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The twenty five selections in this unique anthology, with an annotated "reader's guide" to each in the margins, explore 25  theories and concepts upon which sociology is founded.

Table of Contents

Part I--Functionalism and its Intellectual Roots


1. Social Solidarity and Social Integration

Emile Durkheim, excerpts from The Division of Labor in Society


2. Anomie

Emile Durkheim, Suicide: A Study in Sociology.


3. Functionalism

 Talcott Parsons, Age and Sex in the Social Structure of the United States.


4. Manifest and Latent Functions

Robert Merton, Social Theory and Social Structure.


5. Deviance

Robert Merton, Social Theory and Social Structure.


6. Stratification

Kingsley Davis and Wilbert E. Moore, “Some Principles of Stratification”; Melvin E. Tumin, “Some Principles of Stratification: A Critical Analysis.”


7. Functional Alternatives

Herbert Gans, Positive Functions of the Undeserving Poor: Uses of the Underclass in America.


Part 2-Critical and Analytical Conflict Theory and their Intellectual Roots


8. Class Consciousness

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Manifesto of the Communist Party.


9. Value-Free Sociology

Max Weber, Science as a Vocation.


10. The Protestant Ethic

Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.


11. Patriarchy

Jane Addams, If Men Were Seeking the Franchise.


12. The Sociological Imagination

C. Wright Mills, The Promise.


13. The Power Elite

C. Wright Mills, The Power Elite.


14. Double Consciousness

W. E. B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk.


15.Cultural and Linguistic Capital

Pierre Bourdieu and Jean-Claude Passeron, Reproduction in Education, Society, and Culture.


Part III- Symbolic Interactionism and its Intellectual Roots


16. The Stranger

Georg Simmel, The Stranger.


17. The Development of a Self

George Herbert Mead, Mind, Self, and Society from the Standpoint of a Social Behaviorist.


18. The Nature and Premises of Symbolic Interactionism

Herbert Blumer, Symbolic Interactionism: Perspective and Method..


19. Dramaturgy

Erving Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.


20. Stigma

Erving Goffman, Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity.


Part IV-Phenomenology and Postmodernism


21. Breaching Experiments and the Social Construction of Reality

Harold Garfinkel, Studies in Ethnomethodology.


22. Doing Gender

Candace West and Don E. Zimmerman, Doing Gender.


23. Black Feminist Thought

Hill Collins, Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment.


24. The Line of Fault Amidst Relations of Ruling

Dorothy Smith, The Everyday World as Problematic: A Feminist Sociology.


25. Postmodernism, Cultural Studies, and Sociology

Douglas Kellner, Cultural Studies, Multiculturalism, and Media Culture.


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Allyn & Bacon
Sociology - General
Honeycutt, Karen
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