Capitalism and Modern Social Theory: An Analysis of the Writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber

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Cambridge University Press, 1971 - History - 261 pages
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Giddens's analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Weber has become the classic text for any student seeking to understand the three thinkers who established the basic framework of contemporary sociology. The first three sections of the book, based on close textual examination of the original sources, contain separate treatments of each writer. The author demonstrates the internal coherence of their respective contributions to social theory. The concluding section discusses the principal ways in which Marx can be compared with the other two authors, and discusses misconceptions of some conventional views on the subject.
  

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Review: Capitalism and Modern Social Theory: An Analysis of the Writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber

User Review  - Anthony Cooper - Goodreads

A good overview of the three thinkers in the title, and could be an extremely valuable resource. That being said, it does little to reinforce them if you have already read them, and doesn't exactly tie them together in a way which the reader may wish/be led to believe. Read full review

Review: Capitalism and Modern Social Theory: An Analysis of the Writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber

User Review  - Luke Echo - Goodreads

A good overview of Marx, Durkheim and Weber. Draws out some of the similarities and divergences on particular points. If you are very familiar with the original writers you could probably just read ... Read full review

Contents

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VII
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VIII
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IX
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XI
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XII
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XXII
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XIII
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XIV
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Anthony Giddens, a British sociologist, was educated at Hull, the London School of Economics, and Cambridge, and is a fellow of King's College, Cambridge. His interests have been varied, but they tend to focus on questions related to the macro-order. Much of his theoretical writing deals with stratification, class, and modernity. Although he has concentrated on dynamic issues of social structure, he has also examined how social psychological concerns are part of this broader order of human relations.

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