Readings in Social Theory: The Classic Tradition to Post-Modernism

Readings in Social Theory: The Classic Tradition to Post-Modernism

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ISBN-13: 9780070199460
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 01/28/1993
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 399

About the Author

James Farganis was born and raised in New York City, attended its public schools and received his B.A. from Brooklyn College and Ph.D. from Cornell University. He has taught sociology at several colleges and universities. He is now affiliated with the New School for Social Research.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: THE CLASSIC TRADITION TO POST-MODERNISM: AN OVERVIEW

PART ONE: THE CLASSIC TRADITION

1. Karl Marx: ALIENATION, CLASS STRUGGLE, AND CLASS CONSCIOUSNESS

Introduction

From Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, The Manifesto of the Communist Party

From Karl Marx, Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844

From Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, The German Ideology

From Karl Marx, Fetishism of Commodities

2. Émile Durkheim: ANOMIE AND SOCIAL INTEGRATION INTRODUCTION

From Émile Durkheim, The Rules of Sociological Method

From Émile Durkheim, "Egoistic Suicide and Anomic Suicide"

From Émile Durkheim, The Elementary Forms of Religious Life

3. Max Weber: THE IRON CAGE

Introduction

From Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

From Max Weber, "Bureaucracy"

From Max Weber, "'Objectivity' in Social Science and Social Policy"

From Max Weber, "Class, Status, Party"

4. Georg Simmel: DIALECTIC OF INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY

Introduction

From Georg Simmel, "The Metropolis and Mental Life"

From Georg Simmel, The Stranger

5. George Herbert Mead: THE EMERGENT SELF

Introduction

From George Herbert Mead, Mind, Self, and Society

6. W.E.B. Du Bois: DOUBLE CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL

Introduction

From W.E.B. Du Bois, The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study

From W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk

PART TWO: CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY

7. FUNCTIONALISM

Introduction

From Kingsley Davis and Wilbert E. Moore, "Some

Principles of Stratification"

From Talcott Parsons, "Age and Sex in the Social Structure of the United States"

From Robert K. Merton, "Manifest and Latent Functions"

8. CONFLICT THEORY

Introduction

From Ralf Dahrendorf, "Social Structure, Group Interests, and Conflict Groups"

From C. Wright Mills, "The Structure of Power in America"

From Richard Zweigenhaft and G. William Domhoff, Diversity in the Power Elite

9. EXCHANGE THEORY AND RATIONAL CHOICE

Introduction

From Peter Blau, "The Structure of Social Associations"

From George C. Homans, "Social Behavior as Exchange"

From James Coleman, "Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital"

10. PHENOMENOLOGICAL SOCIOLOGY AND ETHNOMETHODOLOGY

Introduction

From Alfred Schutz, "Common-Sense and Scientific

Interpretation of Human Action"

From Peter Berger, The Sacred Canopy

From Harold Garfinkel, Studies in Ethnomethodology

From Candace West and Don Zimmerman: “Doing Gender”

11. SYMBOLIC INTERACTION

Introduction

From Herbert Blumer, "Society as Symbolic Interaction"

From Erving Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

From Arlie Hochschild, "Exploring the Managed Heart"

12. FEMINIST THEORY

Introduction

From Dorothy Smith, "Women's Experience as a Radical Critique of Sociology"

From Patricia Hill Collins: "Is the Personal Still Political?"

PART THREE: MODERNITY AND POST-MODERNITY

13: CRITICAL THEORY

Introduction

From Herbert Marcuse, One Dimensional Man

From Jurgen Habermas, "Religion in the Public Sphere"

14. POST-MODERNISM

Introduction

From Michel Foucault, "The Carceral"

From Jean-François Lyotard, The Post-Modern Condition: A Report on Knowledge

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