Sociology and Social Theory 1830–1930, A Text/Reader

Author: Patricia Madoo Lengermann,Gillian Niebrugge

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478609362

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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An essential volume for anyone interested in the history of sociology, the development of sociological theory, or the history of women in the profession, this well-researched, compellingly argued book makes the case for the active and significant presence of women in the creation of sociology and social theory in its founding and classic periods. Further, Lengermann and Niebrugge explain how the women came to be erased from the history of sociology and identify the political and intellectual currents that now make their recovery both possible and important. The volume focuses on 15 women in eight chapters. Each chapter begins with a biographical sketch situating each thinkers ideas in a historical, social, and cultural context. Next, the authors analyze the womans theory, summarizing its underlying assumptions, explicating its major themes, and introducing key vocabulary. The chapter concludes with excerpts from the original texts of the women founders. All the theories discussed in this text share a moral commitment to the idea that sociology should and could work for the alleviation of socially produced human pain. The ethical duty of the sociologist is to seek sound scientific knowledge, to refuse to make the knowledge an end in itself, to speak for the disempowered, to advocate social reform, and to never forget that the appropriate relationship between researcher and subject is one of mutuality.
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Author: George Ritzer,Jeffrey Stepnisky

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506325580

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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Now with SAGE Publishing, and co-authored by one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky’s Classical Sociological Theory, Seventh Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought from the Enlightenment roots of theory through the early 20th century. The integration of key theories with biographical sketches of theorists and the requisite historical and intellectual context helps students to better understand the original works of classical authors as well as to compare and contrast classical theories. New to this Edition · In Ch. 1, Colonialism is now discussed as a major social force in development of modern society. · In Ch. 2, there is an expanded discussion of the historical significance of Early Women Founders and the contributions of W.E.B. Du Bois. · The chapter on Du Bois (Ch. 9) includes new material about his intellectual influences. · New contemporary commentary about Durkheim has been added to Ch. 7. · Ch. 9 includes new material from recently translated later writings of George Simmel, providing new context for his overall theory. · Addition of Historical Context boxes throughout text. · Sections on contemporary applications of classical theory have been added to each chapter.
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Author: Jonathan H. Turner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387324585

Category: Political Science

Page: 745

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This wide-ranging handbook presents in-depth discussions on the array of subspecialties that comprise the field of sociological theory. Prominent theorists working in a variety of traditions discuss methodologies and strategies; the cultural turn in sociological theorizing; interaction processes; theorizing from the systemic and macro level; new directions in evolutionary theorizing; power, conflict, and change; and theorizing from assumptions of rationality.
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The Basics

Author: George Ritzer,Jeffrey Stepnisky

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506339425

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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Now with SAGE Publishing, Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots: The Basics, is a brief survey of sociology's major theorists and theoretical approaches, from the Classical founders to the present. With updated scholarship in the new Fifth Edition, authors George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky connect many theorists and schools of thought together under broad headings that offer students a synthesized view of sociological theory. This text is perfect for those who want an accessible overview of the entire tradition of sociological thinking, with an emphasis on the contemporary relevance of theory.
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Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452265461

Category: Social Science

Page: 1056

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The Encyclopedia of Social Theory is an indispensable reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary social theory. It examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. Led by internationally renowned scholar George Ritzer, the Encyclopedia of Social Theory draws together a team of more than 200 international scholars covering the developments, achievements, and prospects of social theory from its inception in the 18th century to the present. Understanding that social theory can both explain and alter the social world, this two-volume set serves as not only a foundation for learning, but also an inspiration for creative and reflexive engagement with the rich range of ideas it contains.
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Author: John Bratton,David Denham

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260655X

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Most texts on classical social theory offer exhaustive coverage of every possible theorist, making it difficult to use the book in one semester. Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition represents a departure from this approach by offering solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extending the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois. The result is a manageable, but thorough, examination of the key classical theorists. The second edition has been updated throughout and includes two new chapters: one on Weber and rationalization, and one on Du Bois and his writings on race. A new concluding chapter links classical theory to current developments in capitalism during an age of austerity.
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Feministische Perspektiven in den Gesundheitswissenschaften

