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The Division of Labor in Society

The Division of Labor in Society

  • Author: Emile Durkheim
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439118248
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 416
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Revised for the first time in over thirty years, this edition of Emile Durkheim’s masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology is updated with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar Steven Lukes that puts Durkheim’s work into context for the twenty-first century reader. When it was originally published, The Division of Labor in Society was an entirely original work on the nature of labor and production as they were being shaped by the industrial revolution. Emile Durkheim’s seminal work studies the nature of social solidarity and explores the ties that bind one person to the next in order to hold society together. This revised and updated second edition fluently conveys Durkheim’s arguments for contemporary readers. Leading Durkheim scholar Steve Lukes’s new introduction builds upon Lewis Coser’s original—which places the work in its intellectual and historical context and pinpoints its central ideas and arguments. Lukes explains the text’s continued significance as a tool to think about and deal with problems that face us today. The original translation has been revised and reworked in order to make Durkheim’s arguments clearer and easier to read. The Division of Labor in Society is an essential resource for students and scholars hoping to deepen their understanding of one of the pioneering voices in modern sociology and twentieth-century social thought.

Classical Sociological Theory

Classical Sociological Theory

  • Author: Craig Calhoun,Joseph Gerteis,James Moody,Steven Pfaff,Indermohan Virk
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470655674
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 557
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Complements Contemporary sociological theory.

Der Selbstmord. Eine Erzählung. [In verse.]

Der Selbstmord. Eine Erzählung. [In verse.]

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Social Theory Re-Wired

Social Theory Re-Wired

New Connections to Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

  • Author: Wesley Longhofer,Daniel Winchester
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317687191
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 542
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This social theory text combines the structure of a print reader with the ability to tailor the course via an extensive interactive website. Readings from important classical and contemporary theorists are placed in conversation with one another through core themes—the puzzle of social order, the dark side of modernity, identity, etc. The website includes videos, interactive commentaries, summaries of key concepts, exams and quizzes, annotated selections from key readings, classroom activities, and more. See the website at www.routledgesoc.com/theory New to the second edition: Expanded web content. Teacher/student feedback employed to clarify difficult concepts. Reframed contemporary section now offers readings by Robert Merton, Bruno Latour, David Harvey, Zygmut Bauman, and Anthony Giddens.

Capitalism and Modern Social Theory

Capitalism and Modern Social Theory

An Analysis of the Writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber

  • Author: Anthony Giddens
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107268044
  • Category: Social Science
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Giddens's analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Weber has become the classic text for any student seeking to understand the three thinkers who established the basic framework of contemporary sociology. The first three sections of the book, based on close textual examination of the original sources, contain separate treatments of each writer. The author demonstrates the internal coherence of their respective contributions to social theory. The concluding section discusses the principal ways in which Marx can be compared with the other two authors, and discusses misconceptions of some conventional views on the subject.

Sociological Theory and the Environment

Sociological Theory and the Environment

Classical Foundations, Contemporary Insights

  • Author: Riley E. Dunlap
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742501867
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 357
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This comprehensive survey and assessment of sociological theories of the relations between societies and their 'natural' biophysical environment touches on and addresses virtually all of the major perspectives, focal points, and debates in environmental sociology today. At the same time, the book aims to go beyond an inventory of environmental sociological theory by stressing how new ground can be broken in the articulation of environmental sociology with major classical and contemporary sociological theories.

