Fifty Key Sociologists The Formative Theorists

Author: John Scott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134262182
Release Date: 2007-01-24
Genre: Social Science

Covering the life, work, ideas and impact of some of the most significant thinkers in sociology, Fifty Key Sociologists: The Formative Theorists concentrates on figures in the field writing principally in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Including entries on Jane Addams, Theodor Adorno, George Lukács, Max Weber and Pitrim Sorokin, this practical text: is presented in an accessible A–Z format for maximum ease-of-use provides full cross-referencing and a further reading section for each entry, in order to allow the reader to broaden their understanding of the area includes biographical data for each of the figures covered. Presenting the key works and ideas of each sociologist featured, as well as providing some critical assessment of their work, this is an ideal reference guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociology, cultural studies and general studies, as well as other readers interested in this important field.

Norbert Elias and Modern Sociology

Author: Eric Dunning
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781780932262
Release Date: 2013-01-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This book endeavours to bring the sociology of Elias to a new and wider audience through offering accessible explanations of some of his key ideas.

Fifty Key Sociologists The Contemporary Theorists

Author: John Scott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134262267
Release Date: 2007-01-24
Genre: Social Science

Fifty Key Sociologists: The Contemporary Theorists covers the life, work, ideas and impact of some of the most important thinkers in this discipline. Concentrating on figures writing predominantly in the second half of the twentieth century, such as Zygmunt Bauman, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Michel Foucault and Claude Lévi-Strauss, each entry includes: full cross-referencing a further reading section biographical data key works and ideas critical assessment. Clearly presented in an easy-to-navigate A–Z format, this accessible reference guide is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociology, cultural studies and general studies, as well as other readers interested in this fascinating field.

Sigmund Freud

Author: Robert Bocock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134443147
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Philosophy

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Key Sociological Thinkers

Author: Rob Stones
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9781349931668
Release Date: 2017-05-05
Genre: Social Science

This is a stimulating guide to the lives, works and legacies of 24 of the most influential thinkers in sociology. The book gives a clear and contextualized introduction to classical and contemporary theory, illuminating complex ideas with examples from the everyday world. It continues to be an essential text for all students of sociological theory.

The Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalysis in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Author: Anthony Elliott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317308201
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Social Science

The Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalysis in the Social Sciences and Humanities provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the historical, theoretical and applied forms of psychoanalytical criticism. This path-breaking Handbook offers students new ways of understanding the powers and limits of psychoanalysis, and of the social, cultural and political possibilities of psychoanalytic critique. The book offers students and professionals clear and concise chapters on the development of psychoanalysis, introducing key theories that have influenced debates over the psyche, desire and emotion in the social sciences and humanities. There are substantive chapters on classical Freudian theory, Kleinian and Bionian theory, object-relations psychoanalysis, Lacanian and post-Lacanian approaches, feminist psychoanalysis, as well as postmodern trends in psychoanalysis. There is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to psychoanalytic critique, with contributions drawing from developments in sociology, politics, history, cultural studies, women’s studies and architecture.

Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion

Author: Gary Kessler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136662416
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion is an accessible guide to the most important and widely studied theorists on religion of the last 300 years. Arranged chronologically, the book explores the lives, works and ideas of key writers across a truly interdisciplinary range, from sociologists to psychologists. Thinkers covered include: Friedrich Nietzsche James Frazer Sigmund Freud Emile Durkheim Ludwig Wittgenstein Mary Douglas Talal Asad Søren Kierkegaard Providing an indispensable one volume map of our understanding of religion in the west, the book is fully cross-referenced throughout and provides authoritative guides to important primary and secondary texts for students wishing to take their studies further.

Freud

Author: Anthony Storr
Publisher:
ISBN: 3926642343
Release Date: 2004
Genre:


Theory and Practice in Sociology

Author: Ian Marsh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317904847
Release Date: 2014-05-12
Genre: Social Science

Theory and Practise in Sociology provide's students with a comprehensive, clear and accessible introduction to the main methods of research and the main theoretical approaches in sociology, and help's them examine the relationship between methods and theory.

Key Problems of Sociological Theory

Author: John Rex
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134685899
Release Date: 2006-04-07
Genre: Social Science

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Understanding Scotland

Author: David McCrone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134529582
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Genre: History

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Sociology of Adult Continuing Education

Author: Peter Jarvis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136628719
Release Date: 2012-04-23
Genre: EDUCATION

This book provides a comprehensive sociological overview of adult and continuing education. It draws on all branches of sociology rather than advocating one approach. It examines the theories of all the significant sociological writers in the field such as Knowles, Marx, Freire and Gramsci and sets them in the broader intellectual context. It also considers the content of the curriculum in adult education and the place of adult education in society at large. The author indicates the strengths and weaknesses of the different sociological perspectives and demonstrates how they can be used to analyse the function and purpose of adult and continuing education.

Max Weber

Author: Frank Parkin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317828402
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Philosophy

This study of Weber's sociology, written by an eminent authority, is a clear and illuminating discussion of the most important elements of Weber's thinking. The book concentrates on four main elements of Weber's work: his approach to sociological method, ethical neutrality and historical explanation; his influential work on religion and capitalism; his theory of authority and political power; and his contribution to the analysis of class, status and party.

Crossing the Psycho Social Divide

Author: George Cavalletto
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317156918
Release Date: 2016-07-22
Genre: Psychology

The prevailing view among social scientists is that the psyche and the social reside in such disparate domains that their proper study demands markedly incompatible analytical and theoretical approaches. Over the last decade, scholars have begun to challenge this view. In this innovative work, George Cavalletto moves this challenge forward by connecting it to theoretical and analytical practices of the early 20th century. His analysis of key texts by Sigmund Freud, Max Weber, Theodor Adorno and Norbert Elias shows that they crossed the psycho-social divide in ways that can help contemporary scholars to re-establish an analytical and theoretical understanding of the inherent interconnection of these two domains. This book will particularly interest scholars and students in sociology and social psychology, especially those in the fields of social theory, the sociology of emotion, self and society, and historical sociology.