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The seventh edition ofModern Sociological Theoryby George Ritzer, one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major contemporary schools of sociological thought. Key theories are integrated with biographical sketches of theorists, and theories are placed in their historical and intellectual context. This helps students to better understand the original works and helps them appreciate the diversity of contemporary theory.
Table of Contents
A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Early Years
A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Later Years
Modern Sociologial Theory: The Major Schools
Structural Functionalism, Neofunctionalism, and Conflict Theory
Varieties of Neo-Marxian Theory
Exchange, Network, and Rational Choice Theories
Contemporary Feminist Theory
Recent Integrative Developments In Sociological Theory
From Modern To Postmodern Social Theory
Contemporary Theories of Modernity
Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and the Emergence of Postmodern Social Theory
Appendix: Sociological Metatheorizing and a Metatheoretical Schema for Analyzing Sociological Theory
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