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Sociological Theory in the Classical Era: Text and Readings 3ed

by Laura Desfor Edles and Scott Appelrouth SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
11/2014
ISBN:
9781452203614
Format:
Pbk 470 pages
Price:
AU$119.00 NZ$124.35
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Trained at UCLA and at NYU respectively, Laura Desfor Edles and Scott Appelrouth were frustrated by their inability to find a sociological theory text that could inspire enthusiasm in undergraduate students while providing them with analytical tools for understanding theory and exposing them to original writings from pivotal theorists. They developed this widely used text/reader to fill that need. This affordable text/reader hybrid introduces students to original major writings from sociology's key classical theorists as well as from a variety of other voices, and also provides a helpful theoretical and historical framework, written by the editors, with which to understand those often intimidating readings. In addition to presenting a unique format, this book is one of the only theory texts to feature photos and diagrams, making it even more student friendly.

1. Introduction WHAT is Sociological Theory? WHY Read Original Works? WHO are Sociology's Core Theorists? HOW Can We Navigate Sociological Theory? Discussion Questions2. Karl Marx (1818 - 1883) A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Marx's Theoretical Orientation Readings Discussion Questions3. Amile Durkheim (1858a1917) A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Durkheim's Theoretical Orientation Readings Discussion Questions4. Mac Weber (1864 - 1920) A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Weber's Theoretical Orientation Readings Discussion Questions5. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860 - 1935) A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Gilman's Theoretical Orientation Readings Discussion Questions6. Georg Simmel (1858 - 1918) A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Simmel's Theoretical Orientation Readings Discussion Questions8. George Herbert Mead (1863 - 1931) A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Mead's Theoretical Orientation Readings Discussion Questions

Laura Desfor Edles (Ph.D., UCLA, 1990) is Professor of Sociology at California State University, Northridge. She is the author of Symbol and Ritual in the New Spain (Cambridge University Press, 1998), Cultural Sociology in Practice (Blackwell Publishers, 2002), and various articles on social theory and culture. Scott Appelrouth (Ph.D., New York University, 2000) is Professor of Sociology at California State University, Northridge. His interests include social theory, cultural sociology, and social movements. He teaches classical and contemporary theory at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and has published various articles in research and teaching journals.