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The Art of Social Theory

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Description for The Art of Social Theory Paperback. Num Pages: 288 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: JHBA; JHBC; JMA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 141 x 216 x 24. Weight in Grams: 398.
In the social sciences today, students are taught theory by reading and analyzing the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and other foundational figures of the discipline. What they rarely learn, however, is how to actually theorize. The Art of Social Theory is a practical guide to doing just that. In this one-of-a-kind user's manual for social theorists, Richard Swedberg explains how theorizing occurs in what he calls the context of discovery, a process in which the researcher gathers preliminary data and thinks creatively about it using tools such as metaphor, analogy, and typology. He guides readers through each ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Princeton University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
Number of Pages
288
Place of Publication
New Jersey, United States
ISBN
9780691168135
SKU
V9780691168135
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99-50

About Richard Swedberg
Richard Swedberg is professor of sociology at Cornell University. His books include Tocqueville's Political Economy, Principles of Economic Sociology, and Max Weber and the Idea of Economic Sociology (all Princeton).

Reviews for The Art of Social Theory
"[C]oncise and readable... Writing in accessible language and using the canon of social theorists to illustrate points, Swedberg meets a need for practitioners and students alike."
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