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On Self and Social Organization : Heritage of Sociology Series - Charles Horton Cooley

On Self and Social Organization

Heritage of Sociology Series

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Published: 1st January 1998
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It is almost impossible now to imagine the prestigious position Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929) held within the founding generation of American sociologists. His seminal work on human communication, social organization, and public opinion stimulated and guided much of early American sociological thought.
Cooley's work relating self and community is now more relevant than ever to the problems of understanding and directing modern democratic societies. Cooley applied the ideas of pragmatism to developing a systematic way of approaching social action, social change, and social order; he used these interrelated theories to analyze the social problems and cultural crises of the age. According to Cooley, social change is a fragile, interactive process that, due to constantly arising problems of action, requires ongoing scrutiny by the public. This collection of Cooley's best work is an important contribution not only to the history of ideas--especially to the origin of modern sociological theory-- but also to the current public debate on civil society, community, and democracy.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Early Writings Transcendentalism
Some Teachings of Emerson
On Autobiographies Theory of Transportation
Transportation and Organized Society - General
Transportation and Economic Organization Darwinism
The Process of Social Change
The Foundations of Cooley's Sociology and Social Psychology The Plasticity of Human Nature
Heredity and Instinct in Human Life Communication and Understanding
Sympathy or Understanding as an Aspect of Society
The Significance of Communication
The Roots of Social Knowledge Individual and Society
Society and the Individual
Social and Individual Aspects of Mind
Particularism versus the Organic View
The Self, Social Order, and Social Change The Looking-Glass Self
The Social Self - the Meaning of "I" Social Order and Democracy
Primary Groups
The Theory of Public Opinion
Democracy and Distinction
Open Classes Social Change and the Pragmatic Method
The Tentative Method
Intelligence in Social Function
Social Science
The Tentative Character of Progress
A Primary Culture for Democracy
Index of Names
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780226115092
ISBN-10: 0226115097
Series: Heritage of Sociology Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st January 1998
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.1  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 2