The Theory Primer: A Sociological Guide

Social science

Mark A. Schneider

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 3.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This book is a classical theory text aimed at teaching theorizing as a skill. After analyzing the process of theorizing into a set of simple steps, it shows how the theories of Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Mead were constructed following these steps. It links their theories with contemporary ones in the same research tradition and shows how these traditions exemplify fundamental paradigms that can guide the student’s own theorizing.