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Concise Reader in Sociological Theory
Concise Reader in Sociological Theory

Concise Reader in Sociological Theory

Theorists, Concepts, and Current Applications
Michele Dillon
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Concise Reader in Sociological Theory

Theorists, Concepts, and Current Applications
Michele Dillon
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Essential writings from classical and contemporary sociological theoristsengagingly introduced andbrought to life for students

This Concise Reader in Sociological Theory contains excerpts from the writings of a wide range of key theorists who representthe dynamic breadth ofclassical and contemporary, macro-and micro-sociological theory.The selectedwritingselaborate on the core concepts and arguments of sociological theory, and, along with the commentary, explore topics that resonate today such as: crisis and change, institutions and networks, power and inequality, race, gender, difference, and much more.

The text contains editorial introductions to each section that clearly explain the intellectual context of thetheorists and their argumentsand reinforce their relevance to sociological analysis and society today.The excerptsincludewritings from the classicists Karl Marx, MaxWeber, Emile Durkheim, W.E.B. Du Boisto the contemporaryPatricia Hill Collins, Dorothy Smith, Raewyn Connell.Thisindispensablebook:

  • Offers a concise review ofthe diverse field ofsociological theory
  • Includes contributions from a wide range of noted classical and contemporary theorists
  • Incorporatesengaging empirical examples from contemporary society
  • Demonstrates the relevance and significance of the ideas presented in the theorists'writings

Designedfor undergraduate and graduate students in sociology andin social andpolitical theory, Concise Reader in Sociological Theory is anengaging andaccessible guide to the most relevant sociological theorists.

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Publisher
Wiley
Year
2021
ISBN
9781119536178
Topic
Social Sciences
Subtopic
Sociology
Edition
1

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