Key Sociological Thinkers (2nd Revised edition)

Key Sociological Thinkers (2nd Revised edition)

By: Rob Stones (editor)Hardback

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The new edition of this popular text offers an accessible introduction to 23 of the key theorists of Sociology. Four new chapters consider the work of Theodor Adorno, Michael Mann, Dorothy Smith and Zygmunt Bauman, alongside updated material throughout other chapters. Informative contents pages provide a unique reference tool, whilst the innovative 'Seeing Things Differently' sections demonstrate how theory can illuminate aspects of contemporary social life. With updated 'Legacies' and 'Further Reading' sections, and extended glossary boxes, this book is an indispensable tool for all students seeking to broaden their understanding of social theory.

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ROB STONES is Professor in Sociology at the University of Essex, UK. He is the author of Sociological Reasoning (1996) and Structuration Theory (2005). He is also the editor of two book series, Traditions in Social Theory and Themes in Social Theory.


Introduction; R.Stones How to Use This Book; R. Stones Seeing Things Differently: An Alternative Contents List List of Glossary Boxes PART I Karl Marx; B.Jessop Max Weber; L.A.Scaff Emile Durkheim; W.Pope Georg Simmel; P.Watier Herbert Blumer; K.Plummer Theodor Adorno; M.O'Neill Talcott Parsons; R.Holton PART II Robert K. Merton; A.Sica Norbert Elias; J.Hughes Erving Goffman; R.Williams David Lockwood; N.Mouzelis Harold Garfinkel; J.Heritage Louis Althusser; T.Benton Nancy Chodorow; K.A.Martin PART III Jurgen Habermas; W.Outhwaite Pierre Bourdieu; L.Wacquant Michel Foucault; L.Barth Stuart Hall; M.Barrett Dorothy E. Smith; K.Widerberg Anthony Giddens; I.J.Cohen Michael Mann; R.Schroeder Arlie Russell Hochschild; S.J.Williams Zygmunt Bauman; T.Blackshaw

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/11/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780230001565
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9780230001565
  • weight: 901
  • ISBN10: 0230001564
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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