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SO 4461
Contemporary Sociological Theory - Level 6
The development of sociological theory in Europe and the United States since the 1920s. Critical examination of Parsons? structural–functionalism, Merton?s "middle–range" theory, Goffman?s dramaturgical analysis, and Garfinkel?s work in ethnomethodology. Modern feminist theory, critical theory and postmodernism as contemporary theoretical orientations. Additional perspectives by Elias, Luhmann, Bauman. Emphasis on the action–structure problem in the thought of Giddens, Habermas and Bourdieu.
Prerequisites: SO 1000 SO 3260 plus 2 additional courses in sociology
UK Credits: 15
US Credits : 3/0/3
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