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The Discovery of Society Randall Collins

The Discovery of Society By Randall Collins

The Discovery of Society by Randall Collins


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Explores the lives and ideas of the social thinkers who have shaped traditions in sociology. This work weaves biographical and conceptual details into a tapestry of the history of social thought of the 19th and 20th centuries. It is a supplement for courses in social/sociological theory, the history of social thought, and the history of sociology.

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The Discovery of Society by Randall Collins

This classic text explores the lives and ideas of the social thinkers who have shaped and continue to forge traditions in sociology. Focusing on the great names in the field, it weaves biographical and conceptual details into a tapestry of the history of social thought of the 19th and 20th centuries. Written in a narrative style that is accessible and exciting, this text is an excellent supplement for courses in social/sociological theory, the history of social thought, the history of sociology, and introduction to sociology.

About Randall Collins

Randall Collins is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. He earned his A.B. at Harvard in 1963, his M.A. at Stanford in 1964, and received his Ph.D. at University of California, Berkley in 1969. He is the author of numerous books and articles, such as Conflict Sociology: Toward an Explanatory Science, The Credential Society, Three Sociological Traditions, Weberian Sociological Theory, and Theoretical Sociology. Many of his works are of international interest, and have been translated into Italian, Duthc, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Rumanian, German, and Arabic. Michael Makowsky is organizational consultant to Musart Company. He earned his B.A from New York University's Washington Square College in 1962, and received his M.A. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkley in 1967. Over the last 30 years, he has taught at his alma mater, the University of California at Berkley, as well as the University of California at Davis, Chabot College, College of San Mateo, Goddard College, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and the Cultural Integration Fellowship. He is the author of numerous articles in contemporary journals, such as Minstrel of Love: A Biography of Satguru Sant Keshavadas, Breath of the Eternal: The Way of Self-Knowledge: The Concept of Atman in Four Upanishads. He is the president of his own company, Deal Glamour Media and Education Productions and is a member of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Las Vegas.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction: Society and Illusion Chapter 1. The Prophets of Paris: Saint-Simon and Comte Chapter 2. Sociology in the Underground: Karl Marx Chapter 3. The Last Gentleman: Alexis de Tocqueville Chapter 4. Nietzsche's Madness Chapter 5. Do-Gooders, Evolutionists, and Racists Chapter 6: Dreyfus's Empire: Emile Durkheim Chapter 7: Max Weber: The Disenchantment of the World Chapter 8: Sigmund Freud: Conquistador of the Irrational Chapter 9: The Discovery of the Invisible World: Simmel, Cooley, and Mead Chapter 10: The Discovery of the Ordinary World: Thomas, Park, and the Chicago School Chapter 11: The Emergence of African-American Sociology: DuBois, Frazier, Drake, and Cayton Chapter 12: The Construction of the Social System: Pareto and Parsons Chapter 13: Hitler's Shadow: Michels, Mannheim, and Mills Chapter 14: Erving Goffman and the Theatre of Social Encounters Chapter 15: Cultural Capital, Revolution, and the World-System: The Theories of Pierre Bourdieu, Theda Skocpol, and Immanuel Wallerstein Chapter 16: From the Code of the Street to the Social Structure of Right and Wrong: The Sociology of Elijah Anderson and Donald BlackBibliographical SuggestionsIndex

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CIN0072507365G
9780072507362
0072507365
The Discovery of Society by Randall Collins
Used - Good
Paperback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
20040616
336
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