Four Sociological Traditions: Selected Readings
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A collection of readings from the major thinkers in sociology - from classics to contemporaries - to accompany Collins's Four Sociological Traditions. Four Sociological Traditions, Selected Readings chronicles the development of modern sociology, highlighting the 4 main schools of sociological thought. This edition adds a new section on the rational choice-utilitarian tradition.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • line illustrations
  • 019508702X
  • 9780195087024
  • 883,233

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This book is text presents a concise intellectual history of sociology organized around the development of four classic schools of thought:show more

Table of contents

I: THE CONFLICT TRADITION; II: THE RATIONAL UTILITARIAN TRADITION; III: THE DURKHEIMIAN TRADITION; IV: THE MICRO-INTERACTIONIST TRADITIONshow more

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A very welcome text ... in many ways more integrated than most theory texts ... I highly recommend this book as a supplement to theory courses. As a broad overview, it will be a most useful addition to the syllabus. Further, the text is exceedingly well written ... The tone of Four Sociological Traditions is highly optimistic and, I feel, helps to foster excitement for the subject. This is a fresh and much needed text. * Sociology * `A solid introductory account of the principal sociological theories.' Barry Goldson, University of Liverpool `Contains essential focus, is easy to follow and access.' A. Ducklin, Moray House Institute of Education `A neat and clear introduction to the sociological traditions which will provide a cojent structure of reading for first year undergraduates.' Stephen McCorry, University of Plymouthshow more

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