Social Theory: Essential Readings

Item Information
Item#: 9780195418149
Edition 02
Author Bailey & Gayle
Cover Paperback
On Hand 10
 


Short Description
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.

Table of Contents
Part I. Classical Social Theorists Introduction Auguste Comte (1798-1857) Introduction and Major Works The Spirit of Positive Science Harriet Martineau (1818-1883) Introduction and Major Works An Excerpt from Society in America Karl Marx (1818-1883) Introduction and Major Works The Materialist Conception of History Theses on Feuerbach Alienated Labour The German Ideology The Class Struggle The Communist Manifesto Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) Introduction and Major Works The Overthrow of the Mother-Right and Monogamous Marriage Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) Introduction and Major Works Society and 'Survival of the Fittest' Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) Introduction and Major Works The Division of Labor in Society Sociological Method Egoistic and Anamic Suicide Religion as a Collective Force Max Weber (1864-1920) Introduction and Major Works Class, Status, and Party Social Scientific Method The Definition of Sociology and Social Action Legitmate Domination Bureaucracy The Protestant Ethic and The Spirit of Captialism Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929) Introduction and Major Works The Social Self George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) Introduction and Major Works The Significant Other and the Generalized Other Part II. Contemporary Social Theorists Introduction Jessie Bernard (1903- ) Introduction and Major Works Women C. Wright Mills (1916-1962) Introduction and Major Works The Promise of Sociology Erving Goffman (1922-1982) Introduction and Major Works The Presentation of Self Michel Foucault (1926-1984) Introduction and Major Works Sexuality Dorothy Smith (1926- ) Introduction and Major Works Feminism and Marxism - A Place to Begin, A Way to Go A Peculiar Eclipsing: Women's Exclusion from Man's Culture Jurgen Habermas (1929- ) Introduction and Major Works Technology and Science as "Ideology" Edward Said (1935- ) Introduction and Major Works Latent and Manifest Orientalism Representations of the Intellectual Catharine A. MacKinnon (1946- ) Introduction and Major Works A Feminist Critique of Marx and Engels Mike Featherstone (1946- ) Introduction and Major Works Introduction: Globalizing Cultural Complexity Bell Hooks (1952- ) Introduction and Major Works The Significance of Feminism Feminism: A Movement to End Sexist Oppression