Discovery of Society

ISBN-10: 0073404195
ISBN-13: 9780073404196
Edition: 8th 2010
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Book details

List price: $121.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 3/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

This classic text explores the lives and ideas of the social thinkers who have shaped and continue to forge traditions in sociology. Focusing on the great names in the field, it weaves biographical and conceptual details into a tapestry of the history of social thought of the 19th and 20th centuries. Written in a narrative style that is accessible and exciting, this text serves as an excellent supplement for courses in social and sociological theory, the history of social thought, the history of sociology, and introduction to sociology. .

Michael Makowsky is organizational consultant to Musart Company. He earned his B.A from New York University’s Washington Square College in 1962, and received his M.A. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkley in 1967. Over the last 30 years, he has taught at his alma mater, the University of California at Berkeley, as well as the University of California at Davis, Chabot College, College of San Mateo, Goddard College, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and the Cultural Integration Fellowship. He is the author of numerous articles in contemporary journals, such as Minstrel of Love: A Biography of Satguru Sant Keshavadas, Breath of the Eternal: The Way of Self-Knowledge: The Concept of Atman in Four Upanishads. He is the president of his own company, Deal Glamour Media and Education Productions and is a member of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Las Vegas.

Introduction
Society and Illusion
The vicissitudes of nineteenth-century rationalism
The Prophets of Paris: Saint-Simon and Comte
Sociology in the Underground: Karl Marx
The Last Gentleman: Alexis de Tocqueville
Nietzsche's Madness
Do-Gooders, Evolutionists and Racists
Dreyfus' Empire: Emile Durkheim

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