Understanding Classical Sociology

Author: John A Hughes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761954668
Release Date: 2003-04-21
Genre: Social Science

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.

Understanding classical sociology

Author: J. A. Hughes
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: UOM:49015002552744
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Political Science

A lucid examination of the pivotal theories of Marx, Weber and Durkheim, this accessible text demonstrates the continuing relevance of these three figures to contemporary sociology. The authors show how the classical apparatus is still in use, even though it is being directed in new ways in response to the changing character of society. Writing with the needs of the undergraduate student in mind, the authors emphasize the continuities in modern sociological thought, and argue that many of the ideas of postmodern thinkers were anticipated by classical theorists. The introduction outlines the main elements of the sociological tradition and highlights its roots in the Enlightenment. The chapters that follow give detailed, shar

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.

Key Concepts in Classical Social Theory

Author: Alex Law
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446243389
Release Date: 2010-12-14
Genre: Social Science

"I think this will prove to be a very useful text for undergraduate students. Alex Law has produced a comprehensive list of key classical social theory concepts and provides an accessible account of the meaning of central terms, their place in the work of the classical analysts considered and the contemporary significance of their ideas. In addition he has offered useful additional reading guidance from which students will derive considerable benefit." - Barry Smart, University of Portsmouth This book's individual entries introduce, explain and contextualise the key topics within classical social theory. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed throughout with careful cross-referencing allowing students to move effortlessly between core ideas and themes. Each entry provides: clear definitions lucid accounts of key issues up-to-date suggestions for further reading informative cross-referencing. Relevant, focused and accessible this book will provide students across the social sciences with an indispensible guide to the central concepts of classical social theory.

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.

State Market and Civil Society

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

Contributed seminar articles with reference to India.