Key Sociological Thinkers / Edition 1

Key Sociological Thinkers / Edition 1

by R. Stones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814781160

ISBN-13: 9780814781166

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: New York University Press

The second edition of this popular and established text provides a comprehensive guide to 23 of the most influential thinkers in sociology. Written by leading academics in the field, Key Sociological Thinkers 2e provides a clear and contextualized introduction to classical and contemporary theory. Each chapter offers an insightful assessment of different theorist,…  See more details below

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The second edition of this popular and established text provides a comprehensive guide to 23 of the most influential thinkers in sociology. Written by leading academics in the field, Key Sociological Thinkers 2e provides a clear and contextualized introduction to classical and contemporary theory. Each chapter offers an insightful assessment of different theorist, exploring their lives, works and legacies. Drawing upon examples from the everyday world, an innovative 'Seeing Things Differently' section, in every chapter, demonstrates how these theoretical ideas can be used to illuminate aspects of social life in new ways.

Included in this new edition: Four new chapters, looking at Theodor Adorno, Michael Mann, Dorothy Smith and Zygmunt Bauman, Chapter updates on recent developments, An important new introduction, Three types of contents page to provide easy navigation of the text, Useful glossary boxes throughout, with their own dedicated contents page, to highlight and explain complex theoretical ideas. Key Sociological Thinkers 2e provides a stimulating overview of the best of sociological thought, from Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim and Georg Simmel to Nancy Chodorow, Michel Foucault and Anthony Giddens. It continues to be an essential text for all students of sociological theory.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814781166
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

'Seeing Things Differently'
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Society as More than a Collection of Free-floating Individuals1
1Karl Marx21
2Max Weber34
3Emile Durkheim46
4Sigmund Freud59
5Georg Simmel71
6Herbert Blumer84
7Talcott Parsons96
8Robert K. Merton111
9Simone de Beauvoir124
10Norbert Elias138
11Erving Goffman151
12David Lockwood163
13Harold Garfinkel175
14Louis Althusser189
15Jurgen Habermas205
16Pierre Bourdieu215
17Nancy J. Chodorow230
18Arlie Russell Hochschild240
19Michel Foucault252
20Stuart Hall266
21Anthony Giddens279
Conclusion: Tolerance, Plurality and Creative Synthesis in Sociological Thought291
Notes306
Bibliography332
Index352

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