Beyond the Enlightenment: Lives and Thoughts of Social Theorists

Beyond the Enlightenment: Lives and Thoughts of Social Theorists

by Roger A. Salerno
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275977242

ISBN-13: 9780275977245

Pub. Date: 07/30/2004

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Important ideas that helped shape 20th-century thought—ideas which continue to hold great significance for anyone interested in the social world—are made accessible in this illuminating volume. Readers will be motivated to delve into the deeper pool of knowledge available on major social theorists and their groundbreaking ideas.

A mixture of

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Overview

Important ideas that helped shape 20th-century thought—ideas which continue to hold great significance for anyone interested in the social world—are made accessible in this illuminating volume. Readers will be motivated to delve into the deeper pool of knowledge available on major social theorists and their groundbreaking ideas.

A mixture of biographical and historical ideas, this book was written to introduce social theory to a broad audience. It looks at the intersection between the theorist as a social actor and as a reflection of his or her time. The volume's breadth makes it a useful tool for those interested in sociology and its many luminaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275977245
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/2004
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Enlightenment and Beyond

Georg Hegel: Foundations of Modern Social Thought

Auguste Comte: The Origins of Modern European Sociology

Herbert Spencer: Survival of the Fittest

Harriet Marineau: Feminist Sociologist

Karl Marx: Capitalism and Human Exploitation

Emile Durkheim: The Eclipse of Community

Max Weber: Reason and Bureaucracy

Sigmund Freud: The Unconscious Civilization

Friedrich Nietzsche: The Will to Power

Georg Simmel: Sociologists as Outsider

W.E.B. Du Bois: The Double Consciousness of Race

Antonio Gramsci: Critique of Hegemonic Capitalism

Adorno and Horkheimer: The Frankfurt School: Critical Theory

Herbert Marcuse: Eros and Civilization

Walter Benjamin: Art and Modernity

Norbert Elias: The Civilizing Process

Simone de Beauvoir: Otherness

Hannah Arendt: Banality of Reason

Claude Levi-Strauss: Structural Anthropology

Frantz Fanon: Race and Postcolonialism

Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, and Michel Foucault: Structuralism and Beyond: Poststructuralism

Talcott Parsons: The Systems Society

Erving Goffman: The Drama of the Self

Nancy Chodorow, Judith Butler, and Bell Hooks: Feminist Social Theory

Jean Baudrillard, Donna Haraway, Zygmunt Bauman: Postmodernism

Jurgen Habermas: Communicative Action

Pierre Bourdieu: Habitus

Anthony Giddens: Structuration Theory

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