ISBN-10:
0195082087
ISBN-13:
9780195082081
Pub. Date:
03/03/1994
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Four Sociological Traditions / Edition 1

Four Sociological Traditions / Edition 1

by Randall Collins

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ISBN-13: 9780195082081
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/03/1994
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 462,418
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 1300L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Rise of the Social Sciences
Social Thought in the Agrarian Empires
Medieval Universities Create the Modern Intellectual
Economics: the First Social Science
The Rise of Public Schools and the University Revolution
The Development of the Disciplines
1. The Conflict Tradition
The Pivotal Position of Karl Marx
Friedrich Engels, the Sociologist in the Shadows
Max Weber and the Multidimensional Theory of Stratification
The Twentieth Century Intermingles Marxian and Weberian Ideas
APPENDIX: Simmel, Coser, and Functionalist Conflict Theory
2. The Rational/Utilitarian Tradition
The Original Rise and Fall of Utilitarian Philosophy
Bringing the Individual Back In
Sociology Discovers Sexual and Marriage Markets
Three Applications of Sociological Markets: Educational Inflation, Split Labor Markets, Illegal Goods
The Paradoxes and Limits of Rationality
Proposed Rational Solutions for Creating Social Solidarity Economics Invades Sociology, and Vice Versa
The Rational Theory of the State
The New Utilitarian Policy Science
3. The Durkheimian Tradition
Sociology as the Science of Social Order
Two Wings: The Macro Tradition
The Second Wing: The Lineage of Social Anthropology
Ritual Exchange Networks: The Micro/Macro Linkage
The Future of the Durkheimian Tradition
4. The Microinteractionist Tradition
A Native American Sociology
The Pragmatism of Charles Sanders Peirce
Society Is in The Mind: Cooley
George Herbert Mead's Sociology of Thinking
Blumer Creates Symbolic Interactionism
The Sociology of Consciousness: Husserl, Schutz, and Garfinkel
Erving Goffman's Counterattack
A Summing Up
Notes
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index

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