Marxist Sociology

Author: T. B. Bottomore
Publisher: London : MacMillan
ISBN: 9780333137741
Category: Communism and society
Page: 77
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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.

Critical Realism for Marxist Sociology of Education

Author: Grant Banfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317411498
Category: Social Science
Page: 206
View: 9402

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.

Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion

A Critique of Rational Choice
Author: Warren S. Goldstein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781608460410
Category: Political Science
Page: 407
View: 6599

Marxism has tended to ignore religion assuming it is something that would eventually disappear even though it retained theological elements. This collection of essays brings together a group of scholars who use frameworks provided by Marx and Critical Theory in analyzing religion. Its goal is to establish a critical theory of religion within the sociology of religion as an alternative to rational choice.

Marxist Class Theory for a Skeptical World

Author: Raju J Das
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004337474
Category: Social Science
Page: 700
View: 8384

Marxist Theory of Class for a Skeptical World is a critique of Analytical Marxist and Post-structuralist Marxist theories of class, and offers an alternative approach rooted in the ideas of Marx and Engels, as well as Lenin and Trotsky.

Making Sense of Marx

Author: Jon Elster
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521297059
Category: Philosophy
Page: 556
View: 9851

A critical examination of the social theories of Karl Marx.

Marxist Sociology

Author: N.A
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349155977
Page: 78
View: 2885

Developments in Marxist Sociological Theory

Modern Social Problems and Theory
Author: Andrei G Zdravomyslov
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
Category: Social Science
Page: 125
View: 7680

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.

Karl Marx's Theory of Ideas

Author: John Torrance
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521440660
Category: Political Science
Page: 433
View: 5008

Marx's undeveloped ideas about how society presents a misleading appearance which distorts its members' understanding of it have been the subject of many conflicting interpretations. In this book John Torrance takes a fresh, un-Marxist approach to Marx's texts and shows that a more precise, coherent and cogent sociology of ideas can be extracted from them than is generally allowed. The implications of this for twentieth-century capitalism and for recent debates about Marx's conceptions of justice, morality and the history of social science are explored. The author argues that Marx's theory of ideas is sufficiently independent of other parts of his thought to provide a critique and explanation of those defects in his own understanding of capitalism which allowed Marxism itself to become, by his own definition, an ideology.

Philosophy and Organization Theory

Author: Haridimos Tsoukas,Robert Chia
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857245961
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
View: 3098

What is the relationship between philosophy and organization theory (OT)? This title includes the papers that explore connections between several streams in philosophy and OT. It explores the question: What does a particular philosophy contribute to OT?

Marxism and Realism

A Materialistic Application of Realism in the Social Sciences
Author: Sean Creaven
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134562209
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
View: 3751

This book rethinks Marx's sociology as a form of realist social theory, extending Roy Bhaskar's philosophical realism into the social sciences. By constructing historical materialism as realist social theory, it becomes possible to resolve many long standing dilemmas in Marxist discourse, such as voluntarism versus determinism and humanism versus economism.

Karl Kautsky and the Social Science of Classical Marxism

Author: John H. Kautsky
Publisher: Brill Archive
ISBN: 9789004091931
Category: Political Science
Page: 127
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Marxist Sociology Revisited

Critical Assessments
Author: Martin Shaw
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349179124
Category: Social Science
Page: 276
View: 4411

Polish Essays in the Methodology of the Social Sciences

Author: J. Wiatr
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400993536
Category: Science
Page: 271
View: 4224

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.

The Transition from Capitalism to Socialism

Author: John D. Stephens
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349161713
Category: Political Science
Page: 232
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Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality

Author: G. A. Cohen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107393434
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 7997

In this book G. A. Cohen examines the libertarian principle of self-ownership, which says that each person belongs to himself and therefore owes no service or product to anyone else. This principle is used to defend capitalist inequality, which is said to reflect each person's freedom to do as as he wishes with himself. The author argues that self-ownership cannot deliver the freedom it promises to secure, thereby undermining the idea that lovers of freedom should embrace capitalism and the inequality that comes with it. He goes on to show that the standard Marxist condemnation of exploitation implies an endorsement of self-ownership, since, in the Marxist conception, the employer steals from the worker what should belong to her, because she produced it. Thereby a deeply inegalitarian notion has penetrated what is in aspiration an egalitarian theory. Purging that notion from socialist thought, he argues, enables construction of a more consistent egalitarianism.

Glimpses of Sociology in Eastern Europe

Author: Jiri Thomas Kolaja,Man Singh Das
Publisher: M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 9788185453033
Category: Sociology
Page: 330
View: 7493

Learning to Labour

How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs
Author: Paul Willis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135121876X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 215
View: 945

This book which has now established itself as a classic study of working class boys describes how Paul Willis followed a group of 'lads' as they passed through the last two years of school and into work. The book explains that for 'the lads' it is their own culture which blocks teaching and prevents the realisation of liberal education aims. This culture exposes some of the contradictions within these formal aims and actually supplies the operational criteria by which a future in wage labour is judged. Paul Willis explores how their own culture can guide working class lads on to the shop floor. This is an uncompromising book which has provoked considerable discussion and controversy in educational circles throughout the world - it has been translated into Finnish, German, French, Swedish, Japanese and Spanish.

Sociology and Education

Issues in Sociology of Education
Author: Nathalie Bulle
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039115877
Category: Education
Page: 310
View: 9944

"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.

Class Counts

Comparative Studies in Class Analysis
Author: Erik Olin Wright
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521556460
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
View: 5465

The research in this study covers a wide range of topics, including the class character of friendship patterns, class mobility, the sexual division of labor in housework, gender differences in managerial authority, and class consciousness. They are united by a common explanatory factor: class.

The Social Thought of Karl Marx

Author: Justin P. Holt
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483316076
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 2661

Part of the SAGE Social Thinkers series, this brief and clearly-written book provides a concise introduction to the work, life, and influences of Karl Marx, one of the most revered, reviled, and misunderstood figures in modern history. The book serves as an excellent introduction to the full range of Marx’s major themes—alienation, economics, social class, capitalism, communism, materialism, environmental sustainability—and considers the extent to which they are relevant today. It is ideal for use as a self-contained volume or in conjunction with other sociological theory textbooks.