From Dahrendorf to Mills, from Parsons to Daniel Bell, Poloma's book is a clearly written, to-the-point, review book, if you know about these persons beforehand but did not study some of them in detail. The book achieves being analytical about main trends in mid-1900s American sociological theory. Chapters focus on chosen sociologists and summarize their work shortly, discuss their contribution, and put them into perspective. Overall, Contemporary Sociological Theory gives good hints about how sociological currents (structuralism, functionalism, social constructionism, subjective knowledge on the rise, reflexive sociology...) in the world interacted with American sociology.
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Book Description Collier Macmillan Ltd, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0023961007