Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Third Edition

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University of Toronto Press, May 31, 2019 - Capitalism - 424 pages

In this third edition of Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, John Bratton and David Denham build on the classical triumvirate--Karl Marx, ?mile Durkheim, and Max Weber--by extending the conversation to include early female theorists such as Mary Wollstonecraft and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, as well as the writings of W.E.B. Du Bois and G.H. Mead.

Connecting current headlines in the political mainstream to concepts like alienation, anomie, class, gender, race, and the environment, Capitalism and Classical Social Theory sheds light on how classical social theories may be applied and understood within a contemporary context. This revised and expanded third edition features topical discussions of socio-economic shifts in the post-Trump and post-Brexit world and uses original excerpts and additional readings to further contextualize the significance of classical social theory today.

 

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Contents

THE CLASSICAL TRIUMVIRATE
69
EXPANDING THE CANON
275
CLASSICAL SOCIAL THEORY TODAY
349
Further Reading and Sources
381
Credits
389
Index
391
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About the author (2019)

John Bratton is a visiting professor at both Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in the UK.

David Denham is an honorary research fellow at the University of Wolverhampton in the UK, where he taught a wide variety of sociology courses over a career of 35 years.

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