Sociological Theory in the Contemporary Era: Text and Readings

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Scott Appelrouth, Laura Desfor Edles
SAGE Publications, Nov 29, 2010 - Education - 676 pages
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Sociological Theory in the Contemporary Era: Text and Readings combines the major writings of sociology's core contemporary theorists with a historical and theoretical framework for understanding these works. The text enables students to compare and contrast core concepts and ideas, stresses contemporary applications and examples, and provides a variety of visuals and pedagogical devices.

The key changes for the Second Edition are:

A concluding chapter will look at the current state of contemporary theory, the authors' predictions for the future of theory, and perspectives like public sociology

The feminist theory chapter will be reframed into gender theory, with coverage of queer theory

Addition of tables comparing and contrasting theories presented in the chapters

Addition of more 'Significant Others' boxes

Updating/revising Chapters 1 and 10, as per reviewers' suggestions

New photos

New teaching resources including test questions and PowerPoint slides for each chapter

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About the author (2010)

Scott Appelrouth (Ph.D., New York University, 2000) is Professor of Sociology at California State University, Northridge. His interests include social theory, cultural sociology, and social movements. He teaches classical and contemporary theory at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and has published various articles in research and teaching journals.

Laura Desfor Edles (Ph.D., UCLA, 1990) is Professor of Sociology at California State University, Northridge. She is the author of Symbol and Ritual in the New Spain (Cambridge University Press, 1998), Cultural Sociology in Practice (Blackwell Publishers, 2002), and various articles on social theory and culture.

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