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Handbook of Classical Sociological Theory

Editors: Abrutyn, Seth, Lizardo, Omar (Eds.)

  • Brings together experts across a variety of sociological subfields to examine central questions, problems, and themes in classical theory
  • Offers extensive discussions of debates, arguments, and discussions in classical theory and how they have informed contemporary sociological inquiry
  • Pushes sociologists, instructors, and students to rethink what classical theory offers modern sociology by moving away from the “great man”/ biographical approach to a focus on ideas
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This is the first handbook focussing on classical social theory. It offers extensive discussions of debates, arguments, and discussions in classical theory and how they have informed contemporary sociological theory. The book pushes against the conventional classical theory pedagogy, which often focused on single theorists and their contributions, and looks at isolating themes capturing the essence of the interest of classical theorists that seem to have relevance to modern research questions and theoretical traditions. This book presents new approaches to thinking about theory in relationship to sociological methods. 

About the authors

Seth Abrutyn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. Abrutyn’s work focuses on the interplay between institutional structure, bounded social spaces like schools or communities, and social emotions and behaviour. He has published on a diverse array of topics including suicide, social psychology, religious evolution, and more general topics of contemporary and classical sociological theory. His work can be found in venues such as American Sociological ReviewSociological TheoryAmerican Journal of Public Health, and Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Omar Lizardo is a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research deals with various topics at the intersection of cultural sociology, stratification, social theory and the theory of action. He has published widely the classical and contemporary social theory, network analysis, the sociology of taste, cultural capital theory, and processes of distinction and symbolic exclusion. His work has appeared in such venues as American Sociological Review, Theory and Society, Sociological Science, Socius, Sociological Theory, and Social Forces.

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eBook 234,33 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: November 29, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-78205-4
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Hardcover 291,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-78204-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Classical Sociological Theory
Editors
  • Seth Abrutyn
  • Omar Lizardo
Series Title
Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-78205-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-78205-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-78204-7
Series ISSN
1389-6903
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 725
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations
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