Social Thought Into the 21st Century

Social Thought Into the 21st Century

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This text focuses on social philosophers and theorists who have made important contributions to contemporary social thought. Emphasizing that social thinkers are involved with profound humanistic and scientific problems, the Sixth Edition of SOCIAL THOUGHT demonstrates how the academic concerns of social thinkers balance theory with humanistic concerns.
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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 163.6 x 231.6 x 17.5mm | 598.75g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 0155064029
  • 9780155064027

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Part One: SOCIAL THINKERS WHO LED US INTO THE 21ST CENTURY. 1. Common Uses of Social Thought: The Contributions of R. P. Cuzzort. 2. Strategies for a Peaceful World: Elise Boulding. 3. Tricks of the Trade: Sociological Applications from Howard Becker. 4. Sociology as Bad Faith: Peter Berger. 5. The Unanticipated Consequences of Human Actions: Robert K. Merton. 6. Leisure and Loneliness: Observations on Society from David Riesman. 7. Life as a Con Game: The Dramaturgy of Erving Goffman. 8. Studying the Commonplace: Harold Garfinkel. Part Two: SOCIAL THINKERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY. 9. The Sacred and the Profane: Morality and Values in the Work of Emile Durkheim. 10. Power, Bureaucracy, Money, and Religion: Max Weber. 11. Profit, Greed and Human Misery: Social Theory and Karl Marx. 12. Sexuality and Social Forces: The Influence of Sigmund Freud. 13. Symbolic Interaction: A View of Society from George H. Mead. 14. The Social Thought of Pitirim Sorokin Mills. 16. Cultural Revelations: The Vision of Margaret Mead. 17. The Science of Culture: Leslie White. 18. Epilogue: Social Thought for the New Millennium. Credits. Index.
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Part One: SOCIAL THINKERS WHO LED US INTO THE 21ST CENTURY. 1. Common Uses of Social Thought: The Contributions of R. P. Cuzzort. 2. Strategies for a Peaceful World: Elise Boulding. 3. Tricks of the Trade: Sociological Applications from Howard Becker. 4. Sociology as Bad Faith: Peter Berger. 5. The Unanticipated Consequences of Human Actions: Robert K. Merton. 6. Leisure and Loneliness: Observations on Society from David Riesman. 7. Life as a Con Game: The Dramaturgy of Erving Goffman. 8. Studying the Commonplace: Harold Garfinkel. Part Two: SOCIAL THINKERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY. 9. The Sacred and the Profane: Morality and Values in the Work of Emile Durkheim. 10. Power, Bureaucracy, Money, and Religion: Max Weber. 11. Profit, Greed and Human Misery: Social Theory and Karl Marx. 12. Sexuality and Social Forces: The Influence of Sigmund Freud. 13. Symbolic Interaction: A View of Society from George H. Mead. 14. The Social Thought of Pitirim Sorokin Mills. 16. Cultural Revelations: The Vision of Margaret Mead. 17. The Science of Culture: Leslie White. 18. Epilogue: Social Thought for the New Millennium. Credits. Index.
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