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  • A Treatise on Social Theory: Volume 2, Substantive Social Theoryby W. G. Runciman

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 68.00

    Third and concluding volume on social theory, applying distinctive methodology to case of twentieth-century England. more...

  • Qualitative Research and Theory Developmentby Mats Alvesson; Dan Karreman

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 46.00

    Encouraging readers to take a critical approach to empirical data, the authors provide an account that helps social science researchers to develop new and interesting theories. more...

  • Lives in Contextby Ardra L. Cole; Gary J. Knowles

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 32.99

    The reflexive turn in qualitative research has transformed the process of doing life history research. No longer are research subjects examined through the lens of the all-knowing but supposedly invisible researcher. As Ardra Cole and Gary Knowles point out in this fresh introduction to conducting life history research, the process is now one of mutuality,... more...

  • George Herbert Mead and Human Conductby Herbert Blumer; Thomas J. Morrione

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 33.99

    Unpublished book manuscript and related correspondence by famous symbolic interactionist Herbert Blumer concerning the work of George Herbert Mead, the founder of symbolic interactionism. Includes an introduction and notes by Thomas J. Morrione. more...

  • On the Science of Uncertaintyby Franco Ferrarotti

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 29.99

    Franco Ferrarotti hopes to lead sociologists away from overly reductionistic, technical measurement of their subjects_an approach that has increasingly been problematized by the natural sciences_toward a rediscovery of (auto)biographical materials and the value of the individual. more...

  • Soziologie Jg. 42 (2013) 3by Thilo Fehmel; Sylke Nissen; Georg Vobruba

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 18.78

    Die Zeitschrift »Soziologie« ist das offizielle Mitteilungsblatt der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS). Die Zeitschrift dient dem Informationsaustausch über die Arbeit in den Sektionen und Arbeitsgruppen innerhalb der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, fördert die Diskussion über die Entwicklung des Fachs und informiert über die Einbindung... more...

  • The Handbook of Rational Choice Social Researchby Rafael Wittek; Tom Snijders; Victor Nee

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    The Handbook of Rational Choice Social Research offers the first comprehensive overview of how the rational choice paradigm can inform empirical research within the social sciences. This landmark collection highlights successful empirical applications across a broad array of disciplines, including sociology, political science, economics, history,... more...

  • Sociologyby Ken Roberts

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Sociology's goals are ambitious. Their pursuit is exciting. Covering the development of sociology from its origins to the present-day as well as identifying the strengths and limitations of all sociology's main research methods, this book provides a lucid introduction for students who are embarking or considering taking-up sociology. It explains the... more...

  • Core Sociological Dichotomiesby Chris Jenks

    SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 68.00

    In this sociology text the contributors provide an introduction to the subject without over-simplifying or `writing-down' to their audience. The book aims to furnish undergraduates with the knowledge that will help them to understand and practice sociology and also to develop a self-perpetuating sociological imagination to enable them to think through... more...

  • Public Sociologyby Ben Agger

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 33.99

    Public Sociology examines the 'discourse' of mainstream journal articles in sociology in order to understand the essentially conservative nature of mainstream sociology. These articles primarily make advances in method, not substance. Drawing from Mills, critical theory and postmodernism, Agger develops a non-positivist version of sociological writing... more...