Renowned Berkeley sociologist Neil J. Smelser republishes his classic and clear guide, Sociological Theory — A Contemporary View. It remains timeless because he uses examples such as Durkheim, Marx and Parsons that are still foundational today, and because the criteria for evaluation of theory are the same. Here, they are explained in an applied way for students and researchers who want to see the process of theory from the inside. And finally understand it. Features a 2011 Preface by the author and new Foreword by Arlie Hochschild as well.
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ISBN: 9781610270519 (multiformats, digital)
ISBN: 9781610278980 (ePUB)