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Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots

5th Edition

The Basics

George Ritzer; Jeffrey Stepnisky
eISBN-13: 9781506339429

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Now with SAGE Publishing, Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots: The Basics, is a brief survey of sociology′s major theorists and theoretical approaches, from the Classical founders to the present. With updated scholarship in the new Fifth Edition, authors George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky connect many theorists and schools of thought together under broad headings that offer students a synthesized view of sociological theory. This text is perfect for those who want an accessible overview of the entire tradition of sociological thinking, with an emphasis on the contemporary relevance of theory.

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ISBNs 9781506339412, 9781506339412, 9781506339412, 9781506339429, 9781506339436, 9781506339405, 1506339425
Language English
Number of Pages 440
Edition 5th