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Masters Of Sociological Thought

Author : Lewis A. Coser
ISBN : 1577663071
Genre : Social Science
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Courage The Adventuress

Author : Hans Jakob Christoph von Grimmelshausen
ISBN : 0155551302
Genre : Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648
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Main Currents In Sociological Thought

Author : Raymond Aron
ISBN : UOM:39015009160543
Genre : Social Science
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Considers the ideas and accomplishments of the four great sociologists within a historical context.

Capitalism And Modern Social Theory

Author : Anthony Giddens
ISBN : 9781107268043
Genre : Social Science
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Giddens's analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Weber has become the classic text for any student seeking to understand the three thinkers who established the basic framework of contemporary sociology. The first three sections of the book, based on close textual examination of the original sources, contain separate treatments of each writer. The author demonstrates the internal coherence of their respective contributions to social theory. The concluding section discusses the principal ways in which Marx can be compared with the other two authors, and discusses misconceptions of some conventional views on the subject.

The Origins Of American Social Science

Author : Dorothy Ross
ISBN : 052142836X
Genre : History
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Focusing on the disciplines of economics, sociology, political science, and history, this book examines how American social science came to model itself on natural science and liberal politics. Professor Ross argues that American social science receives its distinctive stamp from the ideology of American exceptionalism, the idea that America occupies an exceptional place in history, based on her republican government and wide economic opportunity. Professor Ross shows how each of the social science disciplines, while developing their inherited intellectual traditions, responded to change in historical consciousness, political needs, professional structures, and the conceptions of science available to them. This is a comprehensive book, which looks broadly at American social science in its historical context and to demonstrate the central importance of the national ideology of American exceptionalism to the development of the social sciences and to American social thought generally.

Classical Sociological Theory

Author : Glenn A. Goodwin
ISBN : 0534624693
Genre : Science
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[This book] reflects sixty-plus years of experience teaching required undergraduate and graduate courses on classical sociological theory. It is a subject matter that both [authors] continue to feel passionately about, and one that [they] feel currently lakcs a text that can both create a similar passion for classical theory in students and present the substantive ideas of the founding men and women of sociology.... [This] text overcomes these limitations. -Pref.

Postmodern Management And Organization Theory

Author : David Boje
ISBN : 9780803970052
Genre : Business & Economics
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This thought-provoking critique of postmodern theory provides an overview of issues as they relate to management and organization theory and its history, and assembles a variety of important works on postmodern philosophy - including feminist and cultural postmodern philosophies. Addressing the future of the postmodern influence on management and organization theory and method, the book also establishes an agenda for future research.

Sociological Theory A Book Of Readings

Author : Lewis A. Coser
ISBN : UCAL:B4146788
Genre : Social Science
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Understanding Social Networks

Author : Charles Kadushin
ISBN : 9780199920815
Genre : Social Science
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Despite the swift spread of social network concepts and their applications and the rising use of network analysis in social science, there is no book that provides a thorough general introduction for the serious reader. Understanding Social Networks fills that gap by explaining the big ideas that underlie the social network phenomenon. Written for those interested in this fast moving area but who are not mathematically inclined, it covers fundamental concepts, then discusses networks and their core themes in increasing order of complexity. Kadushin demystifies the concepts, theories, and findings developed by network experts. He selects material that serves as basic building blocks and examples of best practices that will allow the reader to understand and evaluate new developments as they emerge. Understanding Social Networks will be useful to social scientists who encounter social network research in their reading, students new to the network field, as well as managers, marketers, and others who constantly encounter social networks in their work.

The Women Founders

Author : Patricia Madoo Lengermann
ISBN : 9781478609360
Genre : Social Science
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An essential volume for anyone interested in the history of sociology, the development of sociological theory, or the history of women in the profession, this well-researched, compellingly argued book makes the case for the active and significant presence of women in the creation of sociology and social theory in its founding and classic periods. Further, Lengermann and Niebrugge explain how the women came to be erased from the history of sociology and identify the political and intellectual currents that now make their recovery both possible and important. The volume focuses on 15 women in eight chapters. Each chapter begins with a biographical sketch situating each thinkers ideas in a historical, social, and cultural context. Next, the authors analyze the womans theory, summarizing its underlying assumptions, explicating its major themes, and introducing key vocabulary. The chapter concludes with excerpts from the original texts of the women founders. All the theories discussed in this text share a moral commitment to the idea that sociology should and could work for the alleviation of socially produced human pain. The ethical duty of the sociologist is to seek sound scientific knowledge, to refuse to make the knowledge an end in itself, to speak for the disempowered, to advocate social reform, and to never forget that the appropriate relationship between researcher and subject is one of mutuality.

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