eBook Encyclopedia of Social Theory, 1st Edition

  • Editor: George Ritzer [University of Maryland (College Par]
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412914310
  • ISBN-13: 9781412914314
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1056 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released November 2004
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005
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The Encyclopedia of Social Theory, originally published in print format in 2004, is an indispensable reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary social theory. It examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses.

Theories covered include:

  • Critical Theory
  • Enlightenment
  • Ethnomethodology
  • Exchange Theory
  • Feminism
  • Marxist Theory
  • Multiculturalism
  • Phenomenology
  • Postmodernism
  • Rational Choice
  • Structural Fundamentalism

Features and Benefits include:

  • Over 300 entries from fourteen countries
  • Master Bibliography
  • Reader's Guide
  • Extensive biographical coverage of major theorists
  • Extensive cross-referencing

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  • George Ritzer [University of Maryland (College Par]