The Women Founders

Author: Patricia Madoo Lengermann
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478609362
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An essential volume for anyone interested in the history of sociology, the development of sociological theory, or the history of women in the profession, this well-researched, compellingly argued book makes the case for the active and significant presence of women in the creation of sociology and social theory in its founding and classic periods. Further, Lengermann and Niebrugge explain how the women came to be erased from the history of sociology and identify the political and intellectual currents that now make their recovery both possible and important. The volume focuses on 15 women in eight chapters. Each chapter begins with a biographical sketch situating each thinkers ideas in a historical, social, and cultural context. Next, the authors analyze the womans theory, summarizing its underlying assumptions, explicating its major themes, and introducing key vocabulary. The chapter concludes with excerpts from the original texts of the women founders. All the theories discussed in this text share a moral commitment to the idea that sociology should and could work for the alleviation of socially produced human pain. The ethical duty of the sociologist is to seek sound scientific knowledge, to refuse to make the knowledge an end in itself, to speak for the disempowered, to advocate social reform, and to never forget that the appropriate relationship between researcher and subject is one of mutuality.

The Women Founders

Author: Patricia Madoo Lengermann
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 9781577665090
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This book presents the often overlooked contributions of 15 extraordinary women sociologists of the 19th and early 20th centuries--their work, history and voices. Lengermann and Niebrugge-Brantley's text is designed to give students a complete picture of each woman's contribution to sociology and social theory; they offer for each subject a biographical background, a thematic analysis of the social theory, and selections from the woman's own writings. The structure of the book allows instructors to craft their teaching around the text. By focusing each chapter on one specific sociologist, instructors are free to incorporate the text as they like, serving as either a supplement to sociology and women's studies courses, or as a primary text.

The Women Founders

Author: Patricia M. Lengermann
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
ISBN: 9780070371699
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This text presents the contributions of 15 women sociologists of the 19th and early-20th century. The text is designed to provide students with a complete picture of each woman's contribution to sociology and social theory. For each subject the author offers a biographical background, a thematic analysis of the social theory and selections from their writings. The text relates women's social theory to their activist and policy-oriented work and essays feature analysis of key theoretical arguments, locating them in the conventional canon and in the developing tradition of feminist social theory. Visual aids summarize women's relation to male sociologists, major historical developments and each other.

Explorations In Classical Sociological Theory Seeing The Social World

Author: Kenneth Allan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412992435
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Continually praised for its conversational tone, personal examples, and helpful pedagogical tools, the exciting Third Edition of Kenneth Allan's Explorations in Classical Sociological Theory: Seeing the Social World has been reorganized around the modern ideas of progress, knowledge, and democracy. With a historical thread woven throughout the chapters, the book presents a diverse selection of major classical theorists: marx, Spencer, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Schutz, Martineau Gilman, Du Bois, and Parsons. Author Kenneth Allan focuses on the specific views of each theorist, rather than schools of thought, and highlights modernity and postmodernity to help readers understand how classical theory applies to their lives.

Jane Addams And The Men Of The Chicago School 1892 1918

Author: Mary Jo Deegan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351511149
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Jane Addams is well known for her leadership in urban reform, social settlements, pacifism, social work, and women's suffrage.The men of the Chicago School are well known for their leadership in founding sociology and the study of urban life.What has remained hidden however, is that Jane Addams played a pivotal role in the development of sociology and worked closely with the male faculty at the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago. By using extensive archival material, Mary Jo Deegan is the first to document Addams's sociological significance and the existence of a sexual division of labor during the founding years of the discipline. As the leader of the women's network, Addams was able to bridge these two spheres of work and knowledge.Through an analysis of the changing relations between the male and female networks, Deegan shows that the Chicago men varied widely in their understanding and acceptance of her sociological though and action.Despite this variation, it was through her work with the men of the Chicago School that Addams left a legacy for sociology as a way of thinking, an area of study, and a methodological approach to data collecting. This previously unexamined heritage of American sociology will be of value to anyone interested in the history of the social sciences, especially sociology and social work, the development of American social thought, the role of professional women, the Progressive Era, and the intellectual contributions of Jane Addams.

Sociological Theory In The Classical Era

Author: Laura Desfor Edles
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483300994
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Trained at UCLA and at NYU respectively, Laura Desfor Edles and Scott Appelrouth were frustrated by their inability to find a sociological theory text that could inspire enthusiasm in undergraduate students while providing them with analytical tools for understanding theory and exposing them to original writings from pivotal theorists. They developed this widely used text/reader to fill that need. Sociological Theory in the Classical Era introduces students to original major writings from sociology's key classical theorists. It also provides a thorough framework for understanding these challenging readings. For each theorist, the authors give a biographical sketch, discuss intellectual influences and core ideas, and offer contemporary examples and applications of those ideas. Introductions to every reading provide additional background on their structure and significance. This book also makes frequent use of photos, diagrams, tables, and charts to help illustrate important concepts.

The Promise Of Sociology

Author: Rob Beamish
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442693614
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Unlike most introductory texts that take a topical approach to studying sociology, this smart, challenging, and accessibly written text looks at the core principles of the discipline, making links to a contemporary context. Both students and instructors will find in these pages a fresh and original approach to teaching sociology. Beamish begins by providing a sociological profile of today's students, juxtaposing their collective biography against the current historical moment. He builds on this discussion by introducing Mills's concept of the sociological imagination and outlining a method for thinking sociologically; then, he uses Hitchcock's film Psycho to illustrate the difference between psychological and sociological analysis. Having established the usefulness of sociological thinking, Beamish moves back to the classical theorists, outlining in depth their important contributions to sociology. He concludes the book by applying concepts from the classical tradition to a sociological discussion of culture—ending with an analysis of Bob Dylan's artistry to illustrate how these concepts have an enduring quality in contemporary times.

Capitalism And Classical Social Theory

Author: John Bratton
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442606533
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Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition offers solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extends the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois.

Behavioral Addiction

Author: An-Pyng Sun
Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC
ISBN: 1937612058
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Written in scientific prose that can also be understood by the layperson, this comprehensive volume is a must-read for those working in the addiction field and anyone interested in learning more about this devastating disease. An-Pyng Sun, PhD, is a professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Social Work. Larry Ashley, EdS, LCADC, is the addictions specialist and undergraduate coordinator at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Lesley Dickson, MD, is ABPN board-certified in general psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and psychosomatic illness.

The Art Of Social Theory

Author: Richard Swedberg
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400850355
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In the social sciences today, students are taught theory by reading and analyzing the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and other foundational figures of the discipline. What they rarely learn, however, is how to actually theorize. The Art of Social Theory is a practical guide to doing just that. In this one-of-a-kind user's manual for social theorists, Richard Swedberg explains how theorizing occurs in what he calls the context of discovery, a process in which the researcher gathers preliminary data and thinks creatively about it using tools such as metaphor, analogy, and typology. He guides readers through each step of the theorist’s art, from observation and naming to concept formation and explanation. To theorize well, you also need a sound knowledge of existing social theory. Swedberg introduces readers to the most important theories and concepts, and discusses how to go about mastering them. If you can think, you can also learn to theorize. This book shows you how. Concise and accessible, The Art of Social Theory features helpful examples throughout, and also provides practical exercises that enable readers to learn through doing.