Promise of Sociology The Classical Tradition and Contemporary Sociological Thinking

ISBN-10: 1442601876
ISBN-13: 9781442601871
Edition: 2010
Authors: Rob B. Beamish
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 8/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144

"Creative, rigorous, entertaining, and thoughtful... this text will successfully engage students to think about what they are reading, how that relates to their life, and how it might enrich their worldview." - Neil Guppy, UBC

Frederick Vaughan is a professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph.

Preface
Introduction
Why Think Sociologically?
The Millennials, Knowledge, and Culture
The Sociological Imagination: Beyond �Everyday Stocks of Knowledge�
The Classical Tradition
Marx and the Dialectic of Dynamic, Unstable Social Formations
Marx, the Communist Manifesto, and Modernity
From Descartes to Durkheim: Towards a Science of Society
Durkheim and the Systematic Study of Social Facts
Weber and the Interpretive Understanding of Social Action
The Spirit of Capitalism, Modernity, and the Postmodern World
Sociology and Contemporary Culture
The Fear of Mass Culture
The Dialectics of Popular Culture
The Promise of Sociology
Bibliography
Index

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