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This site is intended to enhance your use of *Classical Sociological Theory* 7e, *Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots* 5e, *Modern Sociological Theory* 8e, and *Sociological Theory* 10e by George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky. The materials on this site are geared toward increasing your effectiveness with this material and maximizing the potential for your students to learn.

**Classical Sociological Theory, ***Seventh Edition*

*Seventh Edition*

Now with SAGE Publishing, and co-authored by one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, **Classical Sociological Theory,** **Seventh Edition****,** provides a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought from the Enlightenment roots of theory through the early 20th century. The integration of key theories with biographical sketches of theorists and the requisite historical and intellectual context helps students to better understand the original works of classical authors as well as to compare and contrast classical theories.

**Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots, ***Fifth Edition*

*Fifth Edition*

Now with SAGE Publishing, **Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots: The Basics**, is a brief survey of sociology's major theorists and theoretical approaches, from the Classical founders to the present. With updated scholarship in the new **Fifth Edition**, authors George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky connect many theorists and schools of thought together under broad headings that offer students a synthesized view of sociological theory. This text is perfect for those who want an accessible overview of the entire tradition of sociological thinking, with an emphasis on the contemporary relevance of theory.

**Modern Sociological Theory, Eighth Edition**

The **Eighth Edition** of **Modern Sociological Theory** by George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky provides a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and theoretical schools, from the Structural Functionalism of early 20th century through the cutting-edge theories of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The integration of key theories with biographical sketches of theorists and the requisite historical and intellectual context helps students to better understand the original works of contemporary thinkers.

**Sociological Theory, ***Tenth Edition*

*Tenth Edition*

The **Tenth Edition** of **Sociological Theory** by George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought, from sociology's origins through the early 21^{st} century. Key theories are integrated with biographical sketches of theorists, and are placed in their historical and intellectual context. This text helps students better understand the original works of classical and contemporary theorists, and enables them to compare and contrast the latest substantive concepts.xx

**Classical Sociological Theory, Eighth Edition**

Written by a pair of theory experts--one of whom is a leading theorist and one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory--*Classical Sociological Theory* text provides a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought from the Enlightenment roots of theory through the early 20th Century. The integration of key theories with biographical sketches of theorists and the requisite historical and intellectual context helps students to better understand the original works of classical authors as well as to compare and contrast classical theories.

Acknowledgments

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