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Classical Sociological Theory 7ed

by George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9781506325576
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Pbk 592 pages
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Classical Sociological Theory text provides a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought from the Enlightenment roots of theory through the early 20th Century. The integration of key theories with biographical sketches of theorists and the requisite historical and intellectual context helps students to better understand the original works of classical authors as well as to compare and contrast classical theories.


 

PART I. INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
1. A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Early Years
Introduction
Social Forces in the Development of Sociological Theory
Intellectual Forces and the Rise of Sociological Theory
The Development of French Sociology
The Development of German Sociology
The Origins of British Sociology
The Key Figure in Early Italian Sociology
Turn-of-the-Century Developments in European Marxism
The Contemporary Relevance of Classical Sociological Theory
2. A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Later Years
Early American Sociological Theory
Sociological Theory to Midcentury
Sociological Theory from Midcentury
Late Twentieth-Century Developments in Sociological Theory
Theories of Modernity and Postmodernity
Social Theory in the Twenty-First Century
PART II . CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
3. Alexis de Tocqueville
Comparative Study
American Politics
The Sociology in Tocqueville's Work
The Key Sociological Problem(s)
Freedom, Democracy, and Socialism
Colonialism
Contemporary Applications
4. Auguste Comte
Comte's Profound Ambitions
Comte's Sociology
Theory and Practice
Criticisms and Contributions
5. Herbert Spencer
Spencer and Comte
General Theoretical Principles
Sociology
The Evolution of Society
Ethics and Politics
Criticisms and Contemporary Applications
6. Karl Marx
Introduction
The Dialectic
Dialectical Method
Human Potential
Alienation
The Structures of Capitalist Society
Materialist Conception of History
Cultural Aspects of Capitalist Society
Marx's Economics: A Case Study
Communism
Criticisms
Contemporary Applications
7. Emile Durkheim
Introduction
Social Facts
The Division of Labor in Society
Suicide
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
Moral Education and Social Reform
Criticisms
Contemporary Applications
8. Max Weber
Methodology
Substantive Sociology
Criticisms
Contemporary Applications
9. Georg Simmel
Primary Concerns
Individual Consciousness and Individuality
Social Interaction (“Associationa)
Social Structures and Worlds
Objective Culture
The Philosophy of Money
Secrecy: A Case Study in Simmel's Sociology
Criticisms
Contemporary Applications
10. Early Women Sociologists and Classical Sociological Theory: 1830-1930
Harriet Martineau (1802–1876)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935)
Jane Addams (1860–1935) and the Chicago Women's School
Anna Julia Cooper (1858–1964) and Ida Wells-Barnett (1862–1931)
Marianne Schnitger Weber (1870–1954)
Beatrice Potter Webb (1858–1943)
11. W. E. B. Du Bois
Intellectual Influences
Studying Race Scientifically: The Philadelphia Negro
Theoretical Contributions
Economics
Karl Marx, Socialism, and Communism
Contemporary Applications
12. Thorstein Veblen
Intellectual Influences
Basic Premises
Substantive Issues
Criticisms and Contemporary Applications
13. Joseph Schumpeter
Creative Destruction
Schumpeter's Broader Economic Theory
Toward a More Dynamic Theory of the Economy
Schumpeter's Sociology
The Future
Contemporary Applications
14. Karl Mannheim
The Sociology of Knowledge
Ideology and Utopia
Rationality and the Irrationality of the Times
Criticisms and Contemporary Applications
15. George Herbert Mead
Intellectual Roots
The Priority of the Social
The Act
Mental Processes and the Mind
Self
Society
Criticisms and Contemporary Applications
16. Alfred Schutz
The Ideas of Edmund Husserl
Science and the Social World
Typifications and Recipes
The Life-World
Intersubjectivity
Realms of the Social World
Consciousness, Meanings, and Motives
Criticisms and Contemporary Applications
17. Talcott Parsons
Parsons's Integrative Efforts
General Principles
The Action System
Change and Dynamism in Parsonsian Theory
Criticisms and Contemporary Applications