Encyclopedia of Social Theory

Encyclopedia of Social Theory

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The Encyclopedia of Social Theory 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. Led by internationally renowned scholar George Ritzer, the Encyclopedia of Social Theory draws together a team of more than 200 international scholars covering the developments, achievements, and prospects of social theory from its inception in the 18th century to the present. Understanding that social theory can both explain and alter the social world, this two-volume set serves as not only a foundation for learning, but also an inspiration for creative and reflexive engagement with the rich range of ideas it contains.The American Psychiatric Association publishes the first edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-I). Abraham ... Roland Barthes examines myths and cultural objects as a language of signs in society in Mythologies. 1958 1959 1959 ... Erving Goffman develops his dramaturgical theory and famous ideas of front- and backstage in The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.

Title:Encyclopedia of Social Theory
Author:George Ritzer
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2004-08-19


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