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The Women Founders

The Women Founders

Sociology and Social Theory 1830–1930, A Text/Reader

  • Author: Patricia Madoo Lengermann,Gillian Niebrugge
  • Publisher: Waveland Press
  • ISBN: 1478609362
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 302
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An essential volume for anyone interested in the history of sociology, the development of sociological theory, or the history of women in the profession, this well-researched, compellingly argued book makes the case for the active and significant presence of women in the creation of sociology and social theory in its founding and classic periods. Further, Lengermann and Niebrugge explain how the women came to be erased from the history of sociology and identify the political and intellectual currents that now make their recovery both possible and important. The volume focuses on 15 women in eight chapters. Each chapter begins with a biographical sketch situating each thinkers ideas in a historical, social, and cultural context. Next, the authors analyze the womans theory, summarizing its underlying assumptions, explicating its major themes, and introducing key vocabulary. The chapter concludes with excerpts from the original texts of the women founders. All the theories discussed in this text share a moral commitment to the idea that sociology should and could work for the alleviation of socially produced human pain. The ethical duty of the sociologist is to seek sound scientific knowledge, to refuse to make the knowledge an end in itself, to speak for the disempowered, to advocate social reform, and to never forget that the appropriate relationship between researcher and subject is one of mutuality.

Sociology: Understanding a Diverse Society, Updated

Sociology: Understanding a Diverse Society, Updated

  • Author: Margaret Andersen,Howard Taylor
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495007420
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 720
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SOCIOLOGY: UNDERSTANDING A DIVERSE SOCIETY, FOURTH EDITION, is a theoretically balanced, mainstream, comprehensive text characterized by its emphasis on diversity. In every chapter, students explore fascinating topics (Hurricane Katrina, same-sex marriage, abuses at Abu Ghraib prison) as well as research and data that illustrate how class, race-ethnicity, gender, age, geographic residence, and sexual orientation relate to sociological topics discussed in that chapter. This text provides a solid research orientation to the basic principles of sociology yet it is fascinating and accessible, appealing to the ever-changing student population, and inviting students to view the world through a sociological lens. Andersen and Taylor get students thinking for themselves about sociology, with the book’s Debunking Society’s Myths features and critical thinking exercises. This is the book that will grab student interest and inspire them to keep reading and asking questions! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory

Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory

  • Author: Anthony Elliott
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134085540
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 424
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If today students of social theory read Jurgen Habermas, Michel Foucault and Anthony Giddens, then proper regard to the question of culture means that they should also read Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall and Slavoj Zizek. The Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory offers a concise, comprehensive overview of the convergences and divergences of social and cultural theory, and in so doing offers a novel agenda for social and cultural research in the twenty-first century. This Handbook, edited by Anthony Elliott, develops a powerful argument for bringing together social and cultural theory more systematically than ever before. Key social and cultural theories, ranging from classical approaches to postmodern, psychoanalytic and post-feminist approaches, are drawn together and critically appraised. There are substantive chapters looking at – among others – structuralism and post-structuralism, critical theory, network analysis, feminist cultural thought, cultural theory and cultural sociology. Throughout the Handbook there is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity, with chapters drawing from research in sociology, cultural studies, psychology, politics, anthropology, women’s studies, literature and history. Written in a clear and direct style, this Handbook will appeal to a wide undergraduate and postgraduate audience across the social sciences and humanities.

Sociology

Sociology

Understanding a Diverse Society

  • Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard Francis Taylor
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Cultural pluralism
  • Page: 691
  • View: 539
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Examine the sociological meaning in Hurricane Katrina, same-sex marriage, the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison and scores of modern, compelling issues such as these in Andersen and Taylor's updated new edition of this easy-to-understand text. The book uses research and data to illustrate how class, race-ethnicity, gender, age, geographic residence, and sexual orientation relate to key sociological topics.. Andersen and Taylor inspire you to think for yourself about sociology with the book's "Debunking Society's

