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Classical Theory and Modern Studies: Introduction to Sociological Theory, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Mark Abrahamson

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 6, 2009

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Classical Theory and Modern Studies discusses the major figures in the classical period of sociological theory to convey to students an understanding of the backgrounds of contemporary sociology, while following closely to the primary work of the major figures themselves. The text presents classical theory in a way that would lead students to appreciate its continuing relevance. 

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

 

 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: Harriet Martineau

Chapter Three: Karl Marx (1): Philosophical Analyses

Chapter Four: Karl Marx (2): Economic Analyses

Chapter Five: Max Weber (1): Conceptual Approach

Chapter Six: Max Weber (2): On Social Organization

Chapter Seven: Emile Durkheim (1): Division Of Labor And Elementary Religion

Chapter Eight: Emile Durkheim (2): Rules And Suicide

Chapter Nine: Georg Simmel

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter One: Introduction

            Modernization

            Post-Modern Relevance

            The Supporting Cast

            Endnotes

 

Chapter Two: Harriet Martineau

         Biography

            American Society

            How To Observe

            Research Box 2-1: The Meaning Of Cell Phone Use Among

                 Poor Jamaicans

            In The Sick Room

            On Women

            Research Box 2-2: Education And The Gender Gap In Income

            Marriage And Divorce

            Endnotes

 

Chapter Three: Karl Marx (1): Philosophical Analyses

            Biography

            Hegel And The Dialectic

            Religion

            Alienation And Private Property

            Research Box 3-1: Alienation Among Service Workers

            Social Classes

            The Proletariat Revolution

            Research Box 3-2: Social Class And Class Consciousness

            The Failure Of Soviet Communism

            Endnotes

 

Chapter Four: Karl Marx (2): Economic Analyses

            Base And Superstructure

            The Value Of Commodities

            The Circulation Of Commodities

            The Fetishism Of Commodities

            The Commodification Thesis

            Research Box 4-1: Commodities And Identities

            The Accumulation Of Capital

            The Army Of The Unemployed

            Research Box 4-2: Unemployment And Pretrial Incarceration

            Purchasing Labor Power

            Surplus Value And Surplus Profit

            Crisis And Revolution

            Endnotes

 

Chapter Five: Max Weber (1): Conceptual Approach

            Biography

            Understanding Social Action

            Ideal Types

            Value Free

            Legitimacy And Validity

            Research Box 5-1: Legitimacy And Permanence Among Hospitals

            Types Of Legitimacy

            Research Box 5-2: Charismatic Leadership During Crises

            Rationality

            Rational-Legal Bureaucracy

            Endnotes

 

Chapter Six: Max Weber (2): On Social Organization

The Protestant Ethic And The Spirit Of Capitalism

            Research Box 6-1: Are Protestants’ And Catholics’ Community

                 Ties Still Different?

            The Decline Of Households

            City Life

            Research Box 6-2: City Size, Culture And Helping Strangers

            Stratification

            Research Box 6-3: The Different Effects Of Class And Status

            Endnotes

 

Chapter Seven: Emile Durkheim (1): Division Of Labor And

                   Elementary Religion

         Biography

            The Division Of Labor

            Solidarity And The Collective Conscience

            Research Box 7-1: The Threat Of Physical Harm As A Deterrent

                 To Crime

            Economic Hegemony

            Research Box 7-2: Family Inheritance Patterns

            Anomie

            Elementary Religion

            Sacred And Profane

            Research Box 7-3: The Profane Body And The Sacred Soul

            Collective Representations

            Collective Effervescence

            Social Emergence

            Endnotes

 

Chapter Eight: Emile Durkheim (2): Rules And Suicide

            How To Observe

            Defining Social Facts

            Explaining Social Facts

            Research Box 8-1: The Function Of Keeping Women Out Of War

            Functional Integration

            Defining Suicide As A Social Fact

            Research Box 8-2: Social Integration And The Suicide Rate

            Social Fact Or Social Construction?

            Marital Status And Gender

            Types Of Suicide

            Endnotes

 

Chapter Nine: Georg Simmel

            Biography

            Sociology As The Study Of Form

            Research Box 9-1: To Separate Others Or To Unite Them

            The Stranger

            Research Box 9-2: The Targets Of Hate Groups As Strangers

            Webs Of Affiliation

            Secrecy

            Research Box 9-3: Women In Secret, Sexual Relationships

            Money

            Endnotes

 

 

 

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