Community and Society
Author : Ferdinand Tonnies,Charles Price Loomis
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release :2002-01-01
Total pages :294
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0486424979
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One of the first major studies of sociology, this book explores the clash between small-scale neighborhood-based communities and the large-scale competitive market society. It considers all aspects of life — political, economic, legal, family, religion and culture. Discusses construction of "selfhood" and "personhood," and modes of cognition, language, and understanding.

A Mediterranean Society
Author : S. D. Goitein
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release :1999
Total pages :576
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0520221583
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"One of the best comprehensive histories of a culture in this century."—Amos Funkenstein, Stanford University

The History of the Royal Society of London, for the Improving of Natural Knowledge
Author : Thomas Sprat
Publisher :
Release :1667
Total pages :438
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : BCUL:1092844668
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Religion in Chinese Society
Author : C. K. Yang
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release :1991
Total pages :473
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN :
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This book describes the religious behavior of all classes in China. It provides a functional study of the religious element in Chinese life to other aspects of society.

Prostitution and Victorian Society
Author : Judith R. Walkowitz,Walkowitz Judith R.
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release :1982-10-29
Total pages :347
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0521270642
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A study of alliances between prostitutes and femminists and their clashes with medical authorities and police.

The Affluent Society
Author : John Kenneth Galbraith
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release :1998
Total pages :276
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0395925002
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A leading economist discusses his theories on social disequilibrium and suggests ways of restoring the economic balance

Economy and Society
Author : Max Weber
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release :1978
Total pages :1469
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0520035003
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Max Weber's Economy and Society is the greatest sociological treatise written in this century. Published posthumously in Germany in the early 1920's, it has become a constitutive part of the modern sociological imagination. Economy and Society was the first strictly empirical comparison of social structures and normative orders in world-historical depth, containing the famous chapters on social action, religion, law, bureaucracy, charisma, the city, and the political community with its dimensions of class, status and power. Economy and Status is Weber's only major treatise for an educated general public. It was meant to be a broad introduction, but in its own way it is the most demanding textbook yet written by a sociologist. The precision of its definitions, the complexity of its typologies and the wealth of its historical content make the work a continuos challenge at several levels of comprehension: for the advanced undergraduate who gropes for his sense of society, for the graduate student who must develop his own analytical skills, and for the scholar who must match wits with Weber. When the long-awaited first complete English edition of Economy and Society was published in 1968, Arthur Stinchcombe wrote in the American Journal of Sociology: "My answer to the question of whether people should still start their sociological intellectual biographies with Economy and Society is yes." Reinhard Bendix noted in the American Sociological Review that the "publication of a compete English edition of Weber's most systematic work [represents] the culmination of a cultural transmission to the American setting...It will be a study-guide and compendium for years to come for all those interested in historical sociology and comparative study." In a lengthy introduction, Guenther Roth traces the intellectual prehistory of Economy and Society, the gradual emergence of its dominant themes and the nature of its internal logic. Mr. Roth is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Mr. Wittich heads an economic research group at the United Nations.

The Constitution of Society
Author : Anthony Giddens
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release :1986-03-25
Total pages :402
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0520057287
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"It is likely that this book will be regarded as the most important piece of grand sociological theory in English of the past decade."—Mark Poster, University of California "This book will take its place alongside such major statements of sociological theory as those of Parsons and Habermas. Anyone interested int eh state of the social sciences today, the character of social theory or the relevance of philosophy to social theory will now find it essential to grapple with Giddens's bold and incisive book."—Richard Bernstein, Haverford College, USA "Anthony Giddens's new book is the fullest presentation yet of his theoretical views . . . . it has the lean, sparse, utterly serious, craftsmanlike qualities we have learned to expect from its author and which make it a real pleasure to read."—Dennis Wrong, Times Higher Education Supplement

Mind in Society
Author : L.S. Vygotsky,Michael Cole
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release :1978
Total pages :159
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0674576292
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The great Russian psychologist L. S. Vygotsky has long been recognized as a pioneer in developmental psychology. But his theory of development has never been well understood in the West. Mind in Society corrects much of this misunderstanding. Carefully edited by a group of outstanding Vygotsky scholars, the book presents a unique selection of Vygotsky's important essays.

The Social Movement Society
Author : Professor of Sociology Political Science and Planning Policy and Design at the University of California Irvine and a Fellow of the Center for the Study of Democracy David S Meyer,David S. Meyer,Sidney G. Tarrow
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release :1998
Total pages :282
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0847685411
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Is there more social protest now than there was prior to the movement politics of the 1960s, and if so, does it result in a distinctly less civil society throughout the world? If everybody protests, what does protest mean in advanced industrial societies? This volume brings together scholars from Europe and the U.S., and from both political science and sociology, to consider the ways in which the social movement has changed as a political form and the ways in which it continues to change the societies in which it is prevalent.