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The Classical Tradition in Sociology the European Tradition

by Jeffrey C. Alexander

  • ISBN: 9780761953241
  • ISBN10: 0761953248

The Classical Tradition in Sociology the European Tradition

by Jeffrey C. Alexander

  • List Price: $1190.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Publish date: 12/01/1997
  • ISBN: 9780761953241
  • ISBN10: 0761953248
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Description: The Classical Tradition in Sociology: The European Tradition presents an unrivalled collection of the key literature in European sociology, ranging across the European tradition from the Enlightenment to Contemporary Theory.

Unparalleled in scope, the collection explodes the myth that the European tradition in sociology is a debate with the ghosts of Karl Marx and Max Weber, and demonstrates that the tradition is far more deeply rooted and broadly based.

Volume 1 is devoted to the emergence of European sociology. The contribution of classical political economy and the Enlightenment is examined. Commentaries on the work of Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Taine, Rousseau, de Tocqueville, Comte and St. Simon are included. The volume creates a vivid and compelling picture of the origins of European sociology.

Volume 2 covers the rise of the classical period in social theory. It includes commentaries on the contribution of Marx, Spencer, Dilthey, Weber, Durkheim and Simmel. An overview of the main contributions of the founding fathers is also included.

Volume 3 moves on to explore the main developments in the first half of the twentieth century. The contributions of the Durkheimian Tradition, Mauss, Mannheim, Lukacs, Gramsci and British sociology are presented. The volume provides a synoptic view of the diversity and emerging complexity of European sociology.

Volume 4 identifies the main developments from post-industrial theory to the present day. The volume includes commentaries on the work of Aron, Foucault, Habermas, Giddens, Bourdieu, Boudon and Gellner. Selections on structuralism, polysemy, the positivist dispute and the neo-liberal tradition widen out the picture.

Thesubstantial introduction to the whole work, as well as shorter introduction to each of the themed selections of writings are provided by the editor, Raymond Boudon.

The collection is the benchmark work for understanding the history, contribution and dilemmas of the European tradition. Full account is taken of the reference needs of students as well as of academics.

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Complete in four volumes. 1997. First edition. Hardcover, 8vo. in full black
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