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Classical sociological theory / George Ritzer.

By: Ritzer, George.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c1992Description: xx, 454 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0070529728.Subject(s): Sociology -- History | Sociology -- Methodology -- History | Sociologists -- BiographyDDC classification: 301.01 Online resources: WorldCat details | E-book Fulltext
Contents:
Table of contents An historical sketch of sociological theory - the early years; a historical sketch of sociological theory - the later years; Auguste Comte - toward a positivistic sociology and a positivistic society; Herbert Spencer - evolutionary theory; Karl Marx - the critique of capitalism; Emile Durkheim - the sociology of moral restraint; Max Weber - the iron cage of rationality; George Simmel - the tragedy of culture; George Herbert Mead - mind, self and society; Alfred Schutz - a sociology of the life world; Talcott Parsons - toward theoretical integration. Appendix - sociological metatheorizing and a metatheoretical schema for analyzing sociological theory.
Summary: Designed as a comprehensive overview of the history of sociological theory and the work of the major theorists, with biographical chapters on such theorists as Comte, Mead, Schutz, Parsons and Spencer, this text is designed for both undergraduates and graduates.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-426) and indexes.

Table of contents An historical sketch of sociological theory - the early years; a historical sketch of sociological theory - the later years; Auguste Comte - toward a positivistic sociology and a positivistic society; Herbert Spencer - evolutionary theory; Karl Marx - the critique of capitalism; Emile Durkheim - the sociology of moral restraint; Max Weber - the iron cage of rationality; George Simmel - the tragedy of culture; George Herbert Mead - mind, self and society; Alfred Schutz - a sociology of the life world; Talcott Parsons - toward theoretical integration. Appendix - sociological metatheorizing and a metatheoretical schema for analyzing sociological theory.

Designed as a comprehensive overview of the history of sociological theory and the work of the major theorists, with biographical chapters on such theorists as Comte, Mead, Schutz, Parsons and Spencer, this text is designed for both undergraduates and graduates.

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