A Guide to Marx's 'Capital' Vols I–III


Author: Kenneth Smith
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 0857285777
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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This book provides a comprehensive guide to all three volumes of Karl Marx’s ‘Capital’, with advice on further reading and points for further discussion. Recognizing the contemporary relevance of ‘Capital’ in the midst of the current financial crisis, Kenneth Smith has produced an essential guide to Marx’s ideas, particularly on the subject of the circulation of money-capital. This guide uniquely presents the three volumes of ‘Capital’ in a different order of reading to that in which they were published, placing them instead in the order that Marx himself sometimes recommended as a more user-friendly way of reading. Dr Smith also argues that for most of the twentieth century, the full development of the capitalist mode of production (CMP) has been undermined by the existence of a non-capitalist ‘third world’, which has caused the CMP to take on the form of what Marx called a highly developed mercantile system, rather than one characterized by an uninterrupted circuit of industrial capital of the kind he expected would develop. While the guide can be read as a book in its own right, it also contains detailed references to Volumes I–III so that students, seminars and discussion groups can easily make connections between Smith’s explanations and the relevant parts of ‘Capital’.

Sociology (Routledge Revivals)

A Guide to Problems and Literature
Author: Tom B. Bottomore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136968776
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
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First published in 1962, this seminal work is an introduction to sociology in a world context, and a sophisticated guide to the major themes, problems and controversies in contemporary sociology. The book remains unique in its organisation and presentation of sociological ideas and problems, in it s lack of insularity (its wide coverage of diverse types of society and of sociological thought from various cultural traditions), and in its systematic connection of sociology with the broad themes of modern social and political thought.

Handbook of Sociological Theory


Author: Jonathan H. Turner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387362746
Category: Social Science
Page: 745
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This wide-ranging handbook presents in-depth discussions on the array of subspecialties that comprise the field of sociological theory. Prominent theorists working in a variety of traditions discuss methodologies and strategies; the cultural turn in sociological theorizing; interaction processes; theorizing from the systemic and macro level; new directions in evolutionary theorizing; power, conflict, and change; and theorizing from assumptions of rationality.

Beyond the New Economic Anthropology


Author: John Clammer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 134918733X
Category: Social Science
Page: 231
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Émile Durkheim and the Collective Consciousness of Society

A Study in Criminology
Author: Kenneth SmithKenneth Smith
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783082275
Category: Social Science
Page: 276
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This volume sets out to explore the use of Émile Durkheim’s concept of the ‘collective consciousness of society’, and represents the first ever book-length treatment of this underexplored topic. Operating from both a criminological and sociological perspective, Kenneth Smith argues that Durkheim’s original concept must be sensitively revised and suitably updated for its real relevance to come to the fore. Major adjustments to Durkheim’s concept of the collective consciousness include Smith’s compelling arguments that the model does not apply to everyone equally, and that Durkheim’s concept does not in any way rely on what might be called the disciplinary functions of society.

The Student's Handbook to the University and Colleges of Cambridge


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Publisher: N.A
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Das Elend der Philosophie


Author: Karl Marx
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026870379
Category: Philosophy
Page: 109
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Dieses eBook: "Das Elend der Philosophie" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Das Elend der Philosophie. Antwort auf Proudhons „Philosophie des Elends“ war eine von Karl Marx 1847 verfasste und gegen Pierre-Joseph Proudhon gerichtete Schrift. Marx hält Proudhons Buch für „im allgemeinen schlecht, ja sehr schlecht“.Es bietet Marx indes willkommene Gelegenheit, weil Proudhon damals als wichtigster Vertreter des französischen Sozialismus gegolten hat, seine eigene materialistische Geschichtsauffassung im Allgemeinen sowie seine politische Ökonomie im Besonderen einem interessierten Publikum gegenüber darzulegen. Proudhon habe die gegenwärtigen Zustände in ihrer Verkettung nicht begriffen, wozu ihm wohl auch die nötigen historischen Kenntnisse (etwa zum Weltmarkt oder zur Sklaverei) fehlten. Hinzu treten einander sich widersprechende philosophische Phrasen, die die logische Konsistenz der angestrebten Theorie noch mehr beeinträchtigen, wobei vielfach Logik durch Rhetorik ersetzt werde. Karl Marx (1818-1883) war ein deutscher Philosoph, Ökonom, Gesellschaftstheoretiker, politischer Journalist, Protagonist der Arbeiterbewegung sowie Kritiker der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft und der Religion. Zusammen mit Friedrich Engels wurde er zum einflussreichsten Theoretiker des Sozialismus und Kommunismus. Bis heute werden seine Theorien kontrovers diskutiert.

