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Classic Disputes in Sociology

Classic Disputes in Sociology

  • Author: R. J. Anderson,J. A. Hughes,Wes W. Sharrock
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780043012444
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 245
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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: 1446205258
  • 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.

Feminist Sociology

Feminist Sociology

  • Author: Sara Delamont
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761972544
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 195
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Exploring the achievements of British feminist sociology in theory, methods and empirical research, Sara Delamont outlines the barriers to the development of feminism and explores contemporary challenges. She provides an unrivalled guide to the origins of feminism in the discipline of sociology, analyzes the uneasy relationships between feminists and the founding fathers, and elucidates the opportunities and challenges presented by postmodernism.

Theorizing Classical Sociology

Theorizing Classical Sociology

  • Author: Ray, Larry J
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335198651
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 218
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* How did classical sociology emerge and take shape? * What is the significance of classical sociology for current theoretical debates? * How can the classical tradition in social theory inform our understanding of the crisis of modernity? Social theory has been formed through elaboration and critique of the classical tradition, and this introductory volume illuminates current theoretical terrain by examining major classical theories - of Saint-Simon, Comte, Marx, Durkheim, Dilthey, Tonnies, Simmel and Weber - highlighting recurring themes and debates. It explains how classical sociology emerged through a debate with the Enlightenment, in which the concept of the 'social' took shape. This was constructed around various themes emphasizing contrasting components of social life - including material, cultural, rational and moral factors. These divergent theorizations set the scene for the play of theoretical oppositions that characterize much subsequent theoretical dispute. Along with these debates there were questions about the very identity of sociology, which in turn relate to a core issue in the discipline - grasping the crisis of modernity. This authoritative text introduces the key issues of classical sociology to undergraduates, making use of student-friendly features such as clear summaries, further reading and a glossary. It lays the foundations for an understanding of contemporary discussion, and will also be recognized at the postgraduate level as a key reference in the field.

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

and Other Writings

  • Author: Max Weber
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101098479
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 464
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In The Protestant Ethic, Max Weber opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and relates the rise of the capitalist economy to the Calvinist belief in the moral value of hard work and the fulfillment of one's worldly duties. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bringing class back in contemporary and historical perspectives

Bringing class back in contemporary and historical perspectives

  • Author: Scott G. McNall,Rhonda F. Levine
  • Publisher: Westview Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 344
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Ethnomethodological sociology

Ethnomethodological sociology

  • Author: Jeff Coulter
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
  • ISBN: 9781852781507
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 562
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Social Physics

Social Physics

How Social Networks Can Make Us Smarter

  • Author: Alex Pentland
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101625570
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 320
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From one of the world’s leading data scientists, a landmark tour of the new science of idea flow, offering revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influence If the Big Data revolution has a presiding genius, it is MIT’s Alex “Sandy” Pentland. Over years of groundbreaking experiments, he has distilled remarkable discoveries significant enough to become the bedrock of a whole new scientific field: social physics. Humans have more in common with bees than we like to admit: We’re social creatures first and foremost. Our most important habits of action—and most basic notions of common sense—are wired into us through our coordination in social groups. Social physics is about idea flow, the way human social networks spread ideas and transform those ideas into behaviors. Thanks to the millions of digital bread crumbs people leave behind via smartphones, GPS devices, and the Internet, the amount of new information we have about human activity is truly profound. Until now, sociologists have depended on limited data sets and surveys that tell us how people say they think and behave, rather than what they actually do. As a result, we’ve been stuck with the same stale social structures—classes, markets—and a focus on individual actors, data snapshots, and steady states. Pentland shows that, in fact, humans respond much more powerfully to social incentives that involve rewarding others and strengthening the ties that bind than incentives that involve only their own economic self-interest. Pentland and his teams have found that they can study patterns of information exchange in a social network without any knowledge of the actual content of the information and predict with stunning accuracy how productive and effective that network is, whether it’s a business or an entire city. We can maximize a group’s collective intelligence to improve performance and use social incentives to create new organizations and guide them through disruptive change in a way that maximizes the good. At every level of interaction, from small groups to large cities, social networks can be tuned to increase exploration and engagement, thus vastly improving idea flow. Social Physics will change the way we think about how we learn and how our social groups work—and can be made to work better, at every level of society. Pentland leads readers to the edge of the most important revolution in the study of social behavior in a generation, an entirely new way to look at life itself. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Knowing the Social World

Knowing the Social World

  • Author: Tim May,Malcolm Williams
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780335197682
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 198
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This ground-breaking and multi-disciplinary volume brings together a distinguished team of leading thinkers, to discuss issues surrounding and informing social science.

Polish Sociological Review

Polish Sociological Review

Quarterly of the Polish Sociological Association

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sociology
  • Page: N.A
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