Theory for the Working Sociologist

Auteur: Fabio Rojas
Taal: Engels
Theory for the Working Sociologist
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780231181655
  • Druk: 1
  • april 2017
  • 232 pagina's
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Theory for the Working Sociologist makes social theory easy to understand by revealing sociology's hidden playbook. Fabio Rojas argues that sociologists use four different theoretical moves when they try to explain the social world: how groups defend their status, how people strategically pursue their goals, how values and institutions support each other, and how people create their social reality. Rojas uses famous sociological studies to illustrate these four types of theory and show how students and researchers may apply them to their interests. The guiding light of the book is the concept of the social mechanism, which clearly and succinctly links causes and effects in social life. Drawing on dozens of empirical studies that define modern sociology and focusing on the nuts and bolts of social explanation, Rojas reveals how areas of study within the field of sociology that at first glance seem dissimilar are, in fact, linked by shared theoretical underpinnings. In doing so, he elucidates classical and contemporary theory, and connects both to essential sociological findings made throughout the history of the field. Aimed at undergraduate students, graduate students, journalists, and interested general readers who want a more formal way to understand social life, Theory for the Working Sociologist presents the underlying themes of sociological thought using contemporary research and plain language.

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Theory for the Working Sociologist points the way forward for educators across the field of sociology, as it connects classical to contemporary theory, and both to essential findings and ongoing research programs. You may not find yourself agreeing with Rojas at all moments in the text, but that is the point-he sets up an arena of debate both sophisticated and accessible to students. -- Isaac Ariail Reed, University of Virginia This highly readable and accessible book will soon become required reading for upper-level undergraduate and doctoral students of sociology. Rather than merely revisiting and reinterpreting core texts of abstract sociological theory, Rojas identifies four core themes of sociological theory-power and inequality, strategic action, values and social structures, and social constructionism-that motivate empirical work and lead sociologists to generate explanations for why empirical patterns exist. -- Sarah Soule, Stanford University

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
april 2017
Afmetingen
21,6 x 14 x 1,9 cm
Aantal pagina's
232 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd
22 jaar
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Fabio Rojas
Uitgever
Columbia University Press

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EAN
9780231181655

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NUR code
741
Thema Subject Code
JHB

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