Classical Sociological Theory

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Craig Calhoun
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 17, 2012 - Social Science - 557 pages
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This comprehensive collection of classical sociological theory is a definitive guide to the roots of sociology from its undisciplined beginnings to its current influence on contemporary sociological debate. 

  • Explores influential works of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Mead, Simmel, Freud, Du Bois, Adorno, Marcuse, Parsons, and Merton
  • Editorial introductions lend historical and intellectual perspective to the substantial readings
  • Includes a new section with new readings on the immediate "pre-history" of sociological theory, including the Enlightenment and de Tocqueville
  • Individual reading selections are updated throughout
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Precursors to Sociological Theory
19
Of the Natural Condition and the Commonwealth from Leviathan
30
Of the Social Contract from The Social Contract
38
What is Enlightenment? from Immanuel Kant The Philosophy ofKant
50
The Theory of Moral Sentiments from The Theory ofMoral Sentiments
67
The Sociological Theory of Alexis de Tocqueville
83
The Old Régime and the French Revolution from The Old Régime
94
Objectivity in Social Science from The Methodology
273
and Economic Organization
280
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism from Protestant
291
The Types of Legitimate Domination from The Theory
320
Essays in Sociology
328
Self and Society in Sociological Theory
339
From the Standpoint
347
On Individuality
361

Influence of Democracy on the Feelings of the Americans
103
The Sociological Theory of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
133
Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
146
Manifesto of the Communist Party from Collected Works Volume 6
156
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte from Collected Works
172
Selected Writings
182
Classes from Collected Works Volume 37
190
The Rules of Sociological Method from The Rules
201
The Division of Labor in Society from The Division
220
The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life from Elementary
243
A Study in Sociology
255
PartV The Sociological Theory of Max Weber
265
The Dyad and the Triad from The Sociology ofGeorg Simmel
382
Civilization and its Discontents from Civilization and its Discontents
396
The Souls of Black Folk from The Souls ofBlack Folk
404
The Regulation of the Wishes from The Unadjusted Girl
410
Critical Theory and the Sociology of Knowledge
419
Selected Essays
425
The Culture Industry from The Dialectic ofEnlightenment
465
Studies
478
The Position of Sociological Theory from The Position
495
Manifest and Latent Functions from Social Theory
523
Index
543
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About the author (2012)

Craig Calhoun is University Professor and Professor of Sociology and History at New York University, and President of the Social Science Research Council.

Joseph Gerteis is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

James Moody is Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University, North Carolina.

Steven Pfaff is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington.

Indermohan Virk is Visiting Lecturer in Sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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