Sociology Reference Guide: Early Theorists & the Science of Society, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1429834617
  • ISBN-13: 9781429834612
  • DDC: 301.09
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 117 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The Sociology Reference Guide series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various sociological topics. Divided into three main parts, this volume offers an historical overview of the field and the foundational figures and theories related to the history of sociology. The first section surveys the pre-modern sociological movements of the nineteenth-century, while the second studies the three major figures of modern sociology: Émile Durkheim, Karl Marx and Max Weber. The third section concludes the collection with an introduction to major sociological theories that emerge in the twentieth-century.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Enlightenment Roots.
2: Sociology in the Nineteenth Century.
3: Durkheim's Mechanical & Organic Solidarity.
4: Durkheim & Social Facts.
5: Durkheim & the Structure & Function of Society.
6: Marx, Social Change & Revolution.
7: Marx & Historical Materialism.
8: Marx's Political Economy.
9: Weber's Interpretive Sociology.
10: Max Weber: Religious Ideals & the Capitalist Society.
11: Weber & Rationalization.
12: Weber: Antipositivism & Verstehen.
13: History of Sociology: Modern Sociology.
14: History of Sociology: Contemporary Sociology.
15: Habermas & Communicative Actions.
16: Mills & the Sociological Imagination.
17: George Herbert Mead: Taking the Role of the Other.
18: Marcuse & Administration.