This concise text, covers both classical and contemporary social thought. It traces the major schools of thought over the past 150 years as they appear and reappear in different chapters and looks at important new voices in social theory. The treatment of individual theories and theorists is balanced with the development of key themes and ideas about social life.

Final Thoughts on Classical Sociological Theory

Final Thoughts on Classical Sociological Theory

Final thoughts on classical sociological theory

Ilya Prigogine in 1997 reminded us that humanity has suffered three major hurts to its pride: First, Copernicus demonstrated that the earth is not the center of the universe; second, Darwin showed that humans are an evolutionary species of animal; and, third, Freud explained human behavior as governed by biological ...

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