Marxist Sociology

Author: T. B. Bottomore
Publisher: London : MacMillan
ISBN: 9780333137741
Category: Communism and society
Page: 77
View: 7551
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.

Making Sense of Marx

Author: Jon Elster
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521297059
Category: Philosophy
Page: 556
View: 7392
A critical examination of the social theories of Karl Marx.

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: 1169
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.

Critical Realism for Marxist Sociology of Education

Author: Grant Banfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131741148X
Category: Social Science
Page: 218
View: 2020
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.

Sociology of Sport

A Global Subdiscipline in Review
Author: Kevin Young
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786350491
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 448
View: 3723
The Sociology of Sport has grown since its inception in the late 1950s and has become robust, and diverse. Many countries now boast strong scholars in the field and this volume reflects the fascinating research being done. This innovative volume is dedicated to a review of the state of the area by region.

Karl Marx's Theory of Ideas

Author: John Torrance
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521440660
Category: Political Science
Page: 433
View: 8088
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.

Marxism Recycled

Author: Philippe van Parijs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521418027
Category: Political Science
Page: 246
View: 5628
It was Philippe van Parijs' conviction that the Marxist tradition can be kept alive as an essential political component of the Left not through dutiful conservation, but through ruthless recycling: the discarding of encumbering elements, and the reshaping of the remainder using the latest intellectual 'technology'. The essays collected in this book examine the structure and potential of historical materialism as a general theory of social change. They draw on the lessons of the failure of Marxist crisis theory, and show how a rejuvenated notion of exploitation can illuminate the analysis of the class structure of welfare state capitalism or the assessment of international migration. They explore and advocate a 'capitalist road to communism' that expands the realm of freedom while bypassing socialism, and they develop those aspects of the Marxist project consistent with ecological concerns.

Marxism and Sociology

A Selection of Writings by Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz
Author: Helena Chmielewska-Szlajfer
Publisher: Studies in Critical Social Sci
ISBN: 9789004297081
Category: Social Science
Page: 262
View: 4108
This selection of writings, published for the first time in English, focuses on Kelles-Krauz as a historian of ideas. While a Marxist at heart, he linked idealism, positivism, and contemporary sociology to ask about constructing traditions, social norms, and art.

Marx in the Age of Digital Capitalism

Author: N.A
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004291393
Category: Political Science
Page: 564
View: 6716
This book is a key resource on the foundations of Marxist Internet and Digital Media Studies. It presents 16 contributions that show how Marx’s analyses of capitalism, the commodity, class, labour, work, exploitation, surplus-value, dialectics, crises, ideology, class struggles, and communism help us to understand the Internet and social media in 21st century digital capitalism.

Class Counts

Comparative Studies in Class Analysis
Author: Erik Olin Wright
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521556460
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
View: 1503
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.

Readings in Marxist Sociology

Author: T. B. Bottomore,Patrick Goode
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Social Science
Page: 303
View: 9999


Made Simple
Author: Jane L. Thompson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483103714
Category: Social Science
Page: 302
View: 9426
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 Class Theory for a Skeptical World

Author: Raju J Das
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004337474
Category: Social Science
Page: 700
View: 3859
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.

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: 3719

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: 7883
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.


Marx's Conception of Man in a Capitalist Society
Author: Bertell Ollman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521290838
Category: Philosophy
Page: 339
View: 5270
In this book, the most thorough account of Marx's theory of alienation yet to have appeared in English, Professor Ollman reconstructs the theory from its constituent parts and offers it as a vantage point from which to view the rest of Marxism. The book further contains a detailed examination of Marx's philosophy of internal relations, the much neglected logical foudation of his method, and provides a systematic account of Marx's conception of human nature. Because of its almost unique concern with helping readers understand Marx's unusual use of language, Alienation has proven very popular in university courses on Marxism on both undergraduate and graduate levels. The first edition was widely reviewed, and in this new edition Professor Ollman replies to his critics in 'More on internal relations,' published here as Appendix II. In addition to this new appendix the author now provides a more systematic discussion of Marx's theory of ideology, elements of which were formerly dispersed throughout the book. He also attempts to set the treatment of political alienation within the broader framework of Marx's theory of the state as a model of how an approach based on internal relations can be used to integrate various apparently contradictory interpretations of Marx's views.

Marxism, Psychology and Social Science Analysis

Taking Sève Seriously
Author: Julian Roche
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429942443
Category: Psychology
Page: 192
View: 5597
Marxism, Psychology and Social Science Analysis applies Marxist theory, psychology, and the work of Lucien Sève to specific research in the social sciences. It shows in practical terms what guidance can be offered for social scientific researchers wanting to incorporate Sève’s view of personality into their work. Providing case studies drawn from different social sciences that give the book significant breadth of scope, Roche reviews the impact of "Taking Sève Seriously" across the study of international relations theory, economics, law, and moral philosophy.? The book begins by placing the work of Lucien Sève in context and considers the development of psychology in relation to Marxism, before going on to summarise the work of Sève in relation to the psychology of personality. It considers the opportunities for refreshed research in social relations based on developments by Sève, before examining Marxist biography and the implications of Sève’s views. The book also includes chapters on the social discount rate, on constructivism in international relations, on the concept of promising in moral philosophy and the Marxist conception of individual responsibility. It addresses not only how research should be carried out differently, but whether utilising the theoretical framework of other writers, even non-Marxists, can deliver a similar outcome. With its use of five distinct case studies to analyse the work of Lucien Sève, this unique book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of psychology, philosophy and social sciences.

Solidarity and Schism

The Problem of Disorder in Durkheimian and Marxist Sociology
Author: David Lockwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Social Science
Page: 433
View: 3949
In this, his magnum opus, noted sociologist David Lockwood puts forward the challenging argument that although the social theories of Marx and Durkheim rest on fundamentally opposed ideas, they draw on auxiliary theories which are highly complementary.