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eText: 
ISBN-13 9780205254200ISBN-10 0205254209
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-205-25416-0ISBN-13 978-0-205-25416-3
Author(s): Tim Delaney
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 480
Description

Blends traditional and contemporary social theory.

The first edition of Classical and Contemporary Social Theory: Investigation and Application is the most comprehensive, informative classical and contemporary social theory book on the market. The author’s entertaining writing style helps students understand the origins of social theory and the role of various social revolutions that shaped the course of societies around the world. This text also discusses the ideas and relevancy of concepts of both the major classical and contemporary schools of thought and applies their ideas to society. Classical and Contemporary Social Theory helps readers visualize the chain of knowledge that exists from one generation to the next.

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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand the origins of social theory.

  • Apply the ideas of major classical and contemporary sociological thinkers to contemporary society.

  • Discuss the role of socio-historic events and their impact on sociological though.

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