Durkheim

A Critical Introduction

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Author: Kieran Allen,Brian O'Boyle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786801951

Category: Sociology

Page: 202

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Hannah Arendt: A Critical Introduction

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Author: Finn Bowring

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312382708

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

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Hannah Arendt is one of the most famous political theorists of the twentieth century, yet in the social sciences her work has rarely been given the attention it deserves. This careful and comprehensive study introduces Arendt to a wider audience. Finn Bowring shows how Arendt's writings have engaged with and influenced prominent figures in the sociological canon, and how her ideas may shed light on some of the most pressing social and political problems of today. He explores her critique of Marx, her relationship to Weber, the influence of her work on Habermas and the parallels and discrepancies between her and Foucault. This is a clearly written and scholarly text which surveys the leading debates over Arendt's work, including discussions of totalitarianism, the public sphere and the nature of political responsibility. This book will bring new perspectives to students and lecturers in sociology and politics.

Emile Durkheim

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Author: Kenneth Thompson,Prof Kenneth Thompson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415285308

Category: Philosophy

Page: 179

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This book examines Durkheim's considerable achievements and situates them in their social and intellectual contexts, with a concise account of the major elements of Durkheim's sociology. The book includes a critical commentary on the four main studies which exemplify Durkheim's contribution to sociology: The Division of Labour in Society; Suicide; The Rules of Sociological Method and The Elementary Forms of Religious Life.

A Critical Introduction to Social Research

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Author: Matt Henn,Mark Weinstein,Nick Foard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446241084

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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A Critical Introduction to Social Research is the new, updated and improved edition of A Short Introduction to Social Research. This book introduces students and researchers to the key ideas and issues that inform research practice. In it, Henn, Weinstein and Foard provide a clear and easy-to-understand route-map to help the reader plan their research project from beginning to end. A Critical Introduction is perfect for use on introductory methods courses and is also an invaluable guide for the first time researcher embarking on their own small-scale research project. This new second edition now features updated chapters which reflect recent debates and developments in the field, including: - New coverage of emancipatory and feminist approaches; - Comparative research methods, evaluation research, and action research; - Online research; - Glossary of key terms; - Revised further reading sections at the end of each chapter which include peer-reviewed research articles. This book aims to prepare students and new researchers for their research project. Brilliantly written throughout, this is your essential guide to the theory of research, the practice of research and the best ways to plan and manage your research.

A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion

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Author: Craig Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315474395

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion introduces the key concepts and theories from religious studies that are necessary for a full understanding of the complex relations between religion and society. The aim is to provide readers with an arsenal of critical concepts for studying religious ideologies, practices, and communities. This thoroughly revised second edition has been restructured to clearly emphasize key topics including: Essentialism Functionalism Authority Domination. All ideas and theories are clearly illustrated, with new and engaging examples and case studies throughout, making this the ideal textbook for students approaching the subject area for the first time.

Emile Durkheim, His Life and Work

A Historical and Critical Study

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Author: Steven Lukes

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804712835

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 676

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This study of Durkheim seeks to help the reader to achieve a historical understanding of his ideas and to form critical judgments about their value. To some extent these tow aims are contradictory. On the one hand, one seeks to understand: what did Durkheim really mean, how did he see the world, how did his ideas related to one another and how did they develop, how did they related to their biographical and historical context, how were they received, what influence did they have and to what criticism were they subjected, what was it like not to make certain distinctions, not to see certain errors, of fact or of logic, not to know what has subsequently become known? On the other hand, one seeks to assess: how valuable and how valid are the ideas, to what fruitful insights and explanations do they lead, how do they stand up to analysis and to the evidence, what is their present value? Yet it seems that it is only by inducing oneself not to see and only by seeing them that one can make a critical assessment. The only solution is to pursue both aims--seeing and not seeing--simultaneously. More particularly, this book has the primary object of achieving that sympathetic understanding without which no adequate critical assessment is possible. It is a study in intellectual history which is also intended as a contribution to sociological theory.

Pierre Bourdieu

A Critical Introduction

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Author: Jeremy F. Lane

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745315010

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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'This beautifully written and lucidly argued study is the most persuasive account of Bourdieu's work yet to be published. Lane illuminates much that can puzzle a foreign readership by expertly situating Bourdieu within a French context. At the same time he points to those aspects of Bourdieu's writing which are of particular relevance to contemporary debates on questions of citizenship and globalization. He gives a fascinating account of Bourdieu's astonishingly prescient analyses of the impact of the expansion of higher education, the influence of the mass media, the growth of the culture industries, and the changing nature of political and social elites, not just in France, but in the western world.' Professor Jill Forbes, Queen Mary and Westfield, University of London

An Introduction to Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

A Critical Perspective

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Author: Berch Berberoglu

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742524934

Category: Social Science

Page: 197

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This book provides a critical analysis of classical and contemporary social theory from a class perspective. It is concise, lucid, and well written.

