Classical Sociological Theory

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-07-28
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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With one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory as lead author, this best-selling text gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major classical theorists and schools of sociological thought. Key theories are integrated with biographical sketches of theorists, placing readings in context and helping students understand the original works of classical authors as well as compare and contrast their theories.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Early Years

Chapter 2. A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Later Years

Chapter 3. August Comte

Chapter 4. Herbert Spencer

Chapter 5. Karl Marx

Chapter 6. Emile Durkheim

Chapter 7. Max Weber

Chapter 8. Georg Simmel

Chapter 9. Early Women Sociologists and Classical Sociological Theory, 1830-1930

Chapter 10. W.E.B. DuBois

Chapter 11. Thorstein Veblen

Chapter 12. Karl Mannheim

Chapter 13. George Herbert Mead

Chapter 14. Alfred Schutz

Chapter 15. Talcott Parsons

Appendix: Sociological Metatheorizing and a Metatheoretical Schema for Analyzing Sociological Theory

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