Book required to complete assignment: Farganis, James. Readings in Social Theory. 7th edition New York, NY. McGraw Hill. 2014.
You cannot complete this assignment without this WHOLE book in hand.
Instructions are uploaded in a pdf document. Please read carefully and answer #1, 2, and 3 thoroughly and detailed. Do not make the paper sound rushed into and make sure questions are answered correctly.
Additional instructions are below:
Theories of Difference can be found in Chapter 13 “Sex, Gender and Queer theory” (page 359) & Chapter 14 “Race”(page 403)
Post Modern Theory can be found on Chapter 12 (page 331)
Critical Theory – Chapter 11 (page 305)
Globalization – Chapter 15 (page 437)
choose a theory from Part 1 (The Classic Tradition) OR Part 2 (Contemporary Sociological Theory) of the book required. between pages 27 through 300. You will find it in the index of the book.
Be sure to answer each part of the question fully. Papers are not to exceed 8 pages,
double Spaced 12 point font. Answers should primarily grapple with the original source
material, but if you use texts and sources from outside the class be sure to include them in
your citations, and include a reference page listing all your citations. Use books or
notes but do not confer with others, not even about what references to use; all work must
be strictly individua ‘I – J e all terms and include all relevant theorists
discussed in class. Unlike previous exams, extensions
cannot be granted e1 te case Jextrme an documented emergency sufficient to
justify an incomplete. Submit via Blackboard.
Choose m area of theory: 1) integrative; 2) theories of difference:
feminist/queer/critical race (must address all three); 3) post-modern; 4) critical
theory; 5) globalization
Answer the following questions:
1) Describe and summarize the main theoretical contributions made by this school of
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2) Identify continuities and discontinuities with past theory. (CU T‘flhPW?
Discuss which classical or contemporary theorists influenced the theory
(there may be several) and it what ways. Also explore any new
contributions made to social theory.
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i 3) Evaluate the theory in terms of its fruitfulness for research i.e. is it possible to test
the theory or concepts contained in the theory through sociological research
methods? Based on this criterion, decide if it is a “good” theory; is it “useful” for
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For non-sociology majors:
4) Evaluate your own academic field or major based on the theoretical perspective
you have chosen. For example: In what way is the theory relevant to explaining
interactions in your field? How does the theory fit with existing knowledge as
defined by your field? What new insight about your own academic field did you
gain by considering this perspective? etc. Include major relevant definitions and
concepts from the sociological theory in your analysis.
Be sure to include all relevant theorists for your particular theory as discussed
during the class! This includes online readings, where applicable.