Auguste Comte

The Foundation of Sociology

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Author: Auguste Comte,Kenneth Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780177110788

Category: Forensic sociology

Page: 220

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Liberation Sociology

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Author: Joe R. Feagin,Hernan Vera,Kimberly Ducey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317264681

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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Many people of all ages today continue to be attracted to sociology and other social sciences because of their promise to contribute to better political, social, and moral understandings of themselves and their social worlds-and often because they hope it will help them to build a better society. In a world of new movements and deepening economic inequality following the Great Recession, this new edition is vital. It features dozens of new examples from the latest research, with an emphasis on the next generation of liberation sociologists. The authors expand on the previous edition with the inclusion of sections on decolonisation paradigms in criminology, critical speciesism, and studies of environmental racism and environmental privilege. There is an expanded focus on participatory action research, and increased coverage of international liberation social scientists. Work by psychologists, anthropologists, theologians, historians, and others who have developed a liberation orientation for their disciplines is also updated and expanded.

Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition

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Author: John Bratton,David Denham

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260655X

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Most texts on classical social theory offer exhaustive coverage of every possible theorist, making it difficult to use the book in one semester. Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition represents a departure from this approach by offering solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extending the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois. The result is a manageable, but thorough, examination of the key classical theorists. The second edition has been updated throughout and includes two new chapters: one on Weber and rationalization, and one on Du Bois and his writings on race. A new concluding chapter links classical theory to current developments in capitalism during an age of austerity.

SOC+

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Author: Robert J. Brym,John Lie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0176503552

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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SOC+ is a completely different type of sociology book! Developed through a proven approach and with considerable input from focus groups, surveys, and conversations with reviewers and potential users, SOC+ features an engaging layout, high-interest and comprehensive content, current examples, and personal tone. This is a complete hybrid learning solution, with a number of assets found at icansocplus.com. Bring Sociology to life for your students with SOC+! ?I love the resources and the variety of ways that the material is made understandable, practical, and meaningful.? - Elizabeth Bishop, Sault College ?SOC+ is the most engaging intro text I have come across in 22 years of teaching.? - Marni Westerman, Douglas College

The Limits of Social Science

Causal Explanation and Value Relevance

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Author: Martyn Hammersley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473906326

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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What forms of knowledge can social science claim to produce? Does it employ causal analysis, and if so what does this entail? What role should values play in the work of social scientists? These are the questions addressed in this book. They are closely interrelated, and the answers offered here challenge many currently prevailing assumptions. They carry implications both for research practice, quantitative or qualitative, and for the public claims that social scientists make about the value of their work. The arguments underpinning this challenge to conventional wisdom are laid out in detail in the first half of the book. In later chapters their implications are explored for two substantive areas of intrinsic importance: the study of social mobility and educational inequalities; and explanations for urban riots, notably those that took place in London and other English cities in the summer of 2011.

Auguste Comte: Volume 1

An Intellectual Biography

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Author: Mary Pickering

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521025744

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 792

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This book constitutes the first volume of a two-volume intellectual biography of Auguste Comte, the founder of modern sociology and a philosophical movement called positivism. Volume One offers a reinterpretation of Comte's 'first career' (1798–1842), when he completed the scientific foundation of his philosophy. It describes the interplay between Comte's ideas and the historical context of post-revolutionary France, his struggles with poverty and mental illness, and his volatile relationships with friends, family and colleagues, including such famous contemporaries as Saint-Simon, the Saint-Simonians, Guizot and John Stuart Mill. Pickering shows that the man who called for a new social philosophy based on the sciences was not only ill at ease in the most basic human relationships, but also profoundly questioned the ability of the purely scientific spirit to regenerate the political and social world.

Foundations of Classical Sociological Theory: Functionalism, Conflict and Action

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Author: Paramjit S. Judge

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8131799638

Category:

Page: 248

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Foundations of Classical Sociological Theory: Functionalism, Conflict and Action provides an extensive analysis of classical sociological theory by giving readers an introduction to the life and ideas of all the eminent thinkers. The book begins by giving an overview of the emergence of sociology as a discipline in the background of socio-economic development that characterized Europe in 18th century. The first part of the book examines how the theorists viewed society as an organism; the second part takes cognizance of the conflict theory and third part deals with the emergence of action theory which took ambivalent position with regard to science and emphasized human agency and consciousness. Written in a very simple language, this book will help students delve deeper into the subject.

