SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Contemporary Sociological Theory


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

General Introduction. Part I: Micro-Sociological Analysis. Introduction to Part I. 1. The Phenomenology of the Social World. (Alfred Schutz). 2. The Social Construction of Reality. (Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann). 3. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. (Erving Goffman). 4. Symbolic Interactionism. (Herbert Blumer). Part II: Exchange and Rationality. Introduction. 5. Social Behavior as Exchange. (George C. Homans). 6. Exchange and Power in Social Life. (Peter M. Blau). 7. The Logic of Collective Action. (Mancur Olson). 8. Rights to Act. (James S. Coleman). 9. Cooperation without Trust. (Karen S. Cook, Russell Hardin & Margaret Levi). Part III: Institutional Analysis. Introduction. 10. Economic Embeddedness. (Mark Granovetter). 11. The Iron Cage Revisited. (Paul J. Dimaggio & Walter L. Powell). 12. CATNETS. (Harrison White). Part IV: The Sociological Theory of Michel Foucault. Introduction. 13. The History of Sexuality. 14. Truth and Power. 15. Discipline and Punish. Part V: The Sociological Theory of Anthony Giddens. Introduction. 16. Some New Rules of Sociological Method. 17. Agency, Structure. 18. The Consequences of Modernity. Part VI: The Sociological Theory of Pierre Bourdieu. Introduction. 19. Social Space and Symbolic Space. 20. Structures, Habitus, Practices. 21. The Field of Cultural Production, or: The Economic World Reversed. 22. Rethinking the State: Genesis and Structure of the Bureaucratic Field. Part VII: Race, Gender, and Difference. Introduction. 23. The Conceptual Practices of Power. (Dorothy E. Smith). 24. Black Feminist Thought. (Patricia Hill Collins). 25. Black Skin, White Masks. (Frantz Fanon). 26. The Paradoxes of Integration. (Orlando Patterson). Part VIII: Criticism and Modernity: Sociological Theory of Jurgen Habermas. Introduction. 27. Modernity: An Unfinished Project. 28. The Rationalization of the Life-World. 29. Civil Society and the Political Public Sphere. 30. Learning from Catastrophe. Part IX: Modernity and Postmodernity. Introduction. 31. Social Constraint towards Self-Constraint. (Norbert Elias). 32. Modernity and the Holocaust. (Zygmunt Bauman). 33. We Have Never Been Modern. (Bruno Latour). 34. World-Systems Analysis. (Immanuel Wallerstein). Index

About the Author

Craig Calhoun is University Professor and Professor of Sociology and History at New York University, and President of the Social Science Research Council. Joseph Gerteis is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. James Moody is Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University, North Carolina. Steven Pfaff is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. Indermohan Virk is Visiting Lecturer in Sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington.


"By presenting the original writings of some of the major theorists of our time, this book offers an accessible and valuable overview of contemporary theory for both students and professors." Steven Seidman, University of Albany "This new, and much improved, edition of a superior reader offers a judicious sampling of influential readings in contemporary sociological theory admirably supplemented by knowing editorial overviews." Michael Hechter, Arizona State University

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Contemporary Sociological Theory on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Back to top