Handbook of Historical Sociology


Author: Gerard Delanty,Engin F Isin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847871208
Category: Social Science
Page: 424
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`The overall conception of the volume is absolutely splendid, and the editors skilfully place the material in the context of disciplinary and post-disciplinary developments in sociology. This is a major contribution to the field, as well as a comprehensive and reliable guide to its main components' - William Outhwaite, Professor of Sociology, School of European Studies, University of Sussex `It is hard to think of anything that has been left out in this masterly survey of contemporary historical sociology. The editors have done a superb job in the selection of both themes and contributors. We now at last have an up-to-date book to assign in our graduate courses on comparative historical sociology. There's really nothing else like it out there.... The editors' introduction is one of the best things I have read on how the field developed, and the problems it has encountered' - Krishan Kumar, William R Kenan, Jr Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia 'The range of topics covered and the number of distinguished scholars who have contributed to the handbook is impressive, with leading figures such as Bryan S Turner, John R Hall, Gianfranco Poggi and Craig Calhoun among the contributors to a book that covers areas as diverse as post-colonial historiography and the historical sociology of the city... the handbook fills a void within the sizable literature on historical sociology and undoubtedly will be a useful addition to graduate reading lists' - The British Journal of Sociology What is important in historical sociology? What are the main routes of development in the subject? This Handbook consists of 26 chapters on historical sociology. It is divided into three parts. Part One is devoted to Foundations and covers Marx, Weber, evolutionary and functionalist approaches, the Annales School, Elias, Nelson and Eisenstadt. Part Two moves on to consider major approaches, such as modernization approaches, late Marxist approaches, historical geography, institutional approaches, cultural history, intellectual history, postcolonial and genealogical approaches. The third part is devoted to the major substantive themes in historical sociology ranging from state formation, nationalism, social movements, classes, patriarchy, architecture, religion and moral regulation to problems of periodization and East-West divisions. Each part includes an introduction that summarizes and contextualizes chapters. A general introduction to the volume outlines the current situation of historical sociology after the cultural turn in the social sciences. It argues that historical sociology is deeply divided between explanatory `sociological' approaches and more empirical and interpretative `historical' approaches. Systematic and informative the book offers readers the most complete and authoritative guide to historical sociology.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
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Classical Sociological Theory


Author: Craig Calhoun,Joseph Gerteis,James Moody,Steven Pfaff,Indermohan Virk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470655674
Category: Social Science
Page: 557
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Complements Contemporary sociological theory.

Marxism Versus Sociology

A Guide to Reading
Author: Martin Shaw
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Communism and society
Page: 117
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Das Kapital lesen


Author: Louis Althusser,Étienne Balibar,Roger Establet,Pierre Macherey,Jacques Rancière
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783896919526
Category:
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Economy and Society

An Outline of Interpretive Sociology
Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520035003
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1470
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Max Weber's Economy and Society is the greatest sociological treatise written in this century. Published posthumously in Germany in the early 1920's, it has become a constitutive part of the modern sociological imagination. Economy and Society was the first strictly empirical comparison of social structures and normative orders in world-historical depth, containing the famous chapters on social action, religion, law, bureaucracy, charisma, the city, and the political community with its dimensions of class, status and power. Economy and Status is Weber's only major treatise for an educated general public. It was meant to be a broad introduction, but in its own way it is the most demanding textbook yet written by a sociologist. The precision of its definitions, the complexity of its typologies and the wealth of its historical content make the work a continuos challenge at several levels of comprehension: for the advanced undergraduate who gropes for his sense of society, for the graduate student who must develop his own analytical skills, and for the scholar who must match wits with Weber. When the long-awaited first complete English edition of Economy and Society was published in 1968, Arthur Stinchcombe wrote in the American Journal of Sociology: "My answer to the question of whether people should still start their sociological intellectual biographies with Economy and Society is yes." Reinhard Bendix noted in the American Sociological Review that the "publication of a compete English edition of Weber's most systematic work [represents] the culmination of a cultural transmission to the American setting...It will be a study-guide and compendium for years to come for all those interested in historical sociology and comparative study." In a lengthy introduction, Guenther Roth traces the intellectual prehistory of Economy and Society, the gradual emergence of its dominant themes and the nature of its internal logic. Mr. Roth is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Mr. Wittich heads an economic research group at the United Nations.

Warum Marx recht hat


Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843702209
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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Mitten in der schwersten Krise des Kapitalismus bricht der katholische Marxist Terry Eagleton eine Lanze für Karl Marx. Streitbar, originell und mit britischem Humor widerlegt er zentrale Argumente gegen den Marxismus, wie z.B. „Wir leben doch längst in einer klassenlosen Gesellschaft“, „Der Marxismus erfordert einen despotischen Staat“ oder „Der Marxismus ignoriert die selbstsüchtige Natur des Menschen“. Eagleton macht klar: Marx’ materialistische Philosophie hat ihren Ursprung im Streben nach Freiheit, Bürgerrechten und Wohlstand. Sie zielt auf eine demokratische Ordnung und nicht auf deren Abschaffung

The Consumption Reader


Author: David B. Clarke,Marcus A. Doel,Kate M. L. Housiaux
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415213776
Category: Science
Page: 288
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This reader offers an essential selection of the best work on the Consumer Society. It brings together in an engaging, surprising, and thought provoking way, a diverse range of topics and theoretical perspectives.

British Book News


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Best books
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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.

Cartography and Geographic Information Systems


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cartography
Page: N.A
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Max Weber


Author: Dirk Kaesler
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 340662250X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 128
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Zu Recht gilt Max Weber (1864–1920) heute international als einer der einflussreichsten Denker des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Werke zählen in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften zu den Schlüsseltexten der wissenschaftlichen Ausbildung. Dirk Kaesler zeichnet knapp und anschaulich die entscheidenden Stationen seines Lebens und Wirkens nach und macht deutlich, wie eng sowohl die Themen der wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten Webers als auch deren Ergebnisse mit zeitgenössischen und familienbiographischen Zusammenhängen verflochten sind.

Sociological Abstracts


Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.