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A Short history of sociological thought

Author: Swingeweood, Alan Publisher: Palgrave, 2000.Edition: 3rd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 269 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0333801997Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Contents A Short History of Sociological Thought A Short History of Sociological Thought Introduction to the Third Edition Part I Foundations: Classical Sociology 1 Modernity, Industrialisation and the Rise of Sociology Origins of Sociology The Scottish Enlightenment and Modernity Empiricism and Positivism The Concept of Industrial Society: Saint-Simon Comte and Sociological Positivism Positivism and Determinism Evolution and Sociological Positivism: Mill and Spencer 2 Marxism: A Critical Science of Capitalist Development The Development of Marxism Alienation of Labour Base and Superstructure: Materialism and the Role of Ideas Marx's Method Class Formation and Class Consciousness Laws of Development: The Problem of Social Change Marx's Theory of Domination The State and Class Domination 3 Critique of Positivism I: Durkheim Durkheim and the Development of Sociology Durkheim's Method: Social Facts and Society Division of Labour, Social Cohesion and Conflict Anomie Suicide and Social Solidarity Functionalism, Holism and Teleological Explanation 4 Critique of Positivism 11: Social Action Understanding and the Social Sciences Formal Sociology: Sirnmel and Sociation Understanding and the Problem of Method: Weber Ideal Types and Social Action Religion and Social Action: Capitalism and the Protestant Ethic Modernity and Rationality: Simmel and Weber The Theory of Class Capitalism, Bureaucracy and Democracy: Weber's Theory of Domination 5 Marxism after Marx Marxism and Sociology Culture and Domination: Gramsci and the Concept of Hegemony Intellectuals and the Construction of Hegemony Gramsci on Sociology Western Marxism and the Problem of Sociology Critical Theory and the Project of Modernity Part I1 Modern Sociology 6 Functionalism 1 The Origins and Development of Sociological Functionalism Sociological Functionalism: General Features The Concept of System Functionalism and the Dialectic of Social Life: Merton Functionalism, Social Conflict and Social Change Neofunctionalism 7 Self and Society: Sociological Interactionism Action Theory and the Concept of Self: the Early and Later Parsons The Concept of the Social Self: Mead Symbolic Interactionism Goffman: Interaction as Drama and Ritual Ethnomethodology 8 Structuralism and Post-structuralism The Development of Structuralism: Saussure The Concept of Structure Marxism and Structuralism Post-structuralism and the Problem of Sociological Thought: Foucault Sociology and the De-centring of the Subject Contents 9 Sociological Thought and the Problems of Agency and Structure vii Habermas, CommunicativeAction and the Public Sphere Giddens: Structuration Theory Bourdieu: The Theory of Fields and Habitus 10 Postrnodernity and Sociological Thought Modernity and Postrnodernity: Differentiation and Dedifferentiation The Origins of Postrnodernity: the Problem of Meta-narratives Postrnodernity and Post-industrial Society Habermas and the Modernity Project l New Directions in Sociological Thought l The Rise of New Social Movements Feminism and the Sociology of Gender Queer Theory: Sexuality and Identity Conclusion: Sociology and the Modern World Further Reading Bibliography

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