Sociological Theory: Classical Statements / Edition 3

Sociological Theory: Classical Statements / Edition 3

by George Ritzer
     
 

This book provides a comprehensive examination of classical sociological theory. Each chapter focuses on one theorist and their ideas are organized into a social and historical perspective. Readers will enjoy the background information on each theorist covered in the book. These include such interesting highlights as Comte's days inSee more details below

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This book provides a comprehensive examination of classical sociological theory. Each chapter focuses on one theorist and their ideas are organized into a social and historical perspective. Readers will enjoy the background information on each theorist covered in the book. These include such interesting highlights as Comte's days in military school, the death of Durkheim's son in World War I, Spencer's inability to commit to marriage, and Hegel's illegitimate son. Taking a critical and reflexive approach, the book also discusses how classical theory affects sociology today. For anyone interested in sociological theory, social philosophy, or the history of ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205156269
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
499
Product dimensions:
6.77(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.41(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Ideology, History, and Classical Sociological Theory1
Ch. 2The Nature and Types of Sociological Theory43
Ch. 3(Isidore) Auguste Marie Francois-Xavier Comte73
Ch. 4(David) Emile Durkheim109
Ch. 5Herbert Spencer149
Ch. 6George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel193
Ch. 7Karl Marx227
Ch. 8Max Weber267
Ch. 9George Simmel309
Ch. 10Sigmund Freud341
Ch. 11Vilfredo Pareto377
Ch. 12Thorstein Bunde Veblen409
Ch. 13George Herbert Mead449
Ch. 14Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche495
Ch. 15The Paradoxical Failure of Classical Sociological Theory: A Concluding Essay537
Name Index551

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