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Understanding Classical Sociology

Understanding Classical Sociology

Marx, Weber, Durkheim

  • Author: John A Hughes,Wes Sharrock,Peter J Martin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446229890
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 246
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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.

Marx, Durkheim, Weber

Marx, Durkheim, Weber

Formations of Modern Social Thought

  • Author: Ken Morrison
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761970568
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 465
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This Second Edition is a thoroughly revised, expanded version of the bestselling student text in classical social theory. Author Kenneth Morrison provides an authoritative, accessible undergraduate guide to the three pivotal figures in the classical tradition. Readable and stimulating, the Second Edition of Marx, Durkheim, Weber: Formations of Modern Social Thought explains the key ideas of these thinkers and situates them in their historical and philosophical contexts.

Understanding Modern Sociology

Understanding Modern Sociology

  • Author: Wes Sharrock,John A Hughes,Peter J. Martin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761957072
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 220
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The authors of the bestselling 'Understanding classical sociology' present the companion volume dealing with the modern period of social theory.

Max Weber and Karl Marx

Max Weber and Karl Marx

  • Author: Karl Lowith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134869991
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 144
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Classical Social Theory

Classical Social Theory

  • Author: Ian Craib
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780198781172
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 297
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This is an excellent textbook on classical social theory, concentrating on the founding thinkers of sociology - Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Simmel - and written in an accessible and engaging style. It has become a key text allowing students to assess the enduring significance of these writers in our epoch of major social change, and will be essential reading on classical social theory, sociological theory, and introduction to sociology courses.

Marx and the Alternative to Capitalism

Marx and the Alternative to Capitalism

  • Author: Kieran Allen
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1312382627
  • Category: Self-Help
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If we are serious about finding a different way to run the post-credit crunch society, we must start by introducing alternatives to undergraduates. Kieran Allen begins the task with an accessible and comprehensive look at the ideas of Karl Marx. Dispensing with the dryness of traditional explanations of Marx, Allen shows how Marx's ideas apply to modern society. The first section briefly outlines Marx's life and the development of his work, then goes on to clearly explain his key theories, including historical materialism and surplus value. The second section examines alternatives to capitalism, the concept of 'anti-capitalism' and provides concrete, contemporary examples of Marx's theories being put into practice in today's world. This book provides a crucial alternative for undergraduates in sociology and politics.

Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory

Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory

Text and Readings

  • Author: Scott Appelrouth,Laura Desfor Edles
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 076192793X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 883
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This unique hybrid of text and readings combines the major writings of sociology’s core classical and contemporary theorists with an historical as well as theoretical framework for understanding them. This novel approach provides students the analytical guidance necessary to interpret the readings. No other theory text combines such "student-friendly" explanation and analysis with original theoretical works.

Classical Sociological Theory

Classical Sociological Theory

A Reader

  • Author: Ian Mcintosh
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814755747
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 259
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"How much compensation ought to be paid to a woman who was raped 7,500 times? What would the members of the Commission want for their daughters if their daughters had been raped even once?" —Karen Parker, speaking before the U.N. Commission on Human Rights Seemingly every week, a new question arises relative to the current worldwide ferment over human injustices. Why does the U.S. offer $20,000 atonement money to Japanese Americans relocated to concentration camps during World War II, while not even apologizing to African Americans for 250 years of human bondage and another century of institutionalized discrimination? How can the U.S. and Canada best grapple with the genocidal campaigns against Native Americans on which their countries were founded? How should Japan make amends to Korean "comfort women" sexually enslaved during World War II? Why does South Africa deem it necessary to grant amnesty to whites who tortured and murdered blacks under apartheid? Is Germany's highly praised redress program, which has paid billions of dollars to Jews worldwide, a success, and, as such, an example for others? More generally, is compensation for a historical wrong dangerous "blood money" that allows a nation to wash its hands forever of its responsibility to those it has injured? A rich collection of essays from leading scholars, pundits, activists, and political leaders the world over, many written expressly for this volume, When Sorry Isn't Enough also includes the voices of the victims of some of the world's worst atrocities, thereby providing a panoramic perspective on an international controversy often marked more by heat than reason.

