Classical Sociological Theory / Edition 1

Classical Sociological Theory / Edition 1

by Craig Calhoun
     
 

This comprehensive collection of classical sociological theory is a definitive guide to the roots of sociology. The volume explores the pioneering minds of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber, who developed our modern idea of society; and looks at the powerful influence of the works of early sociologists Mead, Simmel, Freud, and Du Bois. It concludes with the major works and… See more details below

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This comprehensive collection of classical sociological theory is a definitive guide to the roots of sociology. The volume explores the pioneering minds of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber, who developed our modern idea of society; and looks at the powerful influence of the works of early sociologists Mead, Simmel, Freud, and Du Bois. It concludes with the major works and theoretical perspectives of the mid-twentieth century, including those of Adorno, Marcuse, Parsons, and Merton. As a whole, the reader traces the evolution of social science from its undisciplined beginnings to its current guideposts and reference points in contemporary sociological debate.

Updated throughout, this second edition includes selected readings which provide clearer introductions to classical theory, providing examples and showing connections to current sociology. This title's approach of giving substantial primary source texts rather than merely "snippets," and backing these up with generous introductions, is maintained in this new edition. There is an entirely new section with new readings on the immediate "pre-history" of sociological theory, including the Enlightenment and de Tocqueville. Editorial introductions lend historical and intellectual perspective to the readings, making this an authoritative and compact survey of the most representative works of classical social theory, and an essential text for undergraduate courses. Classical Sociological Theory, in conjunction with its complement. Contemporary Sociological Theory, offers readers a complete overview of sociological theory.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631213482
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Readers in Sociology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.76(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.32(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IThe Sociological Theory of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
1Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Law26
2Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 184434
3Commodities44
4The General Formula for Capital60
5Division of Labour and Manufacture66
6The So-Called Primitive Accumulation70
7Classes75
8Manifesto of the Communist Party76
9The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte91
Pt. IIThe Sociological Theory of Emile Durkheim
10The Rules of Sociological Method109
11The Division of Labor in Society128
12The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life150
Pt. IIIThe Sociological Theory of Max Weber
13"Objectivity" in Social Science171
14Basic Sociological Terms178
15The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism188
16The Distribution of Power Within the Political Community: Class, Status, Party206
17The Types of Legitimate Domination215
18Bureaucracy223
Pt. IVSelf and Society in Sociological Theory
19The Self240
20The Stranger253
21Group Expansion and the Development of Individuality258
22Civilization and its Discontents273
23The Souls of Black Folk281
Pt. VKnowledge and Critical Theory
24Ideology and Utopia293
25Traditional and Critical Theory304
26Cultural Criticism and Society319
27One Dimensional Man331
Pt. VIStructural-Functional Analysis
28The Structure of Social Action347
29The Position of Sociological Theory359
30An Outline of the Social System366
31On Sociological Theories of the Middle Range386
32Manifest and Latent Functions398
33The Bearing of Empirical Research on Sociological Theory405
Index413

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