Higher Education

Classical Sociological Theory: A Positivist Perspective, 1st Edition

  • Jonathan H. Turner University of California, Riverside
  • ISBN-10: 0534651577  |  ISBN-13: 9780534651572
  • 205 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1993
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $91.25



The theme of this collection of articles by Jonathan Turner is that sociology can be a true science, and it can develop abstract laws explaining the operative dynamics of the social universe. Rather that blindly worshipping sociology's masters, however, Turner attempts to reinvent sociology as a science that learns the valuable lessons of classical theory and then moves on.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jonathan H. Turner

Jonathan Turner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at UC, Riverside. He has authored dozen of articles and over thirty books, including THE STRUCTURE OF SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY, a companion volume to this book.