Invitation to Sociology

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1963-03-01
  • Publisher: Anchor

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This lucid book presents the discipline of sociology to both the general reader and the student. Viewing sociology in the humanist tradition, Berger points out its affinity to history and philosophy, as well as its need for scientific procedures.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Sociology as an Individual Pastimep. 1
Sociology as a Form of Consciousnessp. 25
Excursus: Alternation and Biography (Or: How to Acquire a Prefabricated Past)p. 54
Sociological Perspective--Man in Societyp. 66
Sociological Perspective--Society in Manp. 93
Sociological perspective--Society as Dramap. 122
Excursus: Sociological Machiavellianism and Ethics (Or: How to Acquire Scruples and Keep on Cheating)p. 151
Sociology as a Humanistic Disciplinep. 164
Bibliographical Commentsp. 177
Indexp. 187
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