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The Encyclopedia of Social Theory is an indispensable reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary social theory. It examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses.
Theories covered include
Led by internationally renowned scholar George Ritzer, the Encyclopedia of Social Theory draws together a team of more than 200 international scholars covering the developments, achievements, and prospects of social theory from its inception in the 18th century to the present. Understanding that social theory can both explain and alter the social world, this two-volume set serves as not only a foundation for learning, but also an inspiration for creative and reflexive engagement with the rich range of ideas it contains.
American Social Theory
British Social Theory
Comparative and Historical Theory
French Social Theory
German Social Theory
Marxist and Neo-Marxist Approaches
Method and Metatheory
Network and Exchange Theories
Other/Multiple National Traditions
Politics and Government
Schools and Theoretical Approaches
Symbolic Interaction and Microsociology
Topics and Concepts in Social Theory
More than 300 entries from fourteen countries
Extensive biographical coverage of major theorists
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sociology -- Encyclopedias.
Sociology -- Philosophy -- Encyclopedias.