Sociological Lives and Ideas: An Introduction to the Classical Theorists / Edition 1

Sociological Lives and Ideas: An Introduction to the Classical Theorists / Edition 1

by Fred C. Pampel
     
 

ISBN-10: 157259859X

ISBN-13: 9781572598591

Pub. Date: 11/28/1999

Publisher: Worth Publishers

Despite their role in founding and defining the discipline of sociology, the field's classical theorists typically receive only cursory attention in standard introductory texts. Written specifically for undergraduate students, the supplemental text, Fred Pampel's Sociological Lives and Ideas brings to life the fundamental ideas of Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim,

Overview

Despite their role in founding and defining the discipline of sociology, the field's classical theorists typically receive only cursory attention in standard introductory texts. Written specifically for undergraduate students, the supplemental text, Fred Pampel's Sociological Lives and Ideas brings to life the fundamental ideas of Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Georg Simmel, and George H. Mead by placing them in the context of each theorists' biography. By exploring the lives and times of these key figures, students will gain a richer understanding of their intellectual legacies, as well as of ways in which their work can be applied to current issues

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572598591
Publisher:
Worth Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Sources of Human Misery: Karl Marx and the Centrality of Social Class
2. The Problem of Social Order: Emile Durkheim and Morality in Modern Societies
3. A Prophet of Doom: Max Weber and the Spread of Rationality
4. Impressions of Everyday Life: Georg Simmel and Forms of Social Interaction
5. Uniting Self and Society: George Herbert Mead and Symbolic Interaction
Index

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