This concise text, covers both classical and contemporary social thought. It traces the major schools of thought over the past 150 years as they appear and reappear in different chapters and looks at important new voices in social theory. The treatment of individual theories and theorists is balanced with the development of key themes and ideas about social life.

Sociological Theories of Complexity and Form

Sociological Theories of Complexity and Form
Sociological theories of complexity and form

The German sociologists introduced in this section—Max Weber, Marianne Weber, and Georg Simmel—were as concerned as the French, British, and American sociologists of their era with the nature of modern, industrial society. They deplored the social disorder that seemed to accompany modernization and the French ...

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