Introducing Social Theory

Sociology web links

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Sociological Theories
http://www.socialtheory.info
The Social Theory Pages maintained by Professor Jim Spickard.
http://www.cf.ac.uk/socsi/undergraduate/introsoc/index.html
Introduction to Sociology, social theory on line, created by Angus Bancroft and Sioned Rogers at Cardiff University.
http://www.sociosite.net
The Sociosite created by Albert Benschop at the University of Amsterdam.

Chapter 2: Emile Durkheim
http://www.relst.uiuc.edu/durkheim/
The Durkheim Pages maintained by Professor Robert Alun Jones.
http://www.hewett.norfolk.sch.uk/CURRIC/soc/DURKHEIM/Durk.htm
An Introduction to Durkheim maintained by the Hewett School, Norfolk.
http://durkheim.itgo.com/main.html
The Emile Durkheim Archive, maintained by L. Joe Dunman.
http://www2.pfeiffer.edu/%7Elridener/DSS/INDEX.HTML#durkheim
A useful collection of links from the excellent Dead Sociologist's Society.

Chapter 3: Marx and Marxism
http://www.cf.ac.uk/socsi/undergraduate/introsoc/kmarx.html
Taken from the Introduction to Sociology site created by Angus Bancroft and Sioned Rogers at Cardiff University.
http://www2.pfeiffer.edu/~lridener/DSS/INDEX.HTML#marx
A useful collection of links from the excellent Dead Sociologist's Society.
http://eserver.org/marx/
A selection of the work of Karl Marx provided by Eserver at the University of Washington.
http://www.marxists.org/
As much as you'll ever need on Marx and Marxism.

Chapter 4: Max Weber
http://www.cf.ac.uk/socsi/undergraduate/introsoc/mweber.html
Taken from the Introduction to Sociology site created by Angus Bancroft and Sioned Rogers at Cardiff University.
http://www2.pfeiffer.edu/~lridener/DSS/INDEX.HTML#weber
A useful collection of links from the excellent Dead Sociologist's Society.
www.sociosite.net
Detailed Weber collection from the SocioSite (Social Science Information System) at the University of Amsterdam.

Chapter 5: Feminist Theories
http://www.thewomenslibrary.ac.uk/
The Women's Library is a cultural centre, housing the most extensive collection of women's history in the UK.
http://www.lib.utsa.edu/Archives/WomenGender/index.html
Archive for Research on Women and Gender, University of Texas.
http://www.afeast.org/
Association of Feminist Ethics and Social Theory.

Chapter 6: Interpretive Sociology: Action Theories
http://web.grinnell.edu/courses/soc/s00/soc111-01/IntroTheories/
Symbolic.html

Symbolic Interactionism page from Chris Hunter, Kent McClelland, and the Sociology Department of Grinnell College.
http://www.indiana.edu/~theory/Kip/Labeling.htm
Labelling Theory page, maintained by Edwin H. Sutherland, University of Indiana.
http://www.hewett.norfolk.sch.uk/curric/soc/ethno/intro.htm
An Intrduction to Ethnomethodology by Simon Poore at the Hewett School, Norfolk

Chapter 7: Michel Foucault Discourse theory and the Body-Centredness of Modernity
http://www.theory.org.uk/ctr-fouc.htm
The light-hearted but informative guide to Foucault from Theory.org.
http://www.csun.edu/~hfspc002/foucault.home.html
The World of Foucault maintained by Ben Attias.
http://foucault.info/
A guide to primary and secondary texts about Foucault.

Chapter 8: Language and Social Life: Structuralism, Post-Structuralism and Relativism
http://www.pscw.uva.nl/emca/bib90%27s.htm
ETHNO/CA NEWS offers information on Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis. produced by Pal ten Have, Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam.
http://sun.soci.niu.edu/~sssi/
The Society for the Study of social interactionism.
http://home.mira.net/~andy/works/foucaul1.htm
Post-Structuralism on a site maintained by Andy Blunden.
http://pratt.edu/~arch543p/help/structuralism.html
Structuralism on a site maintained by Professor Dan Bucsescu at the Pratt Institute.
http://www.utm.edu/research/iep/r/relativi.htm
Relativism explained by the highly informative Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Chapter 9: Post-Modernity and Postmodernism
http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/irvinem/theory/pomo.html
A neat description of the differences between Modernity and Post-Modernity, maintained by Martin Irvine, University of Georgetown.
http://www.accd.edu/sac/interdis/2370/pmsoct.html
Postmodern social theory outlined by Clyde Hudgins, San Antonio College.

Chapter 10: Critical Responses to Post-Modernity and Postmodernism
http://www.theory.org.uk/giddens.htm
Theory.org provides lots of useful information on Anthony Giddens, including a Giddens lego figure…
http://www.cf.ac.uk/socsi/undergraduate/introsoc/ubeck.html
Profile of Beck from the Introduction to Sociology, created by Angus Bancroft and Sioned Rogers at Cardiff University.
http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/itc_data/postmodern.html#habermas
Contemporary Philosophy, Critical Theory and Postmodern Thought website created by Martin Ryder University of Colorado at Denver.
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/1643/habermas.html
Profile of Habermas taken from the 'Public Philosopher' site maintained by Kevin S. Decker, St Louis University
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/gellner/index.htm
The Ernest Gellner Resource Site produced by Jeffrey Cormier and Philippe Couton, and hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science.


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