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The Resource Art of social theory, Richard Swedberg

Art of social theory, Richard Swedberg

Label
Art of social theory
Title
Art of social theory
Statement of responsibility
Richard Swedberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the social sciences today, students are taught theory by reading and analyzing the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and other foundational figures of the discipline. What they rarely learn, however, is how to actually theorize. The Art of Social Theory is a practical guide to doing just that. In this one-of-a-kind user's manual for social theorists, Richard Swedberg explains how theorizing occurs in what he calls the context of discovery, a process in which the researcher gathers preliminary data and thinks creatively about it using tools such as metaphor, analogy, and typology
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Swedberg, Richard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Sociology
Label
Art of social theory, Richard Swedberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Why theorize and can you learn to do it? -- Part 1. How to theorize: Chapter 1. Starting anew; Chapter 2. Social observation; Chapter 3. Naming, concept, and typology; 4. Analogy, metaphor, and pattern; Chapter 5. Coming up with an explanation -- Part 2. Preparing for theorizing: Chapter 6. Heuristics; Chapter 7. Practical exercises; Chapter 8. The role of theory; Chapter 9. Imagination and art; Chapter 10. Summary and more -- Appendix : How to theorize according to Charles S. Peirce
Control code
ocn883373460
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400850358
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt65n6r2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883373460
Label
Art of social theory, Richard Swedberg
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Why theorize and can you learn to do it? -- Part 1. How to theorize: Chapter 1. Starting anew; Chapter 2. Social observation; Chapter 3. Naming, concept, and typology; 4. Analogy, metaphor, and pattern; Chapter 5. Coming up with an explanation -- Part 2. Preparing for theorizing: Chapter 6. Heuristics; Chapter 7. Practical exercises; Chapter 8. The role of theory; Chapter 9. Imagination and art; Chapter 10. Summary and more -- Appendix : How to theorize according to Charles S. Peirce
Control code
ocn883373460
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400850358
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt65n6r2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883373460

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