Classical Theory and Modern Studies Introduction to Sociological Theory

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  • Copyright: 2009-06-12
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Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Our Approachp. 2
Modernizationp. 3
Post-Modern Relevancep. 5
The Supporting Castp. 7
Endnotesp. 16
Harriet Martineaup. 18
Biographyp. 18
American Societyp. 20
How to Observep. 23
The Meaning of Cell Phone Use Among Poor Jamaicansp. 25
In the Sick Roomp. 27
On Womenp. 30
Education and the Gender Gap in Incomep. 32
Marriage and Divorcep. 33
Endnotesp. 36
Karl Marx (1): Philosophical Analysesp. 39
Biographyp. 39
Hegel and the Dialecticp. 41
Religionp. 44
Alienation and Private Propertyp. 46
Money and Creditp. 47
Alienation Among Service Workersp. 51
Social Classesp. 52
The Proletariat Revolutionp. 56
Class Position and Class Consciousnessp. 58
The Failure of Soviet Communismp. 59
Endnotesp. 60
Karl Marx (2): Economic Analysesp. 62
Base and Superstructurep. 63
The Value of Commoditiesp. 65
The Circulation of Commoditiesp. 66
The Fetishism of Commoditiesp. 67
The Commodification Thesisp. 69
Commodities and Identitiesp. 71
The Accumulation of Capitalp. 72
The Army of the Unemployedp. 73
Unemployment and Pretrial Incarcerationp. 75
Purchasing Labor-Powerp. 76
Surplus Value and Surplus Profitp. 78
Crisis and Revolutionp. 79
Endnotesp. 80
Max Weber (1): Conceptual Methodologyp. 82
Understanding Social Actionp. 84
Ideal Typesp. 86
Value Freep. 87
Legitimacy and Validityp. 89
Legitimacy and Permanence Among Hospitalsp. 92
Types of Legitimacyp. 93
Charismatic Leadership During Crisesp. 96
Rational-Legal Bureaucracyp. 101
Endnotesp. 104
Max Weber (2): On Social Organizationp. 106
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalismp. 106
Are Protestants' and Catholics' Community Ties Still Different?p. 113
The Decline of Householdsp. 115
City Lifep. 117
City Size, Culture, and Helping Strangersp. 119
Stratificationp. 120
The Different Effects of Class and Statusp. 125
Endnotesp. 127
Emile Durkheim (1): Division of Labor and Elementary Religionp. 129
Biographyp. 129
The Division of Laborp. 131
Solidarity and the Collective Consciencep. 133
The Threat of Physical Harm as a Deterrent to Crimep. 136
Economic Hegemonyp. 137
Family Inheritance Patternsp. 138
Anomiep. 140
Elementary Religionp. 141
Sacred and Profanep. 143
The Profane Body and the Sacred Soulp. 144
Collective Representationsp. 146
Collective Effervescencep. 148
Social Emergencep. 149
Endnotesp. 150
Emile Durkheim (2): Rules and Suicidep. 152
How to Observep. 152
Defining Social Factsp. 155
Explaining Social Factsp. 157
The Function of Keeping Women Out of Warp. 159
Functional Integrationp. 160
Defining Suicide as a Social Factp. 161
Social Integration and the Suicide Ratep. 164
Social Fact or Social Construction?p. 166
Marital Status and Genderp. 167
Types of Suicidep. 169
Endnotesp. 171
Georg Simmelp. 173
Biographyp. 173
Sociology as the Study of Formp. 175
To Separate Others or to Unite Themp. 179
The Strangerp. 180
The Targets of Hate Groups as Strangersp. 182
Webs of Affiliationp. 183
Secrecyp. 185
Women in Secret, Sexual Relationshipsp. 188
Moneyp. 189
Endnotesp. 191
Indexp. 193
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