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PART ONE: INTRODUCTION Chapter 1. A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Early Years Chapter 2. A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Later Years PART TWO: MODERN SOCIOLOGIAL THEORY: THE MAJOR SCHOOLS Chapter 3. Structural Functionalism, Neofunctionalism, and Conflict Theory Chapter 4. Varieties of Neo-Marxian Theory Chapter 5. Systems Theory Chapter 6. Symbolic Interactionism Chapter 7. Ethnomethodology Chapter 8. Exchange, Network, and Rational Choice Theories Chapter 9. Contemporary Feminist Theory PART THREE: RECENT INTEGRATIVE DEVELOPMENTS IN SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY Chapter 10. Micro-Macro Integration Chapter 11. Agency-Structure Integration PART FOUR: FROM MODERN TO POSTMODERN SOCIAL THEORY Chapter 12. Contemporary Theories of Modernity Chapter 13. Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and the Emergence of Postmodern Social Theory Appendix: Sociological Metatheorizing and a Metatheoretical Schema for Analyzing Sociological Theory