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Classical Sociological Theory, 4/e
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Classical Sociological Theory, 4/e

George Ritzer, University of Maryland---College Park
Douglas J. Goodman, University of Puget Sound
Classical Sociological Theory


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Chapter 1: A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Early Years
Chapter 2: A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Later Years
Chapter 3: August Comte
Chapter 4: Herbert Spencer
Chapter 5: Karl Marx
Chapter 6: Emile Durkheim
Chapter 7: Max Weber
Chapter 8: Georg Simmel
Chapter 9: Early Women Sociologists and Classical Sociological Theory, 1830-1930
Chapter 10: W.E.B. Du Bois
Chapter 11: Thorstein Veblen
Chapter 12: Karl Mannheim
Chapter 13: George Herbert Mead
Chapter 14: Alfred Schutz
Chapter 15: Talcott Parsons
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With one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory as lead author, this best-selling text gives readers a comprehensive overview of the major classical theorists and schools of sociological thought. Key theories are integrated with biographical sketches of theorists, placing readings in context and helping students understand the original works of classical authors as well as compare and contrast their theories.