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Introduction to Sociological Theory: Theorists, Concepts, and their Applicability to the Twenty-First Century 1st Edition

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"This textbook is a winner. It takes a sociologist accomplished at her craft and with a genuine mastery of the relevant literature to write a social theory text that does justice to the richness of the material while successfully making it accessible to undergraduate readers. This book clearly reveals that Michele Dillon is such a sociologist. Students will be drawn to the well-chosen contemporary examples that make theory come alive while instructors will certainly be pleased by the rich array of pedagogical tools on offer." 
Peter Kivisto, Augustana College

“Impressive in scope and intellectually serious, Michele Dillon’s introduction to sociological theory is also really engaging. Her judgment about what to include is excellent. She clarifies key concepts without oversimplifying and integrates without flattening important differences in perspective. This should be a leading text for all theory teachers to consider.”
Craig Calhoun, New York University

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Combining carefully chosen primary quotations with extensive discussion and everyday illustrative examples, Introduction to Sociological Theory provides an in-depth introduction to classical and contemporary theory, demonstrating its applicability to a range of contemporary social issues and processes.

From the core classical ideas of Martineau, Marx, Durkheim, and Weber to contemporary theorizing on feminism, race, sexuality, the body, and globalization, the book innovatively builds on excerpts from original theoretical writings with detailed discussion of the concepts and ideas under review, and with empirical newspaper examples illustrating the applicability of concepts.

Written in an engaging and lively style, this book offers a comprehensive, sophisticated, and yet highly accessible introduction to the pluralistic breadth of sociological theory.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (September 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405170026
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405170024
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #454,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I ordered this book for my class this semester and already I can tell this book is a good read!
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The book came exactly as it was described. The delivery was fast. It's perfect for anyone in a sociological theory class. I would definitely recommend this to people.
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Great condition! It got here as expected. The book has been extremely helpful for my SOC class. Thank you so much! I don't think I can say anymore haha
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By bsorgi on April 22, 2013
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Hate this book and the class that goes with it. Probably would have liked the book more had the teacher not been an idiot.
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