Social Theory: Essential Readings

Paperback | April 1, 2003

EditorGordon Bailey, Noga Gayle

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This substantial book is a well-constructed anthology of 35 essential readings that traces the development of sociological thought from time-honoured classics to the vital new terrain of feminist, post-colonial, and postmodern theory.

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This substantial book is a well-constructed anthology of 35 essential readings that traces the development of sociological thought from time-honoured classics to the vital new terrain of feminist, post-colonial, and postmodern theory.

Noga Gayle and Gordon Bailey are both in the Sociology Department at Capilano College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9 × 7 × 1 inPublished:April 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019541814X

ISBN - 13:9780195418149

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Part I. Classical Social TheoristsIntroductionAuguste Comte (1798-1857)Introduction and Major WorksThe Spirit of Positive ScienceHarriet Martineau (1818-1883)Introduction and Major WorksAn Excerpt from Society in AmericaKarl Marx (1818-1883)Introduction and Major WorksThe Materialist Conception of HistoryTheses on FeuerbachAlienated LabourThe German IdeologyThe Class StruggleThe Communist ManifestoFriedrich Engels (1820-1895)Introduction and Major WorksThe Overthrow of the Mother-Right and Monogamous MarriageHerbert Spencer (1820-1903)Introduction and Major WorksSociety and 'Survival of the Fittest'Emile Durkheim (1858-1917)Introduction and Major WorksThe Division of Labor in SocietySociological MethodEgoistic and Anamic SuicideReligion as a Collective ForceMax Weber (1864-1920)Introduction and Major WorksClass, Status, and PartySocial Scientific MethodThe Definition of Sociology and Social ActionLegitmate DominationBureaucracyThe Protestant Ethic and The Spirit of CaptialismCharles Horton Cooley (1864-1929)Introduction and Major WorksThe Social SelfGeorge Herbert Mead (1863-1931)Introduction and Major WorksThe Significant Other and the Generalized OtherPart II. Contemporary Social TheoristsIntroductionJessie Bernard (1903- )Introduction and Major WorksWomenC. Wright Mills (1916-1962)Introduction and Major WorksThe Promise of SociologyErving Goffman (1922-1982)Introduction and Major WorksThe Presentation of SelfMichel Foucault (1926-1984)Introduction and Major WorksSexualityDorothy Smith (1926- )Introduction and Major WorksFeminism and Marxism - A Place to Begin, A Way to GoA Peculiar Eclipsing: Women's Exclusion from Man's CultureJurgen Habermas (1929- )Introduction and Major WorksTechnology and Science as "Ideology"Edward Said (1935- )Introduction and Major WorksLatent and Manifest OrientalismRepresentations of the IntellectualCatharine A. MacKinnon (1946- )Introduction and Major WorksA Feminist Critique of Marx and EngelsMike Featherstone (1946- )Introduction and Major WorksIntroduction: Globalizing Cultural ComplexityBell Hooks (1952- )Introduction and Major WorksThe Significance of FeminismFeminism: A Movement to End Sexist Oppression