The Blackwell companion to major classical social theorists [electronic resource]
- Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2003.
- Physical description
- xii, 436 p. ; 25 cm.
- Blackwell companions to sociology.
- Ritzer, George.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface. List of Contributors. Introduction: Narratives, Geistesgeschichtes, and the History of Social Theory (Doug J. Goodman). 1. Auguste Comte (Mary Pickering). 2. Harriet Martineau (Susan Hoecker-Drysdale). 3. Herbert Spencer (Jonathan H. Turner). 4. Karl Marx (Robert J. Antonio). 5. Max Weber (Stephen Kalberg). 6. Emile Durkheim (Robert Alun Jones). 7. Georg Simmel (Lawrence Scaff). 8. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Charles Lemert). 9. George Herbert Mead (Dimitri N. Shalin). 10. W.E.B. DuBois (Charles Lemert). 11. Alfred Schutz (Mary Rogers). 12. Talcott Parsons (Victor Lidz). Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theorists provides a comprehensive review of classical social theory. In original essays especially commissioned for this volume leading experts and practitioners examine the life and work of 12 major theorists. Contributors discuss the social and intellectual context of the theorists' writings, and offer an analysis of their impact over time. Each chapter balances systematic treatment of a particular theorist with personal interpretations of the theorist's work. Edited by a leading figure in social theory, this Companion offers an indispensable resource and reference to the life and times of the thinkers who have tried to make sense of our social surroundings. Includes 12 original essays by leading scholars on major classical social theorists. Covers the key figures who shaped social theory, such as Marx, Weber and Durkheim, as well as additional classical theorists such as Harriet Martineau and W. E. B. Du Bois. Essays include biographical sketches, the social and intellectual context, and the impact of the thinker's work on social theory generally. Includes bibliographies of the theorist's most important works as well as key secondary works. Can be used in conjunction with The Blackwell Companion to Major Contemporary Social Theorists, edited by George Ritzer, for a complete reference source in social theory.
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- Publication date
- edited by George Ritzer.
- Blackwell companions to sociology
- Originally published, together with The Blackwell companion to major contemporary social theorists, as The Blackwell companion to major social theorists in 2000.
- Electronic reproduction. New York, N.Y. : Blackwell, 2008. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on June 27, 2008). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
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- Blackwell companion to major social theorists.
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