Wage labour in modern society

Wage labour in modern society

The current realities and the challenge of change

  • Author: Andreas N. Lytras
  • Publisher: Papazisis Publishers
  • ISBN: 9600231966
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 282
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This elaboration is a political analysis within sociological theory. The study has as subject the main propositions of a theoretical framework on the current structure of employment and on the question of the abolition of (the dependent and therefore) wage labour. I note that the latter does not have, as a precondition, the overcoming of capitalism. The analysis, in the form of an intellectual test, examines the methods and the thoroughness of enforcing the new situation of a single work status within the economic activity. This type of labour has morphological similarities to self-employment or otherwise to the own account workers. The basic starting point of the study is the finding that many enterprises worldwide have, already and in many of the aspects of production and business organization, overcome the functions and the classical forms of utilization of wage labour. The creation of working groups, the work from a distance, the instances of self-management, along with the extensive use of part-time workers or workers in various flexible work statuses, the cooperation with independent professionals, through outsourcing, communicates with the changes in the old type of enterprise’s management. However, wage labour is retained as an obsession. The economic need for such maintenance, beyond the habit, can hardly be explained. The only remaining reason might be the need for entrepreneurs to command directly large groups of people, while their economic interests pushing in other directions. The survey, at a glance, examines the following issues: i) Major theoretical approaches and debates on the characteristics of capitalist society and the consolidation of wage labour, ii) The evolution of the division of labour and the industrial changes during ninetieth and twentieth century, iii) The realities of employment, through empirical data, in six groups of countries, worldwide, iv) The evidences of the real overcoming of wage labour, through the mainstreaming strategies of the contemporary enterprises, despite the maintaining of the typical form of wage dependency, v) The elaboration on the transformation of the model of employment under the process for the imposition of autonomous labour and the abolition of wage status, through the political and finally the legal interference, in the modern state, vi) The consideration on the pattern of the social structure, which could be formed, during the evolution and after the end of the previous project, and vii) The importance of the procedure to the social and political system. In the final analysis, there is an important suggestion: The autonomous worker would be in equilibrium with the status of citizen. A wage labourer has never had a similar balance. Especially when he was under the authority of an employer during the hours of work he was not, exactly, a citizen. We owe the restoration of social and political equilibrium because of the faith in our civilization. Freedom, work autonomy and democracy are the only limitations.

Social Theory

Social Theory

Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance

  • Author: Daniel W. Rossides
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9781882289509
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 389
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Social Theory: Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance analyzes the tradition of social theory in terms of its origins and changes in kind of societies. Rossides provides a full discussion of the sociohistorical environments that generated Western social theory with a focus on the contemporary modern world. While employing a sociology of knowledge approach that identifies theories as aristocratic versus democratic, liberal versus socialist and also liberal feminist versus radical feminist; it attempts to construct a scientific, unified social theory in the West. Additionally, it also features African American theory, American culture studies, political and legal philosophy, and environmental theory.

Capitalism and Classical Sociological Theory

Capitalism and Classical Sociological Theory

  • Author: John Bratton,David Denham,Linda Deutschmann,Linda Bell Deutschmann
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 9780802096814
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 334
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"This is one of the sharpest and most rewarding textbooks for teaching classical social theory. The emphasis on depth over breadth pays off handsomely, providing students with a badly needed foundation in the classics of sociology." - Philip Walsh, York University

Civil Society

Civil Society

Democratic Perspectives

  • Author: Robert Fine,Shirin Rai
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135218617
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 184
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This volume examines the idea of civil society in its historical and contemporary dimensions. It provides a comprehensive and critical mapping of the idea, the burden of expectation that it has carried, and the intellectual and political dimensions that surround it.

Structuralist Analysis in Contemporary Social Thought (RLE Social Theory)

Structuralist Analysis in Contemporary Social Thought (RLE Social Theory)

A Comparison of the Theories of Claude Lévi-Strauss and Louis Althusser

  • Author: Miriam Glucksmann
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317650697
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 214
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The primary concern of this book is to investigate whether or not structuralism constitutes a distinctive framework in the social sciences. The author focuses on two major structuralist thinkers, Louis Althusser and Claude Lévi-Strauss. She analyses and compares the structure of their theory, and places them within the context of their respective disciplines. Dr Glucksmann began working on this book at a time when structuralism was at the height of its popularity in France, and was thought to be a homogenous alternative to bourgeois sociology. The progress of her study implicitly reflects the developments and divergences within structuralist thought that have emerged since then. In particular, she examines the differences between the political and philosophical thought of Althusser and Lévi-Strauss, which have become increasingly manifest.

Politics and Social Theory

Politics and Social Theory

  • Author: Peter Lassman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136658971
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 178
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First published in 1989, this Routledge Revival is a major collection of essays on the competing traditions of social and political theory. The contributions, by international scholars, reflect the re-examination of the boundaries between the ‘political’ and the ‘social’, the ‘public’ and ‘private’, and ‘state’ and ‘society’. The reissue will be of great value to students in both sociology and political science. Bringing new arguments to bear on the debate about the place of political theory in social science, the contributors discuss such issues as the different languages used by sociologists to describe the state; Marxist and socialist theory; class analysis; the welfare state; feminist political theory; and the impact of post-modernity on contemporary social thought.

