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ISBN-13 9780205646210ISBN-10 0205646212
ISBN-10 020545965XISBN-13 9780205459650
Author(s): Roger Salerno
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 240

Explores how social theory relates to our everyday experiences

Contemporary Social Theory helps students explore, describe, and discuss how social theory relates to their own experiences, popular culture, and the world in which they live.  It advances the view that new theory can be effectively used to assess social and cultural phenomena.  

The text identifies the important intellectual movements, categories, and paradigms that have occurred in the study of social theory.  It also looks at issues closely related to contemporary social theory, such as: the postmodern condition, globalization, postcolonialism, inequality, gender, race, and human sexuality.

Learning Goals:

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Explore how contemporary social theory relates to their everyday lives

  • Identify important intellectual movements, categories, and paradigms of the study of social theory

  • Understand how social and intellectual challenges have resulted in new theories

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