Sociological Theory

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Focusing on the context and significance of theoretical ideas as well as their content, this work aims to give students a broader understanding of the work of sociological theorists. The historical context of sociological theory and the nature and types of theoretical orientations found in sociological analysis today is documented. The volume includes a section on postmodernism along with a discussion of the influence of Marion Evans on the work of Herbert Spencer. It also incorporates material on G.H. Mead and T. Veblen, along with an updated section on Marx to reflect the end of the Soviet Union.

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This book provides a comprehensive examination of classical sociological theory. Each chapter focuses on one theorist and their ideas are organized into a social and historical perspective.

Readers will enjoy the background information on each theorist covered in the book. These include such interesting highlights as Comte's days in military school, the death of Durkheim's son in World War I, Spencer's inability to commit to marriage, and Hegel's illegitimate son. Taking a critical and reflexive approach, the book also discusses how classical theory affects sociology today.

For anyone interested in sociological theory, social philosophy, or the history of ideas.

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