9781610270526-1610270525-Sociological Theory – A Contemporary View: How to Read, Criticize and Do Theory (Classics of the Social Sciences)

Sociological Theory – A Contemporary View: How to Read, Criticize and Do Theory (Classics of the Social Sciences)

ISBN-13: 9781610270526
ISBN-10: 1610270525
Author: Smelser, Neil J.
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Quid Pro, LLC
Format: Paperback 154 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781610270526
ISBN-10: 1610270525
Author: Smelser, Neil J.
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Quid Pro, LLC
Format: Paperback 154 pages

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Acknowledged authors Smelser, Neil J. wrote Sociological Theory – A Contemporary View: How to Read, Criticize and Do Theory (Classics of the Social Sciences) comprising 154 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1610270525 and 9781610270526. Since then Sociological Theory – A Contemporary View: How to Read, Criticize and Do Theory (Classics of the Social Sciences) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A pithy and clear guide to the process of creating and evaluating theory in the social sciences. Using a simple model of theory creation and assessment--and applying it in depth to foundational and still-relevant social and economic theorists such as Durkheim, Marx and Parsons--Neil Smelser shows the way to a better understanding of what social theory is supposed to accomplish and how it can be read critically. First appearing in 1971 as a monograph drawn from his undergraduate class on sociological theory, Dr. Smelser's how-to book is now presented in modern format and with his timeless examples and explanations. Featuring a new Preface by the author, as well as a new Foreword by Arlie Russell Hochschild, this book makes understanding the insides of a theoretical framework as clear as such a daunting feat can credibly be accomplished. Useful for students and researchers learning the tools to read all sorts of theory in a critical manner, its republication and new presentation bring Dr. Smelser's legendary course on social theory to a new generation. Part of the Classics of the Social Sciences Series from Quid Pro Books.

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