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Four Sociological Traditions : Selected Readings - Randall Collins

Four Sociological Traditions

Selected Readings

By: Randall Collins (Editor)

Paperback Published: 4th March 1994
ISBN: 9780195087024
Number Of Pages: 368

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This concise, engaging anthology contains the most significant and representative selections from the four major schools of sociological thought. The intellectual highlights of each school are presented, and readings range from the classics to the contemporary. Brief introductions and commentary guide the student to the key contributions in each selection. Designed to accompany Four Sociological Traditions, this anthology is entirely self-contained and may also be used separately.

"A wonderful, high-level anthology of the "great ideas" of classic sociology. I use it to challenge students--the readings are difficult but very worthwhile. I've used it for over 12 years now."--Daniel Chambliss, Hamilton College "Provides the student with a facilitated means of strengthening his/her grasp of the basic concepts and theories presented in the basic text. Both of these books belong in the personal library of every budding social scientist."--Leslie J. Shellhase, University of Alabama "A superb anthology of outstanding sociological masterpieces. Highly recommended for students of sociological inquiry."--Brij Mohan, Louisiana State University "A superb collection to accompany Four Sociological Traditions or to be used on its own or with other texts."--Anton K. Jacobs, William Jewell College

1. The Conflict Tradition Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: History as Class Struggle Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Materialism and the Theory of Ideology Karl Marx: The Class Basis of Politics and Revolution Max Weber: The Origin of Modern Capitalism Ralf Dahrendorf: Power Divisions as the Basis of Class Conflict Gerhard E. Lenski: A Theory of Inequality Randall Collins: A Conflict Theory of Stratification 2. The Rational/Utilitarian Tradition George C. Homans: Social Exchange among Equals and Unequals James G. March and Herbert A. Simon: Bounded Rationality and Satisficing Thomas C. Schelling: Tacit Coordination Mancur Olson: Public Goods and the Free Rider Problem James S. Coleman: The Realization of Effective Norms 3. The Durkheimian Tradition Emile Durkheim: Pre-contractual Solidarity Emile Durkheim: Social Rituals and Sacred Objects Henri Hubert and Marcel Mauss: The Social Circulation of Sentiments, Magic, and Money Claude Levi-Strauss: Kinship as Sexual Property Exchange Erving Coffman: The Nature of Deference and Demeanor Warren O. Hagstrom: Social Control in Science Mary Douglas: Grid and Group 4. The Microinteractionist Tradition Charles Horton Cooley: Society Is in the Mind George Herbert Mead: Thought as Internalized Conversation Herbert Blumer: Symbolic Interactionism Hugh Mehan and Houston Wood: The Ethnomethodology of the Human Reality Constructor Erving Goffman: Frame Analysis

ISBN: 9780195087024
ISBN-10: 019508702X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 4th March 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 2

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