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Contemporary Sociological Theory: Expanding the Classical Tradition
Intended for one-semester, junior/senior-level courses in Contemporary Sociological Theory, or in a Classical and Contemporary Theory course, this text examines the assumptions and concepts of the five major sociological theories and the classical roots of the modern theories.
Paperback, 450 pages
Published November 18th 1998 by Prentice Hall
(first published December 1st 1985)
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Dec 06, 2009 Rebekah rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Terrific bibliography! And overall, a thorough, not entirely impartial review of sociological theory from functionalism to rational choice theory and sociology of the body. I'll be using this over and over as a reference book in the future.
Apr 15, 2008 Meen rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who would like an accessible introduction to sociological theory
Recommended to Meen by: David Gartman
This was my first theory text, and it meant so much to me that the authors were women! (Thanks Dr. Gartman!) I relish theory, and this book was a wonderfully diverse comprehensive overview of the discipline.