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The Art of Social Theory, Richard Swedberg

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The Art of Social Theory
Title
The Art of Social Theory
Statement of responsibility
Richard Swedberg
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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 step of the theorist’s art, from observation and naming to concept formation and explanation. To theorize well, you also need a sound knowledge of existing social theory. Swedberg introduces readers to the most important theories and concepts, and discusses how to go about mastering them. If you can think, you can also learn to theorize. This book shows you how. Concise and accessible, The Art of Social Theory features helpful examples throughout, and also provides practical exercises that enable readers to learn through doing
Biographical or historical data
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).
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IN-ChSCO
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Swedberg, Richard
Government publication
other
LC call number
H61.25
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Social Science
  • Social Science
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology, other
  • Sociology
  • Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
Target audience
specialized
Label
The Art of Social Theory, Richard Swedberg
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. Coming Up with an Explanation
  • Part 2: Preparing for Theorizing
  • Chapter 6. Heuristics
  • Chapter 7. Practical Exercises
  • Chapter 8. The Role of Theory
  • Chapter 9. Imagination and Art
  • Chapter 10. Summary and More
  • Appendix: How to Theorize according to Charles S. Peirce
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • References
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Introduction: Why Theorize and Can You Learn to Do It?
  • Part 1: How to Theorize
  • Chapter 1. Starting Anew
  • Chapter 2. Social Observation
  • Chapter 3. Naming, Concept, and Typology
  • Chapter 4. Analogy, Metaphor, and Pattern
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Course Book.
Extent
1 online resource(288 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400850358
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400850358
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)453984
  • (OCoLC)984688463
  • (DE-B1597)9781400850358
Label
The Art of Social Theory, Richard Swedberg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. Coming Up with an Explanation
  • Part 2: Preparing for Theorizing
  • Chapter 6. Heuristics
  • Chapter 7. Practical Exercises
  • Chapter 8. The Role of Theory
  • Chapter 9. Imagination and Art
  • Chapter 10. Summary and More
  • Appendix: How to Theorize according to Charles S. Peirce
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • References
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Introduction: Why Theorize and Can You Learn to Do It?
  • Part 1: How to Theorize
  • Chapter 1. Starting Anew
  • Chapter 2. Social Observation
  • Chapter 3. Naming, Concept, and Typology
  • Chapter 4. Analogy, Metaphor, and Pattern
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Course Book.
Extent
1 online resource(288 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400850358
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400850358
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)453984
  • (OCoLC)984688463
  • (DE-B1597)9781400850358

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