Sociological Theory (3rd ed.)

Contemporary Debates

John Scott ,

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Sociological Theory: Contemporary Debates

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This thoroughly revised and updated third edition provides an expanded analysis of the nature and future of sociological theory. It offers new sections on feminist, post-colonial, and critical race theories, as well as a discussion of theories of system, structure and complexity.

John Scott paints an overview of early developments in sociological thinking, before exploring the principal theorists and theoretical approaches of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A review of general theory sets the scene for the strong narrative on contention and convergence that is developed throughout the book. Scott argues that the works of the theorists considered provide the basis for a vibrant future for understanding sociology as a cooperative intellectual venture. Analysing emerging debates on modernity and post-modernity, this book looks towards the development and future of theorising in sociology.

Lively and accessible in its approach, Sociological Theory will be an essential guide for scholars and students of sociology and sociological theory seeking clear discussions and critical reflections on theoretical ideas.

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