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Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory: Text and Readings 3ed

by Scott A Appelrouth and Laura Desfor Edles SAGE Publications, Inc
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Scott Appelrouth and Laura Edles' Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory, 3rd edition is a hybrid text/reader that offers the best of both worlds for instructors and students. It includes a rich collection of excerpts from the original works of sociology's key theorists, from the classical era to the present. Those readings are accompanied by an analytical framework that discusses the lives, ideas, and historical circumstances of each theorist, and makes connections among theorists with similar approaches and concerns.

List of Illustrations and PhotosList of Figures and TablesAbout the AuthorsPrefaceChapter 1: IntroductionPart I: Foundations of Classical Sociological TheoryChapter 2: Karl Marx (1818-1883)Chapter 3: Amile Durkheim (1858a1917)Chapter 4: Max Weber (1864-1920)Part II: Classical Sociological Theory: Expanding the FoundationChapter 5: Charlotte Perkins GilmanChapter 6: Georg Simmel (1858-1918)Chapter 7: W.E.B Du Bois (1868-1963)Chapter 8: George Herbert Mead (1863-1931)Part III: Twentieth-Century Sociological TraditionsChapter 9: Structural Functionalism Talcott C. Parsons Robert K. MertonChapter 10: Critical Theory Max Horkheimer Theodor Adorno Herbert Marcuse JA¼rgen Habermas Patricia Hill CollinsChapter 11: Exchange and Rational Choice Theories George C. Homans Peter M. Blau James S. ColemanChapter 12: Symbolic Interactionism and Dramaturgy Erving Goffman Arlie Russell HochschildChapter 13: Phenomenology Alfred Schutz Peter Berger Dorothy E. SmithChapter 14: Postructuralism Michel Foucault Pierre Bourdieu Edward SaidChapter 15: Postmodernism Jean Baudrillard Jean-FranA§ois Lyotard Judith ButlerChapter 16: The Global Society Immanuel Wallerstein George Ritzer Anthony GiddensGlossary and TerminologyReferencesPhoto CreditsIndex

Scott Appelrouth (PhD, New York University, 2000) is Professor at California State University, Northridge. His interests include sociological theory, cultural sociology, and social movements. He has taught classical and contemporary theory at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and has published several articles in research- and teaching-oriented journals on social movements, theory, and the controversies over jazz during the1920s and rap during the 1980s. His current research focuses on political discourse in American party platforms. Laura Desfor Edles (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1990) is Professor of Sociology at California State University, Northridge. She is the author of Symbol and Ritual in the New Spain: The Transition to Democracy after Franco (1998) and Cultural Sociology in Practice (2002), as well as various articles on culture, theory, race/ethnicity, and social movements.