Written by eminent sociologists, this book introduces and assesses some of the most influential, recent sociological theories. Each chapter explains the theory and describes a related program of empirical research. Chapters are authored by the actual founders (and/or leading exponents) of these theoretical programs; many chapters contain a description of the inception, growth, and present status of the theoretical program. The book covers a broad range of sociological concerns, from the investigation of power and status processes, to social movements and revolutions, to organizational and institutional structures, to world system analysis. Accessibly written for a wide sociological audience, this book is an invaluable introduction for undergraduates and graduates to sociology's most important theoretical advances.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; July 2002
- ISBN: 9781461714736
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- Title: New Directions in Contemporary Sociological Theory
- Author: Joseph Berger (ed.); Zelditch, Morris, Jr. (ed.); Peter M. Blau (contrib.); Thomas J. Fararo (contrib.); Jack A. Goldstone (contrib.); Douglas D. Heckathorn (contrib.); David R. Heise (contrib.); Guillermina Jasso (contrib.); Ronald L. Jepperson (contrib.); Michael Lovaglia (contrib.); Barry Markovsky (contrib.); Morris Zelditch (contrib.); Gerald Marwell (contrib.); John D. McCarthy (contrib.); Bruce Buena de Mesquita (contrib.); James D. Morrow (contrib.); Pamela E. Oliver (contrib.); Brent Simpson (contrib.); Randolph Siverson (contrib.); John Skvoretz (contrib.); Alastair Smith (contrib.); David G. Wagner (contrib.); Henry Walker (contrib.); Immanuel Wallerstein (contrib.); David Willer (contrib.); Robb Willer (contrib.); Shane Thye (contrib.); Mayer N. Zald (contrib.)
Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
In The Press
This is a very worthwhile book that will appeal to those already conversant with theoretical research programs and who are looking for recent applications of work conducted under this rubric. It will also interest and challenge those who work within different theoretical traditions or who define and see theory in different ways.
About The Author
Joseph Berger and Morris Zelditch are professors of sociology at Stanford University.