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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Sociology

Ritzer, George / Wiedenhoft Murphy, Wendy (Herausgeber)

Blackwell Companions to Sociology


2. Auflage November 2019
520 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-42931-9
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The new, updated edition of the authoritative and comprehensive survey of modern sociology

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Sociology, Second Edition is an authoritative survey of the major topics, current and emerging trends, and contemporary issues in the study of human social relationships and institutions. A collection of contributions from globally-recognized scholars and experts explore the theoretical and methodological foundations of sociology, new and established debates, and the most current research in the field. Broad in scope, this book covers a multitude of topics ranging from crime, urbanization, sexuality, and education to new questions surrounding big data, authoritarian capitalism, and the rise of nationalism.

Since the first edition of the Companion was published, new developments have emerged and new problems have been created such as the omnipresence of social media, political and institutional upheaval, and the global refugee and immigration crises. This revised and updated second edition describes and explains social changes that have occurred in the past several years, both within the field of sociology and society as a whole. Previous material has been updated to reflect current research, while eleven new chapters address topics including feminist theory, debt and social change, and armed conflict and war. This comprehensive volume:
* Offers an engaging and accessible guide to the field of sociology, revised and updated for the second edition
* Presents wide-ranging, comprehensive coverage of the discipline
* Explores issues of contemporary relevance such as digital media and consumption
* Reflects state-of-the-art scholarship and contemporary debates
* New chapters for the second edition cover essential topics including feminist theory, armed conflict, big data, authoritarian capitalism, debt and social change, and the rise of nationalism

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Sociology, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for academics and graduate students, researchers, scholars, and educators in the discipline of sociology and allied fields such as anthropology, human geography, political science, and psychology.

Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1 Classical Sociological Theory (Alan Sica)

Chapter 2 Contemporary Sociological Theory (Jeff Stepnisky)

Chapter 3 Quantitative Methods (Russell Schutt)

Chapter 4 Qualitative Methods (Mitchell Duneier)

Part II: Basic Topics

Chapter 5 Action, Interaction, and Groups (Kimberly Rogers and Lynn Smith-Lovin)

Chapter 6 Social Network Analysis (Nicholas Crossley)

Chapter 7 Culturalizing Sociology (Laura Grindstaff and Ming-Cheng M. Lo)

Chapter 8 Deviance: A Sociology of Unconventionalities (Nachman Ben-Yehuda)

Chapter 9 Criminology (Charles Wellford)

Chapter 10 Critical Sexuality studies: Moving On (Ken Plummer)

Chapter 11 Critical Race Approaches in the United States (Brittany Chevon Slatton and Joe Feagin)

Chapter 12 Families (Medora Barnes)

Chapter 13 Sociology of Education (Joeseph Merry and Maria Paino)

Chapter 14 Sociology of Religion (Christian Smith, Robert Woodberry, and Christopher Scheitle)

Chapter 15 Medicine and Health (William Cockerham)

Chapter 16 Urbanization (Kevin Fox Gotham and Arianna King)

Chapter 17 Environmental Sociology (Richard York and Riley Dunlap)

Chapter 18 Social Movements, Protest, and Practices of Social Change (Kevin Gillan)

Chapter 19 War and Society (Migeul Centeno and Vicki Yang)

Chapter 20 Immigration (Noriko Matsumoto)

Chapter 21 Sociology of Consumption (Chris Andrews)

Chapter 22 Digital Technology, Social Media, and Techno-Social Life (Mary Chayko)

Chapter 23 Contemporary Feminist Theory (Michelle Meagher)

Part III: Cutting Edge Issues

Chapter 24 Big Data for Sociological Research (Jason Radford and David Lazer)

Chapter 25 Toward a Sociology of Debt (Wendy Wiedenhoft Murphy)

Chapter 26 Sociology of Sports (Alan Tomlinson)

Chapter 27 From Fordism to Brexit and Trump: Is Authoritarian Capitalism on the Rise? (Robert Antonio and Alessandro Bonanno)
"This new edition will give us an excellent representation of the current state of academic sociology and will be well received as a sound, comprehensive outline of the main fields of sociological study."

Nick Crossley, University of Manchester

"This wide-ranging and engaging proposal will provide excellent coverage of the discipline. George Ritzer was ideally placed to edit the previous volume and is one of the very best people to bring us up to date with all the developments in the field."

Bryan Turner, CUNY Graduate Center
George Ritzer is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, USA and was named a Distinguished-Scholar Teacher there. He is editor of the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (2007) and author of several books including The McDonaldization of Society (9th ed., 2018), The Globalization of Nothing (2nd ed., 2007), and coauthor with Paul Dean of Globalization: The Essentials (2nd ed.,2019).

Wendy Wiedenhoft Murphy is Professor of Sociology at John Carroll University, USA. She is author of Consumer Culture and Society (2017) and co-author with George Ritzer of Essentials of Sociology, 3rd Edition (2017) and focuses primarily on sociological theory, environmental sociology, and the sociology of consumption.

G. Ritzer, University of Maryland; W. Wiedenhoft Murphy, John Carroll University, USA