Emile Durkheim

Critical Assessments of Leading Sociologists

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Author: W. S. F. Pickering

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415205610

Category: Durkheimian school of sociology

Page: 376

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Four Pragmatists

A Critical Introduction to Peirce, James, Mead, and Dewey

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Author: Israel Scheffler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780710210012

Category: Pragmatism

Page: 269

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Introduction to Critical Sociology

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Author: George N. Katsiaficas,Robert George Kirkpatrick,Mary Lou Emery

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 9780829015959

Category: Social Science

Page: 401

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Primitive Classification

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Author: Emile Durkheim,Marcel Mauss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226173344

Category: Science

Page: 96

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Emile Durkheim and Marcel Mauss maintain that society is the source of the very categories of human thought. First published in the Année Sociologique in 1903, this classic essay has been translated by Rodney Needham, who also provides a critical introduction. "[Primitive Classification] will impress the reader with its quiet elegance, its direct, logical form, its clarity of style, its spirit of careful, yet bold, exploration."—Harry Alpert, American Journal of Sociology "Particularly instructive for anyone who wonders what social anthropology is: how, if at all, it differs from sociology and whether it has any unifying theoretical problem."—F. K. Lehman, American Sociological Review

G.H. Mead

A Critical Introduction

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Author: Filipe Carreira da Silva

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745657834

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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G. H. Mead is rightly considered to be one of sociology's founding fathers, yet to date there have been surprisingly few books devoted to his life and work. This book fills the gap by introducing Mead's ideas to a younger generation of social scientists. Beginning with a biographical account of the main events in Mead's career, Filipe Carreira da Silva provides a thorough examination of Mead's social theory of the self, the reception of his ideas into sociology, and the relevance of his work to the contemporary social sciences. He focuses in detail on the core ideas associated with Mead's work, including gesture and the significant symbol, the I-me distinction and the 'generalized other', as well as exploring less well-known aspects of his writing. This comprehensive introduction to Mead's thinking will appeal to students across the social sciences, providing a refreshing perspective on the social nature of the individual self.

Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Raymond Wacks

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191510645

Category: Law

Page: 152

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The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and its relation to the universal questions of justice, rights, and morality. In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks analyses the nature and purpose of the legal system, and the practice by courts, lawyers, and judges. Wacks reveals the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy with clarity and enthusiasm, providing an enlightening guide to the central questions of legal theory. In this revised edition Wacks makes a number of updates including new material on legal realism, changes to the approach to the analysis of law and legal theory, and updates to historical and anthropological jurisprudence. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Understanding Modern Sociology

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Author: Wes Sharrock,John A Hughes,Peter J. Martin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761957072

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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The authors of the bestselling 'Understanding classical sociology' present the companion volume dealing with the modern period of social theory.

Emile Durkheim

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Author: Peter Hamilton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415110471

Category: Durkheimian school of sociology

Page: 8

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Studien zu Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft

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Author: Ferdinand Tönnies

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531941747

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Ferdinand Tönnies gilt als „Altmeister“ der deutschsprachigen Soziologie. Sein erstmals 1887 erschienenes Hauptwerk Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft wurde zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts zu einem Meilenstein innerhalb der Entwicklung der modernen Soziologie. Vermittels der Werke von Max Weber und Talcott Parsons sind seine soziologischen Grundbegriffe zum Gemeingut der internationalen Scientific Community geworden. Die in diesem Band veröffentlichten Schriften dokumentieren den intellektuellen Werdegang von Tönnies ausgehend von seinem ersten Entwurf zu Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft aus den Jahren 1880-1881 bis hin zu seinem gleichnamigen Beitrag in dem von Alfred Vierkandt herausgegebenen und 1931 erschienenen Handwörterbuch der Soziologie. Die hier zum ersten Mal in einem Band zusammen veröffentlichten Studien machen deutlich, in welchem Ausmaß wir auch heute noch in seiner Schuld stehen.

Introduction to jurisprudence and legal theory

commentary and materials

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Author: Anne Barron

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1171

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This book provides an accessible introduction to jurisprudence and legal theory. It sets out a course of study that offers a highly effective series of introductions into a wide variety of theories and theoretical perspectives, from traditional approaches such as Natural Law to modern onessuch as Feminist Theory, Economic Analysis of Law and Foucault and Law, _ The book is designed for students of jurisprudence and legal theory, but it will also assist those studying law and legal systems within courses on Political Science, Philosophy and Sociology.