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The Wiley-Blackwell companion to major social theorists / edited by George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky.


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Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. : Malden [Mass.] : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
  • Book
  • 2 v. ; 26 cm.
Title Variation:
Companion to major social theorists
Major social theorists
Published in 2000 under title: The Blackwell companion to major social theorists.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Machine generated contents note: v. 1. Classical social theorists
  • Preface.
  • List of Contributors.
  • Introduction (Jeffrey Stepnisky).
  • 1. Ibn Khaldun (Syed Farid Alatas).
  • 2. Auguste Comte (Mary Pickering).
  • 3. Harriett Martineau (Susan Hoecker-Drysdale).
  • 4. Alexis de Tocqueville (Laura Janara).
  • 5. Karl Marx (Robert J. Antonio).
  • 6. Herbert Spencer (Mark Francis).
  • 7. Thorstein Veblen (Ken McCormick).
  • 8. Georg Simmel (Lawrence A. Scaff).
  • 9. Émile Durkheim (Tara Milbrandt and Frank Pearce).
  • 10. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Judith A. Allen).
  • 11. Max Weber (Stephen Kalberg).
  • 12. George Herbert Mead (Dmitri N. Shalin).
  • 13. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (Paul C. Taylor).
  • 14. Joseph Schumpeter (Harry F. Dahms).
  • 15. Karl Mannheim (Colin Loader).
  • 16. Alfred Schutz (Jochen Dreher).
  • 17. Talcott Parsons (Victor Lidz).
  • 18. Theodor W. Adorno (Harry F. Dahms).
  • Index.
  • v. 2. Contemporary social theoristss.
  • Preface.
  • List of Contributors.
  • Introduction (Jeffrey Stepnisky).
  • 1. Norbert Elias (Richard Kilminster and Stephen Mennell).
  • 2. Henri Lefebvre (Kanishka Goonewardena).
  • 3. Robert K. Merton (Charles Crothers).
  • 4. Harold Garfinkel (Anne Rawls).
  • 5. Erving Goffman (Greg Smith).
  • 6. Zygmunt Bauman (Peter Beilharz).
  • 7. Gilles Deleuze (Ian Buchanan).
  • 8. Richard Emerson (Karen S. Cook and Joseph M. Whitmeyer).
  • 9. James S. Coleman (Guillermina Jasso).
  • 10. Michel Foucault (Couze Venn).
  • 11. Dorothy Smith (Marie Campbell and Marjorie DeVault).
  • 12. Niklas Luhmann (Rudolf Stichweh).
  • 13. Jean Baudrillard (Douglas Kellner).
  • 14. Jürgen Habermas (William Outhwaite
  • 15. Pierre Bourdieu (Craig Calhoun).
  • 16. Immanuel Wallerstein (Christopher Chase-Dunn and Hiroko Inoue).
  • 17. Edward W. Said (Patrick Williams).
  • 18. Anthony Giddens (Christopher G.A. Bryant and David Jary).
  • 19. Giorgio Agamben (Catherine Mills).
  • 20. Ulrich Beck (Iain Wilkinson).
  • 21. Donna Haraway (Janet Wirth-Cauchon).
  • 22. Bruno Latour (Sal Restivo).
  • 23. Judith Butler (Moya Lloyd).
  • Index.
"Reflecting emerging research and ongoing reassessments of social theory, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists offers significant updates and revisions to the original Blackwell Companion published a decade ago. Volume I: Major Classical Theorists presents 18 comprehensive essays on social theorists writing in the classical tradition, more than half all-new for this Companion, written by some of the most eminent contemporary scholars in their field. In addition to detailing the make-up and development of specific social theories, each essay places the theorist and their ideas in personal, social, and historical context; and integrates the most current scholarship to offer assessments as to their continuing relevance. Well-known theorists such as Comte, Spencer, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Schutz, and Parsons are represented, as well as theorists historically excluded from the sociological canon, including Ibn Khaldun, Martineau, Gilman, and Du Bois. Other essays consider a set of classical theorists chosen for their particular relevance to contemporary theory: de Tocqueville on democracy, Schumpeter on capitalism, Mannheim on the sociology of knowledge, Veblen on consumer society, and Adorno on cultural theory. Edited by one of the most renowned figures in social theory, the Wiley-Blackwell Companion is an indispensable resource and reference to the life and times of the classical thinkers and their relevance to modern theorists and today's social world"-- Provided by publisher.
Ritzer, George.
Stepnisky, Jeffrey.
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