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Brief indications for the teaching of sociological theory today

The article seeks to present synthetic arguments for the relevance of studies on sociologic theory considered in terms of interpretive models, which point to subject-object relations as well as the meaning connections between themes and micro and macro societal problems. Five sets of aspects are proposed in order to build references for the analysis of distinct theoretical approaches, namely: cultural, psychosocial, psychoanalytical, political-economic and power-based relations. Finally, the article presents two diagrams illustrating classic and contemporary sociological theories, from 1830 to the present.

Sociological theory; Contemporary sociological theories; Classic sociological theories; Micro and macro-societal relations; Interpretive models; Narratives

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