In Key Concepts in Classical Social Theory individual entries introduce, explain and contextualize the key topics within classical social theory. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed throughout with careful cross-referencing, allowing students to move effortlessly between core ideas and themes. Each entry provides:• Clear definitions• Lucid accounts of key issues• Up-to-date suggestions for further reading• Informative cross-referencing Relevant, focused and accessible, this book will provide students with an indispensible guide to the central concepts of classical social theory.

Division of Labour (Smith and Ferguson)

Division of Labour (Smith and Ferguson)

Division of labour (Smith and Ferguson)

The idea of the ‘division of labour’ has been around for a long time, at least since Plato and Aristotle. It informed the proto-sociology of the fourteenth-century Muslim scholar Ibn Khaldun (Baali, 1988). As a concept, the division of labour signifies two things ...

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