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This classic text explores the lives and ideas of the social thinkers who have shaped and continue to forge traditions in sociology. Focusing on the great names in the field, it weaves biographical and conceptual details into a tapestry of the history of social thought of the 19th and 20th centuries. Written in a narrative style that is accessible and exciting, this text serves as an excellent supplement for courses in social and sociological theory, the history of social thought, the history of sociology, and introduction to sociology. .
Table of Contents
|Society and Illusion|
|The vicissitudes of nineteenth-century rationalism|
|The Prophets of Paris: Saint-Simon and Comte|
|Sociology in the Underground: Karl Marx|
|The Last Gentleman: Alexis de Tocqueville|
|Do-Gooders, Evolutionists and Racists|
|Dreyfus' Empire: Emile Durkheim|
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