL REPRESENTATIONS
 
Norms and Values
 
Religious Beliefs
 
Scientific Beliefs
 
Ideologies and Worldviews
 
Culture and Tastes
 
Intellectuals
 
PART FIVE: SOCIAL CHANGE
 
Processes of Change, Innovations and Diffusions
 
Social Movements
 
Modernization and Evolution
 
PART SIX: THEORETICAL GENERAL ORIENTATIONS
 
Positivism
 
Comprehensive Sociology
 
Marxism
 
VOLUME FOUR
 
PART SIX: THEORETICAL GENERAL ORIENTATIONS
 
Utilitarianism
 
Methodological Individualism
 
Functionalism
 
PART SEVEN: PROBLEMS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
 
Explaining, Understanding, Interpreting
 
The Micro-Macro Link
 
Mathematical Sociology and Statistical Methods
 
PART EIGHT: RELATIONS WITH OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCES
 
Psychology
 
Economics
 
History
 
Demography
 
Linguistics
 
VOLUME FIVE
 
PART ONE: SOCIAL ACTION AND THE BASIC PROCESSES OF INTERACTION
 
The Rationality and Extra-Rationality of Action
 
Communication
 
Social Exchange
 
Influence, Authority and Power
 
Collective Action
 
PART TWO: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
 
Contract
Social and Political  
 
Organisations
 
Social Control and Deviant Behaviour
 
Processes of Socialization and Socializing Agencies
 
Political Institutions
 
VOLUME SIX
 
PART TWO: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
 
Nation and State
 
Elites
 
PART THREE: SOCIAL STRUCUTRE
 
Interdependence and Networks
 
Positions
Role and Status  
 
Division of Labor
 
Social Stratification
 
Social Mobility
 
Integration and Segregation
 
PART FOUR: SOCIAL REPRESENTATIONS
 
Collective Beliefs
 
Magical Beliefs
 
Norms and Values
 
VOLUME SEVEN
 
PART FOUR: SOCIAL REPRESENTATIONS
 
Religious Beliefs
 
Scientific Beliefs
 
Ideologies and Worldviews
 
Culture and Tastes
 
Intellectuals
 
PART FIVE: SOCIAL CHANGE
 
Innovation
 
Processes of Change, Factors of Change
 
Social Movements and Conflicts
 
Development and Modernization
 
Social Evolution
 
PART SIX: THEORETICAL GENERAL ORIENTATIONS
 
Positivism
 
Critical Sociology
 
Interpretive Sociologies
 
VOLUME EIGHT
 
PART SIX: THEORETICAL GENERAL ORIENTATIONS
 
Marxism
 
Utilitarianism and Rational Choice Theory
 
Methodological Individualism
 
Functionalism
 
Structuralism
 
Macrostructural Theory
 
PART SEVEN: PROBLEMS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
 
Description, Classification, Modelling
 
Explaining, Understanding, Interpreting
 
The Micro-Macro Link
 
Mathematical Sociology
 
PART EIGHT: RELATIONS WITH OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCES
 
Psychology
 
Economics
 
History
 
Demography
 
Linguistics

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