Invitation to Sociology: A Humanistic Perspective (Google eBook)

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Open Road Media, Apr 26, 2011 - Social Science - 191 pages
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The most popularly read, adapted, anthologized, and incorporated primer on sociology ever written for modern readers Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger lays the groundwork for a clear understanding of sociology in his straightforward introduction to the field, much loved by students, professors, and general readers. Berger aligns sociology in the humanist tradition—revealing its relationship to the humanities and philosophy—and establishes its importance in thinking critically about the modern world. Throughout, Berger presents the contributions of some of the most important sociologists of the time, including Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, Vilfredo Pareto, and Thorstein Veblen.
  

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User Review  - Scott Forsyth - Goodreads

Excellent introduction to sociology. Berger is a fantastic writer. Read full review

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User Review  - fcrazeg - Goodreads

For a elective class, where I just looked for social issues (I did not understand what sociology means), I must read the chapters 4 and 5: men in the society and society in men, of this book. I still ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
1 SOCIOLOGY AS AN INDIVIDUAL PASTIME
2 SOCIOLOGY AS A FORM OF CONSCIOUSNESS
ALTERNATION AND BIOGRAPHY OR HOW TO ACQUIRE A PREFABRICATED PAST
4 SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVEMAN IN SOCIETY
5 SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVESOCIETY IN MAN
6 SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVESOCIETY AS DRAMA
SOCIOLOGICAL MACHIAVELLIANISM AND ETHICS OR HOW TO ACQUIRE SCRUPLES AND KEEP ON CHEATING
8 SOCIOLOGY AS A HUMANISTIC DISCIPLINE
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL COMMENTS
INDEX
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Award-winning scholar and author Peter L. Berger (b. 1929) has been hailed as one of the most important modern American sociologists. Berger graduated from Wagner College in New York in 1949 before receiving his master’s degree and doctorate from The New School in New York in 1950 and 1954, respectively. Today, Berger is a professor emeritus of religion, sociology, and theology at the University of Boston and director of the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture, which studies relationships between economic development and sociocultural change. Berger’s works include Invitation to Sociology (1963), The Social Construction of Reality (1966) with Thomas Luckmann, The Sacred Canopy (1967), and A Rumor of Angels (1969).

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