Synopses & Reviews
Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory is a hybrid between a core textbook and a primary source reader. This book builds on the authors Sociological Theory in the Classical Era and Sociological Theory in the Contemporary Era, to combine the major writings of sociology s core classical and contemporary theorists with an historical and theoretical framework for understanding them. It provides not just a biographical and theoretical summary of each theorist/reading, but, in addition, an overarching scaffolding which students can use to examine, compare, and contrast each theorists major themes and concepts. No other theory text combines such student-friendly explanation and analysis with original theoretical works.