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The principles of sociology.

Author: Herbert Spencer
Publisher: Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press [1975]
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Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903.
Principles of sociology.
Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press [1975]
(OCoLC)755290726
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Spencer
ISBN: 0837141036 9780837141039
OCLC Number: 1238559
Notes: Reprint of the ed. published 1876-96, by Williams and Norgate, London, which was issued as v. 6-8 of his A system of synthetic philosophy.
Description: 3 volumes 23 cm
Contents: Volume One Super organic evolution --
The factors of social phenomena --
Original external factors --
Original internal factors --
The primitive man-physical --
The primitive man-emotional --
The primitive man-intellectual --
Primitive ideas --
The idea of the animate and inanamate --
The ideas of sleep and dreams --
The ideas of swoon, apoplexy, catalepsy, ecstasy, and other forms of insensibility --
The ideas of death and resurection --
The ideas of souls, ghosts, spirits, demons, etc --
The ideas of another life --
The ideas of another world --
The ideas of supernatural agents --
Supernatural agents as causing epilepsy and convulsive actions, delirium and insanity, disease and death --
Inspiration, divination, exorcism, and sorcery --
Sacred places, temples, and altars; sacrifice, fasting, and propitiation; praise, prayer, etc --
Ancestor-worship in general --
Idol-worship and fetich-worship --
Animal worship --
plant worship --
nature worship --
Deities --
The primitive theory of things --
The scope of sociology --
What is a society --
A society is an organism --
Social growth --
Social structures --
Social functions --
Systems of organs --
The sustaining system --
The distributing system --
The regulating system --
Social types and constitutions --
Social matamorphoses --
Qualifications and summary --
The maintenance of species --
The divers interests of the species, of the parents, and of the offspring --
Primitive relations of the sexes --
Exogamy and endogamy --
Promiscuity --
Polyandry --
Palygyny --
Monogamy --
The family --
The status of women --
The status of men --
Domestic retrospect and prospect. Volume Two --
Part IV Ceremonial institutions --
Ceremony in general --
Trophies --
Mutilations --
Presents --
Visits --
Obeisances --
Forms of address --
Titles --
Badges and costumes --
Further class-distinctions --
Fashion --
Ceremonial retrospect and prospect --
Part V Polotical institutions --
Prliminary --
Political orginization in general --
Political integration --
Political differentiation --
Political forms and forces --
Political heads, chiefs, kings, etc. --
Compound political heads --
Consultative bodies --
Representative bodies --
Ministries --
Local governing agencies --
Military systems --
Judicial and executive systems --
Laws --
Property --
Revenue --
The militant type of society --
The industrial type of society --
Political retrospect and prospect. Volume Three --
Part 6 Ecclesiastical Institutions --
The religious idea --
Medicine-men and priests --
Priestly duties of descendants --
Eldest male descendats as quasi-priests --
The rules as priest --
The rise of a priesthood --
Polytheistic and monotheistic priesthoods --
Ecclesiastical hierarchies --
An ecclesiatical system as a social bond --
The military functions of a priest --
The civil functions of priests --
Church and state --
Nonconformity --
The moral influences of priesthoods --
Ecclesiastical retrospect and prospect --
Religious retrospect and prospect --
Part 7 Professional Institutions --
Professions in general --
Physician and surgeon --
Dancer and musician --
Orator and poet, actor and dramatist --
Biographer, historian, and man of letters --
Man of science and philosopher --
Judge and lawyer --
Teacher --
Architect --
Sculptor --
Painter --
Evolution of the professions --
Part 7 Industrial institutions --
Introductory --
Specialization of functions and division of labour --
Acquisition and production --
Auxiliary production --
Distribution --
Exchange --
Auxiliary exchange --
Inter-dependence and integration --
The regulation of labour --
Paternal regulation --
Patriachal regulation --
Communal regulation --
Slavery --
Serfdom --
Free labour and contract --
Compound free labour --
Compound capital --
Trade-unionism --
Cooperation --
Socialism --
The near future --
Conclusion.

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