Classical Sociological Theory


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<p><b>A world-class introduction to the historical and continuing impact of classical theory&nbsp;on sociological debate&nbsp;</b></p> <p>The latest edition of&nbsp;<i>Classical Sociological Theory</i>&nbsp;offers&nbsp;students a definitive guide to the&nbsp;theoretical&nbsp;foundations&nbsp;of sociology and the continuing impact of&nbsp;the ideas explored by&nbsp;early&nbsp;theorists, including&nbsp;Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Mead, Simmel, Freud, Du Bois, Adorno, Marcuse, Parsons, and Merton.&nbsp;The prestigious editors&nbsp;have integrated several readings&nbsp;on&nbsp;the most influential theories&nbsp;arising out of the Enlightenment era and the work of de Tocqueville.&nbsp;</p> <p>Readers are introduced to seminal works in classical sociological theory&nbsp;by way of editorial introductions that lend historical and intellectual perspective&nbsp;to the included readings.&nbsp;The readings themselves&nbsp;have been selected based on their combinations of theoretical sophistication and&nbsp;accessibility.&nbsp;From analyses of&nbsp;self and society to examinations of critical theory and structural-functional analysis,&nbsp;<i>Classical Sociological Theory</i>&nbsp;remains&nbsp;the gold standard in&nbsp;classical theory&nbsp;readers.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Fourth Edition of this&nbsp;widely taught&nbsp;book includes:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Selections that trace the history of classical sociological theory, from its undisciplined roots to its modern influence on contemporary sociological debate&nbsp;</li> <li>Readings describing the &ldquo;pre-history&rdquo; of sociology, including ideas from the Enlightenment and de Tocqueville&nbsp;</li> <li>Editorial introductions that place selected works firmly in their intellectual, philosophical, and historical contexts for the benefit of&nbsp;the student&nbsp;</li> <li>A distinguished and scholarly team of editors&nbsp;with a wide&nbsp;and deep&nbsp;range of&nbsp;expertise&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for undergraduate and graduate students&nbsp;of social&nbsp;and sociological&nbsp;theory,&nbsp;<i>Classical&nbsp;Sociological Theory</i>&nbsp;is also a thought-provoking&nbsp;resource ideal for&nbsp;use in courses taught in human geography, anthropology, criminology, and urban studies programs.&nbsp;</p>