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The Structure of Sociological Theory
Jonathan Turner covers new and emerging aspects of sociological theory in the early 21st century and examines the significant contributions of both modern and founding theorists.
Hardcover, 529 pages
Published June 27th 2002 by Wadsworth Publishing Company
(first published January 1st 1978)
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Turner's text analyzes the structure of sociological theories, in essence becoming an encyclopedia of sociological thought. It groups sociological thought into approaches including functional, evolutionary or bio-ecological, conflict, exchange, interactionist, structuralist, and critical theorizing. However, the updated text avoids criticism of theory found in previous editions.