This highly regarded anthology of primary readings in sociological theory covers the major theorists and schools from classic to contemporary, modernist, and postmodernist, in a chronological organization. Its comprehensive coverage and excellent introductions make this book appealing as a main text for professors who want to encourage students to read and interpret original sources, or as a supplement for those who use a traditional main text.
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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
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 CanopyFrom Harold Garfinkel, Studies in EthnomethodologyFrom 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