A Critical Dictionary of Sociology

A Critical Dictionary of Sociology

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Overview

Unlike most other sociology or social science dictionaries, in this translation of the Critical Dictionary of Sociology, taken from the second French edition of the Dictionary and edited by the English sociologist Peter Hamilton, the critical value of this distinctive work is at last made available for a wider audience.

Each entry grapples directly with an issue, whether theoretical, epistemological, philosophical, political or empirical, and provides a strong statement of what the authors think about it. The discussions are considered but argumentative. By reaffirming that a non-marxist style of critique is still possible, Boudon and Bourricaud have presented a distinctive approach to the key issues which confront the societies of the Twentieth and Twenty-First centuries.

For some this work will be a textbook, for others an indispensable sourcebook of sociological concepts, and for most a way of opening our eyes to new dimensions in our understanding of the great ideas and theories of sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415861915
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/16/2015
Edition description: Critical
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword
Introduction
Introduction to the second edition
 
Entries:
Action
Action (collective)
Aggregation
Alienation
Anomie
Authority
Beliefs
Bureaucracy
Capitalism
Causality
Charisma
Community
Comte, Auguste
Conformity and Deviance
Crime
Culturalism and Culture
Cycles
Democracy
Determinism
Development
Dialectic
Diffusion
Durkheim, Emile
Economics and Sociology
Egalitarianism
Elections
Élite(s) 
Experimentation
Family
Function
Functionalism
Groups
Historicism
History and Sociology
Ideologies
Knowledge
Machiavelli, Niccolò
Marx, Karl
Measurement
Methodology
Minorities
Needs
Objectivity
Power
Prediction
Professions
Prophetism
Rationality
Religion
Reproduction
Role
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Schumpeter, Joseph Alois
Social Change
Social Control
Social Mobility
Social Stratification
Social Symbolism
Socialization
Sociobiology
Spencer, Herbert
State, The
Status
Structuralism
Structure
Suicide
System
Teleology
Tocqueville, Alexis de
Utilitarianism
Utopia
Weber, Max
Thematic Index

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