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The The Classical Tradition in Sociology : The Classical Tradition in Sociology America Tradition - Jeffrey Alexander

The The Classical Tradition in Sociology

The Classical Tradition in Sociology America Tradition

By: Jeffrey Alexander (Editor), Raymond Boudon (Editor), Mohamed Cherkaoui (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1997
ISBN: 9780761953258
Number Of Pages: 1664

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Encompassing four volumes, this is a comprehensive guide and reassessment of the American tradition from the 18th century to today: from Franklin to Etzioni. It seeks to demonstrate how Americans have left a mark on sociological theory and method: from the American Enlightenment, through to the contributions of the Chicago School, Parsons, Goffman, Functionalism, Garfinkel and radical-critical theory. Volume one considers the emergence of American sociology and includes the key writings of the American enlightenment: from Franklin to Paine, de Tocqueville's seminal critical contribution and the work of Gidding, Small, Dewey, and the American pragmatists. One finds here an survey of the roots of American sociology. Volume two examines what is commonly known as the Classical Tradition (1890-1930). It covers the work of the Chicago School and the contributions of Cooley, Park, Mead and Veblen. The self-sustaining confidence and early maturity of the American tradition, which led to methodological developments and forms of analysis which were different to their European counterparts. Volume 3 considers American sociology from the 1930s to the 1960s: the period from Grand Theory to Symbolic Interactionism. It includes contributions from Parsons, Sorokin, Merton, Lazersfeld, Bales, the Small-Group theorists, the Functionalists, the Systems Theorists and the Symbolic Interactionists. Volume 4 addresses American sociology from 1960 to 1995: the period which stretches from post-industrialism to postmodernism. It includes selections from Garfinkel and the ethnomethodologists, Goffman, Bell and post-industrial theorists, radical-critical theory, Blalock and causal theory, Etzioni and communitarianism and postmodernism. The fertility and inventiveness of recent American sociology is demonstrated and the editor looks forward to the methodological and theoretical innovations of the next century.

`In presenting this monumental work , Professors Alexander, Boudon and Cherkaoui have done magnificent service not only for sociology but for the intellectual world in general. The Classical Tradition in Sociology stands unmatched as the most intelligent, comprehensive, balanced, and definitive treatment of the history of sociology right up to the present. I am already urging people to read it as an essential ingredient in their ongoing education, and I am confident that I will continue to deliver this message for many years to come' - Neil J Smelser, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford

The Emergence Of American Sociology: I - From The Enlightenment To The Founding Fathers (1750-1900)
The American Enlightenment
On the Fronteirs of Sociology and History
Observations on Evolutionary Development and Unanticipated Consequences
The American Enlightenment
The Founders and the Classics
Greece, Rome and the American Enlightenment
De Tocqueville And American Distinctiveness
God, Woman, and Morality
The Democratic Family in the New Political Science of Alexis de Tocqueville
The Strange Liberalism of Alexis de Tocqueville
Pauperism and Democracy
Alexis de Tocqueville and Nassau Senior
The Emergence Of American Sociology
Introduction, from
The Philadelphia Negro
W E B DuBois as a Social Investigator
The Philadelphia Negro 1899
Social Self-Control
The Causes of Race Superiority - Ross
The Early History of Social Research
Fifty Years of Sociology in the United States - 1865 - 1915
The Statistical Turn in American Social Science
Columbia University, 1890 to 1915
American Sociology at the Turn of the Century
American Sociology
The Emergence Of American Sociology: Ii - The Classical Tradition (1900-1940)
Editor's Introduction
The Chicago School And Pragmatism
The Work of George Mead
The Chicago School of Sociology
What Made It a 'School'?
George Herbert Mead and the Chicago Tradition of Sociology
Parts I and II
Sociology and Public Affairs
The Chicago School
The Chicago Tradition
Thomas, Park and their Successors
Pragmatism and Social Interactionisms
The Self as Social Structure
The Self as Sentiment and Relection
The Looking Glass Self
On Thomas and Znaniecki's 'The Polish Peasant'
Urbanism as a Way of Life
The Ghetto
The Development of Field Research Methods
Other Americas: Sociology Outside Chicago
Sociology as a Religious Movement
William Graham Sumner
Lester F Ward
A Scientific Revolution
Sociological Theory in the United States, 1930 - 1945
Origins of American Sociology
The Social Science Movement in the United States
The Social Construction of Style
Thorstein Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class as Contested Text
Scientism, from A History of Sociological Research Methods in America
American Sociology In The 20Th Century: I - From Pragmatism To Functionalism And Quantitative Sociology (1930 - 1960)
Editor's Introduction
Symbolic Interactionism: From Mead To Blumer
The Methodological Position of Symbolic Interactionism
Elaboration, Revision, Polemic and Progress in the Second Chicago School
The Sad Demise, Mysterious Disappearance, and Glorious Triumph of Symbolic Interaction
Herbert Blumer's Contribution to Twentieth Century Sociology - Shibutani
The Classic American Pragmatists as Forerunners to Symbolic Interactionism
Everett Hughes
Sociology's Mission
Everett Hughes and the Development of Fieldwork in Sociology
Social Problems as Collective Behavior
Talcott Parsons: Social Action; Functionalism; Systems Theory
Structure after 50 years
The Anatomy of a Charter
Out of Utopia
Lazarsfeld And Merton: Theories Of The Middle Range
Merton as a Discipline Builder
Out of Utopia
Other Micro-Approaches
Small Group Theory and Research
Bringing Men Back In
The Oversocialized Conception of Man in Modern Sociology
Cohesion and Disintegration in the Wehrmact in World War II
Deviant Behaviour and Social Structure
The Curious Importance of Small Groups in American Sociology
Contributions to the Theory of Reference Group Behavior
V Organizational And Political Sociology
Metaphysical Pathos and the Theory of Bureaucracy
American Sociology In The 20Th Century: Ii (1960 - )
Editor's Introduction
Major Macro-Sociological Approaches
Modernization And Social Differentiation: From Parsons To Smelser And Neo-Functionalsim
Social Differentiation and Organic Solidarity
The Division of Labor Revisited, Sociological Forum
Economy and Society: A Reminder Stressing the Importance of the Contribution
Social Theory and Talcott Parsons in the 1980s
Against Nostalgia
Economic Sociology And Neo-Institutionalism
Bell and Post-Industrial Theory
On the Use and Abuse of Thorstein Veblen in Modern American Sociology II
Daniel Bell and the 'Utopianizing' of Veblen's Contribution and its Integration by Robert Merton and C W Mills
Institutionalization Organizations
Formal Structure as Myth and Ceremony
From Critical Theory To Communatarianism
Critical Theory and the Crisis of Social Theory
Historical And Comparative Sociology: From Moore To Skocpol
Vision and Method in Historical Sociology
Major Micro-Sociological Approaches
Treating Method and Form as Phenomena
An Appreciation of Garfinkel's Phenomenology of Social Action
Drama as Life
The Significance of Goffman's Changing Use of the Theatrical Metaphor
Rational Choice Theory in Sociology
New Trends
Feminism, Essentialism, and Historical Context
I Can't Even Think Straight
Queer Theory and the Missing Sexual Revolution in Sociology
Social Postmodernism
Beyond Identity Politics
The Promise of a Cultural Sociology
Technological Discourse and the Sacred and Profane Information Machine
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ISBN: 9780761953258
ISBN-10: 0761953256
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1664
Published: 1st December 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 3.46