Table of contents for Contemporary sociological theory and its classical roots : the basics / George Ritzer.

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Chapter 1. IntroductionCreating Sociological TheoryDefining Sociological TheoryCreating Sociological Theory: A More Realistic ViewOverview of the BookChapter 2. Classical Theories-IEmile DurkheimKarl MarxMax WeberChapter 3. Classical Theories-IIGeorg SimmelThorstein VeblenGeorge Herbert MeadChapter 4. Contemporary Grand Theories-IStructural FunctionalismConflict TheorySystems TheoryChapter 5. Contemporary Grand Theories-IINeo-Marxian TheoryThe Civilizing ProcessColonizing the LifeworldThe Juggernaut of ModernityChapter 6. Contemporary Theories of Everyday LifeSymbolic InteractionismDramaturgyEthnomethodologyExchange TheoryRational Choice TheoryChapter 7. Contemporary Integrative TheoriesA More Integrated Exchange TheoryStructuration TheoryCulture and AgencyHabitus and FieldChapter 8. Contemporary Feminist Theories (by Patricia Madoo Lengermann and Jill Niebrugge)Gender DifferenceGender InequalityGender Oppression Structural Oppression.Chapter 9. Postmodern Grand TheoriesThe Transition from Industrial to Postindustrial SocietyIncreasing Governmentality (and other Grand Theories)Postmodernity as Modernity’s Coming of AgeThe Rise of Consumer Society, Loss of Symbolic Exchange, and Increase in SimulationsThe Consumer Society and the New Means of ConsumptionDromologyFeminism and Postmodern Social Theory (by Patricia Madoo Lengermann and Jill Niebrugge)Chapter 10. Globalization TheoryMajor Contemporary Theorists on GlobalizationCultural TheoryEconomic TheoryPolitical Theory

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Sociology -- History.