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Key ideas in sociology

"Key Ideas in Sociology provides undergraduate and graduate students with a concise and intellectual account of ideas that have been developed over time by a variety of social thinkers. It is an ideal supplementary textbook for an idea-oriented introductory sociology course or for any social theory course."--BOOK JACKET
Print Book, English, ©2004
Pine Forge Press, Thousand Oaks, Calif., ©2004
xiii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780761988250, 9780761988236, 0761988254, 0761988238
PrefaceChapter 1 - Key Ideas About the Social World Conceptualizing Contemporary Society Careers of Ideas Key Ideas and the Field of Sociology Tools for Understanding Social TrendsChapter 2 - Industrial Society: From the Satanic Mills to the Computer Age The Industrial Revolution Karl Marx: The Permanent Exile Marxism After Marx Counterimages of Capitalist Industrial Society: Shifts in the Class Structure Daniel Bell on the Advent of Postindustrial Society SummaryChapter 3 - Democracy: From the Fall of the Bastille to the Fall of the Berlin Wall Max Weber: Prophet, Pessimist, and Realist Talcott Parsons on the Democratic Prospect Capitalism Versus Democracy? Lipset and Beyond Critical Theory of Jürgen Habermas SummaryChapter 4 - Individualism: The Tension Between Me and Us Alexis de Tocqueville on Individualism Ferdinand Toennies on Community Émile Durkheim and the Quest for Community Durkheim in America SummaryChapter 5 - Modernity: From the Promise of Modern Society to Postmodern Suspicions Modernity and Postmodernity: Provisional Definitions The Ambiguous Legacy of Georg Simmel Robert E. Park and the Chicago School Postmodernism and Sociological Theory Anthony Giddens and the Late Modern Age SummaryChapter 6 - Globalization: Key Ideas in a Global Framework The Need to Think Globally The Lasting Impact of the Sociological TraditionReferencesIndex