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SOCY 7716 Contemporary Social Theory (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar is a graduate level introduction to contemporary social theory. It concerns the historical context and development of a wide variety of perspectives used by social theorists to make sense of multiple social worlds. It also concerns the ways in which social theories are themselves sociologically constructed. Theoretical frameworks addressed include: functionalism and cybernetics; symbolic interactionism and pragmatism; exchange, behavioral, and conflict perspectives; feminism; Marxism; phenomenology and ethnomethodology; critical race theory; queer theory; structuralism and poststructuralism; as well as postcolonial and postmodern theories of the subject and power.


Instructor(s): Stephen J. Pfohl, Paul Schervish, Eve Spangler and Zine Magubane

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Required for graduate students


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13