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,

Overview

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.

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


Notes on Contributors     ix
Acknowledgements     xvi
Introduction   Rob Stones     1
How to Use This Book     37
Seeing Things Differently: An Alternative Contents Page     43
List of Glossary Boxes     45
Part I     47
Contents     47
Karl Marx   Bob Jessop     49
Max Weber   Lawrence A. Scaff     63
Emile Durkheim   Whitney Pope     76
Georg Simmel   Patrick Watier     90
Herbert Blumer   Ken Plummer     106
Theodor Adorno   Maggie O'Neill     120
Talcott Parsons   Robert Holton     136
Part II     149
Contents     149
Robert K. Merton   Alan Sica     151
Norbert Elias   Jason Hughes     168
Erving Goffman   Robin Williams     184
David Lockwood   Nicos Mouzelis     197
Harold Garfinkel   John Heritage     209
Louis Althusser   Ted Benton     224
Nancy J. Chodorow   Karin A. Martin     239
Part III     249
Contents     249
Jurgen Habermas   William Outhwaite     251
Pierre Bourdieu   Loic Wacquant     261
Michel Foucault   Lawrence Barth     278
Stuart Hall   Michele Barrett     293
Dorothy E. Smith   Karin Widerberg     311
Anthony Giddens   Ira J. Cohen     323
Michael Mann   Ralph Schroeder     338
Arlie Russell Hochschild   Simon Williams     355
Zygmunt Bauman   Tony Blackshaw     368
Notes     383
Bibliography     429
Index     460

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