Fifty Key Sociologists: The Formative Theorists

Fifty Key Sociologists: The Formative Theorists

by John Scott (Editor)


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Covering the life, work, ideas and impact of some of the most significant thinkers in sociology, Fifty Key Sociologists: The Formative Theorists concentrates on figures in the field writing principally in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Including entries on Jane Addams, Theodor Adorno, George Lukács, Max Weber and Pitrim Sorokin, this practical text:

  • is presented in an accessible A–Z format for maximum ease-of-use
  • provides full cross-referencing and a further reading section for each entry, in order to allow the reader to broaden their understanding of the area
  • includes biographical data for each of the figures covered.

Presenting the key works and ideas of each sociologist featured, as well as providing some critical assessment of their work, this is an ideal reference guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociology, cultural studies and general studies, as well as other readers interested in this important field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415352604
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/06/2006
Series: Routledge Key Guides Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,084,640
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors     vii
Introduction     xv
Jane Addams     3
Theodor Adorno     8
Charles Booth     14
Helen Bosanquet     17
Auguste Comte     21
Charles Cooley     26
Oliver Cox     31
W. E. B. DuBois     34
Emile Durkheim     40
Edward Evans-Pritchard     47
Sigmund Freud     50
Antonio Gramsci     54
Ludwig Gumplowicz     58
Maurice Halbwachs     61
Leonard Hobhouse     64
Frederic Le Play     68
Gyorgy Lukacs     72
Bronislaw Malinowski     77
Karl Mannheim     81
Herbert Marcuse     86
T. H. Marshall     91
Harriet Martineau     94
Karl Marx     99
Marcel Mauss     110
George Herbert Mead     113
Lewis Morgan     118
Gaetano Mosca     121
Gunnar Myrdal     124
Vilfredo Pareto     128
Alfred Radcliffe-Brown     131
Seebohm Rowntree     135
Ferdinand de Saussure     139
Max Scheler     143
Alfred Schutz     146
Georg Simmel     151
Albion Small     156
Werner Sombart     159
Pitirim Sorokin     162
Herbert Spencer     166
William Sumner     171
Gabriel Tarde     174
Alexis de Tocqueville     177
Ferdinand Tonnies     183
Edward Tylor     186
Thorstein Veblen     188
Lester Ward     192
Lloyd Warner     196
Beatrice Webb     199
Max Weber     203
Florian Znaniecki     209
Index     214

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