Classical Social Theory: Investigation and Application

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Prentice Hall, 2004 - Social Science - 343 pages
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Offering an excellent overview of approximately 400 years of social theory with a concentration on sociological thought, this book reflects the convergence of social science, natural science, philosophy, and history. It features a concise review of each major theorist¿s biography, the influences on their works, and a review of their major contributions. KEY TOPICS Individual chapters examine the lives and thoughts of Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Georg Simmel, Max Weber, Charles Cooley, George Herbert Mead, Thorstein Veblen, Karl Mannheim, Talcott Parsons, and George Homans. A concluding chapter provides a comprehensive review of the many contributions from women. For individuals interested in the study of social theory with an appreciation for synthetic thought and for history.

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Social Political and Philosophical
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AugusteComte
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Herbert Spencer
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Dr. Tim Delaney, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Oswego, holds a B.S. degree in sociology from the State University of New York at Brockport, an M.A. degree in sociology from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Delaney is the author of Community, Sport and Leisure, Second Edition (2001); co-editor of Values, Society and Evolution (2002); and co-editor of Philosophical and Sociological Implications of Deviant Behavior (2003). He has published nearly forty book reviews, numerous book 1thapters, journal and encyclopedia articles, and served as Guest Editor for Philosophy Now. Delaney is an international author.

Dr. Delaney has presented thirty papers at regional, national, and international conferences, including papers that were presented for the Russian Academy of Sciences during international conferences at both St. Petersburg (1999) and Moscow (2001). He is the Associate Founder of The Anthropology Society (Western New York) and is in the process of creating the Social Theory Society, an academic society that promotes "learning through thinking and experience." Delaney maintains membership in ten professional associations, including the American Sociological Association, Pacific Sociological Association, and the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. In 2002, he was selected as a charter member to the "Wall of Tolerance" sponsored by the National Campaign for Tolerance, co-chaired by Rosa Parks and Morris Dees, in recognition of his community activism and scholarship efforts in the fight against social injustice. Delaney has also been selected for inclusion in the 2003 Marquis Who's Who in America for his outstanding achievements.

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