Being Sociological

Being Sociological

  • Author: Steve Matthewman
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137321725
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
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Sociology throws new light on the world we think we know. It can challenge long-held assumptions and it offers a spectrum of possibilities to extend our understandings of everyday life, politics, culture and relationships. It opens our eyes to alternatives for tackling social problems and connects every one of us to each other. Being Sociological is an entertaining, inspiring, intelligent introduction to this vast and illuminating subject. Each chapter follows a clear path through a core sociological process – from working and consuming to believing and communicating. With intriguing examples, clear definitions of essential jargon and stimulating theoretical explanation, the book focuses on the most important issues and ideas that inform sociology. The new edition: • Expands the international range of examples and voices represented • Draws on expertise of leading academic contributors from across seven countries • Includes even more coverage of hot topics in new chapters on globalization and the environment • Uses a clear structure throughout each chapter to ease the reading experience • Aids understanding and learning with new features, including discussion points, annotated suggestions for further reading, an expanded glossary, and enhanced web support at http://www.palgrave.com/sociology/matthewman2e. This is the resource all students new to the subject need in order to start their sociological journey with understanding, knowledge, imagination and confidence.

Sociological Theory in the Classical Era

Sociological Theory in the Classical Era

Text and Readings

  • Author: Laura Desfor Edles,Scott Appelrouth
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483300994
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 464
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Trained at UCLA and at NYU respectively, Laura Desfor Edles and Scott Appelrouth were frustrated by their inability to find a sociological theory text that could inspire enthusiasm in undergraduate students while providing them with analytical tools for understanding theory and exposing them to original writings from pivotal theorists. They developed this widely used text/reader to fill that need. Sociological Theory in the Classical Era introduces students to original major writings from sociology's key classical theorists. It also provides a thorough framework for understanding these challenging readings. For each theorist, the authors give a biographical sketch, discuss intellectual influences and core ideas, and offer contemporary examples and applications of those ideas. Introductions to every reading provide additional background on their structure and significance. This book also makes frequent use of photos, diagrams, tables, and charts to help illustrate important concepts.

Courage, the Adventuress

Courage, the Adventuress

& the False Messiah

  • Author: Hans Jakob Christoph von Grimmelshausen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780155551305
  • Category: Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648
  • Page: 291
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Classical Sociological Theory

Classical Sociological Theory

  • Author: Michael S. Kimmel,Matthew Mahler
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195187854
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 420
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In an accessible and thoughtful manner, this anthology--an update of Social and Political Theory: Classical Readings (1998)--introduces students to the key classic texts in social thought. In the second edition, Michael Kimmel focuses more specifically on the discipline of sociology, rather than melding classical sociological and political theories in one volume. Taking a serious look at the canonical texts, he presents a diverse range of thinkers who were critical to the development of sociological theory and offers a more inclusive classical canon that is informed by both the historical record and the needs of contemporary students. Many of the classical theorists whose works are included here were much more influential than the canon suggested. For example, the writings of Mary Wollstonecraft, Frederick Douglass, Margaret Fuller, and W.E.B Du Bois were widely disseminated and discussed in their time, yet they were pushed to the margins of the canon, declared to be derivative or second-rate. In attempting to set the record a bit straighter, Kimmel restores these and other forgotten thinkers to the positions they once held. The questions they posed are among the most vital theoretical and political questions of our era, evidence that classical social and political theory continues to speak to new generations of students about the issues that most affect their lives. Features new to the second edition: * Selections of key texts by Auguste Comte (Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte); Edmund Burke (Reflections on the Revolution in France); John Dewey (Democracy and Education); and Elsie Clews Parsons (Women in Public Life) * Stronger disciplinary focus within sociology Classical Social Theory, Second Edition, is an ideal text for courses in the theory of sociology, the history of social theory, the history of political thought, and western philosophy.

Capitalism and Classical Social Theory

Capitalism and Classical Social Theory

Second Edition

  • Author: John Bratton,David Denham
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442606533
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 432
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Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition offers solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extends the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois.

