Marxist Sociology

Author: T. B. Bottomore
Publisher: London : MacMillan
ISBN: 9780333137741
Category: Communism and society
Page: 77
View: 327
Professor Bottomore looksa first at the historical relationship between Marxism and Sociology, considering the responses of Marxist scholars to the development of Sociology and the influence of Marxism upon some of the major sociological thinkers. He then goes on to analyse the principal sociological concepts and theories in Marx`s work, and the works of the later Marxists in particular he discusses the notions of class and class conflict; the relation between economy, polity and culture; the concept of ideology; the theory of revolutionary change; and the idea of a socialist society. His conclusion explores the possibilities of new developments in a Marxist sociology. Cover slightly rubbed, bookseller`s round stamp on the first end page, pages yellowing, text clear, condition OK.

From the Left Bank to the Mainstream

Historical Debates and Contemporary Research in Marxist Sociology
Author: Patrick McGuire,Donald McQuarie
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781882289134
Category: Political Science
Page: 306
View: 8858

Critical Realism for Marxist Sociology of Education

Author: Grant Banfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317411498
Category: Social Science
Page: 206
View: 765
This book offers a critical realist intervention into the field of Marxist Sociology of Education. Critical realism, as developed by British philosopher Roy Bhaskar, is known for its capacity to serve as a conceptual underlabourer to applied fields like education. Indeed, its success in clarifying and resolving thorny issues of educational theory and practice is now well established. Given critical realism’s sympathetic Marxist origins, its productive and critical engagement with Marxism has an even longer history. To date there has been little sustained attention given to the application of critical realism to Marxist educational praxis. The book addresses this gap in existing scholarship. Its conceptual ground clearing of the field of Marxist Sociology of Education centres on two problematics well-known in the social sciences: naturalism and the structure-agency relation. Marxist theory from the days of Marx to the present is shown to also be haunted by these problematics. This has resulted in considerable tension around the meaning and nature of, for example, reform, revolution, class determinism and class struggle. With its emergence in the 1970s as a child of Western Marxism, the field continues to be an expression of these tensions that seriously limit its transformative potential. Addressing these issues and offering conceptual clarification in the interests of revolutionary educational practice, Critical Realism for Marxist Sociology of Education provides a new perspective on education which will be of interest to students, scholars and practitioners alike.

Readings in Marxist Sociology

Author: T. B. Bottomore,Patrick Goode
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Social Science
Page: 303
View: 7955

Marxist Sociology

Author: N.A
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349155977
Page: 78
View: 7289

Developments in Marxist Sociological Theory

Modern Social Problems and Theory
Author: Andrei G Zdravomyslov
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
Category: Social Science
Page: 125
View: 7317
This book considers how Marxist sociological theory has developed as an organic part of modern culture, reflecting as well as interpreting economic, social and political reality. Its wide-ranging analysis brings together perspectives from the USSR and the Eastern Bloc, from the US, western Europe and the Third World. Despite shared concerns and methodology, these studies show that the different social and historical circumstances in which each perspective has developed is reflected in its contemporary theory.

Polish Essays in the Methodology of the Social Sciences

Author: J. Wiatr
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400993536
Category: Science
Page: 271
View: 6272
Modern philosophy has benefited immensely from the intelligence, and sensitivity, the creative and critical energies, and the lucidity of Polish scholars. Their investigations into the logical and methodological foundations of mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, ethics and esthetics, psychology, linguistics, economics and jurisprudence, and the social science- all are marked by profound and imaginative work. To the centers of empiricist philosophy of science in Vienna, Berlin and Cambridge during the first half of this century, one always added the great school of analytic and methodol ogical studies in Warsaw and Lwow. To the world centers of Marxist theoretical practice in Berlin, Moscow, Paris, Rome and elsewhere, one must add the Poland of the same era, from Ludwik Krzywicki (1859-1941) onward. American socialists and economists will remember the careful work of Oscar Lange, working among us for many years and then after 1945 in Warsaw, always humane, logical, objective. In this volume, our friend and colleague, Jerzy J. Wiatr, has assembled a representative set of recent essays by Polish social scientists and philosophers. Each of these might lead the reader far beyond this book, to look into the Polish Sociological Bulletin which has been publishing Polish sociological studies in English for several decades, to study other translations of books and papers by these authors, and to reflect upon the interplay of logical, phenomenological, Marxist, empiricist and historical learning in modern Polish social understanding.

Marxist Sociology Revisited

Critical Assessments
Author: Martin Shaw
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349179124
Category: Social Science
Page: 276
View: 819

Sociology and Education

Issues in Sociology of Education
Author: Nathalie Bulle
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039115877
Category: Education
Page: 310
View: 6742
"Sociology and Education" is a sound introduction to sociology of education. The book examines the respective logics behind the contemporary sociological approaches to education, their assumptions and their limits. It clarifies the links between psychology of cognitive development, micro-sociology and macro-sociology, as well as the role ascribed to human reason in social action. Special attention is given to major scientific discussions and empirical findings regarding inequality of educational opportunity. Rooted in both American and European sociology, the book helps the reader grasp the viewpoint of the different theoretical approaches to formal education and thus to envisage new perspectives.

Einführung in den Marxismus

Author: Ernest Mandel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783899000047
Category: Einführung - Marxismus
Page: 238
View: 597


Made Simple
Author: Jane L. Thompson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483103714
Category: Social Science
Page: 302
View: 8276
Sociology: Made Simple covers issues being discussed in contemporary sociology. The book tackles Sociology with regard to its definition, social sciences, theories, and different approaches (i.e., positivism, functionalism, symbolic interactionism, and Marxist sociology). The text also discusses social class in Britain; family life in contemporary Britain; the main aspects of the sociology of education; and studies in youth culture. The effects of mass media, industrialization, work, poverty, welfare, state, politics, and distribution of power in the process of social control are also considered. Each chapter of the book is provided with lists of further reading. Students engaged in sociology course and general readers will find the book invaluable.

