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.

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.

Work and Society

Sociological Approaches, Themes and Methods
Author: Tim Strangleman,Tracey Warren
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134327773
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 360
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Work and Society is an important new text about the sociology of work and employment. It provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociology, business and politics, with a firm and enjoyable foundation to this fascinating area of sociology, giving comprehensive coverage of traditional areas of the sub-discipline as well as new trends and developments. The book is divided into three complementary and interconnected sections – investigating work, work and social change and understanding work. These sections allow readers to explore themes, issues and approaches by examining how sociologists have thought about, and researched work and how the sub-discipline has been influenced by wider society itself. Novel features include separate chapters on researching work, domestic work, unemployment and work, and the representation of work in literary and visual media.

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.

Sociology

Understanding a Diverse Society
Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard Francis Taylor
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cultural pluralism
Page: 691
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Examine the sociological meaning in Hurricane Katrina, same-sex marriage, the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison and scores of modern, compelling issues such as these in Andersen and Taylor's updated new edition of this easy-to-understand text. The book uses research and data to illustrate how class, race-ethnicity, gender, age, geographic residence, and sexual orientation relate to key sociological topics.. Andersen and Taylor inspire you to think for yourself about sociology with the book's "Debunking Society's

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.

Sociology Ie


Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard Francis Taylor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780534587352
Category: Cultural pluralism
Page: 712
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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.

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.

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
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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.

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."

Sociological Abstracts


Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Was ist Theorie?

Theoriebegriff und Dialogische Theorie in den Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften
Author: Peter V. Zima
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 382524797X
Category: Social Science
Page: 308
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Was ist Theorie und welche Bedeutung haben Ideologien und Werturteile für sie? Wie könnte ein kultur- und sozialwissenschaftlicher Theoriebegriff aussehen? Die Tatsache, dass eine zweite Auflage des vorliegenden Werks zustande kam, lässt das Bedürfnis nach einer konkreten Beantwortung der Frage erkennen. Das Buch antwortet auf die oben genannten Fragen, indem es zunächst klärt, wie sich Theorien in den verschiedenen Wissenschaftsbereichen definieren lassen. Anschließend werden die wichtigsten Theoriedebatten des 20. Jahrhunderts dargestellt, aber auch kritisch bewertet. Am Schluss des Bandes steht die Zusammenführung der unterschiedlichen Ansätze im Konzept einer Dialogischen Theorie, die den Besonderheiten der Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften Rechnung trägt.