Social Theory, Volume I : From Classical to Modern Theory, Third Edition

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    • Contributors:
      Garner, Roberta, Editor; Hancock, Black Hawk, Editor
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      Toronto, CA: University of Toronto Press Higher Education, 2014. 3 ed.
    • Publication Date:
      2014
    • Abstract:
      Part I Beginnings. Chapter 1: Inventing the Lens --Part II Classical Theory. Chapter 2: Marxist Theory -- Chapter 3: The Social Theory of Émile Durkheim -- Chapter 4: The Social Theory of Max Weber -- Chapter 5: The Individual in Society : Simmel and Freud --Part III The Middle Years. Chapter 6: The American Emergence -- Chapter 7: Reconstructed Marxism -- Chapter 8: American Hegemony and Its Critics.
      The third edition of this popular reader reflects considerable changes. With over seventy readings representing a wide diversity of theorists, it offers a breadth of coverage not available in other collections. The framework for understanding theory as a set of conversations over time is maintained and deepened, with a focus on key transitional theorists who helped pave the way from classical to contemporary theory. New contextual and biographical materials surround the primary readings, and each chapter includes a study guide with key terms, discussion questions, and innovative classroom exercises. The result is a fresh and expansive take on social theory that foregrounds a plurality of perspectives and defines contemporary trends in the field, while being both an accessible and manageable teaching tool.--publisher's description.
      The third edition of this popular reader reflects considerable changes. The framework for understanding theory as a set of conversations over time is maintained and deepened, pairing classical with contemporary readings to illustrate the ways in which theory continues to be reinterpreted over time. Volume I has been completely reorganized, with new contextual and biographical materials surrounding the primary readings, and end-of-chapter study guides that include key terms, discussion questions, and innovative classroom exercises. The result is a fresh and expansive take on social theory that foregrounds a plurality of perspectives and reflects contemporary trends in the field, while being an accessible and manageable teaching tool.
      This book is a fresh and expansive take on social theory that foregrounds a plurality of perspectives and reflects contemporary trends in the field, while being an accessible and manageable teaching tool.
      Preface Acknowledgments Reading Theory: A General Introduction Part I: Beginnings Introduction Chapter 1: Inventing the Lens Introduction 1.1 Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) Machiavelli's The Prince (1532) Reading 1.1: Excerpts from The Prince (1532) 1.2 Irving M. Zeitlin (1928-), the Enlightenment, and the Conservative Reaction Reading 1.2: Excerpts from Ideology and the Development of Social Theory (1968) 1.3 Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) Reading 1.3: Excerpts from Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) 1.4 Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Kant's "What is Enlightenment?" (1784) Reading 1.4: "What Is Enlightenment?" (1784) 1.5 Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) Reading 1.5: Excerpts from On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) 1.6 A word about Auguste Comte (1798-1857) Suggested Readings Study Guide Part II: Classical Theory Introduction Suggested Readings: Part II Chapter 2: Marxist Theory 2.1 Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) Marx and Engels on Capitalism and Communism: The Communist Manifesto (1848) Reading 2.1.1: Excerpts from The Communist Manifesto (1848) Marx and Engels on Ideas and Ideology: The German Ideology (written 1845-1846, published 1932) Reading 2.1.2: Excerpts from The German Ideology (written 1845-1846, published 1932) Marx's Early Writings: Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts (written 1844, published 1932) Reading 2.1.3: "Estranged Labour" from The Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts (written 1844, published 1932) Marx on Capitalism, Commodity Fetishism, and Machinery and Technology: Capital (1867) Reading 2.1.4: "The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof" and "The Factory" from Capital (1867) 2.2 The Legacy of Marx and Engels Stanley Aronowitz (1933-) and William DiFazio (1947-) Aronowitz and DiFazio's The Jobless Future (1994) Reading 2.2.1: Excerpts from The Jobless Future (1994) David Harvey (1935-) David Harvey's A Brief History of Neo-Liberalism (2005) Reading 2.2.2: "Why the Neoliberal Turn?" from A Brief History of Neo-Liberalism (2005) Suggested Readings Study Guide Chapter 3: The Social Theory of Emile Durkheim 3.1 Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) Durkheim's Sociology: General Orientation, Early Works, and a Reflection on Crime—The Rules of Sociological Method (1895) Reading 3.1.1: The Rules of Sociological Method (1895) Durkheim's Suicide (1897) and the Concept of Anomie Reading 3.1.2: Excerpts from Suicide (1897) Durkheim's The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912) and the Social Production of Concepts Reading 3.1.3: Selection from the Conclusion of The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912) 3.2 The Legacy of Durkheim Robert K. Merton (1910-2003) Merton's "Social Structure and Anomie" (1938) Reading 3.2: Merton's "Social Structure and Anomie" (1938) Suggested