Sociological Theory in the Classical Era Text and Readings

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List price: $102.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Laura Desfor Edles is the author of Symbol and Ritual in the New Spain (Cambridge University Press, 1998), and Cultural Sociology in Practice (Blackwell Publishers, 2002). She received her Ph.D. from UCLA in 1990, where she was studied under Professor Jeffrey C. Alexander, one of the most acclaimed theorists in the world today. Professor Edles has been teaching theory courses (at both the graduate and undergraduate level) for over ten years using xeroxed versions of the proposed book. She has also given presentations at conferences on her particular method for teaching theory. These presentations have always been warmly received.

Scott Appelrouth (PhD, New York University, 2000) is Professor at California Statenbsp;University, Northridge. His interests include sociological theory, cultural sociology, andnbsp;social movements. He has taught classical and contemporary theory at both the graduatenbsp;and undergraduate levels, and has published several articles in research- and teaching-orientednbsp;journals on social movements, theory, and the controversies over jazz during the 1920s and rap during the 1980s. His current research focuses on political discourse innbsp;American party platforms.

List of Illustrations and Photos
List of Figures and Tables
About the Authors
Preface
Introduction
What Is Sociological Theory?
Why Read Original Works?
Who Are Sociology's Core Theorists?
How Can We Navigate Sociological Theory?
Discussion Questions
Karl Marx
A Biographical Sketch
Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas
Significant Others--Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929): The Leisure Class and Conspicuous Consumption
Marx's Theoretical Orientation
Significant Others--Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937): Hegemony and the Ruling Ideas
Readings
Introduction to The German Ideology
From The German Ideology (1845-1846)
Introduction to Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
From Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
Introduction to The Communist Manifesto
From The Communist Manifesto (1848)
Introduction to Capital
From Capital (1867)
Introduction to Friedrich Engels's The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State
From The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State (1884)
Discussion Questions
�mile Durkheim
A Biographical Sketch
Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas
Significant Others--Auguste Comte (1798-1857): The Father of "Social Physics"
Significant Others--Herbert Spencer (1820-1903): Survival of the Fittest
Durkheim's Theoretical Orientation
Readings
Introduction to The Division of Labor in Society
From The Division of Labor in Society (1893)
Introduction to The Rules of Sociological Method
From The Rules of Sociological Method (1895)
Introduction to Suicide: A Study in Sociology
From Suicide: A Study in Sociology (1897)
Introduction to The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
From The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912)
Discussion Questions
Max Weber
A Biographical Sketch
Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas
Significant Others--Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900): Is God Dead?
Significant Others--Robert Michels (1876-1936): The Iron Law of Oligarchy
Weber's Theoretical Orientation
Readings
Introduction to The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
From The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1904)
Introduction to "The Social Psychology of the World Religions"
From "The Social Psychology of the World Religions" (1915)
Introduction to "The Distribution of Power Within the Political Community: Class, Status, Party"
"The Distribution of Power Within the Political Community: Class, Status, Party" (1925)
Introduction to "The Types of Legitimate Domination"
From "The Types of Legitimate Domination" (1925)
Introduction to "Bureaucracy"
From "Bureaucracy" (1925)
Discussion Questions
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
A Biographical Sketch
Significant Others--Harriet Martineau (1802-76): The First Woman Sociologist
Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas
Gilman's Theoretical Orientation
Readings
Introduction to "The Yellow Wallpaper"
"The Yellow Wallpaper" (1892)
"Why I Wrote 'The Yellow Wallpaper'"
Introduction to Women and Economics
From Women and Economics (1898)
Discussion Questions
Georg Simmel
A Biographical Sketch
Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas
Significant Others--Ferdinand T�nnies (1855-1936): Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft
Simmel's Theoretical Orientation
Readings
Introduction to "Exchange"
From "Exchange," From The Philosophy of Money (1907)
Introduction to "Conflict"
From "Conflict," From Sociology (1908)
Introduction to "Sociability"
From "Sociability" (1910)
Introduction to "The Stranger"
From "The Stranger," From Sociology (1908)
Introduction to "Fashion"
From "Fashion" (1904)
Introduction to "The Metropolis and Mental Life"
From "The Metropolis and Mental Life" (1903)
Discussion Questions
W. E. B. Du Bois
Significant Others--Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964): A Voice From the South
A Biographical Sketch
Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas
Du Bois's Theoretical Orientation
Readings
Introduction to The Philadelphia Negro
From The Philadelphia Negro (1899)
Introduction to The Souls of Black Folk
From The Souls of Black Folk (1903)
Introduction to "The Souls of White Folk"
From "The Souls of White Folk," From Darkwater (1920)
Discussion Questions
George Herbert Mead
A Biographical Sketch
Intellectual Influences and Core Ideas
Significant Others--Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929): The "Looking-Glass Self"
Significant Others--William James (1842-1910): Consciousness and the Self
Mead's Theoretical Orientation
Readings
Introduction to "Mind"
From "Mind," From Mind, Self, and Society (1934)
Introduction to "Self"
From "Self," From Mind, Self, and Society (1934)
Introduction to "Society"
From "Society," From Mind, Self, and Society (1934)
Discussion Questions
References
Photo Credits
Index

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