Readings in Social Theory

Readings in Social Theory

The Classic Tradition to Post-modernism

  • Author: James Farganis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781259010644
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 449
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This established anthology of primary readings provides a firm foundation in sociological theory. Concepts are expressed through the most influential thinkers in each of the classic, contemporary, modernist, and postmodernist eras.

Irish Social Policy (second Edition)

Irish Social Policy (second Edition)

A Critical Introduction

  • Author: Dukelow, Fiona,Considine, Mairéad
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 1447329619
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 480
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This second edition of a highly successful textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to social policy in Ireland addressing a range of social policy topics of growing importance in contemporary Irish society including issues related to children, service users and groups, migration, ethnicity, sexuality and climate change.

A Beginner's Guide to Social Theory

A Beginner's Guide to Social Theory

  • Author: Shaun Best
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761965336
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
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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.

Classical Social Theory and Modern Society

Classical Social Theory and Modern Society

Marx, Durkheim, Weber

  • Author: Edward Royce
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442243244
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 356
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Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber are indispensable for understanding the sociological enterprise. They are among the chief founders of the discipline and among the foremost theorists of modernity, and their work can stimulate readers to reflect on their own identities and worldviews. Classical Social Theory and Modern Society introduces students to these three thinkers and shows their continued relevance today. The first chapter sets the stage by situating the work of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber in the context of three modernizing revolutions: the Enlightenment, the French Revolution of 1789, and the industrial revolution. Three overview chapters follow that summarize the key ideas of each thinker, focusing on their contributions to the development of sociology and their conceptions of modern society. The last portion of the book explores the thinking of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber on four themes—the pathologies of modern society, the predicament of the modern individual, the state and democracy, and socialism versus capitalism. These thematic chapters place Marx, Durkheim, and Weber in dialogue with one another, offering students the opportunity to wrestle with conflicting ideas on issues that are still significant today. Classical sociology is essential to the teaching of sociology and also an invaluable tool in the education of citizens.

Anti-Capitalism

Anti-Capitalism

A Beginner's Guide

  • Author: Simon Tormey
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • ISBN: 1780742517
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 192
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The puncture of the great banking bubble and the dash to austerity has breathed new life into protest movements across the globe and brought anti-capitalist values to the forefront as never before. But what does it mean to be anti-capitalist? And where is anti-capitalism going — if anywhere? Global civil society expert Simon Tormey explores these questions, and more, in this thought-provoking book. Unlike other, ideologically-narrow introductions, Tormey introduces us to all the eclectic groups — anarchists, Marxists, autonomists, environmentalists — and thought that make up the anti-capitalist movement. Providing global and historical context, he takes us from the 1994 Zapatista insurrection through the 1999 Seattle protests right up to Occupy Wall Street, the Indignados of Spain and the current Greek uprisings. Going beyond a mere descriptive take, Tormey weighs up a range of possibilities for bringing about alternatives to the corporate domination of our planet. This is a fascinating and bold exploration of how to understand the world — and how to change it.

Business in Society

Business in Society

  • Author: Mark Erickson
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 0745642330
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 310
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What’s the point of studying business from a socialperspective? How can sociology aid my understanding of the big issues facingbusinesses today? Can thinking sociologically really equip me better for a careerin business? This book provides an indispensable introduction to business andorganizations from a social perspective. Using classic andcontemporary ideas and evidence, the book explores the connectionsbetween people, work, organizations and society. Carefullyillustrated with a range of up-to-date case studies, the book showshow sociology can shed light on current developments in thebusiness world. Drawing on their considerable experience of teaching sociologyto a range of audiences, the authors provide a straightforward butstill stimulating step-by-step guide to issues such as:discrimination and diversity in the workplace; trade unionism andindustrial disputes; the need for ethics and legislation; and thechanging roles of managers and employees. The book provides: Clearly-defined learning aims; Questions for discussion and reflection; Annotated suggestions for further reading; In-depth case studies linking sociological ideas to businessrealities. Written with the needs of students taking degrees outside thetraditional social sciences in mind, such as business studies,human resources and management, the book is suitable for thoseapproaching sociology for the very first time. Accessible andinspirational, it will help students to grasp new and excitingpossibilities for thinking about business in the contemporaryworld.

