Classical Sociological Theory

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2012-01-17
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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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
âÇ£Of the Natural Condition & the CommonwealthâÇ 
âÇ£Of the Social ContractâÇ 
What is Enlightenment?
"The Wealth of Nations"
âÇ£The Theory of Moral SentimentsâÇ 
The Sociological Theory of Alexis de Tocqueville
Introduction to Part II
The Ancient Regime and the French Revolution
Democracy in America
âÇ£Influence of Democracy on the Feelings of the AmericansâÇ 
âÇ£Tyranny of the MajorityâÇ 
âÇ£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
WageâÇôLabour and Capital
The Sociological Theory of Emile Durkheim
Introduction to Part III
Society and Social Facts
âÇ£The Rules of Sociological MethodâÇ 
Solidarity and Modern Life
âÇ£The Division of Labor in SocietyâÇ 
Origins of Collective Conscience
âÇ£The Elementary Forms of Religious LifeâÇ 
Egoism and Anomie
Sociological Theory of Max Weber
Introduction to Part IV
Method of Social Science
"ObjectivityâÇÖ in Social ScienceâÇ 
âÇ£Basic Sociological TermsâÇ 
Religion and Rationality
âÇ£The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of CapitalismâÇ 
Bureaucracy and Power
âÇ£The Distribution of Power Within the Political Community: Class, Status, PartyâÇ 
âÇ£The Types of Legitimate DominationâÇ 
Self and Society in Classical Social Theory
Introduction to Part V
George Herbert Mead
âÇ£The SelfâÇ 
Georg Simmel
âÇ£The StrangerâÇ 
âÇ£Group Expansion and the Development of IndividualityâÇ 
âÇ£The Dyad and the TriadâÇ 
Sigmund Freud
âÇ£Civilization and its DiscontentsâÇ 
W. E. B. Du Bois
âÇ£The Souls of Black FolkâÇ 
Thomas & Thomas
âÇ£Definition of the SituationâÇ  (or âÇ£Regulation of the WishesâÇ ?
Critical Theory and the Sociology of Knowledge
Introduction to Part VI
Max Horkheimer
âÇ£Traditional and Critical TheoryâÇ 
Walter Benjamin
âÇ£The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical ReproductionâÇ 
Max Horkheimer and Theodore Adorno
âÇ£The Culture IndustryâÇ 
Herbert Marcuse
âÇ£One Dimensional ManâÇ 
StructuralâÇôFunctional Analysis
Introduction to Part VII
Talcott Parsons
âÇ£The Position of Sociological TheoryâÇ 
âÇ£An Outline of the Social SystemâÇ 
Robert Merton
âÇ£Manifest and Latent FunctionsâÇ 
âÇ£On Sociological Theories of the Middle RangeâÇ 
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