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The art of social theory, Richard Swedberg

Label
The art of social theory
Title
The art of social theory
Statement of responsibility
Richard Swedberg
Creator
Subject
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. He guides readers through each step of the theorist's art, from observation and naming to concept formation and explanation. To theorize well, you also need a sound knowledge of existing social theory. Swedberg introduces readers to the most important theories and concepts, and discusses how to go about mastering them. If you can think, you can also learn to theorize. This book shows you how.Concise and accessible, The Art of Social Theory features helpful examples throughout, and also provides practical exercises that enable readers to learn through doing"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swedberg, Richard
Index
index present
LC call number
HM585
LC item number
.S94 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Research
  • Soziologie
  • Empirische Sozialforschung
  • Methodologie
  • Sociology
Label
The art of social theory, Richard Swedberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
861665877
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780691155227
Lccn
2014029319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
11265452
System control number
(OCoLC)861665877
Label
The art of social theory, Richard Swedberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
861665877
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780691155227
Lccn
2014029319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
11265452
System control number
(OCoLC)861665877

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