Historical Developments and Theoretical Approaches in Sociology

Edited by : Charles Crothers

Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

The Historical Development Of Sociology: Sociological Traditions

Charles Crothers, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Social History as a Discipline: Development, Themes And Methods

Béla Tomka, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

The History and Development of Sociological Social Research Methods

Charles Crothers, Department of Social Sciences, Auckland University of Technology University, New Zealand
Jennifer Platt, University of Sussex, UK

The Deep Questions:Structure/Agency, Micro/Macro and Time/Space

Anthony King, Department Of Sociology, University Of Exeter, UK

Philosophies of the Social Sciences

Piet Strydom, Department Of Sociology, University College Cork, Ireland

Interaction of Theory and Method in Social Science

Peter T. Manicas, Interdisciplinary Studies,University Of Hawaii At Manoa, Hawaii

Varieties of Sociological Theorizing

Jonathan H. Turner, Department Of Sociology, University Of California, USA

Branches of Sociology

Charles Crothers, Auckland University Of Technology, New Zealand

The Future of Sociology: Understanding the Transformations of the Social

Peter Wagner, University Trento, Italy

Life Course Dynamics

Walter R. Heinz, Graduate School Of Social Sciences,University Of Bremen, Germany

Rational Choice and Sociology

Alberto Martinelli, Department of Political Science, University of Milan, Italy

Sociology of Emotions

Katharina Scherke, Karl-Franzens-Universitaet Graz, Austria

Social Psychology

J. David Knottnerus, Department of Sociology, Oklahoma State University, USA

Psychoanalysis and Social Theory

Anthony Elliott, Flinders University, Australia

Sociobiology and Sociology

R. S. Machalek, Department of Sociology, University of Wyoming, USA

Existential Sociology

Barry King, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand

Social Network Analysis

Wouter de Nooy, University of Amsterdam, Netherland

Economic Sociology: Its History and Development

Richard Swedberg, Department of Sociology, Cornell University, USA

Cultural Sociology

Jacquelyne Luce, Department of Communication and Cultural Management, Zeppelin University, Germany

Power and the State

John Scott, Department Of Sociology, University Of Essex, UK

Organizational Sociology

Lex Donaldson, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, Australia

Feminist Sociological Theory

Celia Winkler, Department Of Sociology, The University Of Montana,

Sociology’s ‘Other’: The Debates on European Universals

Sujata Patel, University of Hyderabad, India

Beyond Evolution and Historicism: Cultural Forms of Modernity

John Mandalios, Griffith University, Australia

Functionalism and Its Critics

John Holmwood, Department Of Sociology, University Of Birmingham, UK

Structuration Theories

John Parker, Department Of Sociology And Anthropology,School Of The Environment And Society, Swansea University, UK

Historical Sociology:Development and Reorientation

Gerard Delanty, University of Sussex,UK
Engin F. Isin, Open University,UK

Sociological Marxism: History and Development Psychoanalysis and Social Theory

Erik Olin Wright, Department of Sociology University of Wisconsin- Madison, USA
Michael Burawoy, Department of Sociology University of California – Berkeley, USA

Consumer Society

Barry Smart, School Of Social,Historical And Literary Studies, University Of Portsmouth, UK

Social Movement Theory

Christopher Rootes, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, Canterbury, England


Steve Matthewman, Department Of Sociology, University Of Auckland, New Zealand

Institutional Analysis and Development: Elements of The Framework in Historical Perspective

Elinor Ostrom, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, USA

Post-Structural Theories

Nicos Mouzelis, Professor Emeritus, Sociology, London School of Economics, UK

The Dependency and World-Systems Perspectives on Development

Alvin Y. So, Division Of Social Science, Hong Kong University Of Science And Technology, Hong Kong

The Subprime Crisis and Global Finance: A Sociological Perspective

Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, USA

Theories of the Information Age

Nico Stehr, Department of Communication and Cultural Management, Zeppelin University, Germany