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The Wiley-Blackwell companion to major social theorists [electronic resource] / edited by George Ritzer, Jeffrey Stepnisky.



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Malden : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
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  • p. cm.
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Major social theorists
Published in 2000 under title: The Blackwell companion to major social theorists.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Front Matter
  • Introduction / George Ritzer
  • Introduction. Philosophy and Sociology / Stephen Turner
  • A Selective History of Sociology / Alan Sica
  • Quantitative Methods / Russell K Schutt
  • Qualitative Methods / Mitchell Duneier
  • Classical Sociological Theory / Alan Sica
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory / George Ritzer, William Yagatich
  • Basic Topics in Sociology. Action, Interaction, and Groups / Kimberly B Rogers, Lynn Smith-Lovin
  • Groups and Institutions, Structures and Processes / Murray Webster, Jane Sell
  • The Sociology of Organizations / Stewart R Clegg
  • Cultural Analysis / John Tomlinson
  • The Changing Life Course / Angela M O'Rand
  • Deviance / Nachman Ben-Yehuda
  • Criminology / Charles F Wellford
  • Critical Sexualities Studies / Ken Plummer
  • Feeling Class / Beverley Skeggs
  • Racial and Ethnic Issues / Brittany Chevon, Joe R Feagin
  • Genders and Sexualities in Global Context / Nancy A Naples, Barbara Gurr
  • Changing Families / Graham Allan, Emma Head
  • Sociology of Education / Maureen T Hallinan, Ge Liu
  • Sociology of Religion / Christian Smith, Robert D Woodberry
  • Current Directions in Medical Sociology / William C Cockerham
  • Media and Communications / John Durham, Jefferson D Pooley
  • Work and Employment / Steven P Vallas
  • The Sociology of Consumption / P J Rey, George Ritzer
  • Population / Suzanne M Bianchi, Vanessa Wight
  • Urbanization / Kevin Fox Gotham
  • Environmental Sociology / Richard York, Riley E Dunlap
  • Social Movements / Remy Cross, David A Snow
  • Globalization / Paul Dean, George Ritzer
  • Cutting Edge Issues in Sociology. After Neoliberalism / Robert J Antonio
  • Organized Coercion and Political Authority / Meyer Kestnbaum
  • Science and Technology / Mark Erickson, Frank Webster
  • The Internet, Web 2.0, and Beyond / Nathan Jurgenson, George Ritzer
  • Index.
  • Front Matter
  • Introduction / Jeffrey Stepnisky
  • Ibn Khaldun / Syed Farid Alatas
  • Auguste Comte / Mary Pickering
  • Harriet Martineau / Susan Hoecker-Drysdale
  • Alexis de Tocqueville / Laura Janara
  • Karl Marx / Robert J Antonio
  • Herbert Spencer / Mark Francis
  • Thorstein Veblen / Ken McCormick
  • Georg Simmel / Lawrence A Scaff
  • ¡mile Durkheim / Tara Milbrandt, Frank Pearce
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman / Judith A Allen
  • Max Weber / Stephen Kalberg
  • George Herbert Mead / Dmitri N Shalin
  • William Edward Burghardt Du Bois / Paul C Taylor
  • Joseph A. Schumpeter / Harry F Dahms
  • Karl Mannheim / Colin Loader
  • Alfred Schutz / Jochen Dreher
  • Talcott Parsons / Victor Lidz
  • Theodor W. Adorno / Harry F Dahms
  • Index.
  • Machine generated contents note: Classical.
  • 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.
  • Contemporary.
  • 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.
Electronic reproduction. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley InterScience, 2012. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Feb. 27, 2012). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Ritzer, George.
Stepnisky, Jeffrey.
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Print version: Wiley-Blackwell companion to major social theorists. Malden : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011 9781444396621 (OCoLC)729731724
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