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.

The European Roots of Sociological Theory

The European Roots of Sociological Theory
The european roots of sociological theory

To understand what sociological theory is, we must distinguish it from other explanations of social life. For example, religious explanations point to faith and revelation to justify their assertions. In contrast, sociological theory or explanation relies on evidence from the senses and from the social world itself ...

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