A Critical Account of Durkheim's Concept of Organic Solidarity

A Critical Account of Durkheim's Concept of Organic Solidarity

  • Author: Johannes Lenhard
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 365607111X
  • Category: Sociology
  • Page: 28
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Essay from the year 2011 in the subject Sociology - Classics and Theoretical Directions, grade: Distinction, London School of Economics, language: English, comment: For Durkheim, the decline of mechanical solidarity in modern societies is deeply worrying. Provide a critical assessment of Durkheim's account of organic solidarity in a "contractual" society., abstract: Durkheim followed one central question during his writings, namely the search for the "bonds which unite men one with another" (Durkheim, 1888: 257). Especially Durkheim's early works are concerned in this respect with the forms of 'solidarite' that are specific for pre-industrial or lower societies in contrast to the ongoing industrialised or organised kind of community. In the 'Division of Labour', Durkheim arrives at a rather pessimistic account of modern, industrial society: although under 'normal circumstances' the division of labour leads to a harmonious society bound together by solidarity, our current form of industrial organisation is in an "appaling crisis" (ibd.: 339) composed of "organs that still clash discordantly together" (ibd.: 340). It is this account Durkheim gives of solidarity in the modern society that can be criticised substantially. The following essay will therefore consist of an analysis of his line of thought that leads him from early societies bound together by what he calls 'mechanical solidarity' based on similarities, to the notion of 'organic solidarity' in the 'contractual society'. Especially his optimistic, evolutionary account of the development of solidarity, his use of empirical data and finally his idealised notion of society are possible points of doubt as will be shown. The concluding remarks will lift Durkheim's analysis from the early 20th Century to a contemporary account trying to extend it with Foucault's 'penal society'."

Politics, Sociology and Social Theory

Politics, Sociology and Social Theory

Encounters with Classical and Contemporary Social Thought

  • Author: Anthony Giddens
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745666566
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 312
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Built upon a series of critical encounters with major figures in classical and present-day social and political thought, this volume offers not only a challenging critique of major traditions of social and political analysis, but unique insights into the ideas which Giddens has developed over the past two decades.

Sociology in Perspective

Sociology in Perspective

  • Author: Mark Kirby
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • ISBN: 9780435331603
  • Category: Sociology
  • Page: 831
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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

Social Theory and the Urban Question

Social Theory and the Urban Question

  • Author: Peter Saunders
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135685916
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 312
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Social Theory and the Urban Question offers a guide to, and a critical evaluation of key themes in contemporary urban social theory, as well as a re-examination of more traditional approaches in the light of recent developments and criticism. Dr Saunders discusses current theoretical positions in the context of the work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim. He suggests that later writers have often misunderstood or ignored the arguments of these 'founding fathers' of the urban question. Dr Saunders uses his final chapter to apply the lessons learned from a review of their work in order to develop a new framework for urban social and political analysis. This book was first published in 1981.

Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory, Visualizing Social Worlds

Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory, Visualizing Social Worlds

Sociology, Sociology

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 1467219533
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 71
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory, Visualizing Social Worlds. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Handbook of Contemporary Sociological Theory

Handbook of Contemporary Sociological Theory

  • Author: Seth Abrutyn
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319322508
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 578
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This Handbook provides the hidden common threads that tie sociological inquiry together and featuring eminent scholars, it separates itself from its predecessors in substance and organization. Rather than rehashing old debates or longingly gazing at the past, this book presents sociologists with new ways of conceptualizing the organization and presentation of sociological theory. At the heart of this Handbook’s vision is the twin goals of making theory a viable enterprise by reconceptualizing how we teach theory and keeping theory closely tied to its empirical applications. Three strategies are offered: (1) Elucidating how classic issues like integration or interaction are interrogated today; (2) Presenting a coherent vision of the social levels of reality that theorists work on such as communities, groups, and the self as well as how the coherence of these levels speaks to the macro-micro link; and, (3) Theorizing the social world rather than celebrating theorists or theories; that is, one can look at how theory is used holistically to understand the constraints the social world places on our lived experience or the dynamics of social change. Hence, in the second decade of the 21st century, it has become clear that sociology is at a crossroads as the number of theorists and amount of theory available is increasingly unmanageable and unknowable by the vast majority of professionals and students. As such, this Handbook of Contemporary Sociological Theory presents the novice and the expert with the a roadmap for traversing this crossroad and building a more coherent, robust, and cumulative sociology.

Educational Science

Educational Science

  • Author: Christoph Wulf
  • Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783830962595
  • Category:
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Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition

Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition

  • Author: John Bratton,David Denham
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 144260655X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 432
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Most texts on classical social theory offer exhaustive coverage of every possible theorist, making it difficult to use the book in one semester. Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition represents a departure from this approach by offering solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extending the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois. The result is a manageable, but thorough, examination of the key classical theorists. The second edition has been updated throughout and includes two new chapters: one on Weber and rationalization, and one on Du Bois and his writings on race. A new concluding chapter links classical theory to current developments in capitalism during an age of austerity.