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This comprehensive collection of classical sociological theory is a definitive guide to the roots of sociology from its undisciplined beginnings to its current influence on contemporary sociological debate. Explores influential works of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Mead, Simmel, Freud, Du Bois, Adorno, Marcuse, Parsons, and Merton Editorial introductions lend historical and intellectual perspective to the substantial readings Includes a new section with new readings on the immediate "pre-history" of sociological theory, including the Enlightenment and de Tocqueville Individual reading selections are updated throughout

Author Biography

Craig Calhoun is University Professor and Professor of Sociology and History at New York University, and President of the Social Science Research Council.

Joseph Gerteis is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

James Moody is Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University, North Carolina.

Steven Pfaff is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington.

Indermohan Virk is Visiting Lecturer in Sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Table of Contents

Classical Sociological Theory
Precursors to Sociological Theory
Introduction to Part I
‚«£Of the Natural Condition & the Commonwealth‚«†
‚«£Of the Social Contract‚«†
What is Enlightenment?
"The Wealth of Nations"
‚«£The Theory of Moral Sentiments‚«†
The Sociological Theory of Alexis de Tocqueville
Introduction to Part II
The Ancient Regime and the French Revolution
Democracy in America
‚«£Influence of Democracy on the Feelings of the Americans‚«†
‚«£Tyranny of the Majority‚«†
‚«£Influence of Democratic Ideas and Feelings on Society"
The Sociological Theory of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Introduction to Part II
Alienation and Historical Materialism
The German Ideology
Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844
History and Class Struggle
Manifesto of the Communist Party
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
Capitalism and the Labor Process
Wage‚«ŰLabour and Capital
The Sociological Theory of Emile Durkheim
Introduction to Part III
Society and Social Facts
‚«£The Rules of Sociological Method‚«†
Solidarity and Modern Life
‚«£The Division of Labor in Society‚«†
Origins of Collective Conscience
‚«£The Elementary Forms of Religious Life‚«†
Egoism and Anomie
Sociological Theory of Max Weber
Introduction to Part IV
Method of Social Science
"Objectivity‚«÷ in Social Science‚«†
‚«£Basic Sociological Terms‚«†
Religion and Rationality
‚«£The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism‚«†
Bureaucracy and Power
‚«£The Distribution of Power Within the Political Community: Class, Status, Party‚«†
‚«£The Types of Legitimate Domination‚«†
Self and Society in Classical Social Theory
Introduction to Part V
George Herbert Mead
‚«£The Self‚«†
Georg Simmel
‚«£The Stranger‚«†
‚«£Group Expansion and the Development of Individuality‚«†
‚«£The Dyad and the Triad‚«†
Sigmund Freud
‚«£Civilization and its Discontents‚«†
W. E. B. Du Bois
‚«£The Souls of Black Folk‚«†
Thomas & Thomas
‚«£Definition of the Situation‚«† (or ‚«£Regulation of the Wishes‚«†?
Critical Theory and the Sociology of Knowledge
Introduction to Part VI
Max Horkheimer
‚«£Traditional and Critical Theory‚«†
Walter Benjamin
‚«£The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction‚«†
Max Horkheimer and Theodore Adorno
‚«£The Culture Industry‚«†
Herbert Marcuse
‚«£One Dimensional Man‚«†
Structural‚«ŰFunctional Analysis
Introduction to Part VII
Talcott Parsons
‚«£The Position of Sociological Theory‚«†
‚«£An Outline of the Social System‚«†
Robert Merton
‚«£Manifest and Latent Functions‚«†
‚«£On Sociological Theories of the Middle Range‚«†
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