Invitation to Sociology: A Humanistic Perspective
The most popularly read, adapted, anthologized, and incorporated primer on sociology ever written for modern readers Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger lays the groundwork for a clear understanding of sociology in his straightforward introduction to the field, much loved by students, professors, and general readers. Berger aligns sociology in the humanist tradition—revealing its relationship to the humanities and philosophy—and establishes its importance in thinking critically about the modern world. Throughout, Berger presents the contributions of some of the most important sociologists of the time, including Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, Vilfredo Pareto, and Thorstein Veblen.
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Review: Invitation to Sociology: A Humanistic PerspectiveUser Review - Goodreads
Was a text for a class (and the cheapest textbook my entire college academic career so far). However, it is relatively rich and relevant for a book written in 1963. Great introduction to sociology.
Review: Invitation to Sociology: A Humanistic PerspectiveUser Review - Marios Kounas - Goodreads
It's a fine introduction to a sociologist's basic values and ideals for human societies. Berger points out the descipline's relation to related fields of study, as well as makes an Idealtypus of the qualities of mind that are the most required for performing sociology. Read full review
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2 SOCIOLOGY AS A FORM OF CONSCIOUSNESS
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4 SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVEMAN IN SOCIETY
5 SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVESOCIETY IN MAN