Theoretical Sociology

Theoretical Sociology

A Concise Introduction to Twelve Sociological Theories

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Sage Publications

What can sociological theory tell us about the basic forces that shape our world? With clarity and authority, Theoretical Sociology: A Concise Introduction to Twelve Sociological Theories, by leading theorist Jonathan H. Turner, seeks to answer this question through a brief, yet in-depth examination of twelve major sociological theories. Readers are given an opportunity to explore the foundational premise of each theory and key elements that make it distinctive. The book draws on biographical background, analysis of important works, historical influences, and other critical insights to help readers make the important connections between these monumental sociological theories and the social world in which we live. This concise resource is a perfect complement to any course that seeks to examine both classic and contemporary sociological theory.



Baker & Taylor
"What can sociological theory tell us about the basic forces that shape our world? With clarity and authority, leading theorist Jonathan H. Turner seeks to answer this question through a brief, yet in-depth examination of twelve major sociological theories. Readers are given an opportunity to explore the foundational premise of each theory and key elements that make it distinctive. The book draws on biographical background, analysis of important works, historical influences, and other critical insights to help readers make the important connections between these monumental sociological theories and the social world in which we live. This concise resource is a perfect complement to any course that seeks to examine both classic and contemporary sociological theory."--Publisher's website.

Book News
Turner (sociology, U. of California-Riverside) has written many long books about sociological theory, he says, but here just sets out the fundamentals of major theories, pointing out that there is no consensus among sociologists as to what theory is or what it is good for. The flavors of theorizing he covers are functional, conflict, ecological, exchange, symbolic interactionist, dramaturgical, structural, cultural, critical, stage-model evolutionary, and biologically inspired. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Los Angeles [i.e. Thousand Oaks, CA] : SAGE Publications, c2014
ISBN: 9781452203478
1452203474
Characteristics: xi, 271 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

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