Classical Sociological Theory, 3rd Edition
January 2012, ©2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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This comprehensive collection of classical sociological theory is a definitive guide to the roots of sociology from its undisciplined beginnings to its current influence on contemporary sociological debate.
- Explores influential works of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Mead, Simmel, Freud, Du Bois, Adorno, Marcuse, Parsons, and Merton
- Editorial introductions lend historical and intellectual perspective to the substantial readings
- Includes a new section with new readings on the immediate "pre-history" of sociological theory, including the Enlightenment and de Tocqueville
- Individual reading selections are updated throughout