By Peter J. Burke
This article provides crucial and influential social mental theories and learn courses in modern sociology. unique chapters by way of the students who initiated and built those theoretical views supply complete descriptions of every thought, its history, improvement, and destiny. the 1st 4 chapters conceal common techniques, prepared round primary ideas and issues―symbolic interplay, social alternate, distributive justice, and rational selection. the next chapters specialise in particular study courses and theories, analyzing id, have an effect on, comparability tactics, energy and dependence, social trade, prestige building, and legitimacy. A concluding bankruptcy presents an research of and remark at the nation of the theoretical courses in sociological social psychology. participants: Peter J. Burke, Joseph Berger, Coye Cheshire, Karen S. cook dinner, Pamela Emanuelson, Alexandra Gerbasi, Karen A. Hegtvedt, Michael A. Hogg, Guillermina Jasso, Edward J. Lawler, Michael W. Macy, George J. McCall, Linda D. Molm, Cecilia L. Ridgeway, sunrise T. Robinson, Lynn Smith-Lovin, Jan E. Stets, Jonathan H. Turner, Murray Webster Jr., David Willer, and Morris Zelditch, Jr.