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Classical sociological theory

Author: Bert N Adams; R A Sydie
Publisher: Thousand Oaks (California) : Pine Forge Press, cop. 2002.
Series: Sociology for a new century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bert N Adams; R A Sydie
ISBN: 0761987800 9780761987802
OCLC Number: 758110053
Notes: Indices.
Description: XXIV, 348, 12 p.
Contents: PrefaceA Note to StudentsSECTION I. THE EUROPEAN ROOTS OF SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY1. The Origins of Sociological Theory The Contours of Sociological Theory The Philosophical Precursors of Sociology Final Thoughts on the Philosophical Precursors References2. Theorizing After the Revolution Claude-Henri, Comte de Saint-Simon (1760-1825) Auguste Comte (1798-1857) Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) Final Thoughts ReferencesSECTION II. CONSERVATIVE THEORIES3. Evolutionism and Functionalism Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) William Graham Sumner (1840-1910) Final Thoughts References4. Society as Sui Generis Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) Final Thoughts ReferencesSECTION III. RADICAL THEORY5. Radical Anticapitalism Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) Final Thoughts References6. Marxism Extended V.I. Lenin (1870-1924) Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) Final Thoughts ReferencesSECTION IV. SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES OF COMPLEXITY AND FORM7. Social Action and Social Complexity Max Weber (1864-1920) and Marianne Weber (1870-1954) Final Thoughts References8. The Sociology of Form and Content Georg Simmel (1858-1918) Final Thoughts ReferencesSECTION V. SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES OF POLITICS AND ECONOMICS9. Political Sociological Theories Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923) Robert Michels (1876-1936) Final Thoughts References10. Economic Sociological Theories Thorstein Veblen, (1857-1929) Joseph Schumpeter, (1883-1950) Final Thoughts ReferencesSECTION VI. OTHER VOICES IN SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIZING11. Society and Gender Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) Beatrice Potter Webb (1858-1943) Final Thoughts References12. Sociological Theory and Race W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) Final Thoughts References13. Society, Self, and Mind Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929) George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Final Thoughts References14. Final Thoughts on Classical Sociological Theory Nineteenth-Century Sociological Theory Early Twentieth-Century Sociological Theory Other Theoretical Issues Sociological Theory by the 1930s ReferencesCreditsIndex
Series Title: Sociology for a new century.
Responsibility: Bert N. Adams, R.A. Sydie.

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