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Contemporary Sociological Theory
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Contemporary Sociological Theory



November 2020 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Introducing readers to the most important thinkers and schools of thought in contemporary sociological theory – from Parsons and Merton to the Frankfurt School to Foucault, Bourdieu, Giddens and Hochschild – this accessible textbook firmly locates key ideas in social, political and historical context. By doing so, it helps students understand the development of central sociological concepts and how they can help us understand the contemporary world.

The book includes:

  • Lively biographical sections to help readers get to know each thinker
  • Clear and easy-to-understand accounts of each theorist’s arguments - and the most common criticisms
  • Key concept boxes highlighting the most influential ideas

This comprehensive textbook brings the diverse field of contemporary sociological theory to life. Essential reading for all students in Sociology and Sociological Theory.



 
Parsons and Merton
 
Goffman
 
Schutz and Garfinkel
 
Gramsci
 
Lukacs
 
Althusser
 
Marcuse
 
Adorno
 
Homans, Coleman and Boudon
 
Levi-Strauss, Barthes, Butler
 
Foucault
 
Elias
 
Bourdieu
 
Giddens
 
Habermas
 
Luhmann
 
Gellner and Mann
 
Collins
 
de Beauvoir, Oakley and Smith
 
Hochschild, Hill-Collins and Latour

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