Sociology Index


Sociological theories and classical sociological theory, and the expression of this tradition in contemporary theory. Concepts and theories of classical sociology and application of these concepts and theories to the analysis of contemporary society. Assumptions and concepts of major sociological theories and the classical roots of the modern theories. Functionalism, conflict theory, theories of rational choice, symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, actor-network theory, neo-Marxian theories of space, chaos in sociological theories and theories of globalization. Sociologists T. Robert Malthus, Herbert Spencer, Auguste Comte, David Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Robert King Merton, C. Wright Mills, Marvin Harris, Gerhard Lenski, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Georg Simmel, W.E.B. Du Bois, and George Herbert Mead are all major classical sociological theorists.

Contemporary Schools of Sociological Theories

Symbolic interactionism, phenomenological sociology, structuralism, network theory, critical theory, feminist theory, modernity and postmodernity.

Micro and Macro Sociology





Marxism and Darwinism

Sociology of Knowledge

Anomie, Anomia and Anomic Division of Labour

Chaos Theory

Game Theory



Action Theory

Phenomenological Sociology

Symbolic Interactionism

Social Interaction



Social Network


Books On Sociological Theories

Sociological Theory, 9th edition - KINDLE EDITION

Sociological Theory - 9th Edition - HARDCOVER

Classical Sociological Theory by George Ritzer

The Social Lens: An Invitation to Social and Sociological Theory Kenneth Allan

A Primer in Social and Sociological Theory: Toward a Sociology of Citizenship by Kenneth Allan

Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory: Visualizing Social Worlds by Kenneth Allan

Classical Theory and Modern Studies: Introduction to Sociological Theory by Mark Abrahamson

Introduction to Sociological Theory: Theorists, Concepts, and their Applicability to the Twenty-First Century by Michele Dillon

Contemporary Sociological Theory: Expanding the Classical Tradition (6th Edition) Book by Ruth A.Wallace, Alison Wolf

Sociological Theory Book by George Ritzer, Douglas J. Goodman

Contemporary Sociological Theory (Blackwell Readers in Sociology)
Book by Craig Calhoun (Editor), Joseph Gerteis (Editor), James Moody (Editor), Steven Pfaff (Editor), Kathryn Schmidt (Editor), Indermohan Virk (Editor).

Sociological Theory: Classical Statements (5th Edition)
Book by David Ashley, David Michael Orenstein

Ideology and the Development of Sociological Theory (7th Edition) Book by Irving M. Zeitlin

Structure of Sociological Theory Book by Jonathan H. Turner

Modern Sociological Theory Book by George Ritzer, Douglas J. Goodman

Explorations in Classical Sociological Theory: Seeing the Social World Book by Kenneth Allan

Sociological Theory in the Classical Era : Text and Readings Book by Laura Desfor Edles, Scott Appelrouth

Sociological Theory Book by Bert N. Adams, R. A. Sydie

Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots: The Basics
Book by George Ritzer

Trust: A Sociological Theory (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies)
Book by Piotr Sztompka, Jeffrey C. Alexander (Series Editor), Steven Seidman

The Emergence of Sociological Theory Book by Jonathan H. Turner, Leonard Beeghley, Charles H. Powers.