Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
978-0-7425-0868-2 • Hardback • August 2002 • $164.00 • (£127.00)
978-0-7425-0869-9 • Paperback • July 2002 • $60.00 • (£46.00)
978-1-4617-1473-6 • eBook • July 2002 • $57.00 • (£44.00)
Joseph Berger and Morris Zelditch are professors of sociology at Stanford University.
Part 1 Part I. Introduction
Chapter 2 Theory Programs, Teaching Theory, and Contemporary Theories
Part 3 Part II. Affect and Status
Chapter 4 Understanding Social Interaction with Affect Control Theory
Chapter 5 Expectation States Theory: An Evolving Research Program
Part 6 Part III. Norms, Exchange, and Networks
Chapter 7 From the Emergence of Norms to Aids Prevention and the Analysis of Social Structure
Chapter 8 Network Exchange Theory, by
David Willer, Henry Walker, Barry Markovsky, Robb Willer, Michael Lovaglia, Shane Thye, and Brent Simpson
Part 9 Part IV. Social Movements and Revolutions
Chapter 10 The Resource Mobilization Research Program: Progress, Challenge, and Transformation
Chapter 11 Recent Developments in Critical Mass Theory
Chapter 12 Theory Development in the Study of Revolutions
Part 13 Part V. Institutional Structures
Chapter 14 The Development and Application of Sociological Neo-Institutionalism
Chapter 15 The Selectorate Model: A Theory of Political Institutions
Part 16 Part VI. Theory Construction and Theory Integration
Chapter 17 Theoretical Integration and Generative Structuralism
Chapter 18 Seven Secrets for Doing Theory
Part 19 Part VII. Reflections on Careers in Theory
Chapter 20 Reflections on a Career as a Theorist
Chapter 21 The Itinerary of World-Systems Analysis, or How to Resist Becoming a Theory
This is a very worthwhile book that will appeal to those already conversant with theoretical research programs and who are looking for recent applications of work conducted under this rubric. It will also interest and challenge those who work within different theoretical traditions or who define and see theory in different ways.
— Contemporary Sociology
This new collection from the eminent sociologists introduced some of the most influential sociological theories. Written for the wide sociological audience, this book is an invaluable introduction for undergraduates and graduates to sociology's most important theoretical advances.
— Educational Book Review
—Chapters are authored by eminent sociologists in a style accessible for a wide readership.
—Covers a broad range of sociological concerns, from the investigation of power and status processes, to social movements and revolutions, to organizational and institutional structures, to world-systems analysis.
—Each chapter describes "programs" of research which consist of interrelated theories and relevant empirical research.
—Most chapters describe the evolution of the theoreticalresearch from its inception, through its growth, to its present status.