The Emergence of Sociological Theory
- Jonathan H. Turner - University of California, Riverside, USA
- Leonard Beeghley - University of Florida, USA
- Charles H. Powers - Santa Clara University, USA
Sociological Theory | Sociological Theory
This scholarly text covers the first one hundred years of sociological theorizing, from 1830 to 1930, focusing primarily on Comte, Spencer, Marx, Weber, Simmel, Durkheim, and Mead. The authors provide an in-depth examination of these early sociological theorists with biographical background, analysis of key works, major influences, and critical insights. They answer the question, "What do these ideas tell us about the basic forces that shape the social world?" Posing this question for each theorist adds a unique perspective to the text and distinguishes it from other sociological theory books. In addition, it also includes material on the enduring models and principles of the theorists' work that continue to inform sociological theory today.
I did not receive this book
It's a Ph.D. course and the book is for undergraduated courses.
Well-written. Ideas clearly communicated. Seemed accessible to students, even if they have little or no background in theory.
Insightful, covered from old essential thinker and its contribution to enrich social sciences that cross to humanities studies to the current theorist and approach on learning. The sense of this book was delectation so it can discover theoretical grave to be light and meaningful.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: The Rise of Theoretical Sociology
Chapter 3: The Sociology of Auguste Comte