About the Book
Sociological theory is a mixture of conceptual efforts, some devoted to developing scientific principles and models, others to describing empirical events, still others dedicated to criticism of oppressive social arrangements, and many directed to meta-analysis of theories and theorists. The main objective of the second edition of this three volumes encyclopaedia is to present a historical development and critical analysis of 194 sociological theories from its inception to post-modernity. The second edition of this encyclopaedia has been revised, expanded and includes 44 new entries contributed by noted scholars that help in completing all the important sociological theories from classical to post-modern era. The important areas covered through the new entries are technological, interpretive, conventional, evolutionary, innovative, gender, and crime sociology. The idea of bringing out this encyclopaedia of theoretical sociology for the second time is undoubtedly a noble endeavour of the editors which is timely and worth considering. Undoubtedly, this book becomes indispensable source of reference for teachers, scholars and readers of sociology.
About the Editors
A.P. Thakur is a dynamic scholar and teacher of sociology of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad. A keen researcher and active social activist, Dr. Thakur has presented several research papers in national and international seminars. He is also associated with social awareness and rural employment programmes.
Anjana Banerjee, born in Calcutta and educated in Patna, is a young scholar and teacher of Sociology. As a keen researcher, she has written a number of research papers and articles which have been published in reputed journals and newspapers. She takes active role in academic and cultural activities.