Marxist Perspectives in Archaeology

Author: Matthew Spriggs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521255448
Category: Social Science
Page: 158
View: 4919
Marxist theory has been an undercurrent in western social science since the late nineteenth century. It came into prominence in the social sciences in the 1960s and 1970s and has had a profound effect on history, sociology and anthropology. This book represents an attempt to gather together Marxist perspectives in archaeology and to examine whether indeed they represent advances in archaeological theory. The papers in this volume look forward to the growing use of Marxist theory by archaeologists; as well as enriching archaeology as a discipline they have important implications for sociology and anthropology through the addition of a long-term, historical perspective. This is a book primarily for undergraduates and research students and their teachers in departments of archaeology and anthropology but it should also be of interest to historians, sociologists and geographers.

Karl Kautsky and the Social Science of Classical Marxism

Author: John H. Kautsky
Publisher: Brill Archive
ISBN: 9789004091931
Category: Political Science
Page: 127
View: 9141

Theory for Religious Studies

Author: William E. Deal,Timothy K. Beal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135887977
Category: Religion
Page: 184
View: 4337
In this handy volume, two professors of religious studies provide the student of religious studies - whether the motivated undergraduate, graduate student, or professor - with a brief review of theorists' work from the perspective of religious studies. For example, in 5-10 pages, the reader will get a review of Emmanuel Levinas's work as it offers insights for scholars in religious studies, followed by a selected bibliography. In short, this is a guide for students of religious studies that will take major theoretical writers in the humanities and social sciences and explain their relevance to the study of religion.

Marxist-Leninist 'Scientific Atheism' and the Study of Religion and Atheism in the USSR

Author: James Thrower
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110838583
Category: Religion
Page: 529
View: 3691
Since its founding by Jacques Waardenburg in 1971, Religion and Reason has been a leading forum for contributions on theories, theoretical issues and agendas related to the phenomenon and the study of religion. Topics include (among others) category formation, comparison, ethnophilosophy, hermeneutics, methodology, myth, phenomenology, philosophy of science, scientific atheism, structuralism, and theories of religion. From time to time the series publishes volumes that map the state of the art and the history of the discipline.

Sociology in Europe

In Search of Identity
Author: Birgitta Nedelmann,Piotr Sztompka
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110138450
Category: Social Science
Page: 234
View: 7598
The "European Revolution" of 1989 has not only brought about dramatic and far-reaching changes in the social structure of East and West European countries, but also in the social sciences. This volume is an attempt to evaluate how sociology has been affected by this dramatic event and how it has developed in the post-revolutionary period in some selected European countries. Ten eminent representatives of sociology from Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Great Britain, Poland, and Scandinavia were presented with a set of questions which served as a common guideline for their contributions. Their answers can be summarized in the observation of the "interrelated diversity" of sociology in Europe today. The high heterogeneity and fragmentation, typical of contemporary sociological thought in Europe, are interrelated by a high degree of institutionalization and integration of sociology in the European university system. In addition, two prominent scholars from non-European countries, Japan and the US, present their views on sociology in Europe from outside. They declare the end of the period of one-sided flows of reception in sociology and foresee a strengthening of a two-way exchange between European and non-European social scientists in the twenty-first century.

Sociology as Social Criticism (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Tom B. Bottomore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136923152
Category: Political Science
Page: 222
View: 3938
First published in 1975, this collection of essays embodies a conception of sociological thought as a critical analysis of social theories and doctrines, of social institutions and political regimes, of recent social movements. They deal, in particular, with some conservative versions of sociology and with attempts to develop more radical theories; they extend the author's previous writings on classes, elites and politics; and they analyse some of the problems of socialism in the late twentieth century. There is a close unity of theme througout the book in its critical attempt to formulate new intellectual bases for future radical and egalitarian politics. It is written with that quiet wisdom and impressive command of sources which readers have come to associate with Professor Bottomore's work.

The Sociology of Culture

Author: Raymond Williams
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226899213
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
View: 8922
Raymond Williams helped to establish the field of cultural sociology with Marxism and Literature and Culture and Society. Continuing the work of those studies, The Sociology of Culture offers debate on the origin and evolution of culture. It defines sociology of culture as a convergence of various fields and explores ways in which culture is socially mediated. "A historical analysis of the social organization of culture in terms of its institutions and formations. Insisting that the term sociology of culture implies a convergence of interests and methods, Williams draws from a broad range of examples: Greek drama, Celtic bards, the Pre-Raphaelites, Bloomsbury and modern copyright laws, among others."—Library Journal Raymond Williams (1921-87) was professor of drama at Cambridge University. His many books include Marxism and Literature, Keywords, Country and the City, and Culture and Society.

Discovering Sociology (RLE Social Theory)

Studies in Sociological Theory and Method
Author: John Rex
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317651952
Category: Social Science
Page: 298
View: 8003
Professor John Rex was one of Britain’s most eminent sociologists, and a teacher of a whole generation of sociology students. In this book he presents a stimulating introduction to the major issues of sociological theory and gives an account of the perspective which has informed his thinking and writing. He deals with the objectives of sociological investigation, the methods it uses and how in these respects it resembles or differs from natural science and history. He goes on to discuss the work of Weber, Durkheim, Marx, Engels, Mills and other important theorists, and concludes with a convincing demonstration of the continuing relevance of the Weberian tradition to the study of sociology.