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9780385065290

Invitation to Sociology A Humanistic Perspective

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  • ISBN13:

    9780385065290

  • ISBN10:

    0385065299

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1963-03-01
  • Publisher: Anchor

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Peter L. Berger (Boston, MA) is University Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, at Boston University and the founder and Senior Research Fellow of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs. He has written numerous books on sociological theory, the sociology of religion, and Third World development. Professor Berger has received honorary degrees from Loyola University, University of Notre Dame, University of Geneva, University of Munich, Sofia University, and Renmin University of China.

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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