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Concise Reader in Sociological Theory

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Theorists, Concepts, and Current Applications

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<p><b>Essential writings</b><b>&nbsp;from classical and contemporary sociological theorists&nbsp;engagingly introduced and&nbsp;brought to life for students</b>&nbsp;</p> <p>This&nbsp;<i>Concise Reader in Sociological Theory</i>&nbsp;contains excerpts from the writings of a wide range of key theorists who represent&nbsp;the dynamic breadth of&nbsp;classical and contemporary, macro-&nbsp;and micro-sociological theory.&nbsp;The selected&nbsp;writings&nbsp;elaborate on the core concepts and arguments of sociological theory,&nbsp;and, along with the commentary,&nbsp;explore topics that resonate today such as: crisis and change, institutions and networks, power and inequality, race, gender, difference, and much more.&nbsp;<b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p>The text contains<b>&nbsp;</b>editorial introductions to each section that clearly explain the intellectual context of the&nbsp;theorists and their arguments&nbsp;and reinforce their relevance to sociological analysis and society today.&nbsp;The excerpts&nbsp;include&nbsp;writings from the classicists Karl Marx, Max&nbsp;Weber,&nbsp;Emile Durkheim,&nbsp;W.E.B. Du Bois&nbsp;to the contemporary&nbsp;Patricia Hill Collins, Dorothy Smith, Raewyn Connell.&nbsp;This&nbsp;indispensable&nbsp;book:&nbsp;</p> <ul style=”margin-bottom: 0in; font-size: medium; margin-top: 0in; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; cursor: text; overflow: visible;” type=”disc”> <li style=”margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.25in; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; cursor: text; overflow: visible;”>Offers a concise review of&nbsp;the diverse field of&nbsp;sociological theory&nbsp;</li> <li style=”margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.25in; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; cursor: text; overflow: visible;”>Includes contributions from a wide range of noted classical and contemporary theorists&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li style=”margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.25in; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; cursor: text; overflow: visible;”>Incorporates&nbsp;engaging empirical examples from contemporary society&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li style=”margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.25in; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; cursor: text; overflow: visible;”>Demonstrates the relevance and significance of the ideas presented in the theorists&rsquo;&nbsp;writings&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Designed&nbsp;for undergraduate and graduate students in sociology and&nbsp;in social and&nbsp;political theory,&nbsp;<i>Concise Reader in Sociological Theory</i>&nbsp;is an&nbsp;engaging and&nbsp;accessible guide to the most relevant sociological theorists.&nbsp;</p>

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