Handbook of Social Theory

By George Ritzer

This booklet is an vital source for someone attracted to the roots, present debates and destiny improvement of social conception. It attracts jointly a staff of remarkable foreign students, and provides an authoritative and panoramic serious survey of the sphere.

The quantity is split into 3 elements. the 1st half examines the classical culture. integrated listed here are severe discussions of Comte, Spencer, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Freud, Mannheim and classical feminist notion. This half conveys the classical culture as a dwelling source in social thought, it demonstrates not just the severe value of classical writings, yet their carrying on with relevance.

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