Before the Second Wave

Before the Second Wave

Gender in the Sociological Tradition

  • Author: Barbara Finlay
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780131848030
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 337
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Before the Second Wave: Gender in the Sociological Tradition, 1/e features the writings of both women and men sociologists. Organized historically, this edited volume examines the way classical sociological theorists thought - and wrote - about issues of gender and human society.

Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War

Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War

  • Author: Kayla Williams
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393239365
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 252
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Documents the author's marriage to a fellow Iraq War veteran, describing the impact of his brain injury on their relationship, their shared efforts to overcome post-traumatic stress, and the lack of support for veterans.

The Scholar Denied

The Scholar Denied

W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology

  • Author: Aldon Morris
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520960483
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 320
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In this groundbreaking book, Aldon D. Morris’s ambition is truly monumental: to help rewrite the history of sociology and to acknowledge the primacy of W. E. B. Du Bois’s work in the founding of the discipline. Calling into question the prevailing narrative of how sociology developed, Morris, a major scholar of social movements, probes the way in which the history of the discipline has traditionally given credit to Robert E. Park at the University of Chicago, who worked with the conservative black leader Booker T. Washington to render Du Bois invisible. Morris uncovers the seminal theoretical work of Du Bois in developing a "scientific" sociology through a variety of methodologies and examines how the leading scholars of the day disparaged and ignored Du Bois’s work. The Scholar Denied is based on extensive, rigorous primary source research; the book is the result of a decade of research, writing, and revision. In exposing the economic and political factors that marginalized the contributions of Du Bois and enabled Park and his colleagues to be recognized as the "fathers" of the discipline, Morris delivers a wholly new narrative of American intellectual and social history that places one of America’s key intellectuals, W. E. B. Du Bois, at its center. The Scholar Denied is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, racial inequality, and the academy. In challenging our understanding of the past, the book promises to engender debate and discussion.

The Promise of Sociology

The Promise of Sociology

The Classical Tradition and Contemporary Sociological Thinking

  • Author: Rob Beamish
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442693614
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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Unlike most introductory texts that take a topical approach to studying sociology, this smart, challenging, and accessibly written text looks at the core principles of the discipline, making links to a contemporary context. Both students and instructors will find in these pages a fresh and original approach to teaching sociology. Beamish begins by providing a sociological profile of today's students, juxtaposing their collective biography against the current historical moment. He builds on this discussion by introducing Mills's concept of the sociological imagination and outlining a method for thinking sociologically; then, he uses Hitchcock's film Psycho to illustrate the difference between psychological and sociological analysis. Having established the usefulness of sociological thinking, Beamish moves back to the classical theorists, outlining in depth their important contributions to sociology. He concludes the book by applying concepts from the classical tradition to a sociological discussion of culture—ending with an analysis of Bob Dylan's artistry to illustrate how these concepts have an enduring quality in contemporary times.

Behavioral Addiction

Behavioral Addiction

Screening, Assessment, and Treatment

  • Author: An-Pyng Sun,Larry Ashley,Lesley Dickson
  • Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC
  • ISBN: 1936290979
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 256
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A reference manual that examines, defines, and presents behavioral addiction in a compelling discussion to practitioners, students, and general public.

Gender in America

Gender in America

social control and social change

  • Author: Patricia M. Lengermann,Ruth A. Wallace
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 273
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Explorations in Classical Sociological Theory: Seeing the Social World

Explorations in Classical Sociological Theory: Seeing the Social World

Seeing the Social World

  • Author: Kenneth Allan
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412992435
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 379
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Continually praised for its conversational tone, personal examples, and helpful pedagogical tools, the exciting Third Edition of Kenneth Allan's Explorations in Classical Sociological Theory: Seeing the Social World has been reorganized around the modern ideas of progress, knowledge, and democracy. With a historical thread woven throughout the chapters, the book presents a diverse selection of major classical theorists: marx, Spencer, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Schutz, Martineau Gilman, Du Bois, and Parsons. Author Kenneth Allan focuses on the specific views of each theorist, rather than schools of thought, and highlights modernity and postmodernity to help readers understand how classical theory applies to their lives.

