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Handbook of Contemporary Sociological Theory


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Chapter 1. Introduction: Seth Abrutyn.- Part 1. Classical Problems Contemporalized.- Chapter 2. Integrating and Disintegrating Dynamics in Human Societies; Jonathan H. Turner.- Chapter 3. Power in Organizational Society: Macro, Meso and Micro; Yingyao Wang and Simone Polillo.- Chapter 4. Action in Society: Reflexively Conceptualizing Activities; Andreas Glaeser.- Chapter 5. Interactionism: Meaning and Self as Process; Iddo Tavory.- Chapter 6. Cultural Theory; Omar Lizardo.- Part II. Rethinking the Macro-Micro Link.- Chapter 7. The Macro and Meso Basis of the Micro Social Order; Jonathan H. Turner.- Chapter 8. The Problem of Social Order in Nested Group Structures; Edward J. Lawler, Shane R. Thye and Jeongkoo Yoon.- Chapter 9. Social Networks and Relational Sociology; Nick Crossley.- Chapter 10. Varieties of Sociological Field Theory; Daniel N. Kluttz and Neil Fligstein.- Part III. A Coherent Social Universe.- Chapter 11. Institutional Spheres: The Macro-structure and Culture of Social Life; Seth Abrutyn.- Chapter 12. Stratification; Katja M. Guenther, Matthew C. Mahutga and Panu Suppatkul.- Chapter 13. The Concept of Community as Theoretical Ground: Contention and Compatibility Across Levels of Analysis and standpoints of Social Processes; Michael D. Irwin.- Chapter 14. Organizations as Sites and Drivers of Social Action; Walter W. Powell and Christof Brandtner.- Chapter 15. Small Groups: Reflections of And Building Blocks for Social Structure: Stephen Benard and Trenton D. Mize.- Chapter 16. The Thories of Status Characteristics and Expectation States; Murray Webster, Jr. and Lisa Slattery Walker.- Chapter 17. The Self; Alicia D. Cast and Jan E. Stets.- Part IV. Constraints on Experience.- Chapter 18. Microsociologies: Social Exchange, Trust, Justice and Legitimacy; Michael J. Carter.- Chapter 19. Ethnomethodology and Social Phenomenology; Jason Turowetz, Mathhew M. Hollander and Douglas W. Maynard.- Chapter 20. Theory in Sociology of Emotions; Emi A. Weed and Lynn Smith-Lovin.- Chapter 21. Sociology as the Study of Morality; Kevin McCaffree.- Chapter 22. Forgetting to Remember: The Present Neglect abd Future Prospects of Collective Memory in Sociology Theory; Christina Simko.- Chapter 23. Intersectionality; Zandria Felice Robinson.- Part V. Modes of Change.- Chapter 24. Social Evolution; Richard Machalek and Michael W. Martin.- Chapter 25. Reimagining Collective Behavior; Justin Van Ness and Erika Summers-Effler.- Chapter 26. Theorizing Social Movements; Dana M. Moss and David A. Snow.

About the Author

Seth Abrutyn is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Memphis. Trained as a theorist, his interests include mental health, social psychology, emotions, in addition to sociocultural evolution and religion. In short, his work emphasizes synthesizing disparate theories in order to make more robust and comprehensive theoretical principles. His primary research focuses on the elucidating the links between meso-level structural and cultural forces and micro-level dynamics that shape adolescent suicide. His work on suicide can be found in the American Sociological Review, Sociological Theory, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and Society and Mental Health. 

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