Contested Sociology incorporates contemporary Canadian research that draws on each of the four major perspectives and covers different substantive issues. It will challenge you to keep shifting perspectives to learn to see the guiding assumptions that underlie research questions and empirical evidence. Each chapter is designed to stand alone, although all presuppose familiarity with the four major theoretical perspectives. The goal is to provide a depth of understanding that prepares you for advanced courses in sociology.
Table of Contents
Part I: An Overview of Sociology
Part II: Testing the Perspectives
Part III: Social Cohesion and Order in Industrial Society
Part IV: Political Economy: Challenging Capitalism
Part V: Rationality and Bureaucratic Society
Part VI: Modern Systems Theory Under Attack