Sociological Theory in the Classical Era: Text and Readings (3rd Revised edition)

Sociological Theory in the Classical Era: Text and Readings (3rd Revised edition)

By: Laura D. Edles (author), Scott Appelrouth (author)Paperback

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Undergraduate students of social and sociological theory.

About Author

Laura Desfor Edles (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1990) is Professor of Sociology at California State University, Northridge. She is the author of Symbol and Ritual in the New Spain: The Transition to Democracy after Franco (1998) and Cultural Sociology in Practice (2002), as well as various articles on culture, theory, race/ethnicity, and social movements. Scott Appelrouth (PhD, New York University, 2000) is Professor of Sociology at California State University, Northridge. His interests include sociological theory, cultural sociology, and social movements. He has taught classical and contemporary theory at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and has published several articles in research- and teaching-oriented journals on social movements, theory, and the controversies over jazz during the 1920s and rap during the 1980s. His current research focuses on political discourse in American party platforms.

Contents

1. Introduction WHAT Is Sociological Theory? WHY Read Original Works? WHO Are Sociology's Core Theorists? HOW Can We Navigate Sociological Theory? DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 2. Karl Marx A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Significant Others-Thorstein Veblen: The Leisure Class and Conspicuous Consumption Marx's Theoretical Orientation Significant Others-Antonio Gramsci: Hegemony and the Ruling Ideas READINGS Introduction to The German Ideology From The German Ideology (1845-1846) Introduction to Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 From Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 Introduction to The Communist Manifesto From The Communist Manifesto (1848) Introduction to Capital From Capital (1867) Introduction to Friedrich Engels's The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State From The Origin of the Family,Private Property and the State (1884) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 3. Emile Durkheim A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Significant Others-Auguste Comte: The Father of "Social Physics" Significant Others-Herbert Spencer: Survival of the Fittest Durkheim's Theoretical Orientation READINGS Introduction to The Division of Labor in Society From The Division of Labor in Society (1893) Introduction to The Rules of Sociological Method From The Rules of Sociological Method (1895) Introduction to Suicide: A Study in Sociology From Suicide: A Study in Sociology (1897) Introduction to The Elementary Forms of Religious Life From The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 4. Max Weber A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Significant Others-Friedrich Nietzsche: Is God Dead? Significant Others-Robert Michels: The Iron Law of Oligarchy Weber's Theoretical Orientation READINGS Introduction to The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism From The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1904) Introduction to "The Social Psychology of the World Religions" From "The Social Psychology ofthe World Religions" (1915) Introduction to "The Distribution of Power Within the Political Community: Class, Status, Party" "The Distribution of Power Within the Political Community: Class, Status, Party" (1925) Introduction to "The Types of Legitimate Domination" From "The Types of Legitimate Domination" (1925) Introduction to "Bureaucracy" From "Bureaucracy" (1925) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 5. Charlotte Perkins Gilman A Biographical Sketch Significant Others-Harriet Martineau: The First Woman Sociologist Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Gilman's Theoretical Orientation READINGS Introduction to "The Yellow Wallpaper" "The Yellow Wallpaper" (1892) "Why I Wrote `The Yellow Wallpaper'" Introduction to Women and Economics From Women and Economics (1898) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 6. Georg Simmel A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Significant Others-Ferdinand Toennies: Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft Simmel's Theoretical Orientation READINGS Introduction to "Exchange" From "Exchange" (1907) Introduction to "Conflict" From "Conflict" (1908) Introduction to "Sociability" From "Sociability" (1910) Introduction to "The Stranger" "The Stranger" (1908) Introduction to "Fashion" From "Fashion" (1904) Introduction to "The Metropolis and Mental Life" "The Metropolis and Mental Life" (1903) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 7. W. E. B. Du Bois Significant Others-Anna Julia Cooper: A Voice from the South A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Du Bois's Theoretical Orientation READINGS Introduction to The Philadelphia Negro From The Philadelphia Negro (1899) Introduction to The Souls of Black Folk From The Souls of Black Folk (1903) Introduction to "The Souls of White Folk" From "The Souls of White Folk" (1920) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 8. George Herbert Mead A Biographical Sketch Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas Significant Others-Charles Horton Cooley: The "Looking-Glass Self" Significant Others-William James: Consciousness and the Self Mead's Theoretical Orientation READINGS Introduction to "Mind" "Mind" (1934) Introduction to "Self" "Self" (1934) Introduction to "Society" "Society" (1934) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

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  • ISBN13: 9781452203614
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 470
  • ID: 9781452203614
  • weight: 800
  • ISBN10: 145220361X
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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