–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
From the Back Cover
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.