Author: Gerlinde Mauerer

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 383941461X

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Dieses Buch zeigt die theoretischen und praktischen Verbindungen von Frauengesundheitsforschung, Frauengesundheitspraxis und Feministischen Theorien. Historische, politische und gesellschaftliche Analysen zu Frauengesundheit werden durch aktuelle Perspektiven aus der Praxis ergänzt. Aus unterschiedlichen disziplinären Perspektiven, etwa Gesundheitsförderung und Public Health, Gesundheits- und Medizinsoziologie, Körpersoziologie und Gender Studies, beschäftigen sich Praktikerinnen mit dem Thema »Frauengesundheit«. Auch Nicht-Wissenschaftlerinnen finden hier breit gefächerte Identifizierungsangebote im Hinblick auf die (Selbst-)Analyse und Anwendung feministischer Theorien.
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Author: Sara Delamont

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761972556

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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Exploring the achievements of British feminist sociology in theory, methods and empirical research, Sara Delamont outlines the barriers to the development of feminism and explores contemporary challenges. She provides an unrivalled guide to the origins of feminism in the discipline of sociology, analyzes the uneasy relationships between feminists and the founding fathers, and elucidates the opportunities and challenges presented by postmodernism.
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Author: Dr. Lyn K. Slater, PhD,Kara R. Finck, JD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117678

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 5866

"This is the first book to give social workers the tools to understand their clients' legal needs and rights and to address them collaboratively and effectively. Lyn Slater and Kara Finck ground their text in a comprehensive grasp of the legal system and the inequities of race, class, and gender that shape clients' experiences. Social Work Practice and the Law is a powerful call for social workers to be passionate and skillful advocates for their clients. Essential reading for social workers and lawyers alike who serve low-income people entangled in systems that so often fail them." Dorothy Roberts, JD Kirkland & Ellis Professor, Northwestern University School of Law Author, Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare Based on the author's innovative and nationally recognized prototype for inter-professional work at Fordham University, this is the only volume about social work and the legal system that is written from the social worker's perspective. Devoid of "legalese," the book is designed to help social workers develop the ability to reappraise, question, and challenge the law to best serve their clients. It aims to promote the development of a more strategic relationship with the legal system-a partnership that can achieve more creative and just solutions to social problems. Exhaustive in scope, Social Work and the Law identifies current national and international trends and legal movements that support and invite inter-professional, critically competent social work participation. The book also identifies and explains the essential knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes necessary for the attainment of collaborative critical competence when interacting with the legal system. Each chapter includes vivid case studies based on actual collaborations that illustrate the application of theory to practice. Chapters also include legal, social work, and evidence-based resources. Key Features: Promotes a proactive approach to the ways in which social workers can use law to promote clients' best interests Addresses all domains of social work practice-child welfare, housing law, educational access, disability law, benefits, and more Offers abundant case studies taken from the authors' real-life work Devoid of "legalese" and written from a social worker's perspective
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Author: Dirk Kaesler

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 340662250X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Zu Recht gilt Max Weber (1864–1920) heute international als einer der einflussreichsten Denker des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Werke zählen in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften zu den Schlüsseltexten der wissenschaftlichen Ausbildung. Dirk Kaesler zeichnet knapp und anschaulich die entscheidenden Stationen seines Lebens und Wirkens nach und macht deutlich, wie eng sowohl die Themen der wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten Webers als auch deren Ergebnisse mit zeitgenössischen und familienbiographischen Zusammenhängen verflochten sind.
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Author: George Ritzer,Barry Smart

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

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This book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the roots, current debates and future development of social theory. It draws together a team of outstanding international scholars, and presents an authoritative and panoramic critical survey of the field. The volume is divided into three parts. The first part examines the classical tradition. Included here are critical discussions of Comte, Spencer, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Freud, Mannheim and classical feminist thought. This part conveys the classical tradition as a living resource in social theory, it demonstrates not only the critical significance of classical writings, but their continuing relevance. The second part moves on t
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Author: Vladimir Shlapentokh,Eric Beasley

