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Key sociological thinkers / edited by Rob Stones.

Contributor(s): Stones, Rob, 1957-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : New York University Press, 1998Description: xvi, 366 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0814781152; 0814781160 (pbk.).Subject(s): Sociology | SociologistsDDC classification: 301
Partial contents:
'Seeing Things Differently' -- Introduction: Society as More than a Collection of Free-floating Individuals / Rob Stones -- Karl Marx / Bob Jessop -- Max Weber / Lawrence A. Scaff -- Emile Durkheim / Whitney Pope -- Sigmund Freud / Ian Craib -- Georg Simmel / Patrick Watier -- Herbert Blumer / Ken Plummer -- Talcott Parsons / Robert Holton -- Robert K. Merton / Alan Sica -- Simone de Beauvoir / Mary Evans -- Norbert Elias / Jason Hughes -- Erving Goffman / Robin Williams -- David Lockwood / Nicos Mouzelis -- Harold Garfinkel / John Heritage -- Louis Althusser / Ted Benton -- Jurgen Habermas / William Outhwaite -- Pierre Bourdieu / Loic J. D. Wacquant -- Nancy J. Chodorow / Karin A. Martin -- Arlie Russell Hochschild / Simon J. Williams -- Michel Foucault / Lawrence Barth -- Stuart Hall / Michele Barrett -- Anthony Giddens / Ira J. Cohen --
Conclusion: Tolerance, Plurality and Creative Synthesis in Sociological Thought / Rob Stones.
Summary: Dispite the fact that most of us think often about society and social life, few of us have had extensive schooling in how to organize or structure such thought. Guided by the belief that the sociological imagination is impoverished if accessible only to a handful of specialists, Key Sociological Thinkers provides the lay reader with a clear and manageable overview of the major sociological developments from Marx to the present day.Summary: Key Sociological Thinkers is ideal for students new to the field, veterans looking to brush up, and anyone eager to expand their understanding of the world in which we live.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 332-351) and index.

'Seeing Things Differently' -- Introduction: Society as More than a Collection of Free-floating Individuals / Rob Stones -- 1. Karl Marx / Bob Jessop -- 2. Max Weber / Lawrence A. Scaff -- 3. Emile Durkheim / Whitney Pope -- 4. Sigmund Freud / Ian Craib -- 5. Georg Simmel / Patrick Watier -- 6. Herbert Blumer / Ken Plummer -- 7. Talcott Parsons / Robert Holton -- 8. Robert K. Merton / Alan Sica -- 9. Simone de Beauvoir / Mary Evans -- 10. Norbert Elias / Jason Hughes -- 11. Erving Goffman / Robin Williams -- 12. David Lockwood / Nicos Mouzelis -- 13. Harold Garfinkel / John Heritage -- 14. Louis Althusser / Ted Benton -- 15. Jurgen Habermas / William Outhwaite -- 16. Pierre Bourdieu / Loic J. D. Wacquant -- 17. Nancy J. Chodorow / Karin A. Martin -- 18. Arlie Russell Hochschild / Simon J. Williams -- 19. Michel Foucault / Lawrence Barth -- 20. Stuart Hall / Michele Barrett -- 21. Anthony Giddens / Ira J. Cohen --

Conclusion: Tolerance, Plurality and Creative Synthesis in Sociological Thought / Rob Stones.

Dispite the fact that most of us think often about society and social life, few of us have had extensive schooling in how to organize or structure such thought. Guided by the belief that the sociological imagination is impoverished if accessible only to a handful of specialists, Key Sociological Thinkers provides the lay reader with a clear and manageable overview of the major sociological developments from Marx to the present day.

Key Sociological Thinkers is ideal for students new to the field, veterans looking to brush up, and anyone eager to expand their understanding of the world in which we live.

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