Herbert Spencer Critical Assessments
The Chicago School: Critical Assessments
Emile Durkheim Critical Assessments 2nd Series
The Frankfurt School Critical Assessments
Georg Simmel Critical Assessments
By W.S.F. Pickering
December 19, 2000
This third set of Critical Assessments on the foremost French Sociologist takes as its main focus writings since 1990. The articles have been selected by a team of international scholars from the British School for Durkheimian Studies. Each specialist has written a new introduction to set their ...
By John Offer
June 20, 2000
Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) was a major figure in the early development of sociology, famous for work which likened society to an organism and analysed it in evolutionary terms. In this context he was contributing to evolutionary theory before as well as after Darwin and argued consistently that ...
By Barry Smart
February 05, 1998
First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
By Ken Plummer
September 26, 1997
The Chicago School was the first major school of sociology in the USA, dominating the field for the first thirty-five years of the twentieth century. Drawing upon the nineteenth century British social survey methods of Charles Booth and others, and influenced by continental European social ...
By Barry Smart
September 15, 1994
Without doubt Michel Foucault was one of the towering intellectual presences of the twentieth century. His work on the organization of knowledge, sexuality, power, discipline, medicine, madness, identity and politics has left an indelible mark on our understanding of these matters.In recognition of...
By David Frisby
January 31, 1994
Georg Simmel predicted that he would have no followers after his death. However he is now widely recognized as the father of the sociology of Modernity. His ideas on the metropolis, consumer culture, social space and aesthetics are at the crux of contemporary debate in sociology. This collection ...
By Peter Hamilton
February 19, 1993
George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) is widely seen as the father of symbolic interactionism. He is celebrated as probably the most original and important American sociologist of the twentieth century. This collection of critical assessments shows why Mead is important for symbolic interactionism. But ...