A classic introductory text for students. Major sociological theories are clearly explained and it is shown how they can illuminate contemporary social problems.
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List of figures and tables Part I: The Problem of Sociology Prologue: to the reader Sociology and the growth of industrial society Part II: Industrial Society as Regress-Tonnies and 'Community' Urbanism as a way of life? A loss of community Part III: Industrial Society as Progress-Evolutionary Accounts of Society Classic evolutionary doctrines and the diversity of morals Evolutionary themes in modern social science: nature versus nurture Evolutionary themes in modern social science: cultural variation and technical development Part IV: Industrial Society as Capitalist Society: Marx and Marxism Marx and the critique of political economy Marxism and the theory of capitalist development Marxism and contemporary society Part V: Industrial Society as Disenchantment-Weber and Rationalization Max Weber and the rationalization of the modern world Weber and the origins of capitalism Bureaucracy, democratic politics and socialism Part VI: Industrial Society as Organic Solidarity-Durkheim, the division of Labour and Moral Science Moral Obligation and individual life Anomie, disorder and conflict Part VII: Industrial Society as Structural Differentiation- Functionalism and its Discontents Societies as systems: functionalist models of social order Functionalists, family and gender Part VIII: Industrial Order and the Fragmentation of Self The fragmentation of consciousness Consciousness and control Epilogue Bibliography; Index
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 15th May 1983
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 19.1
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1