Sociological Theory

Sociological Theory

Sociological Theory

About the Author George Ritzer is Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland. His major areas of interest are sociological theory and the sociology of consumption. He has served as Chair of the American Sociological Association’s Sections on Theoretical Sociology (1989-1990) and Organizations and Occupations (1980-1981). Professor Ritzer has been Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland and has been awarded a Teaching Excellence award. He has held the UNESCO chair in Social Theory at the Russian Academy of Sciences and a fulbright-Hays Fellowship. He has been Scholar-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences. Table of Contents PART 1: Classical Sociological Theory 1: A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory The Early Years 2: Karl Marx 3: Emile Durkheim 4: Max Weber 5: Georg Simmel PART 2: Modern Sociological Theory: The Major Schools 6: A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The LaterYears 7: Structural Functionalism, Neofunctionalism, and Conflict Theory 8: Varieties of Neo-Marxian Theory 9: Systems Theory 10: Symbolic Interactionism 11: Ethnomethodology 12: Exchange, Network, and Rational Choice Theories 13: Contemporary Feminist Theory PART 3: Recent Integrative Developments in Sociological Theory 14: Micro Macro Integration 15: Agency-Structure Integration PART 4: From Modern to Postmodern Social Theory and Beyond 16: Contemporary Theories of Modernity 17: Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and the Emergenc

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