9780078111556

Readings in Social Theory

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078111556

  • ISBN10:

    0078111552

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/23/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Following a chronological organization, this highly regarded anthology of primary readings in sociological theory covers the major theorists and schools from classic to contemporary, modernist, and postmodernist. Its comprehensive coverage and excellent introductions make this book appealing as a main text for instructors who want to encourage students to read and interpret original sources, or as a supplement for those who use a traditional main text.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Classic Tradition to Post-Modernism: An Overview
The Classic Tradition
Alienation, Class Struggle, and Class Consciousness
Introduction
The Manifesto of the Communist Party
The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof
Anomie and Social Integration
Introduction
"Egoistic Suicide and Anomic Suicide"
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
The Iron Cage
Introduction
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
"Bureaucracy"
"Class, Status, Party"
"Power, Domination & Types of Authority"
Dialectic of Individual and Society
Introduction
"The Metropolis and Mental Life"
"The Stranger"
The Emergent Self
Introduction
"Mind, Self, and Society"
Double Consciousness and the Public Intellectual
Introduction
"The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study"
"The Souls of Black Folk"
Contemporary Sociological Theory
Functionalism
Introduction
"Some Principles of Stratification"
"The System of Modern Societies"
"Manifest and Latent Functions"
Conflict Theory
Introduction
"Social Structure, Group Interests, and Conflict Groups"
"The Structure of Power in America"
"The Ironies of Diversity"
Exchange Theory and Rational Choice
Introduction
"Social Behavior as Exchange"
"Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital"
Phenomenological Sociology and Ethnomethodology
Introduction
"Common-Sense and Scientific Interpretation of Human Action"
"The Sacred Canopy"
"Studies of the Routine Grounds of Everyday Activities"
Symbolic Interaction
Introduction
"Society as Symbolic Interaction"
"The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life"
"Exploring the Managed Heart"
Modernism and Post-Modernism
Critical Theory
Introduction
"One-Dimensional Man"
"Religion in the Public Sphere"
Post-Modernism
Introduction
"The Carceral"
"The Post-Modern Condition: A Report on Knowledge"
After Post-Modernism
Sex, Gender, Queer Theory and Race
Introduction
"Women's Experience as a Radical Critique of Sociology"
"Black Feminist Thought"
"Doing Gender"
"Deconstructing Queer Theory"
"Critical Race Theory"
Globalization
Global Society: Two Perspectives
Introduction
"The Terrorist Threat: World Risk Society Revisited"
"Globalism's Discontents"
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