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Sociological theory in the classical era : text and readings

Author: Laura Desfor Edles; Scott Appelrouth
Publisher: Los Angeles : Pine Forge Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Much more than just a reader, this comprehensive and approachable collection of both text and readings is an exhaustive resource for students of classical sociology.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Desfor Edles; Scott Appelrouth
ISBN: 9781412975643 1412975646
OCLC Number: 318879481
Description: xvi, 428 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations and Photos List of Figures and Tables About the Authors Preface 1. Introduction What Is Sociological Theory? Why Read Original Works? Who Are Sociology's Core Theorists? How Can We Navigate Sociological Theory? DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 2. Karl Marx A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Significant Others--Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929): The Leisure Class and Conspicuous Consumption Marx's Theoretical Orientation Significant Others--Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937): Hegemony and the Ruling Ideas READINGS Introduction to The German Ideology From The German Ideology (1845-1846) Introduction to Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 From Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 Introduction to The Communist Manifesto From The Communist Manifesto (1848) Introduction to Capital From Capital (1867) Introduction to Friedrich Engels's The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State From The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State (1884) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 3. Emile Durkheim A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Significant Others--Auguste Comte (1798-1857): The Father of "Social Physics" Significant Others--Herbert Spencer (1820-1903): Survival of the Fittest Durkheim's Theoretical Orientation READINGS Introduction to The Division of Labor in Society From The Division of Labor in Society (1893) Introduction to The Rules of Sociological Method From The Rules of Sociological Method (1895) Introduction to Suicide: A Study in Sociology From Suicide: A Study in Sociology (1897) Introduction to The Elementary Forms of Religious Life From The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 4. Max Weber A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Significant Others--Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900): Is God Dead? Significant Others--Robert Michels (1876-1936): The Iron Law of Oligarchy Weber's Theoretical Orientation READINGS Introduction to The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism From The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1904) Introduction to "The Social Psychology of the World Religions" From "The Social Psychology of the World Religions" (1915) Introduction to "The Distribution of Power Within the Political Community: Class, Status, Party" "The Distribution of Power Within the Political Community: Class, Status, Party" (1925) Introduction to "The Types of Legitimate Domination" From "The Types of Legitimate Domination" (1925) Introduction to "Bureaucracy" From "Bureaucracy" (1925) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 5. Charlotte Perkins Gilman A Biographical Sketch Significant Others--Harriet Martineau (1802-76): The First Woman Sociologist Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Gilman's Theoretical Orientation READINGS Introduction to "The Yellow Wallpaper" "The Yellow Wallpaper" (1892) "Why I Wrote 'The Yellow Wallpaper'" Introduction to Women and Economics From Women and Economics (1898) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 6. Georg Simmel A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Significant Others--Ferdinand Tonnies (1855-1936): Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft Simmel's Theoretical Orientation READINGS Introduction to "Exchange" From "Exchange," From The Philosophy of Money (1907) Introduction to "Conflict" From "Conflict," From Sociology (1908) Introduction to "Sociability" From "Sociability" (1910) Introduction to "The Stranger" From "The Stranger," From Sociology (1908) Introduction to "Fashion" From "Fashion" (1904) Introduction to "The Metropolis and Mental Life" From "The Metropolis and Mental Life" (1903) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 7. W. E. B. Du Bois Significant Others--Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964): A Voice From the South A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Du Bois's Theoretical Orientation READINGS Introduction to The Philadelphia Negro From The Philadelphia Negro (1899) Introduction to The Souls of Black Folk From The Souls of Black Folk (1903) Introduction to "The Souls of White Folk" From "The Souls of White Folk," From Darkwater (1920) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 8. George Herbert Mead A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Significant Others--Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929): The "Looking-Glass Self" Significant Others--William James (1842-1910): Consciousness and the Self Mead's Theoretical Orientation READINGS Introduction to "Mind" From "Mind," From Mind, Self, and Society (1934) Introduction to "Self" From "Self," From Mind, Self, and Society (1934) Introduction to "Society" From "Society," From Mind, Self, and Society (1934) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS References Photo Credits Index
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