Social Theory Roots and Branches

ISBN-10: 0199732035

ISBN-13: 9780199732036

Edition: 4th 2011

Authors: Peter Kivisto

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Edited by Peter Kivisto, this acclaimed collection of accessible primary source readings enables students to experience "first-hand" a wide range of perspectives shaping current sociological theory. Now in its fourth edition, Social Theory: Roots and Branches covers both classical theory (the roots) and contemporary theory (the branches) and shows how they are linked. Part One features work from such well-known classical theorists as Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and Simmel while also presenting selections by theorists outside of the discipline and from writers who are often overlooked in competing collections, including W. E. B. Du Bois, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Harriet Martineau. Part Two offers readings that illustrate major contemporary theoretical approaches, ending with a section on cutting-edge directions in theoretical discourse. Featuring eighty-two seminal writings, Social Theory helps students draw connections across different schools of thought. Each reading is enhanced by a concise, thought-provoking introduction that highlights its key points and frames it in a larger context. These introductions serve as a useful "road map" for students as they travel through the diverse views and continuing debates that make the study of social theory an exciting adventure. The introductions also explain core issues and relationships among the topics covered. The fourth edition is enhanced by seventeen new selections, including five articles in a new section on theories of race, ethnicity, and nationalism. New discussion questions follow each section.
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List price: $72.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/20/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Peter Kivisto is Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare at Augustana College and Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku. His current research involves a collaborative project on multiculturalism with colleagues in Finland. His interests include immigration, social integration, citizenship, and religion. Among his recent books are Key Ideas in Sociology (2011), Illuminating Social Life (2011); Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration (2010, with Thomas Faist); Citizenship: Discourse, Theory and Transnational Prospects (2007, with Thomas Faist); and Intersecting Inequalities (2007, with Elizabeth Hartung). He serves on the editorial boards of Contexts, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies , and on the Publication Committee for Sociology of Religion .

Introduction: "What is Social Theory?"
The Roots: Classical Social Theory
Karl Marx
Alienated Labor
The German Ideology (with Friedrich Engels)
Manifesto of the Communist Party (with Friedrich Engels)
The General Formula for Capital
�mile Durkheim
On Mechanical and Organic Solidarity
What Is a Social Fact?
Anomic Suicide
Primitive Classification (with Marcel Mauss)
The Human Meaning of Religion
Max Weber
"Objectivity" in Social Science and Social Policy
The Spirit of Capitalism
The Nature of Charismatic Domination
Class, Status, Party
Georg Simmel
The Problem of Sociology
Conflict as the Basis of Group Formation
The Stranger
The Philosophy of Money
Other Foundational Voices
Political Non-existence of Women
The Conservation of Races
The Dependence of Women
Pecuniary Canons of Taste
Utilization of Women in City Government
The Theory of Public Opinion
Voices Outside the Discipline
The Madman
What Pragmatism Means
The Eclipse of the Public
Civilization and Its Discontents
The Fusion of the 'I' and the 'Me' in Social Activities
The Branches: Contemporary Social Theory
Functionalism and Neofunctionalism
The Unanticipated Consequences of Social Action
The Subsystems of Society
Functional Differentiation
After Neofunctionalism
Conflict Theories
The Functions of Social Conflict
Culture and Politics
Conflict Groups and Group Conflict
The Basics of Conflict Theory
Symbolic Interaction, Phenomenology, and Ethnomethodology
Society as Symbolic Interaction
Indirect Social Relationships
Rules of Conversational Sequence
Studies of the Routine Grounds of Everyday Activities
Exchange Theory and Rational Choice Theory
Social Behavior as Exchange
Power-Dependence Relations
Human Capital and Social Capital
Formulation of Exchange Theory
Feminist Theory
Doing Gender
Subversive Bodily Acts
Toward an Afrocentric Feminist Epistemology
Sociology from Women's Experience: A Reaffirmation
Femininity and Masculinity
Theories of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
The Theoretical Status of the Concept of Race
Between Camps: Race and Culture in Postmodernity
Theorizing the "Modes of Incorporation,"
Ethnicity without Groups
Nationalism and the Cultures of Democracy
Critical Theory
Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
One-Dimensional Man
Traditional and Critical Theory
Personal Identity and Disrespect
Three Normative Models of Democracy
Contemporary Theories of Modernity
Shame and Repugnance
Spectacular Time
The Reflexivity of Modernity
Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity
Redistribution, Bruno Latour the. Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and Postmodernity
The Correspondence between Goods Production and Taste Production
On Living in a Liquid Modern World
Modern and Postmodern
World Systems and Globalization Theory
The Three Instances of Hegemony in the History of the Capitalist World-Economy
Mapping the Global Condition
Disjunction and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy
Theorizing Globalization
Further New Directions in Contemporary Social Theory
The Subject and Societal Movements
Interaction Ritual Theory
Materials for an Exploratory Theory of the Network Society
Mobile Sociology
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