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Making sense of social theory : a practical introduction, Charles H. Powers

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Making sense of social theory : a practical introduction
Title
Making sense of social theory
Title remainder
a practical introduction
Statement of responsibility
Charles H. Powers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Making Sense of Social Theory opens by carefully exploring what it means to follow the scientific method in a field like sociology. The author goes on to analyze sociology as a genuine science with a body of explanatory insights. Sociological theory is applied in ways that make its relevance and power apparent. In reading this book, theory no longer stands divorced from real-world research or practice. Making Sense of Social Theory clearly establishes the pertinence of sociology's great theoretical insights for all social science researchers and practitioners."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Powers, Charles H
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM435
LC item number
.P69 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology
  • Sociology
  • Schools of sociology
Label
Making sense of social theory : a practical introduction, Charles H. Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part 1: Understanding What Theory Is About -- Ch. 1: Becoming a Better Social Scientist -- Ch. 2: Theory Is Not as Hard as It Sounds! -- Ch. 3: Sociological Theory and the Scientific Method -- Part 2: Thinking About the Roots, Methods, and Uses of Sociological Theory -- Chapter 4: The Historical Context for a Science of Society -- Chapter 5: Being Conscious about Theory Construction -- Chapter 6: Economics was not Enough -- Part 3: Sociology's Most Prominent Founding Figures : Durkheim, Marx, Weber, and Mead -- Chapter 7: Emile Durkheim and the Birth of Scientific Sociology -- Chapter 8: Karl Marx on Resistance from Below -- Chapter 9: Max Weber and the Primacy of Values -- Chapter 10: George Herbert Mead on individual Agency -- Part 4: Making Sense of Sociology's Theoretical Paradigms - Grasping the Basics -- Chapter 11: Structural Functionalism on Systemic Efforts to Adapt -- Chapter 12: Conflict Theory on Battles over Benefits -- Chapter 13: Symbolic Interactionism on Fluid Meaning and Action -- Chapter 14: Exchange Theory on What People Get from Others -- Part 5: Taking Stock of Sociological Theory - A Recap -- Chapter 15: From Metatheory to Theory in Sociology : A Compendium of Axioms and Principles -- Chapter 16: Sociology as a Coherent Discipline : Unifying Themes -- Chapter 17: Writing for Impact in the Social Sciences : Some Practical Remarks for Students
Control code
427439565
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
xi, 281 p.
Isbn
9781442201200
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2009029809
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)427439565
Label
Making sense of social theory : a practical introduction, Charles H. Powers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part 1: Understanding What Theory Is About -- Ch. 1: Becoming a Better Social Scientist -- Ch. 2: Theory Is Not as Hard as It Sounds! -- Ch. 3: Sociological Theory and the Scientific Method -- Part 2: Thinking About the Roots, Methods, and Uses of Sociological Theory -- Chapter 4: The Historical Context for a Science of Society -- Chapter 5: Being Conscious about Theory Construction -- Chapter 6: Economics was not Enough -- Part 3: Sociology's Most Prominent Founding Figures : Durkheim, Marx, Weber, and Mead -- Chapter 7: Emile Durkheim and the Birth of Scientific Sociology -- Chapter 8: Karl Marx on Resistance from Below -- Chapter 9: Max Weber and the Primacy of Values -- Chapter 10: George Herbert Mead on individual Agency -- Part 4: Making Sense of Sociology's Theoretical Paradigms - Grasping the Basics -- Chapter 11: Structural Functionalism on Systemic Efforts to Adapt -- Chapter 12: Conflict Theory on Battles over Benefits -- Chapter 13: Symbolic Interactionism on Fluid Meaning and Action -- Chapter 14: Exchange Theory on What People Get from Others -- Part 5: Taking Stock of Sociological Theory - A Recap -- Chapter 15: From Metatheory to Theory in Sociology : A Compendium of Axioms and Principles -- Chapter 16: Sociology as a Coherent Discipline : Unifying Themes -- Chapter 17: Writing for Impact in the Social Sciences : Some Practical Remarks for Students
Control code
427439565
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
xi, 281 p.
Isbn
9781442201200
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2009029809
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)427439565

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