Classical Social Theory
An Introduction to the Thought of Marx, Weber, Durkheim and Simmel
By (author) Ian Craib
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Classical Social Theory by Ian Craib
Book DescriptionIan Craib compellingly shows the value of studying classic thinkers such as Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Simmel alongside the more popular contemporary questions. Providing an account of the key ideas of classical social theory, Dr Craib establishes their relevance today, their enduring significance, and their contribution to understanding contemporary problems. Written in a direct, personal style, Classical Social Theory's thematic structure helps the reader compare the theorists systematically, and the book-by-book approach pays close attention to each thinker's key texts, quoting the most important passages and analysing them in a clear, straightforward way. Other student-friendly features include: * biographical details and an elementary overview of the work of Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Simmel * Dramatis Personae with brief details of the life and thought of other relevant thinkers * Glossary covering important terms and phrases used in the text Classical Social Theory is an indispensable guide to the key thinkers in Sociology for anyone new to the subject.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198781172
(233mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Ian Craib
The late Dr Ian Craib was Reader in Sociology, University of Essex. He was also author of Modern Social Theory: From Parsons to Habermas (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1984).
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