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Contemporary social and sociological theory: visualizing social worlds

Author: Allan, Kenneth Publisher: Sage, 2011.Edition: 2nd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 437 p. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781412978200Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary
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Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary

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Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory Visualizing Social Worlds Contents Introduction (to be read): The Real You Acknowledgments xiii xix Part I. Introductions 1. In the Beginning There Was Modernity The Making of Modernity Modernity's Two Projects America and the First Sociologists Democratic Institutions Education Theory and Its Place in Modernity Building Your Theory Toolbox 2. Defining Moments in Twentieth-Century Theory: Talcott Parsons and the Frankfurt School Talcott Parsons: Defining Sociology Parsons' Vision for the Social Sciences Parsons' Theoretical Project The Problem of Social Order Voluntaristic Action Patterning Voluntaristic Action The Frankfurt School: The Problem With Sociology Historical Roots The Problem With Positivism: Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno Building Your Theory Toolbox 1 3 4 5 6 8 8 10 14 15 16 16 17 19 20 20 22 22 23 26 Part II. The Social Situation and Its People 3. Symbolic Interaction: Herbert Blumer (1900-1987) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: Emergent Meanings Meaning and Human Nature Interactions and Emergent Meanings Symbols and Social Objects 27 29 31 31 32 33 34 Concepts and Theory: Self and Action The Self Social Action Concepts and Theory: Society and Sociology Joint Actions Sociology Summary Taking the Perspective Building Your Theory Toolbox 4. Organizing Ordinary Life: Harold Garfinkel (1917--) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: Everyday Social Order as an Accomplishment Understanding Sociology Doing Ethnomethodology Accounting Seen But Unnoticed Documentary Method Concepts and Theory: Doing Society Reflexively and Indexically Situationally Constructing Reality Ad Hocing Summary Taking the Perspective Building Your Theory Toolbox 5. Performing the Self: Erving Goffman (1922-1982) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: Impression Management Performing the Self Relating to Roles Sacred and Stigmatized Selves Concepts and Theory: The Encounter Concepts and Theory: Frames and Keys Concepts and Theory: The Interaction Order Summary Taking the Perspective Building Your Theory Toolbox 6. Social Exchanges: George Homans, Peter Blau, and Randall Collins ELEMENTARY FORMS OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOR: GEORGE HOMANS (1910-1989) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: Basic Principles of Behavioral Psychology Secondary Propositions Summary 36 36 39 40 41 42 45 46 47 49 50 51 52 54 55 57 60 61 62 65 66 66 68 71 72 73 75 77 79 80 83 86 87 89 90 93 94 95 96 100 100 SOCIAL EXCHANGES AND POWER: PETER BLAU (1918-2002) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: Social Exchanges Basic Exchange Principles Concepts and Theory: Creating Power and Social Structures Building Social Structures Summary RITUALIZED EXCHANGES: RANDALL COLLINS (1941­) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: Emotion The Generalized Media of Exchange Concepts and Theory: Interaction Ritual Chains (IRCs) Ritualized Social Structures Concepts and Theory: The Ritualized Production of Stratification The Vertical Dimension of Power The Horizontal Dimension of Networks Reproducing Class and Power Summary Taking the Perspective Building Your Theory Toolbox 101 102 103 104 105 107 109 110 111 112 113 116 118 118 119 120 121 122 123 Part Ill. Social Structures and Systems 7. Structures of Racial and Gender Inequality: William Julius Wilson and Janet Saltzman Chafetz THE DECLINING SIGNIFICANCE OF RACE: WILLIAM JULIUS WILSON(1935­) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: American Racial History The Plantation Economy Post­Civil War to New Deal Politics World War II and Beyond Concepts and Theory: Policy Implications Summary Taking the Perspective THE STRUCTURES OF GENDER INEQUALITY: JANET SALTZMAN CHAFETZ (1942-2006) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: Coercive Structures of Gender Inequality Macro-Level Coercive Structures Meso-Level Coercive Structures The Possibility of Advancement The Power to Achieve Goals Relative Numbers Concepts and Theory: Micro-Level Coercive Structures Gendered Social Exchanges 127 129 131 132 133 134 135 136 138 140 140 142 143 144 145 146 146 146 147 149 149 Voluntaristic Gender Inequality Intrapsychic Structures Gendered Social Learning Gendered Impression Management The Structure of Gender Inequality Concepts and Theory: Changing Gender Inequality Unintentional Change Intentional Change Summary Taking the Perspective Building Your Theory Toolbox 8. Structuring Class: Pierre Bourdieu (1960-2002) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: Structuring Class Four Kinds of Capital Habitus Fields Concepts and Theory: Replicating Class