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Welcome to our Social Theory publishing program.
Take a look inside at teaching and learning tools that:

  • Reflect our high scholarly standards
  • Speak effectively to today's college students
  • Represent the most current pedagogical trends

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Social Theory

Social Theory: Roots and Branches

Fifth Edition

Peter Kivisto

 
Critical Social Theories

Critical Social Theories

Third Edition

Ben Agger

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Social Research Methods

Fifth Edition

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$74.95

Alan Bryman

9780199689453
Paperback
February 2016

Bridges the gap between theory and practice in Social Research Methods

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The Process of Social Research

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$94.95

Jeffrey C. Dixon, Royce A. Singleton, and Bruce C. Straits

9780199946754
Paperback
June 2015

An accessible, student-friendly, contemporary methods text that focuses on the process of social research

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Making Sense in the Social Sciences: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

Sixth Edition

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$24.95

Margot Northey, Lorne Tepperman, and Patrizia Albanese

9780199010196
Paperback
June 2015

Clear and concise guide to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate studies

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Writing in the Social Sciences: A Guide for Term Papers and Book Reviews

Second Edition

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$36.99

Jake Muller

9780199009862
Paperback
December 2014

A clear, step-by-step guide to the entire writing process, ideal for social science students new to academic writing

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Discovering Qualitative Methods: Ethnography, Interviews, Documents, and Images

Third Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$62.95

Carol A. B. Warren and Tracy Xavia Karner

9780199349623
Paperback
May 2014

A rigorous but student-friendly and affordable introduction to qualitative research methods

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The Practice of Research: How Social Scientists Answer Their Questions

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$44.95

Shamus Khan and Dana R. Fisher

9780199827411
Paperback
July 2013

The most student-oriented methods reader to use first-person accounts to describe the actual research experience

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Critical Social Theories

Third Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$62.95

Ben Agger

9780199300808
Paperback
June 2013

A comprehensive analysis of today's leading critical social theories

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Social Theory: Roots and Branches

Fifth Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$87.95

Peter Kivisto

9780199937127
Paperback
November 2012

The most relevant, accessible, and cutting-edge anthology for social theory courses

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Understanding Society: A Survey of Modern Social Theory

Second Edition

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$99.95

Douglas Mann

9780195432503
Paperback
January 2011

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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

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$19.95

Max Weber and Stephen Kalberg

9780199747252
Paperback
July 2010

The most accurate and reader-friendly translation of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, by renowned Weber scholar Stephen Kalberg

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Observing the Observer: Understanding Our Selves in Field Research

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$49.95

Shulamit Reinharz

9780195397802
Paperback
May 2010

The only book that covers the issue of "reflexivity" in field research

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The Making of Social Theory: Order, Reason, and Desire

Second Edition

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$112.95

Anthony Thomson

9780195430301
Paperback
March 2010

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Approaches to Social Research

Fifth Edition

Retail Price to Students:

$115.95

Royce A. Singleton, Jr. and Bruce C. Straits

9780195372984
Hardcover
August 2009

Revised and updated in its fifth edition, this rigorous yet clear and engaging introduction provides balanced and comprehensive coverage of social research methods for upper-level courses, with a unique chapter on multiple methods

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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism with Other Writings on the Rise of the West

Fourth Edition

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$44.95

Max Weber

9780195332537
Paperback
September 2008

For the first time in one volume, this engaging text integrates Weber's exploration of the spirit of capitalism's origins with his larger project: a multi-causal analysis of the West's distinctiveness and its sources.

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Simple Statistics: Applications in Social Research

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$54.95

Terance D. Miethe and Jane Florence Gauthier

9780195332544
Paperback
January 2008

A lively introduction to a complex subject, Simple Statistics is a vital resource for understanding the fascinating world of social statistics.

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Classical Sociological Theory

Second Edition

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$93.95

Michael S. Kimmel

9780195187854
Paperback
October 2006

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Hobbes: A Very Short Introduction

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$11.95

Richard Tuck

9780192802552
Paperback
August 2002

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Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

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$11.95

Robert Wokler

9780192801982
Paperback
December 2001

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Marx: A Very Short Introduction

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$11.95

Peter Singer

9780192854056
Paperback
January 2001

An eminent philosopher offers a brilliant, compact introduciton to the thinking of Karl Marx

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The Craft of Inquiry: Theories, Methods, Evidence

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$44.95

Robert R. Alford

9780195119039
Paperback
March 1998

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