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Living Theory The Application of Classical Social Theory to Contemporary Life

ISBN-10: 020545223X
ISBN-13: 9780205452231
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Charles E. Hurst
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Book details

List price: $79.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
The Contemporary Relevance of Old Theories
Introduction
Organization of the Book
Symptoms of Strain and Change
The Value of Theory and Theories of Value
The Relevance of Theories Past: A Primer
on Their Perspectives
The View from Marx's Eyes
The View from Durkheim's Eyes
The View from Simmel's Eyes
The View from Weber's Eyes
Conclusion
Questions to Ponder
The Janus-Faced Nature of Society
Introduction
Modern Western Society
Society as Industrial, Urban, and Centralized
Society as Rational
Society as Individualistic
The Postmodern Element
Forces of Integration and Disintegration:
Society's Janus Face
Durkheim: The Division of Labor and Collective Conscience
Marx: The State, Ideology, and Capitalism
Simmel: The Web of Modern Life
Weber: Modern Society's Rational Structuring
Conclusion
Questions to Ponder
Private Lives and Public Connections
Introduction
The Meaning of the Natural Self
The individual and the community: a delicate balance
The Public Eye in the Private Life
Separation and Suicide
Conclusion
Questions to Ponder
Separatism and Status
Introduction
The Arrangement of Space
Gated Communities
The Maintenance of Exclusivity
Racial Ghettos
Conclusion
Questions to Ponder
Cynicism, Distrust, and Corruption Introduction
Symptoms of an Uncivil Society
Unraveling the Roots of Political Corruption
The Role of Education
Bureaucracy, Capitalism, Money, and Corruption
The Mi

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