Theoretical Sociology : A Concise Introduction to Twelve Sociological Theories – Jonathan H. Turner -Kindle Edition and Paperback

Theoretical Sociology : A Concise Introduction to Twelve Sociological Theories – Jonathan H. Turner -Kindle Edition and Paperback

About Author

Jonathan H. Turner is a professor at the University of California, Riverside. Turner has authored about 40 books related to sociology. He is considered a general theorist of sociology.

About Book

The book is subdivided into 12 chapters. There are between 7-34 pages allocated for each topic. Cultural theorizing is the most discussed topic, and theoretical sociology is the least discussed topic. This book has two dedicated chapters for exchange theory and dramaturgical theory, some of the least discussed topics in sociology.

Major Contents

  • Theoretical Sociology
  • Functional Theory
  • Conflict Theory
  • Ecological Theory
  • Exchange Theory
  • Symbolic Interactionist Theory
  • Dramaturgical Theory
  • Structural Theory
  • Cultural Theory
  • Critical Theory on Modernity and Postmodernity
  • Stage-Model Evolutionary Theory
  • Biologically Inspired Evolutionary Theory
SpecificationDescription
ISBN9781452203478
Edition1st
PublisherSAGE Publications, Inc
Publication date11 July 2013
AuthorJonathan H. Turner

Theoretical Sociology : A Concise Introduction to Twelve Sociological Theories

Pros and Cons

Positives
  • Rarely discussed topics like Dramaturgical Theory are included
  • A different authors perspective is available for each topic. So it is more than information about a topic kind of book.
  • Each topic is chronologically placed. For example in functionalism the explanation starts from Comte and goes on till Parson.
  • Tables are available for important topics like AGIL acronym.
Negatives
  • Very expensive book
  • Many areas were too difficult to read and analyze.
  • Not suitable book for graduate and school level. Can be used as reference during in depth research purposes and masters programme.
  • Missing explanation in certain topics like Malinowski and functionalism.
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Theoretical Sociology : A Concise Introduction to Twelve Sociological Theories – Jonathan H. Turner -Kindle Edition and Paperback

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