Sociological Lives and Ideas

ISBN-10: 0716779153

ISBN-13: 9780716779155

Edition: 2nd 2007

Authors: Fred C. Pampel

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Written specifically for students of sociology and sociological theory, Fred C. Pampel's Sociological Lives and Ideas, Second Edition, explores the lives and thoughts of Karl Marx, mile Durkheim, Max Weber, Georg Simmel, George H. Mead, and W.E.B. Du Bois. With a clear and engaging style, the book highlights the personal and intellectual background of the theorists and gives students a firm understanding of classical sociological theory and its application to social life today. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $30.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 255
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Preface
The Sources of Human Misery: Karl Marx and the Centrality of Social Class
Toward Permanent Exile
Responses to Industrialism
The Material Basis of Social Life
A Revolutionary Socialist
The Communist Manifesto
Capital and Surplus Labor
The Power of Ideology
Summary
Discussion Questions
References
The Problem of Social Order: Emile Durkheim and Morality in Modern Societies
From Small-Town France to Paris
Political and Social Problems in France
The Moral Basis of Social Life
The Scientific Comparison of Societies
The Division of Labor in Society
Suicide as Social Behavior
Individualism and Community Ties
Summary
Discussion Questions
References
A Prophet of Doom: Max Weber and the Spread of Rationality
A Tormented Family Life
Germany: A Nation of Extremes
Protestantism and the Emergence of Capitalism
Sources of Social Inequality
Rationality and Bureaucracies
Power and Authority
Rationality in Contemporary Society
Summary
Discussion Questions
References
Impressions of Everyday Life: Georg Simmel and Forms of Social Interaction
The Attractions of City Life
Jewish Life in Germany
Sociology and Social Forms
Forms of Domination and Conflict
The Consequences of Group Size
Money in Modern Social Life
Simmel's Legacy
Summary
Discussion Questions
References
Uniting Self and Society: George Herbert Mead and Symbolic Interaction
Religious Goals Transformed into Social Action
Threats to American Values: Chicago and the Growth of Cities
Combining Learning and Problem Solving
A Social Version of Behaviorism
Human Thinking Comes from Social Interaction
The Emergence of the Social Self
Symbolic Interactionism
Summary
Discussion Questions
References
W. E. B. Du Bois and the Tragedy of Race in America
Preparing for his Life's Work
The Failure of Reconstruction
The Philadelphia Negro
The Souls of Black Folk
Race, Class, and Africa
Legacy as a Social Theorist
Summary
Discussion Questions
References
Index
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