Deviant Behavior

Deviant Behavior

Patterns, Sources, and Control

  • Author: J.A. Humphrey,S. Palmer
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1489905839
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 294
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This book is for the student in the introductory course on deviant be havior and in related courses. A wide range of ideas and facts is set forth in a way that should be comprehensible to the student without prior knowledge of this area of study. In Chapter 1, "The Nature of Deviance," various ways of defining deviance are explored and one is settled upon: Deviance is behavior that is unusual, not typical, in a society or group. Chapter 2 is devoted to a preliminary consideration of several main currents of social thought that seek to explain why deviance comes about and is perpetrated. These explanations fall into four broad theo retical categories. First, there are those theories that view the major sources of deviance as having to do with the extent to which individ uals are bound into or dissociated from the group; these are termed social integration theories. Second, there are the cultural support the ories, which specify that there are subcultures of deviance, that is, bod ies of customs and values that advocate a given form of deviance and are socially transmitted from one person to another through the learn ing process. Third, there are social disorganization and conflict theo ries, which focus on the ways in which a lack of group organization and the presence of broad social and cultural conflicts bring about de viance.

Social Theory

Social Theory

The Multicultural, Global, and Classic Readings

  • Author: Charles Lemert
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429974264
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 568
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For nearly a quarter-century, Charles Lemert has shared his love of social theory, and the questions it explores, in this collection of readings. With 140 selections that begin in the nineteenth century and end in 2015, Social Theory charts the long arc of the development of the field. This edition retains classic texts by Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, and W.E.B. Du Bois and writings of major contemporary figures like Audre Lorde and Patricia Hill Collins, while adding pieces from Harriet Martineau, Friedrich Nietzsche, Kimberly Williams Crenshaw, Thomas Piketty, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, among others. Revised and updated with a new section exploring social theory at the limits of the social, Lemert's Social Theory remains essential reading.

The Art of Social Theory

The Art of Social Theory

  • Author: Richard Swedberg
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400850355
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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In the social sciences today, students are taught theory by reading and analyzing the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and other foundational figures of the discipline. What they rarely learn, however, is how to actually theorize. The Art of Social Theory is a practical guide to doing just that. In this one-of-a-kind user's manual for social theorists, Richard Swedberg explains how theorizing occurs in what he calls the context of discovery, a process in which the researcher gathers preliminary data and thinks creatively about it using tools such as metaphor, analogy, and typology. He guides readers through each step of the theorist’s art, from observation and naming to concept formation and explanation. To theorize well, you also need a sound knowledge of existing social theory. Swedberg introduces readers to the most important theories and concepts, and discusses how to go about mastering them. If you can think, you can also learn to theorize. This book shows you how. Concise and accessible, The Art of Social Theory features helpful examples throughout, and also provides practical exercises that enable readers to learn through doing.

Sociological Theory

Sociological Theory

  • Author: George Ritzer,Jeffrey Stepnisky
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506337732
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 832
  • View: 8366
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Now with SAGE Publishing, and co-authored by one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, the Tenth Edition of Sociological Theory by George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought, from sociology's origins through the early 21st century. Key theories are integrated with biographical sketches of theorists, and are placed in their historical and intellectual context. This text helps students better understand the original works of classical and modern theorists, and enables them to compare and contrast the latest substantive concepts. New to this Edition Chapter 1 now includes a discussion of colonialism as one of the forces that shaped modern society. The “Historical Sketch” chapters contain new material on the historical significance of early women founders, and on the contributions of W.E.B. Du Bois. Chapters on Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and Simmel now conclude with sections on contemporary applications of ideas from these 19th century thinkers. A new chapter focuses theories of race, racism, and colonialism, as well as theories about indigenous peoples and theories from the “Global South” that challenge the work of scholars from Europe and North America. The concluding chapter has a new section on theories of prosumption, one of the newest developments in consumer theory. New material on colonization, women classical theorists, and race theory, as well as new timelines, added to history chapters.