Explorations in social theory : from metatheorizing to rationalization /

Ritzer offers a description of the sociological condition in this text. It contains reflections on uses and missuses of metatheory and finds a way out of the confusion by sketching out the lineaments of an integrated sociological paradigm.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ritzer, George.
Format: eBook
Published: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2001.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Metatheorizing in sociology
  • The deliniation of an underlying architectonic
  • Sociology: a multiple paradigm science
  • Toward an integrated sociological paradigm: image of the subject matter
  • Potential exemplars for an integrated sociological paradigm
  • Methodological relationism: lessons for and from social psychology
  • From exclusion to inclusion to chaos in sociological theory
  • The implications of postmodern social theory for metatheorizing in sociology
  • Rationalization and deprofessionalization of physicians
  • The McDonaldization of society
  • Hyperrationality: an extension of Weberian and neo-Weberian theory
  • Mannheim's theory of rationalization: an alternative resource for the McDonaldization thesis?
  • The McDonaldization of American sociology: a metasociological analysis.