Auguste Comte

The Foundation of Sociology


Author: Auguste Comte,Kenneth Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780177110788

Category: Forensic sociology

Page: 220

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Sociology and Organization Theory

Positivism, Paradigms and Postmodernity


Author: John Hassard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484589

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 167

View: 5479

It has been claimed that organization theory is in a state of crisis. This book traces the history of the orthodox systems theory paradigm in organization studies from its foundations to its recent deconstruction by postmodernists. The analysis offers general support for the "sociology-in-crisis" thesis, but takes issue with one of its main propositions, that paradigms are incommensurable. It is argued that paradigms are porous rather than hermetic phenomena, a fact that has profound implications for the theory building process.

Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition


Author: John Bratton,David Denham

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260655X

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 7654

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.

Liberation Sociology


Author: Joe R. Feagin,Hernan Vera

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 3935

The United States is on a path of increasing social conflict, accentuated class, and racial inequalities. Based on a belief that change can be brought about by citizen action, this volume argues that such action can be assisted by what the authors call "liberation sociology" - a tool for the increase of democratic participation in the production and implementation of knowledge.

Auguste Comte and Positivism

The Essential Writings


Author: Auguste Comte

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412817622

Category: Philosophy

Page: 555

View: 6436

Although Auguste Comte is conventionally acknowledged as one of the founders of sociology and as a key representative of positivism, few new editions of his writings have been published in the English language in this century. He has become virtually dissociated from the history of modern positivism and the most recent debates about it. Gertrud Lenzer maintains that the work of Comte is, for better or for worse, essential to an understanding of the modern period of positivism. Three significant additions have been made to this edition: a new introduction by the editor, a new postscript - taken from the twelfth Auguste Comte Memorial Trust Lecture - also by the editor, as well as Comte's "Conclusion of the Whole Work of the System of Positive Polity" taken from the fourth volume of his seminal work.

The Limits of Social Science

Causal Explanation and Value Relevance


Author: Martyn Hammersley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473906326

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 4196

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.

Public Sociology

An Introduction to Australian Society


Author: Marilyn Poole,John Germov

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741760917

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Sociology permeates our everyday language, our media, government policies even the way we think. How can we identify it? How can developing a sociological gaze help us understand the way we live? Public Sociology shows that our lives are not solely determined by personal choices. Rather, we are affected by a raft of public issues, from the state of the economy to the availability of good quality health care, to new technologies. By developing a sociological gaze-or imagination-we can see the way private and public interact for better or worse in our lives. Public Sociology also emphasizes the utility and application of sociology in professional and community life. The authors show how the skills and tools of sociological training and an empirically grounded sociological perspective are essential to understanding and engaging with contemporary Australian society. Compiled by two of the most experienced teachers and textbook authors in Australian sociology, Public Sociology is a student-friendly and flexible learning tool. Leading authors provide accessible, topical and lively chapters based on contemporary empirical and theoretical work. The book also offers extensive student support including case studies, activities, related resources and a glossary.


Foundation and Concepts


Author: Anubhav Walia ~autofilled~

Publisher: Unistar Books

ISBN: 9788189899882


Page: N.A

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Sociological theory

from the enlightenment to the present


Author: Calvin J. Larson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780930390716

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

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Knowledge and the Social Sciences

Theory, Method, Practice


Author: Open University

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415222860

Category: Philosophy

Page: 165

View: 5122

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.