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Classical Sociological Theory: Rediscovering the Promise of Sociology

Classical Sociological Theory: Rediscovering the Promise of Sociology
Author: Glenn A. Goodwin - Joseph A. Scimecca
ISBN 13: 9780534624699
ISBN 10: 534624693
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2005-06-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
List Price: $170.95

The source of social order and conflict, the relationship between consciousness and society, the proper sociological methods and practices, how sociology can help develop a society in which freedom can best be realized—these are the questions addressed here. Goodwin (sociology, U. of La Verne) and Scimecca (sociology, George Mason U.) discuss these issues with reference to Comte, Martineau, Marx, Herbert Spencer, Durkheim, Simmel, Weber, George Herbert Mead, Jane Addams and Du Bois. In each case the authors include biographies for each, their intellectual contexts, and their sociological methods and thought, along with assessments of their influence on sociology. The final chapter summarizes the work of such classical American sociologists as Sumner, Ward, Ross, Kelley, Park and Ogburn. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR