Constructing Social Theory

Constructing Social Theory

By: David C. Bell (author)Paperback

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Constructing Social Theory discusses the nature of social theory and theoretical orientations. Organized by 43 theoretical orientations in seven domains: exchange, power, adaptation/reinforcement, social bond, altruism, functionalism, and identity, the text includes a tutorial on how to identify an appropriate theoretical orientation and create a theory given a particular research question.

About Author

David C. Bell is professor of sociology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.


Chapter 1 Part 1: Explanatory Logics Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Sociology, Science and Applied Theory Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Theoretical Systems Chapter 4 Chapter 3: The Refinement of Theoretical Systems Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Creating Theory: The Art of Normal Science Chapter 6 Part 2: Action Theoretical Orientations Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Action Theoretical Orientations Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Social Systems and Social Structure Chapter 9 Chapter 7: Self Interest: Exchange Chapter 10 Chapter 8: Self Interest: Power Chapter 11 Chapter 9: Self Interest: Adaptation Chapter 12 Chapter 10: Relationships: Social Bond Chapter 13 Chapter 11: Relationships: Altruism Chapter 14 Part 3: Auxiliary Theoretical Orientations Chapter 15 Chapter 12: Auxiliary Logic: Function Chapter 16 Chapter 13: Auxiliary Logic: Identity Chapter 17 Part 4: Theories Chapter 18 Chapter 14: Action Theories of Parental Nurturance Chapter 19 Part 5: Evaluation Chapter 20 Chapter 15: The Sociology of Sociological Theory

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742564282
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 342
  • ID: 9780742564282
  • weight: 517
  • ISBN10: 0742564282

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