Social Theory: Volume 1 From Classical to Modern Theory - From Classical to Modern Theory (3rd Revised edition)

Social Theory: Volume 1 From Classical to Modern Theory - From Classical to Modern Theory (3rd Revised edition)

By: Black Hawk Hancock (editor), Roberta Garner (editor)Paperback

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The organization of this popular social theory reader, which pairs classical articles with contemporary theoretical and empirical studies, highlights the historical flow of social theory and demonstrates how disagreements and confrontations shape theory over time. Written in clear, down-to-earth language, the introductions to each selection link theorists to one another, illustrating how theoretical traditions are not rigidly separate but are always in conversation, addressing and challenging each other. Volume I: From Classical to Modern Theory includes an enhanced selection of readings by classical theorists, a newly-translated selection from Machiavelli, and re-organized chapters to better capture historical-contextual periods. As well, new contextual and biographical materials surround each reading and each chapter includes a study guide with key terms and innovative discussion questions and classroom exercises. The result is a volume of readings that offers instructors flexibility in how they approach teaching, and students an affordable and accessible introduction to the most important classical social theorists.

About Author

Roberta Garner is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at DePaul University. Black Hawk Hancock is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at DePaul University.


Preface Reading Theory: A General Introduction Part I: Beginnings Introduction Chapter One: Inventing the Lens Introduction Niccolo Machiavelli, Selection from The Prince Irving Zeitlin, Ideology and the Development of Sociological Theory (The Enlightenment and The Conservative Reaction) Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France Kant, "What is Enlightenment?" Nietzsche, The Genealogy of Morals Part II: Classical Theory Introduction Chapter Two: Marx and Engels Introduction The Communist Manifesto: Part One The German Ideology Capital (Fetishism of Commodity and On Machinery) The Early Manuscripts ("Estranged Labor") Legacy of Marx and Engels David Harvey, "Freedom's Just Another Word" Aronowitz and DiFazio, The Jobless Future Chapter Three: Emile Durkheim Introduction The Rules of Sociological Method ("Crime") Suicide (Anomie) Elementary Forms of Religious Life (from the Conclusion) Legacy of Durkheim Merton, Social Structure and Anomime Chapter Four: Max Weber Introduction Bureaucracy Class, Status, and Party Science as a Vocation (Inconvenient Facts) Legacy of Weber George Ritzer, McDonalization: A Reader (Introduction) Theda Skocpol, The Narrowing of Civic Life Chapter Five: The Individual in Society Introduction Georg Simmel The Miser and the Spendthrift The Metropolis and Mental Life Legacy of Simmel David Riesman, The Lonely Crowd Sigmund Freud Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis (Dream Work, Censorship of Dreams and Paths to the Formation of Symptom) Legacy of Freud Juliet Mitchell, Psychoanalysis and Feminism Part III: The Middle Years Introduction Chapter Six: American Emergence Introduction W.E.B. DuBois, Souls of White Folk, Souls of Black Folk The Chicago School St. Clair Drake and Horace Cayton, Black Metropolis Charles Cooley, The Looking Glass Self George Herbert Mead, Mind, Self, and Society The Legacy of Cooley and Mead Patricia Adler and Peter Adler, The Gloried Self The Legacy of American Sociology William Julius Wilson, When Work Disappears Chapter Seven: Reconstructed Marxism Introduction The Frankfurt School Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, The Dialectic of Enlightenment (The Culture Industry) Antonio Gramsci, Selections from The Prison Notebooks (Intellectuals, On Education, The Study of Philosophy) Legacy of Gramsci Jean Anyon, Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work Chapter Eight: American Hegemony and its Critics Introduction Talcott Parsons, Selection from The Social System (Illness and the Role of the Physician: A Sociological Perspective) Conflict Theory C. Wright Mills, The Power Elite (The Higher Circles) Symbolic Interactionism Howard S. Becker, The Outsiders (Becoming a Marihuana User) Critical Theory Herbert Marcuse, One Dimensional Man (The New Forms of Control) Structural Marxism Louis Althusser, Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses

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  • ISBN13: 9781442607354
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 325
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  • ISBN10: 1442607351
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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