Readings Study Guide Chapter 4: The Social Theory of Max Weber Max Weber (1864-1920) Weber's Economy and Society: An Outline of Interpretive Sociology (1921-1922) Reading 4.1.1: Excerpts from Weber's Economy and Society: An Outline of Interpretive Sociology (1921-1922) Reading 4.1.2: Excerpt from "Science as a Vocation" (1919) 4.2 The Legacy of Weber: George Ritzer and Theda Skocpol George Ritzer (1940-) Ritzer's The McDonaldization of Society (1993) Reading 4.2.1: Excerpts from George Ritzer's The McDonaldization of Society (1993) Theda Skocpol (1947-) Skocpol, Contemporary Political Life, and the Weberian Legacy Reading 4.2.2: Skocpol's "The Narrowing of Civic Life" (2004) Suggested Readings Study Guide Chapter 5: The Individual in Society: Simmel and Freud 5.1 Georg Simmel (1858-1918) Simmel's Social Theory: The Philosophy of Money (1907) and "The Metropolis and Mental Life" (1903) Reading 5.1.1: "The Miser and the Spendthrift" from Simmel's The Philosophy of Money (1900) Reading 5.1.2: "The Metropolis and Mental Life" (1903) 5.2 The Legacy of Simmel: David Riesman (1909-2002) Riesman's Analysis of an Emerging Character Type: The Lonely Crowd (1950) Reading 5.2: Excerpts from Riesman?s The Lonely Crowd (1950) 5.3 Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Freud on the Individual and Society: Introductory lectures on Psycho-Analysis (1915) Reading 5.3: Excerpts from Freud's Introductory lectures on Psycho-Analysis (1915) 5.4 The Legacy of Freud: Juliet Mitchell and Others Freud's Legacy: Juliet Mitchell and Others Reading 5.4: Excerpts from Juliet Mitchell's Psychoanalysis and Feminism (1974) Suggested Readings Study Guide Part II: Questions and Exercises Part III: The Middle Years Introduction Suggested Readings: Part III Chapter 6: The American Emergence Introduction Charles Cooley (1864-1929) and George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) Cooley, Mead, and the Microsociological Tradition: Mead's Mind, Self, and Society (1934) Reading 6.1: Mead's Mind, Self, and Society (1934) 6.2 The Legacy of Cooley and Mead: Patricia Adler (1951-) and Peter Adler (1951-) The Adlers and the Self in Society Reading 6.2: Patricia and Peter Adler's "The Gloried Self" (1989) 6.3 W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1983) The Social Theory of Du Bois: The Souls of Black Folk (1903) Reading 6.3.1: Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk (1903) Reading 6.3.2: Du Bois's "The Souls of White Folk," Darkwater (1920) 6.4 The Chicago School: St. Clair Drake (1911-1990) and Horace Cayton (1903-1970) The Chicago School and Drake and Cayton's The Black Metropolis (1945) Reading 6.4: Drake and Cayton's The Black Metropolis (1945) 6.5 The Legacy of American Sociology: William Julius Wilson (1935-) Wilson's Analysis of Institutional Segregation and Joblessness: When Work Disappears (1996) Suggested Readings Study Guide Chapter 7: Reconstructed Marxism Introduction 7.1 Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) Benjamin on Art and the Media: "The Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (1936) Reading 7.1: Benjamin's "The Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (1936) 7.2 Adorno, Horkheimer, and Marcuse: Exiles in Paradise Adorno and Horkheimer's Critique of Culture: The Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944) Reading 7.2: Adorno and Horkheimer's "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception" from The Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944) 7.3 Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) Gramsci's Analysis of Hegemony and the Formation of Intellectuals: The Prison Notebooks (written 1929-1935) Reading 7.3: Excerpts from Gramsci's Prison Notebooks (1929-1935) 7.4 The Legacy of Gramsci: Jean Anyon (1941-2013) Gramsci's "Organizers of Society" and Anyon's "Executive Elite" Schools Reading 7.4: Anyon's "Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work" (1980) Suggested Readings Study Guide Chapter 8: American Hegemony and Its Critics Introduction Structural Functionalism Conflict Theory Symbolic Interactionism 8.1: Structural Functionalism: Talcott Parsons (1902-1979) Parsons and Structural-Functional Sociology Reading 8.1.1: Parsons's "An Outline of the Social System," from Theories of Society (1961) Parsons and the Sociology of Illness and Medicine Reading 8.1.2: Parsons's "Illness and the Role of the Physician" (1951) 8.2 Conflict Theory: Critic of Hegemony C. Wright Mills (1916-1962) Mills and Conflict Theory: The Power Elite (1956) Reading 8.2: Mills's The Power Elite (1956) 8.3 Symbolic Interactionism: An alternative to Structural Functionalism—Howard S. Becker (1928-) Symbolic Interactionism: The Social Theory of Howard S. Becker Reading 8.3: Excerpt from Becker's Outsiders (1963) 8.4 Consumerism and "False Needs": The Critique of Modern Capitalist Culture—Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) Marcuse's One Dimensional Man (1964) 8.5 Structural Marxist Theory: Louis Althusser (1918-1990) Althusser and Structural Marxist Theory Reading 8.5: Excerpts from Althusser's "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses" (1970) Suggested Readings Study Guide Sources
      Volume I: From Classical to Modern Theory [[Page 4-7]] CONTENTS [[Page 8-13]] PREFACE [[Page 14-15]] ACKNOWLEDGMENTS [[Page 16-17]] READING THEORY: A GENERAL INTRODUCTION [[Page 18-23]] PART I: BEGINNINGS [[Page 24-53]] PART II: CLASSICAL THEORY [[Page 54-193]] PART III: THE MIDDLE YEARS [[Page 194-352]] SOURCES [[Page 353-355]]
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