Sociology in Perspective

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Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

Knowledge and the Social Sciences

Theory, Method, Practice

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Author: Open University

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415222860

Category: Philosophy

Page: 165

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This book provides a clear introduction to key philosophical and epistemological issues in the social sciences, to both positivist and interpretative methodologies through comparing contemporary debates surrounding social change.

Knowledge and the Social Sciences

Theory, Method, Practice

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Author: David Goldblatt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415329750

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

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Is knowledge what counts in today's society? How does knowledge shape social change? Do we trust experts less now than in the past? How do we decide which knowledge counts and which experts to trust? Knowledge and the Social Sciences: Theory, Method, Practice looks at the role of the social sciences in explaining and exploring what has been called the explosion of knowledge in the contemporary world. It takes as its starting point the claim that all forms of knowledge, including the social sciences, must be understood in their social context. It argues that the social sciences both describe and transform what they study and introduces students to some of the key concepts and arguments that are essential for further study in the social sciences. In a radical and practical introduction to ways of thinking and knowing in the social sciences, this text investigates the origins and consequences of different types of knowledge in areas of social change both in everyday thinking and in more academic fields, in medical science, religious belief systems and the environment and political responses to environmental change. These issues are explored in th context of the emergence of what has

Beyond the Enlightenment

Lives and Thoughts of Social Theorists

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Author: Roger A. Salerno

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275977245

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

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Important ideas that helped shape 20th-century thought are made accessible in this illuminating volume.

Social class in later life

Power, identity and lifestyle

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Author: Formosa, Marvin,Higgs, Paul

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447320573

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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China through the Lens of Comparative Education

The selected works of Ruth Hayhoe

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Author: Ruth Hayhoe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317672569

Category: Education

Page: 238

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In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single, manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow the themes and strands and see how their work contributes to the development of the field. Ruth Hayhoe is a distinguished scholar in comparative education and higher education, as well as one of the most highly regarded experts on Chinese education in the world. Extremely well respected throughout China, she has authored about 75 articles and book chapters, as well as several books on Chinese education and East-West relations in education. This selection of 15 of her most representative papers and chapters documents the most significant works of her research on Chinese education, higher education and comparative education. The three sections cover: comparative education and China higher education and history religion, culture and education. The collection not only helps foreign scholars understand Chinese education development in its cultural context comprehensively and systemically, but also provides a fresh point of view for education practitioners and policy makers in China. Podcast of Professor Ruth Hayhoe's interview at New Books Network discussing this book and her distinguished career: http://newbooksnetwork.com/ruth-hayhoe-china-through-the-lens-of-comparative-education-the-selected-works-of-ruth-hayhoe-routledge-2015/

Nietzsche and Early German and Austrian Sociology

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Author: Franz zu Solms-Laubach

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110911485

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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While Nietzsche’s influence on philosophy, literature and art is beyond dispute, his influence on sociology is often called into question. A close textual analysis of Nietzsche’s works and those of important sociologists – Max and Alfred Weber, Ferdinand Tönnies, Rosa Mayreder – provides the first comprehensive account of their study and use of Nietzsche’s writings. Above all, Nietzsche’s critique of modernity, morality and culture are shown to have had a decisive influence on the development of sociology and the work of its leading thinkers at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.

Sociological theory

from the enlightenment to the present

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Author: Calvin J. Larson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780930390716

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

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The Future of Tradition

Customary Law, Common Law and Legal Pluralism

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Author: Leon Shaskolsky Sheleff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136326154

Category: History

Page: 520

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"First Published in 2000, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus

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Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 384961221X

Category:

Page: 271

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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Kindle Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus ist ein Werk von Max Weber, das zuerst in Form eines zweiteiligen Aufsatzes im November 1904 und Frühjahr 1905 im Archiv für Sozialwissenschaften und Sozialpolitik, Bd. XX und XXI erschien, und das 1920 in überarbeiteter Fassung veröffentlicht wurde. Es zählt neben Webers Schrift Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zu seinen international wichtigsten Beiträgen zur Soziologie und ist ein grundlegendes Werk der Religionssoziologie. Zwischen der protestantischen Ethik und dem Beginn der Industrialisierung bzw. des Kapitalismus in Westeuropa besteht nach diesem Werk ein enger Zusammenhang. Die Kompatibilität („Wahlverwandtschaften“) der Ethik oder religiösen Weltanschauung der Protestanten, insbesondere der Calvinisten, und dem kapitalistischen Prinzip der Akkumulation von Kapital und Reinvestition von Gewinnen waren ein idealer Hintergrund für die Industrialisierung. (aus wikipedia.de)