Sociology: Understanding a Diverse Society, Updated

Author: Margaret Andersen,Howard Taylor

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495007420

Category: Science

Page: 720

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SOCIOLOGY: UNDERSTANDING A DIVERSE SOCIETY, FOURTH EDITION, is a theoretically balanced, mainstream, comprehensive text characterized by its emphasis on diversity. In every chapter, students explore fascinating topics (Hurricane Katrina, same-sex marriage, abuses at Abu Ghraib prison) as well as research and data that illustrate how class, race-ethnicity, gender, age, geographic residence, and sexual orientation relate to sociological topics discussed in that chapter. This text provides a solid research orientation to the basic principles of sociology yet it is fascinating and accessible, appealing to the ever-changing student population, and inviting students to view the world through a sociological lens. Andersen and Taylor get students thinking for themselves about sociology, with the book’s Debunking Society’s Myths features and critical thinking exercises. This is the book that will grab student interest and inspire them to keep reading and asking questions! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory

Author: Anthony Elliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134085540

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

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If today students of social theory read Jurgen Habermas, Michel Foucault and Anthony Giddens, then proper regard to the question of culture means that they should also read Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall and Slavoj Zizek. The Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory offers a concise, comprehensive overview of the convergences and divergences of social and cultural theory, and in so doing offers a novel agenda for social and cultural research in the twenty-first century. This Handbook, edited by Anthony Elliott, develops a powerful argument for bringing together social and cultural theory more systematically than ever before. Key social and cultural theories, ranging from classical approaches to postmodern, psychoanalytic and post-feminist approaches, are drawn together and critically appraised. There are substantive chapters looking at – among others – structuralism and post-structuralism, critical theory, network analysis, feminist cultural thought, cultural theory and cultural sociology. Throughout the Handbook there is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity, with chapters drawing from research in sociology, cultural studies, psychology, politics, anthropology, women’s studies, literature and history. Written in a clear and direct style, this Handbook will appeal to a wide undergraduate and postgraduate audience across the social sciences and humanities.
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The Women Founders

Sociology and Social Theory 1830–1930, A Text/Reader

Author: Patricia Madoo Lengermann,Gillian Niebrugge

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478609362

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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An essential volume for anyone interested in the history of sociology, the development of sociological theory, or the history of women in the profession, this well-researched, compellingly argued book makes the case for the active and significant presence of women in the creation of sociology and social theory in its founding and classic periods. Further, Lengermann and Niebrugge explain how the women came to be erased from the history of sociology and identify the political and intellectual currents that now make their recovery both possible and important. The volume focuses on 15 women in eight chapters. Each chapter begins with a biographical sketch situating each thinkers ideas in a historical, social, and cultural context. Next, the authors analyze the womans theory, summarizing its underlying assumptions, explicating its major themes, and introducing key vocabulary. The chapter concludes with excerpts from the original texts of the women founders. All the theories discussed in this text share a moral commitment to the idea that sociology should and could work for the alleviation of socially produced human pain. The ethical duty of the sociologist is to seek sound scientific knowledge, to refuse to make the knowledge an end in itself, to speak for the disempowered, to advocate social reform, and to never forget that the appropriate relationship between researcher and subject is one of mutuality.
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Before the Second Wave

Gender in the Sociological Tradition

Author: Barbara Finlay

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131848030

Category: Social Science

Page: 337

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Before the Second Wave: Gender in the Sociological Tradition, 1/e features the writings of both women and men sociologists. Organized historically, this edited volume examines the way classical sociological theorists thought - and wrote - about issues of gender and human society.
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Encyclopedia of Social Theory

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452265461

Category: Social Science

Page: 1056

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The Encyclopedia of Social Theory is an indispensable reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary social theory. It examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. Led by internationally renowned scholar George Ritzer, the Encyclopedia of Social Theory draws together a team of more than 200 international scholars covering the developments, achievements, and prospects of social theory from its inception in the 18th century to the present. Understanding that social theory can both explain and alter the social world, this two-volume set serves as not only a foundation for learning, but also an inspiration for creative and reflexive engagement with the rich range of ideas it contains.
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Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots: The Basics

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780072997590

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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This text is the teaching solution for instructors who need a brief, accessible text for sociological theory. An affordable alternative to a standard text, this volume still includes a range of pedagogical features; it is concise yet comprehensive, informative, and engaging for a wide range of students.
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Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots

The Basics

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780072349627

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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This is the first textbook for sociological theory that is modeled after the texts routinely available for introductory sociology courses. It is concise (although it covers a lot of ground), written in a highly accessible fashion, and includes much of the pedagogy that one expects to find in an introductory text. The book stems from the need of some instructors for a short text to be used in one-semester courses in contemporary sociological theory, or sociological theory more generally. At least some students (and their instructors) have found other texts too long, too dense and too complex. This volume is not only short, but comparatively light (but not lightweight) and less technical.
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Women's political & social thought

an anthology

Author: Hilda L. Smith,Berenice A. Carroll

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 449

View: 1914

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"... a wide array of time periods, cultures, and formats... " -- Library JournalThe first collection of source readings of women's important writings in political and social theory from ancient times to the twentieth century. From Sappho of Lesbos to Mary Wollstonecraft and from Jane Addams to Simone Weil, these works fill a major gap in materials available for teaching the history of political thought and opens paths for exploring the rich and diverse contributions of women as creators of theory.
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Gendering the Sociology Profession

Sweden, Britain and the US

Author: Sanja Magdalenić

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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"This Ph.D. dissertation is framed as a historical comparative analysis of the sociology profession. The focus will be put on the emergence and the development of the profession and its organizational arenas. The analysis will present data from three sociology fields - Sweden, Britain and the US - as these fields relate to the three models of professionalization that have been outlines by the sociology of the professions. Performing a comparative analysis of an individual profession will help reveal similarities and differences between the cases being considered. The aim of the dissertation is twofold. First, it seeks to add to theorizing about the relationship between gender and professions by exploring the ways in which the emergence, organization and knowledge production of an academic profession has interrelated with gender in the historical development of sociology as a profession. Contents include: Introduction, Sociology of the professions through gender lens, the Professional project, Gendering professional associations, Patterns of closure in academic departments, Gender and the sociological canon, Homo sociologicus: subjective reminiscences, Conclusions."
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