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9780631213505: Contemporary Sociological Theory (Wiley Blackwell Readers in Sociology)

This thorough collection of contemporary sociological theory is the definitive guide to current perspectives and approaches in the field. Organized by theme, the volume includes the most representative material available on topics such as symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, structuralism, network theory, critical theory, feminist theory, and the current debates over modernity and postmodernity.

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This thorough collection of contemporary sociological theory is the definitive guide to current perspectives and approaches in the field. Organized by theme, the volume includes the most representative material available on topics such as symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, structuralism, network theory, critical theory, feminist theory, and the current debates over modernity and postmodernity. The theories of Foucault, Giddens, and Bourdieu also appear in longer sections, enabling students and scholars to examine the work in greater depth.

Editorial introductions put these readings into theoretical perspective, making this an authoritative and compact survey of contemporary sociological theory. This book, in conjunction with its complement, Classical Sociological Theory, offers readers a complete overview of sociological theory.

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Craig Calhoun is Professor of Sociology and History at New York University and since 1999 has been President of the Social Science Research Council. He was previously editor of Sociological Theory.

Joseph Gerteis is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

James Moody is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ohio State University.

Steven Pfaff is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington.

Indermohan Virk is a graduate student of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Visiting Lecturer at Indiana University.

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Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: List of Contributors.Acknowledgments.Introduction.Part I: Micro-Sociological Analysis:Introduction to Part I.1. The Phenomenology of the Social World: Alfred Schutz.2. The Social Construction of Reality: Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann.3. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life: Erving Goffman.4. Symbolic Interactionism: Herbert Blumer.Part II: Exchange and Rationality:Introduction to Part II.5. Social Behavior as Exchange: George C. Homans.6. Exchange and Power in Social Life: Peter M. Blau.7. Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital: James S. Coleman.8. Foundations for a Theory of Collective Decisions: James S. Coleman.9. The Logic of Collective Action: Mancur Olson.Part III: Institutional Analysis:Introduction to Part III.10. Limits of Steering: Niklas Luhmann.11. Coercion, Capital, and European States: Charles Tilly.12. The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields: Paul J. DiMaggio and Walter W. Powell.Part IV: The Sociological Theory of Michel Foucault:Introduction to Part IV.13. The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception: Michel Foucault.14. Truth and Power: Michel Foucault.15. Discipline and Punish: Michel Foucault.Part V: The Sociological Theory of Anthony Giddens:Introduction to Part V.16. Some New Rules of Sociological Method: Anthony Giddens.17. Agency, Structure: Anthony Giddens.18. The Consequences of Modernity: Anthony Giddens.Part VI: The Sociological Theory of Pierre Bourdieu:Introduction to Part VI.19. Social Space and Symbolic Space Pierre Bourdieu.20. Structures, Habitus, Practices: Pierre Bourdieu.21. The Field of Cultural Production, or: The Economic World Reversed: Pierre Bourdieu.Part VII: Race, Gender, and Difference:Introduction to Part VII.22. The Conceptual Practices of Power: Dorothy E. Smith.23. Black Feminist Epistemology: Patricia Hill Collins.24. Black Skin, White Masks: Frantz Fanon.25. The Paradoxes of Integration: Orlando Patterson.Part VIII: The Sociological Theory of Jurgen Habermas:Introduction to Part VIII.26. Civil Society and the Political Public Sphere: J rgen Habermas.27. The Tasks of a Critical Theory of Society: J rgen Habermas.28. Theory and Practice: J rgen Habermas.Part IX: Modernity and Post-Modernity:Introduction to Part IX.29. The Social Constraint towards Self-constraint: Norbert Elias.30. A Sociological Theory of Postmodernity of Postmodernity: Zygmunt Bauman.31. Describing the Future: Niklas Luhmann. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0631213503

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