Modern Social Theory

Modern Social Theory

  • Author: Ian Craib
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317325265
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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The revised edition of this widely acclaimed textbook provides a clear, accessible and comprehensive introduction to modern social theory.As with the first edition, the book is based around the themes of structure and action. After the introductory chapters which examine the nature of theory and its role in the social world, the book then turns to theories of action and the inability of those theories to comprehend social structures in a coherent way.Part 1 covers: Parson's structural-functionalism and the development of conlict theory and neofunctionalism; rational choice theory; symbolic interactionism; ethnomethodology and structuration theory.Part 2 looks at structuralism, structuralist Marxism, and the development of post-structuralist and postmodernist theory.Part 3 examines Critical Theory and the work of Jurgen Habermas.In conclusion, Ian Craib discusses current trends in theory and what might be expected in the future.This second edition has been revised throughout. There are new chapters on rational choice theory and structuration theory and existing chapters have been extended to deal with the development of neofunctionalism, postmodernism and the recent works of Habermas as well as recent developments in other approaches.Throughout, the aim of the book is to demystify a diffcult subject area, emphasising the practical and everyday nature of theoretical thinking in the context of making sense of a rapidly changing world. The late Ian Craib was Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex.

Lower Ed

Lower Ed

The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy

  • Author: Tressie McMillan Cottom
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • ISBN: 162097472X
  • Category: Education
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“The best book yet on the complex lives and choices of for-profit students.” —The New York Times Book Review As featured on The Daily Show, NPR’s Marketplace, and Fresh Air, the “powerful, chilling tale” (Carol Anderson, author of White Rage) of higher education becoming an engine of social inequality “p>Lower Ed is quickly becoming the definitive book on the fastest-growing sector of higher education at the turn of the twenty-first century: for-profit colleges. With sharp insight and deliberate acumen, Tressie McMillan Cottom—a sociologist who was once a recruiter at two for-profit colleges—expertly parses the fraught dynamics of this big-money industry. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews with students, employees, executives, and activists, Lower Ed details the benefits, pitfalls, and real costs of the expansion of for-profit colleges. Now with a new foreword by Stephanie Kelton, economic advisor to Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, this smart and essential book cuts to the very core of our nation’s broken social contracts and the challenges we face in our divided, unequal society.

Consciousness and Society

Consciousness and Society

  • Author: H. Stuart Hughes
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351526510
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 466
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Hughes' ideas, and the way they are expressed in Consciousness and Society, have become paradigms of twentieth-century scholarship. In dealing with the changing social thought after 1890 in Europe, Hughes covers a wide array of thinkers and issues in a scholarly, yet graceful manner. His is a study of the "cluster of genius" of Europe at that time: Croce, Durkheim, Freud, Weber, and Nietzsche, as well as other great European minds. The book explores questions that are still relevant in today's society: Is the separation of facts and values tenable, or even desirable? Can rationality accommodate the ideas of a Bergson or a Freud? Is there, or should there be, a relationship between science and religion? And does history have any ultimate meaning for later generations?

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

  • Author: Bryan S. Turner
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 144430500X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 640
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A comprehensive new collection covering the principal traditions and critical contemporary issues of social theory. Builds on the success of The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, second edition with substantial revisions, entirely new contributions, and a fresh editorial direction Explores contemporary areas such as actor network theory, social constructionism, human rights and cosmopolitanism Includes chapters on demography, science and technology studies, and genetics and social theory Emphasizes key areas of sociology which have had an important impact in shaping the discipline as a whole

Sounds and Society

Sounds and Society

Themes in the Sociology of Music

  • Author: Peter J. Martin
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719032240
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 298
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In this pioneering new book, Dr Martin presents a lively and accessible introduction to the social analysis of music. Dr Martin argues that musical meaning must be understood as socially constructed, rather than inherent, and that the notion of a correspondence between social and musical structures is highly problematic. An alternative approach, based on the ‘social action’ pespective is outlined, and the book concludes with a discussion of the social situation of music in advanced capitalist society. Along the way, leading thinkers are introduced: Adorno, Weber and Schntz as well as, more recently, John Shepherd and the feminist musicologists. The book draws on studies spanning the whole spectrum of Western music - rock bands to symphony orchestras, medieval plainchant to avant-garde jazz and concludes with a discussion of the social situation of music in advanced capitalist society.

21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook

21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412950112
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