Four Sociological Traditions: Selected Readings by Randall Collins

Four Sociological Traditions: Selected Readings

EditorRandall Collins

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This concise, engaging anthology contains the most significant and representative selections from the four major schools of sociological thought. The intellectual highlights of each school are presented, and readings range from the classics to the contemporary. Brief introductions andcommentary guide the student to the key contributions in each selection. Designed to accompany Four Sociological Traditions, this anthology is entirely self-contained and may also be used separately.

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Randall Collins is at University of California, Riverside.
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Title:Four Sociological Traditions: Selected ReadingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 5.39 × 7.99 × 0.71 inPublished:March 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019508702X

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Table of Contents

1. The Conflict TraditionKarl Marx and Friedrich Engels: History as Class StruggleKarl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Materialism and the Theory of IdeologyKarl Marx: The Class Basis of Politics and RevolutionMax Weber: The Origin of Modern CapitalismRalf Dahrendorf: Power Divisions as the Basis of Class ConflictGerhard E. Lenski: A Theory of InequalityRandall Collins: A Conflict Theory of Stratification2. The Rational/Utilitarian TraditionGeorge C. Homans: Social Exchange among Equals and UnequalsJames G. March and Herbert A. Simon: Bounded Rationality and SatisficingThomas C. Schelling: Tacit CoordinationMancur Olson: Public Goods and the Free Rider ProblemJames S. Coleman: The Realization of Effective Norms3. The Durkheimian TraditionEmile Durkheim: Pre-contractual SolidarityEmile Durkheim: Social Rituals and Sacred ObjectsHenri Hubert and Marcel Mauss: The Social Circulation of Sentiments, Magic, and MoneyClaude Levi-Strauss: Kinship as Sexual Property ExchangeErving Coffman: The Nature of Deference and DemeanorWarren O. Hagstrom: Social Control in ScienceMary Douglas: Grid and Group4. The Microinteractionist TraditionCharles Horton Cooley: Society Is in the MindGeorge Herbert Mead: Thought as Internalized ConversationHerbert Blumer: Symbolic InteractionismHugh Mehan and Houston Wood: The Ethnomethodology of the Human Reality ConstructorErving Goffman: Frame Analysis

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This book is text presents a concise intellectual history of sociology organized around the development of four classic schools of thought:

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"A superb collection to accompany Four Sociological Traditions or to be used on its own or with other texts."--Anton K. Jacobs, William Jewell College