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The Discovery of Society

The Discovery of Society

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By Randall Collins and Michael Makowsky
ISBN10: 0073404195
ISBN13: 9780073404196
Copyright: 2010
09780073404196

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INTRODUCTION Society and Illusion

Chapter 1. The Prophets of Paris: Saint-Simon and Comte

Chapter 2. Sociology in the Underground: Karl Marx

Chapter 3. The Last Gentleman: Alexis de Tocqueville

Chapter 4. Nietzsche's Madness

Chapter 5. Do-Gooders, Evolutionists and Racists

Chapter 6: Dreyfus' Empire: Emile Durkheim

Chapter 7: Max Weber: The Disenchantment of the World

Chapter 8: Sigmund Freud: Conquistador of the Irrational

Chapter 9: The Discovery of the Invisible World: Simmel, Cooley and Mead

Chapter 10. The Discovery of the Ordinary World: Thomas, Park, and the Chicago School

Chapter 11. The Emergence of African-American Sociology: DuBois, Frazier, Drake and Cayton

Chapter 12. The Construction of the Social System: Pareto and Parsons

Chapter 13. Hitler's Shadow: Mannheim and Mills

Chapter 14. Erving Goffman and the Theatre of Social Encounters

Chapter 15. Cultural Capital, Revolution, the World-system, and Globalization: the Theories of Pierre Bourdieu, Theda Skocpol, and Immanuel Wallerstein

Bibliographical Suggestions

Index

About the Author

Randall Collins

Randall Collins is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. He earned his A.B. at Harvard in 1963, his M.A. at Stanford in 1964, and received his Ph.D. at University of California, Berkley in 1969. He is the author of numerous books and articles, such as Conflict Sociology: Toward an Explanatory Science, The Credential Society, Three Sociological Traditions, Weberian Sociological Theory, and Theoretical Sociology. Many of his works are of international interest, and have been translated into Italian, Duthc, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Rumanian, German, and Arabic.

Michael Makowsky

Michael Makowsky is organizational consultant to Musart Company. He earned his B.A from New York University’s Washington Square College in 1962, and received his M.A. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkley in 1967. Over the last 30 years, he has taught at his alma mater, the University of California at Berkeley, as well as the University of California at Davis, Chabot College, College of San Mateo, Goddard College, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and the Cultural Integration Fellowship. He is the author of numerous articles in contemporary journals, such as Minstrel of Love: A Biography of Satguru Sant Keshavadas, Breath of the Eternal: The Way of Self-Knowledge: The Concept of Atman in Four Upanishads. He is the president of his own company, Deal Glamour Media and Education Productions and is a member of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Las Vegas.