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.

Intellectual Citizenship and the Problem of Incarnation

Author: Peter Eglin
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761859895
Release Date: 2012-11-08
Genre: Philosophy

This book asks: “what does it mean to be a responsible academic in a ‘northern’ university given the incarnate connections between the university’s operations and suffering elsewhere?” The author challenges himself and the reader to practice intellectual citizenship everywhere from the classroom to the university commons to the street.

Sociology

Author: John J. Macionis
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132051583
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Social Science

With its international outlook and cultural diversity, this text represents a unique and complete learning resource for sociology students worldwide

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.

Understanding Modern Sociology

Author: Wes Sharrock
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781848608627
Release Date: 2003-03-21
Genre: Social Science

From the team that brought you the bestselling Understanding Classical Sociology (SAGE Publications, 1995), we now have a companion volume dealing with the modern period of social theory. An introductory chapter situates the reader in the main changes in society and sociology following the classic period. This is then followed by separate chapters giving a detailed account of four perspectives that are regarded to be of seminal importance - Functionalism, Critical Theory, Structuralism and Symbolic Interactionism. All of the popular features of Understanding Classical Sociology are reproduced in this book: · Clarity of exposition and criticism · A passion for the importance and relevance of sociological reasoning and explanation · A commitment to treat social theory as a living tradition of thought In addition, the volume comes with a variety of pedagogic aids including summary points and key definitions to facilitate learning and study. This is a book that enhances the sociological imagination. It draws on the authors deep understanding and experience of teaching the subject over many decades. It will be welcomed by lecturers as a vital new teaching and research aid, and students will be stimulated and enriched by the unfussy and reliable advice on doing sociology that it imparts.

A Beginner s Guide to Social Theory

Author: Shaun Best
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761965335
Release Date: 2003-02-24
Genre: Social Science

Best offers a comprehensive overview of social theory from classical sociology to the present day. The reader is guided through the work of Durkheim, Marx and Weber and contemporary thinkers like Anthony Giddens, Michel Foucault, Jurgen Habermas, Judith Butler, Gilles Deluze, Manuel Castells, Luce Irigary, Naomi Woolf and Camille Paglia.

Einladung zur Soziologie

Author: Peter Berger
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 9783825248321
Release Date: 2017-10-23
Genre: Social Science

Im Alter von 35 Jahren schrieb Peter L. Berger seine charmante Einführung „Invitation to Sociology“, welche in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt wurde. Mit seiner konkurrenz- und zeitlosen »Einladung zur Soziologie« eröffnet er auf möglichst leichtfüßige und eingängige Art einen Zugang in die Denk- und Arbeitsweisen des Fachs. Ergänzt wird das Werk durch ein aktuelles Interview, das die Herausgeberin Michaela Pfadenhauer mit Peter L. Berger über dieses Buch und sein heutiges Verständnis von Soziologie führte. Peter L. Berger gilt als bedeutendster Vertreter der „neueren Wissenssoziologie“ und scharfer Analytiker der Gegenwart. Er leitete 30 Jahre lang das von ihm gegründete „Institute for Culture, Religion and World Affairs“ (CURA) an der Boston University. Mit dieser utb-Studienausgabe wird das wichtige Werk Studienanfängern wieder zugänglich gemacht.

Max Weber

Author: Dirk Käsler
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406622496
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Sociologists