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412855489

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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This book explores interpersonal situations in which weak or vulnerable people find themselves and the ways in which others help create, sustain, and eradicate such social dynamics. Vladimir Shlapentokh and Eric Beasley demonstrate that people can gain power over each other and then abuse this power because of unequal resource conditions. The authors define resources as the means necessary for satisfaction or achievement of needs or goals, such as wealth, physical strength, intellectual capacity and information, sexual attractiveness, and status. This volume is different from existing social science books on inequality and vulnerability, which address relations between people of different social positions, races, genders, ages, and places of residence confronting each other in political, economic, and cultural battles. This book focuses on people who become the victims of those whom they know personally—relatives, colleagues, neighbors. The authors argue that unequal resource distribution among members of social units is the main cause of conflict and ultimately creates situations where members of a social unit can abuse other members of the same unit.
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Author: Mareike Speck

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638169030

Category: Social Science

Page: 18

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Methodologie und Methoden, Note: Leistungsnachweis, Universität Duisburg-Essen (FB Soziologie), Veranstaltung: Einführung in die Soziologie, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Max Weber wird am 21. April 1864 in Erfurt geboren, sein Vater war ein nationalliberaler Politiker und später Abgeordneter. Diese nationalliberale Einstellung im Elternhaus prägte Weber entscheidend für sein späteres Leben. Weber studierte Jura, Nationalökonomie, Philosophie und Geschichte in verschiedenen Städten, seine Studienzeit wurde aber durch den Wehrdienst unterbrochen. Er promovierte mit Auszeichnung in Jura und die Habilitation folgte drei Jahre später in römischem Recht und Handelsrecht. Im Alter von 28 Jahren veröffentlicht Weber im Auftrag des Vereins für Sozialpolitik die Studie „Die Verhältnisse der Landarbeiter im ostelbischen Deutschland“, diese Schrift bestätigte seinen wissenschaftlichen Ruf. In dieser Schrift fordert Weber die Schließung der deutschen Grenzen gegen das Eindringen polnischer Arbeiter, da er der Meinung war, dass gesunde Bevölkerungsverhältnisse eine grundlegende Voraussetzung für eine jede Volkswirtschaft sind.1 Im Jahre 1893 heiratete Weber Marianne Schnitger, die spätere Frauenrechtlerin, eine der Hauptfiguren der Frauenbewegung. Ein Jahr später wird er zum Professor der Nationalökonomie an der Universität Freiburg/Breisgau berufen, in seiner dortigen Antrittsvorlesung legte er den Grundstein für sein später entwickeltes Werturteilsfreiheitpostulat der Wissenschaften. 1897 übernimmt Weber den Lehrstuhl für Nationalökonomie an der Heidelberger Universität, diesen muß er jedoch wegen einer Erkrankung aufgeben, insgesamt sieben Jahre kann er nur eingeschränkt arbeiten, in dieser Zeit unternimmt er mehrere Reisen durch Europa und Amerika. Erst nach dieser Zeit publiziert Weber wieder, er veröffentlicht unter anderem die Schriften „Die `Objektivität ́ sozialwissenschaftlicher und sozialpolitischer Erkenntnis“ sowie „Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus“. In der erstgenannten Schrift stellt Weber dar, dass es nicht Aufgabe einer Erfahrungswissenschaft sei, bindende Normen und Ideale zu ermitteln. In letzterer zeigt er auf wie die Religion das wirtschaftliche Verhalten prägt, die Protestanten haben laut Weber eher [...]
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an anthology

Author: Hilda L. Smith,Berenice A. Carroll

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 449

View: 7666

"... a wide array of time periods, cultures, and formats... " -- Library JournalThe first collection of source readings of women's important writings in political and social theory from ancient times to the twentieth century. From Sappho of Lesbos to Mary Wollstonecraft and from Jane Addams to Simone Weil, these works fill a major gap in materials available for teaching the history of political thought and opens paths for exploring the rich and diverse contributions of women as creators of theory.
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Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780072997590

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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This text is the teaching solution for instructors who need a brief, accessible text for sociological theory. An affordable alternative to a standard text, this volume still includes a range of pedagogical features; it is concise yet comprehensive, informative, and engaging for a wide range of students.
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