Readings in Social Theory

ISBN-10: 0072825774
ISBN-13: 9780072825770
Edition: 4th 2004 (Revised)
Authors: James Farganis
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Description: This highly regarded anthology of primary readings in sociological theory covers the major theorists and schools from classic to contemporary, modernist, and postmodernist, in a chronological organization. Its comprehensive coverage and excellent  More...

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List price: $80.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 8/5/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

This highly regarded anthology of primary readings in sociological theory covers the major theorists and schools from classic to contemporary, modernist, and postmodernist, in a chronological organization. Its comprehensive coverage and excellent introductions make this book appealing as a main text for professors who want to encourage students to read and interpret original sources, or as a supplement for those who use a traditional main text.

James Farganis was born and raised in New York City, attended its public schools and received his B.A. from Brooklyn College and Ph.D. from Cornell University. He has taught sociology at several colleges and universities. He is now affiliated with the New School for Social Research.

Introduction: The Classic Tradition to Post-Modernism: An Overview
The Classic Tradition
Alienation, Class Struggle, and Class Consciousness
Introduction
The Manifesto of the Communist Party
Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
The German Ideology
Fetishism of Commodities
Anomie and Social Integration Introduction
The Rules of Sociological Method
"Egoistic Suicide and Anomic Suicide"
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
Max Weber: The Iron Cage
Introduction
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
"Bureaucracy"
"'Objectivity' in Social Science and Social Policy"
"Class, Status, Party"
Georg Simmel: Dialectic of Individual and Society
Introduction
"The Metropolis and Mental Life"
The Stranger
George Herbert Mead: The Emergent Self
Introduction
From George Herbert Mead, Mind, Self, and Society
Double Consciousness and the Public Intellectual
Introduction
The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study
The Souls of Black Folk
Contemporary Sociological Theory
Functionalism
Introduction
"Some Principles of Stratification"
"Age and Sex in the Social Structure of the United States"
"Manifest and Latent Functions"
Conflict Theory
Introduction
"Social Structure, Group Interests, and Conflict Groups"
"The Structure of Power in America"
Diversity in the Power Elite
Exchange Theory and Rational Choice
Introduction
"The Structure of Social Associations"
"Social Behavior as Exchange"
"Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital"
Phenomenological Sociology and Ethnomethodology
Introduction
"Common-Sense and Scientific Interpretation of Human Action"
The Sacred Canopy
Studies in Ethnomethodology
“Doing Gender”
Symbolic Interaction
Introduction
"Society as Symbolic Interaction"
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
"Exploring the Managed Heart"
Feminist Theory
Introduction
"Women's Experience as a Radical Critique of Sociology"
"Is the Personal Still Political?"
Modernity and Post-Modernity
Critical Theory
Introduction
One Dimensional Man
"Religion in the Public Sphere"
Post-Modernism
Introduction
"The Carceral"
The Post-Modern Condition: A Report on Knowledge

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