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Key Concepts in Classical Social Theory (Sage Key Concepts Series)

Key Concepts in Classical Social Theory (Sage Key Concepts Series)

By: Alex Law (author)Paperback

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"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 definitionslucid accounts of key issuesup-to-date suggestions for further readinginformative 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.

About Author

Alex Law is Professor of Sociology at Abertay University, Dundee.


Introduction: Classical Social TheoryAlienationAnomieBase and SuperstructureBureaucracyCapital Civil SocietyClassClass, Status and PartyCollective Effervescence Collective RepresentationsCommodity FetishismConscience Collective Division of Labour (Smith and Ferguson)Division of Labour (Marx)Division of Labour in Society (Durkheim)FashionGemeinschaft and GesellschaftHistorical MaterialismIdeal-TypesIdeologyLegitimate DominationMechanical and Organic SolidarityMetropolisMode of ProductionModernityMoneyNormal and PathologicalPositivismPrimitive AccumulationProtestant Ethic and the 'Spirit of Capitalism'Rationality and RationalizationSacred and ProfaneSocial ActionSocial FactsSocial Forms and SociationSocial MorphologySocial SpaceSuicideTotemismValue FreedomVerstehen

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  • ISBN13: 9781847876027
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781847876027
  • ISBN10: 1847876021

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