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  1. Explorations in Structural Analysis (RLE Social Theory)

    Dual and Multiple Networks of Social Interaction

    By Ronald L. Breiger

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    At a time when most of the innovative techniques in empirical sociology concern themselves with networks of relations among variables (such as indices of occupational prestige, education and income), the central theme of this volume is that there is much substantive insight and analytical leverage...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sociology and Social Research (RLE Social Theory)

    By Geoff Payne, Robert Dingwall, Judy Payne, Mick Carter

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    A social science which has become so remote from the society which pays for its upkeep is ultimately doomed, threatened less by repression than by intellectual contempt and financial neglect. This is the message of the authors of this book in this reassessment of the evolution and present state of...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Symbolic Interactionism (RLE Social Theory)

    Genesis, Varieties and Criticism

    By Bernard N. Meltzer, John W. Petras, Larrry T. Reynolds

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Symbolic interactionsim is of major importance in contemporary sociology. In this study, three authorities in the field collaborate to define symbolic interactionism and to describe, and present criticism of, the interactionist perspective. The contributions of G.H. Mead, J. Dewey, C.H. Cooley, W.I...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Sociology and History (RLE Social Theory)

    By Peter Burke

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Sociologists and historians are not always the best of neighbours, each group tending to perceive the other in terms of the crudest of stereotypes. However, the two approaches are obviously complementary – change is structured, and structures change. Each discipline can free the other from its own...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Sociology of Karl Mannheim (RLE Social Theory)

    With a Bibliographical Guide to the Sociology of Knowledge, Ideological Analysis, and Social Planning

    By Gunter Werner Remmling

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Karl Mannheim (1893-1947) occupies a prominent position among the leading social scientists of the twentieth century; his ideas and his books are relevant for many issues engaging the concern of sociologists today. Mannheim’s life spanned three cultural traditions – Hungarian, German and British –...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Study of Society (RLE Social Theory)

    By Kathleen Joan Heasman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    In this book, Dr Heasman begins by stating some central questions and answers concerning sociology and how we are to set about studying society. It goes on to deal with family groupings and social differences; with education and the part it plays in socialization; with the meaning and the...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Towards the Sociology of Knowledge (RLE Social Theory)

    Origin and Development of a Sociological Thought Style

    Edited by Gunter Werner Remmling

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    The sociology of knowledge is an area of social scientific investigation with major emphasis on the relations between social life and intellectual activity. It is now an area central to most graduate and undergraduate courses in sociology. The present collection of readings explains the origins,...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Sociological Theory (RLE Social Theory)

    Pretence and Possibility

    By Keith Dixon

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Most professional sociologists claim that sociology is, or ought to be, a theoretical science. Keith Dixon argues here that this claim is formulated in such a way that a proper evaluation of its status is extremely difficult, and that the contingent objections to the possibility of sociological...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Social Forms/Human Capacities (RLE Social Theory)

    Essays in Authority and Difference

    By Philip Corrigan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This is an exhilarating book, written by one of sociology’s most imaginative theorists and critics. Professor Corrigan proceeds by turning old answers into new questions. He draws on a rich tradition of thought from sociology, philosophy, structuralism, post-structuralism, and literary criticism to...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Shaping of Socio-Economic Systems (RLE Social Theory)

    The application of the theory of actor-system dynamics to conflict, social power, and institutional innovation in economic life

    By Thomas Baumgartner, Tom R. Burns, Philippe DeVille

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Actor-systems dynamics is an innovative, multidisciplinary methodology for investigating and analyzing social struggles over economic resources and the related interplay between economic and socio-political institutions and processes. The authors, sociologists and economists, offer a systemic...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge