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Beamish, Rob
The promise of sociology : the classical tradition and contemporary sociological thinking / Rob Beamish
Alternate Title Classical tradition and contemporary sociological thinking
Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY : University of Toronto Press, c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HM586 .B43 2010    AVAILABLE
Gift from Sidney and Lorraine Bolkosky, 2012
Subject(s) Sociology
Sociology -- Philosophy
Culture
Physical Description xxi, 330 p. ; 23 cm
NOTE Gift from Sidney and Lorraine Bolkosky, 2012
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-312) and index
Contents Why think sociologically? The millennial, knowledge, and culture ; The sociological imagination : beyond "everyday stocks of knowledge" -- The classical tradition. Marx and the dialectic of dynamic, unstable social formations ; Marx, the Communist Manifesto, and modernity ; From Descartes to Durkheim : towards a science of society ; Durkheim and the systematic study of social facts ; Weber and the interpretive understanding of social action ; The spirit of capitalism, modernity, and the postmodern world -- Sociology and contemporary culture. The fear of mass culture ; The dialectics of popular culture ; The promise of sociology
Alternate Author Library donation, 2012

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