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Rethinking contemporary social theory, Roberta Garner, Black Hawk Hancock, and Grace Budrys

Label
Rethinking contemporary social theory
Title
Rethinking contemporary social theory
Statement of responsibility
Roberta Garner, Black Hawk Hancock, and Grace Budrys
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The authors recontextualize contemporary sociological theory to argue that in recent decades sociology has been deeply permeated by a new paradigm, conflict constructionism. Their analysis integrates and sheds new light on eight prominent domains of recent social thought: the micro-level; discourses, framing, and renewed interest in signs and language; the construction of difference and dominance; regulation and punishment; cultural complexity and transculturation; the body; new approaches to the role of the state; and a consistent conflict perspective. The paradigm combines elements of both social construction theory and conflict theory. It has deep roots in critical theory and more recent links to postmodernism. It is associated with postmodern social thought, although it is less radical and more adaptable to empirical inquiry than postmodernism. The authors tie their new conceptualization of social theory to contemporary applications of social theory in everyday life"--Page [4] of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
301
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM585
LC item number
.G37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Rethinking contemporary social theory, Roberta Garner, Black Hawk Hancock, and Grace Budrys
Publication
Note
Separate page counts for the glossary, references, suggested readings, index, and author/contributor information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paradigms: Paradigms in sociology ; Conflict constructionism : elements of the paradigm ; History of a paradigm -- Paradigm change in selected subfields: Deep impact : the new paradigm becomes dominant: Constructing difference and dominance : race-ethnicity and gender ; Culture in an era of globalization / José Soltero ; Media in the information age : surface intensities and total symbolic environments ; Sociology of the self : from personality to persona ; Paradigms in play: Political sociology and the analysis of collective action : old and new in harmony ; Urban sociology and spatial analysis : paradigms in co-existence ; Disruptions in the field formerly known as sociology of deviance / Greg Scott and Julian Thompson ; Paradigm limited: Social class and socio-economic inequality ; Contemporary theories of family life / Tait Runnfeldt Medina and Julie E. Artis ; Paradigms reconstituted in a transdisciplinary field: The sociology of health, illness, and medical practice / Grace Budrys -- Conclusion -- Glossary and concepts
Control code
ocn793581487
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Edition
Extent
vii, 236, G-19, R-21, S-7, I-14, A-3 pages
Isbn
9781612052601
Lccn
2013002222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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System control number
  • (OCoLC)793581487
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