Understanding Classical Sociology

Author: John A Hughes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446229897
Release Date: 2003-03-18
Genre: Social Science

Praise for the First Edition: `Totally reliable... the authors have produced a book urgently needed by all those charged with introducing students to the classics... quite indispensable' - Times Higher Education Supplement This is a fully updated and expanded new edition of the successful undergraduate text. Providing a lucid examination of the pivotal theories of Marx, Durkheim and Weber, the authors submit that these figures have decisively shaped the discipline. They show how the classical apparatus is in use, even though it is being directed in new ways in response to the changing character of society. Written with the needs of undergraduates in mind, the text is essential reading for students in sociology and social theory.

Classical Social Theory and Modern Society

Author: Edward Royce
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442243248
Release Date: 2015-01-22
Genre: Social Science

Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber are indispensable for understanding the sociological enterprise. They are among the chief founders of the discipline and among the foremost theorists of modernity, and their work can stimulate readers to reflect on their own identities and worldviews. Classical Social Theory and Modern Society introduces students to these three thinkers and shows their continued relevance today. The first chapter sets the stage by situating the work of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber in the context of three modernizing revolutions: the Enlightenment, the French Revolution of 1789, and the industrial revolution. Three overview chapters follow that summarize the key ideas of each thinker, focusing on their contributions to the development of sociology and their conceptions of modern society. The last portion of the book explores the thinking of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber on four themes—the pathologies of modern society, the predicament of the modern individual, the state and democracy, and socialism versus capitalism. These thematic chapters place Marx, Durkheim, and Weber in dialogue with one another, offering students the opportunity to wrestle with conflicting ideas on issues that are still significant today. Classical sociology is essential to the teaching of sociology and also an invaluable tool in the education of citizens.

Business in Society

Author: Mark Erickson
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9780745642338
Release Date: 2009-06-22
Genre: Business & Economics

What’s the point of studying business from a socialperspective? How can sociology aid my understanding of the big issues facingbusinesses today? Can thinking sociologically really equip me better for a careerin business? This book provides an indispensable introduction to business andorganizations from a social perspective. Using classic andcontemporary ideas and evidence, the book explores the connectionsbetween people, work, organizations and society. Carefullyillustrated with a range of up-to-date case studies, the book showshow sociology can shed light on current developments in thebusiness world. Drawing on their considerable experience of teaching sociologyto a range of audiences, the authors provide a straightforward butstill stimulating step-by-step guide to issues such as:discrimination and diversity in the workplace; trade unionism andindustrial disputes; the need for ethics and legislation; and thechanging roles of managers and employees. The book provides: Clearly-defined learning aims; Questions for discussion and reflection; Annotated suggestions for further reading; In-depth case studies linking sociological ideas to businessrealities. Written with the needs of students taking degrees outside thetraditional social sciences in mind, such as business studies,human resources and management, the book is suitable for thoseapproaching sociology for the very first time. Accessible andinspirational, it will help students to grasp new and excitingpossibilities for thinking about business in the contemporaryworld.

Understanding Modern Sociology

Author: Wes Sharrock
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761957073
Release Date: 2003-04-22
Genre: Social Science

The authors of the bestselling 'Understanding classical sociology' present the companion volume dealing with the modern period of social theory.

The Human Experience

Author: John Curra
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0205335306
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

This concise and innovative book explores core concepts that make up sociology's fundamental insights, such as social interaction, and the social construction of human experience. Provides a deep exploration of topics such as socialization, relationships in public, the more private world of thoughts, feelings and remembrances, and changing social relationships. For anyone interested in human relations, interpersonal communications and sociology in general.

Emile Durkheim on the family

Author: Mary Ann Lamanna
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 076191207X
Release Date: 2001-10-24
Genre: Family & Relationships

"This valuable source for a systematic and comprehensive understanding of Durkheim's ideas on the family constitutes a major addition to the literature on the family, social theory, women's studies, and family law. Highly recommended for upper-division undergraduates and above." -CHOICE Emile Durkheim on the Family is intended to bring attention to this classical sociologist's work on the family. Durkheim's writings in this area are little known, but the family was nevertheless one of his primary interests, the subject of an intended book that was never written. Durkheim's ideas on the family appear only in scattered sources and a number of those sources have not been translated into English. Durkheim's Sociology of the family has not heretofore been presented and analyzed holistically. The purpose of Lamanna's book is to bring together Durkheim's ideas on the family from diverse sources and to present his family sociology systematically and comprehensively. Quotations from Durkheim's writing or speaking enrich the analysis. Durkheim's work on the family is situated in its historical context and comparisons are drawn to present-day sociology of the family is situated in its historical context and comparisons are drawn to present-day sociology of the family and family issues. Chapter topics include: Durkheim's life and times His evolutionary theory of the family Methodologies for studying the family The changing relationship of kin Conjugal family and the state The interior of the family Family policy Gender Sexuality An examination of Durkheim's work on the family reveals its close connections to his wee-known books and theories. Emile Durkheim on the Family should interest audiences in sociology of the family, social theory, family science, European intellectual history women's studies, legal history, and those generally interested in family studies and / or nineteenth and early twentieth century Europe.

Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world

Author: John Shepherd
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
ISBN: 0826463215
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Music

Edited by distinguished scholars in the field of popular music studies, this encyclopedia set is THE authoritative reference guide to popular music from all corners of the globe, the ultimate reference work to do justice to this vibrant subject.


Author: Jean Stockard
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0534565212
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Social Science

SOCIOLOGY: DISCOVERING SOCIETY, SECOND EDITION provides comprehensive coverage of sociology in an affordable, paperback format. With research studies in every chapter and boxes that portray sociologists at work, it will especially appeal to sociology professors who value a quantitative, research-methodology-oriented approach. Instead of presenting every possible theory for each issue, Stockard's streamlined approach pulls in theories only when they appropriately relate to the issue at hand. This integrated approach produces a text that reads more smoothly than the overly-encyclopedic, heavily-interrupted narratives of other texts.

State Market and Civil Society

Author: Rajesh Gill
ISBN: UOM:39015062043263
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: History

Contributed seminar articles with reference to India.