Linguistic Markets Symbolic Struggle Concepts and Theory: Toward a New Sociology Dialecticism and a Theory of Practice Reflexive Sociology Summary Taking the Perspective Building Your Theory Toolbox 9. Global Capitalism: Immanuel Wallerstein (1930­) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: The Dialectics of Capitalism The Division of Labor and Exploitation Accumulation and Overproduction Concepts and Theory: The End of the World as We Know It World-Empires and World-Economies Kondratieff Waves The Modern Crisis Structural and Cultural Signs of the End Summary Taking the Perspective Building Your Theory Toolbox 10. The Network Society: Manuel Castells (1942­) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: Information Technology Power, Politics, and Class in the Network Society 151 152 153 154 154 156 156 157 161 162 164 167 169 170 170 172 176 178 178 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 189 191 191 192 193 196 196 198 200 203 206 207 209 211 212 213 214 Concepts and Theory: Networks, Identities, and Democracy The Network Society and the Crisis in Democracy Summary Taking the Perspective Building Your Theory Toolbox 217 218 222 223 224 Part IV. Modernity and Postmodernity 11. Modernity and Reason: Jürgen Habermas (1929­) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: Capitalism and Legitimation Liberal Capitalism and the Hope of Modernity Organized Capitalism and the Legitimation Crisis Concepts and Theory: The Colonization of Democracy Colonization of the Lifeworld Colonization of the Public Sphere Concepts and Theory: A Democratic Hope The Hope of Critical Theory The Hope of Speech Communities The Hope of Civil Society Summary Taking the Perspective Building Your Theory Toolbox 12. Runaway Modernity: Anthony Giddens (1938­) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: The Reality of Society and Its People The Way Society Exists Step 1: Understanding Two Things at Once Step 2: The Stuff of Social Structures Step 3: Expressing Structure and Creating Social Order Making Society and Hiding It--How Much Do We Really Know? The All-Important Unconscious Motivation Concepts and Theory: The Contours of Modernity Radical Reflexivity Emptying Time and Space Institutions and Disembedding Mechanisms Globalization Concepts and Theory: The Experience of Modernity The Reflexive Project of the Self Pure Relationships Choice and Life Politics Summary Building Your Theory Toolbox 227 229 230 231 232 234 236 236 240 240 241 241 243 244 246 247 249 250 252 252 252 253 254 257 258 260 260 262 263 264 266 266 267 268 270 271 13. Defining the Possible and Impossible: Michel Foucault (1926-1984) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: The Truth About Truth Uncovering Truth Why So Critical? Concepts and Theory: The Practices of Power The Power of Order The Power of Discourse The Power of Objectification Concepts and Theory: Disciplining the Body The Disciplines of the Human Sciences The Discipline of Medicine Disciplining Sex Greek Sexuality Western Modern Sexuality Summary Taking the Perspective Building Your Theory Toolbox 14. The End of Everything: Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: Human Nature, Symbols, and Production Commodities as Signs Sign Fetish Concepts and Theory: The Death of Meaning Four Phases of the Sign The Killing Fields of Capitalism Concepts and Theory: Simulating Reality Mass Media and Advertising Seduction and Stimulation Sign Implosion Concepts and Theory: The Postmodern Person Fragmenting Identities Play, Spectacle, and Passivity Summary Taking the Perspective Building Your Theory Toolbox 275 276 277 278 278 280 281 282 283 284 286 288 288 288 291 293 294 297 299 300 301 303 304 305 306 306 308 308 309 311 314 314 316 317 318 319 Part V. Identity Politics 15. Racial Wounds and the Niggerization of America: Cornel West (1953--) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: Prophetic Democracy Marx and the Commodification of Consciousness Pragmatic Democracy 321 323 324 325 325 327 Questioning Existence Democratic Christianity Concepts and Theory: Black Existence in America Black Nihilism Crisis in Black Leadership Leadership for Equality Concepts and Theory: The Postdemocratic Age Three Antidemocratic Dogmas Putting On the Democratic Armor Summary Building Your Theory Toolbox 16. Text, Power, and Women: Dorothy E. Smith (1926­) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: The Problem With Facts Method, Not Theory The New Materialism Texts and Facts Concepts and Theory: Lived Experience and Knowing Sociology and the Relations of Ruling The Fault Line of Gender Standpoint and Text-Mediated Power Summary Building Your Theory Toolbox 17. Embodying Sex: Judith Butler (1956­) Theorist's Digest Concepts and Theory: What's the Matter With Bodies? Inscribing the Body Performity--Declaring a Reality The Doer and the Deed Concepts and Theory: Haunting, Subversion, and Queer Politics Summary Taking the Perspective Building Your Theory Toolbox Glossary References Index About the Author 328 329 330 331 333 334 335 337 340 343 344 347 348 349 349 351 351 352 354 356 357 362 363 365 366 367 368 371 373 375 381 382 384 387 401 411 437

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