Professor Jones gives a succinct and critical analysis of the sociological theories and methodology of Emile Durkheim. He focuses on four of Durkheim's books -- The Division Of Labour In Society (1893), The Rules Of Sociological Method (1895) and The Elementary Forms Of Religious Life (1912). With an illuminating chapter analysis of each work, this text is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students.
The Social Lens: An Invitation to Social and Sociological Theory, Second Edition is an upper division undergraduate social theory textbook that introduces the student to the major classical and contemporary theorists. The theorists were chosen for the diversity of their perspectives as well as their ability to introduce the student to contemporary theory. Dr. Allan uses a lively informative writing style to engage the students in the eras of social change that spawned the major sociological theories and then applies them to the current era, which also is experiencing major social change.
Continually praised for its conversational tone, personal examples, and helpful pedagogical tools, the exciting Third Edition of Kenneth Allan's Explorations in Classical Sociological Theory: Seeing the Social World has been reorganized around the modern ideas of progress, knowledge, and democracy. With a historical thread woven throughout the chapters, the book presents a diverse selection of major classical theorists: marx, Spencer, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Schutz, Martineau Gilman, Du Bois, and Parsons. Author Kenneth Allan focuses on the specific views of each theorist, rather than schools of thought, and highlights modernity and postmodernity to help readers understand how classical theory applies to their lives.
Explorations in Classical Sociological Theory: Seeing the Social World, Second Edition is an undergraduate sociological theory textbook that introduces the student to the major classical theorists, including Marx, Spencer, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Schutz, Gilman, and Du Bois. The theorists were chosen for the diversity of their perspectives as well as their ability to introduce the student to contemporary theory. Kenneth Allan uses a lively informative writing style to engage the students in the eras of social change that spawned the major sociological theories and then applies them to the current era, which also is experiencing major social change. Features and benefits: · The book includes a glossary of terms. Each of the theorist’s important concepts are highlighted in the text and clear definitions provided in the glossary. This feature is particularly important because theory is made up of terms and concepts and without the use of a glossary, it is very easy for the undergraduate theory student to lose track of the terms and meanings. · While the book is organized primarily around the individual theorist’s perspective, a categorical scheme is also provided so the student can roughly situate the theorists and decide for themselves some of sociology’s big questions. The scheme provided in the book is not the one usually used by textbooks. The more commonly used scheme (conflict, functional, interaction) hides some really important questions that the student needs to consider (for example, is society an object or does it exist only through interpretations?). · The book provides an appendix with complete definitions of most of sociology’s major "perspectives" e.g., critical theory (including feminism, race, and queer theory, postmodernism, and so on), exchange theory, rational choice theory, dramaturgy, ethnomethodology, structuration, network theory, ecological theory, social phenomenology, and so on. · The book introduces the power and poetry of theory by extensive use of original source material from the theorists writings.
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This study of Durkheim seeks to help the reader to achieve a historical understanding of his ideas and to form critical judgments about their value. To some extent these tow aims are contradictory. On the one hand, one seeks to understand: what did Durkheim really mean, how did he see the world, how did his ideas related to one another and how did they develop, how did they related to their biographical and historical context, how were they received, what influence did they have and to what criticism were they subjected, what was it like not to make certain distinctions, not to see certain errors, of fact or of logic, not to know what has subsequently become known? On the other hand, one seeks to assess: how valuable and how valid are the ideas, to what fruitful insights and explanations do they lead, how do they stand up to analysis and to the evidence, what is their present value? Yet it seems that it is only by inducing oneself not to see and only by seeing them that one can make a critical assessment. The only solution is to pursue both aims--seeing and not seeing--simultaneously. More particularly, this book has the primary object of achieving that sympathetic understanding without which no adequate critical assessment is possible. It is a study in intellectual history which is also intended as a contribution to sociological theory.
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Methodologie und Methoden, Note: Leistungsnachweis, Universität Duisburg-Essen (FB Soziologie), Veranstaltung: Einführung in die Soziologie, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Max Weber wird am 21. April 1864 in Erfurt geboren, sein Vater war ein nationalliberaler Politiker und später Abgeordneter. Diese nationalliberale Einstellung im Elternhaus prägte Weber entscheidend für sein späteres Leben. Weber studierte Jura, Nationalökonomie, Philosophie und Geschichte in verschiedenen Städten, seine Studienzeit wurde aber durch den Wehrdienst unterbrochen. Er promovierte mit Auszeichnung in Jura und die Habilitation folgte drei Jahre später in römischem Recht und Handelsrecht. Im Alter von 28 Jahren veröffentlicht Weber im Auftrag des Vereins für Sozialpolitik die Studie „Die Verhältnisse der Landarbeiter im ostelbischen Deutschland“, diese Schrift bestätigte seinen wissenschaftlichen Ruf. In dieser Schrift fordert Weber die Schließung der deutschen Grenzen gegen das Eindringen polnischer Arbeiter, da er der Meinung war, dass gesunde Bevölkerungsverhältnisse eine grundlegende Voraussetzung für eine jede Volkswirtschaft sind.1 Im Jahre 1893 heiratete Weber Marianne Schnitger, die spätere Frauenrechtlerin, eine der Hauptfiguren der Frauenbewegung. Ein Jahr später wird er zum Professor der Nationalökonomie an der Universität Freiburg/Breisgau berufen, in seiner dortigen Antrittsvorlesung legte er den Grundstein für sein später entwickeltes Werturteilsfreiheitpostulat der Wissenschaften. 1897 übernimmt Weber den Lehrstuhl für Nationalökonomie an der Heidelberger Universität, diesen muß er jedoch wegen einer Erkrankung aufgeben, insgesamt sieben Jahre kann er nur eingeschränkt arbeiten, in dieser Zeit unternimmt er mehrere Reisen durch Europa und Amerika. Erst nach dieser Zeit publiziert Weber wieder, er veröffentlicht unter anderem die Schriften „Die `Objektivität ́ sozialwissenschaftlicher und sozialpolitischer Erkenntnis“ sowie „Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus“. In der erstgenannten Schrift stellt Weber dar, dass es nicht Aufgabe einer Erfahrungswissenschaft sei, bindende Normen und Ideale zu ermitteln. In letzterer zeigt er auf wie die Religion das wirtschaftliche Verhalten prägt, die Protestanten haben laut Weber eher [...]
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