Reflecting on Theory

This portion of my portfolio addresses some questions about concepts of sociological theory in general. Here you’ll find the following:

Theory is…: a short personal definition of theory

E & A Definition of Theory: a textbook definition of theory (I highly recommend Edles and Appelrouth’s book for readings on sociological theory. They provide great, concise summaries in addition to the original text.)

Why You Should Care About Social Theory?: a few reasons why the things on this blog (and classical social theory, in general) should and do matter to you

Lecture on Social Theory: this is a lecture I found online by Alan Macfarlane from Cambridge Univeristy

Questions to Ponder: these are some questions from “Living Theory” by Charles Hurst dealing with morality, capitalism, distrust and skepticism

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