Key Concepts in Classical Social Theory
- Alex Law - University of Abertay, Dundee
SAGE Key Concepts series
Political Theory & Thought (General) | Social Theory | Sociology (General)
- Barry Smart, University of Portsmouth
This book's individual entries introduce, explain and contextualise the key topics within classical social theory. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed throughout with careful cross-referencing allowing students to move effortlessly between core ideas and themes. Each entry provides:
- clear definitions
- lucid accounts of key issues
- up-to-date suggestions for further reading
- informative cross-referencing.
Relevant, focused and accessible this book will provide students across the social sciences with an indispensible guide to the central concepts of classical social theory.
The book covers key concepts of classical social theory. it is an important tool which students of social science, especially those in Politics, Public Administration and Developments. These concepts covered in this book are critical for students conceptual development and maturity in the application and operationalization for research and policy development. I therefore strongly recommend that students should have it as additional material and strongly advisable for University Libraries to have it as part of their collection
In Key Concepts in Classical Social Theory individual entries introduce, explain and contextualize the key topics within classical social theory. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed throughout with careful cross-referencing, allowing students to move effortlessly between core ideas and themes.
Each entry provides:
• Clear definitions
• Lucid accounts of key issues
• Up-to-date suggestions for further reading
• Informative cross-referencing
Relevant, focused and accessible, this book will provide students with an indispensible guide to the central concepts of classical social theory.
A quick reference to key ideas - perfect as a refresher/reassurance that you are on the right lines. Very useful reference for me as a teacher outside of the social sciences - and for some of my students who are interested in more abstract ideas.
A very useful text that has been recommended to the students completing the Sociology degree programme here. It covers the key concepts from the key 'players' and moves beyond by providing some illuminating historical information.
a useful text for health professionals wanting to get to grips with social theory and will help develop their awareness of how these theories influence their own study.
This is a very useful reference source that students can use to get brief introductions to key Sociological concepts before moving on to more detailed texts.
Very useful Level 4 text
An excellent resource for both tutors and students alike at all undergraduate levels. It is in a very readable form and can sufice as a sort of dictionary as well.
Great resource both for those who make their first steps in social sciences and for those needing to brush up their familiarity with the key concepts.
A well structured, and clearly and elegantly written introduction to classical sociological theory. The concepts are well explained and well organised.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Introduction: Classical Social Theory