How did the study of sociology develop? History and Theory focuses on the development of sociological theorists' ideas about society and social research over time. Ideas of major classical theorists such as Auguste Comte, Karl Marx, and Max Weber are explored, as well as a range of schools of thought in sociology, including structural functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, ethnomethodology, critical theory, and postmodernism and emancipatory theories. This brand-new, full-colour volume concludes with a discussion of the relationship between sociological theory and public policy.
Shannon K. Carter received her Ph.D. at the University of Florida and currently teaches at the University of Central Florida. Her research has been published in such journals as Gender Issues and Sociology of Health and Illness.Lillian O'Connell holds a master's degree in Sociology from the University of Central Florida and is pursuing a doctoral degree in sociology at North Carolina State University. Her research and teaching interests include environmental sociology, sustainability, and stratification.Anne Bubriski-McKenzie holds a master's degree in Women's Studies from Southern Connecticut State University and is a doctoral student in Sociology at the University of Central Florida. Her research and teaching interests include social inequality and family at the intersections of gender, race, and class.