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Rethinking Classical Sociology: Rethinking Classical Sociology


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This series is designed to capture, reflect and promote the major changes that are occurring in the burgeoning field of classical sociology. The series publishes monographs, texts and reference volumes that critically engage with the established figures in classical sociology as well as encouraging examination of thinkers and texts from within the ever-widening canon of classical sociology. Engagement derives from theoretical and substantive advances within sociology and involves critical dialogue between contemporary and classical positions. The series reflects new interests and concerns including feminist perspectives, linguistic and cultural turns, the history of the discipline, the biographical and cultural milieux of texts, authors and interpreters, and the interfaces between the sociological imagination and other discourses including science, anthropology, history, theology and literature. The series offers fresh readings and insights that will ensure the continued relevance of the classical sociological imagination in contemporary work and maintain the highest standards of scholarship and enquiry in this developing area of research.

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What Price the Poor? William Booth, Karl Marx and the London Residuum

What Price the Poor?: William Booth, Karl Marx and the London Residuum

1st Edition

By Ann M. Woodall
March 29, 2017

In this fascinating book, Ann Woodall investigates and compares the work and thought of William Booth and Karl Marx, who both arrived in London in 1849. She draws comparisons between their responses to the intractability of the poverty of the 'submerged tenth' of London's population, and argues ...

Defending the Durkheimian Tradition Religion, Emotion and Morality

Defending the Durkheimian Tradition: Religion, Emotion and Morality

1st Edition

By Jonathan S. Fish
August 28, 2005

This book provides an exciting, accessible and wide-ranging guide to the development of classical and contemporary Durkheimian thought. Jonathan Fish offers a re-reading of the writings of Emile Durkheim and Talcott Parsons on religion. He aims to move beyond rationalistic readings which have ...

Max Weber's Comparative-Historical Sociology Today Major Themes, Mode of Causal Analysis, and Applications

Max Weber's Comparative-Historical Sociology Today: Major Themes, Mode of Causal Analysis, and Applications

1st Edition

By Stephen Kalberg
July 26, 2012

Bringing together the author's major scholarly work on Weber over the last thirty years, Max Weber's Comparative-Historical Sociology Today addresses major themes in Weber's thought, whilst also examining the mode of analysis practised in his comparative-historical writings. By exploring Weber's ...

For Durkheim Essays in Historical and Cultural Sociology

For Durkheim: Essays in Historical and Cultural Sociology

1st Edition

By Edward A. Tiryakian
November 28, 2016

For Durkheim is a timely and original contribution to the debate about Durkheim at a time when his concerns on ethics, morality and civil religion have much relevance for our own troubled and divided society. It includes two new essays from Edward A. Tiryakian’s collection on the Danish Muhammad ...

Karl Mannheim and the Legacy of Max Weber Retrieving a Research Programme

Karl Mannheim and the Legacy of Max Weber: Retrieving a Research Programme

1st Edition

By David Kettler, Colin Loader, Volker Meja
November 15, 2016

This book focuses on the important work of Karl Mannheim by demonstrating how his theoretical conception of a reflexive sociology took shape as a collaborative empirical research programme. The authors show how contemporary work along these lines can benefit from the insights of Mannheim and his ...

Science, Values and Politics in Max Weber's Methodology New Expanded Edition

Science, Values and Politics in Max Weber's Methodology: New Expanded Edition

1st Edition

By Hans Henrik Bruun
November 15, 2016

First published in 1972, this book on Weber's methodological writings is today regarded as a modern classic in its field. In this new expanded edition, the author has revised and updated the original text, and translated the numerous German quotations into English. He has also added a new ...

Affectivity and the Social Bond Transcendence, Economy and Violence in French Social Theory

Affectivity and the Social Bond: Transcendence, Economy and Violence in French Social Theory

1st Edition

By Tiina Arppe
December 28, 2013

Affectivity and the Social Bond offers a fresh and original perspective on the relationship between affectivity and transcendence in nineteenth and twentieth century French social theory. Engaging in a conceptual analysis of the works of Comte, Durkheim, Bataille and Girard, this book exposes a ...

The Social Thought of Talcott Parsons Methodology and American Ethos

The Social Thought of Talcott Parsons: Methodology and American Ethos

1st Edition

By Uta Gerhardt
December 28, 2011

The Social Thought of Talcott Parsons offers an insightful new reading of the work of Talcott Parsons, keeping in view at once the important influences of Max Weber on his sociology and the central place occupied by methodology - which enables us to better understand the relationship between ...

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