Sociology Index

Sociological Theories

Books on Sociological Theory

Classical tradition in sociological theories and the expression of this tradition in contemporary theory. Concepts and theories of classical sociology and application of these concepts and theories to the analysis of contemporary society. Assumptions and concepts of major sociological theories and the classical roots of the modern theories.

Functionalism, conflict theory, theories of rational choice, symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, actor-network theory, neo-Marxian theories of space, chaos in sociological theories and theories of globalization.

T. Robert Malthus, Herbert Spencer, Auguste Comte, Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Robert K. Merton, C. Wright Mills, Marvin Harris, Gerhard E. Lenski, Charlotte Perkins-Gilman, Georg Simmel, W.E.B. Du Bois, and George Herbert Mead are all major classical theorists.

Contemporary schools of sociological theories:
Symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, structuralism, network theory, critical theory, feminist theory, modernity and postmodernity.

Micro and Macro Sociology

Macro Sociology

Sructuralism

Positivism

Conflict and Consensus

Marxism

Functionalism

Marxism and Darwinism

Knowledge

Anomie, Anomia and Anomic Division of Labour

Chaos Theory

Decision Theory - Game Theory - Rational Choice

Modernization

Postmodernism

Micro Sociology

Social Action

Phenomenology

Symbolic Interactionism

Social Interaction

Ethnomethodology

Method and Methodology

Network

Sociobiology

Sociolinguistics

Time