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Symbolic Interactionism as Affect Control
Symbolic Interactionism as Affect Control (August 1994)
Neil J. MacKinnon - Author

"Symbolic Interactionism as Affect Control is the only readable english-language text that deals with the theoretical implications of Affect Control Theory for people who are qualitatively oriented and not methodologists. It will become required reading in all courses in sociological theory and in the sociology of emotions.

"The book contains an excellent argument for how Affect Control Theory both relates to historical theory ...(Read More)
 
 
Developments in American Sociological Theory, 1915-1950
Developments in American Sociological Theory, 1915-1950 (July 1994)
Roscoe C. Hinkle - Author

This book presents a comprehensive, extended, and systematic analysis of social theory as it developed between the two World Wars, a period during which major transformation occurred. Centering on the continuities, on the one hand, and discontinuities on the other, in substantive theory, it deals with the major ideas of Cooley, Ellwood, Park, Thomas, Ogburn, Bernard, Chapin, Mead, Faris, Hankins, MacIver, Reuter, Lundberg, H. P. Becker, Parsons, Zna...(Read More)
 
 
Sociology and the New Systems Theory
Sociology and the New Systems Theory (January 1994)
Toward a Theoretical Synthesis
Kenneth D. Bailey - Author

This book provides current information about the many recent contributions of social systems theory. While some sociologists feel that the systems age ended with functionalism, in reality a number of recent developments have occurred within the field. The author makes these developments accessible to sociologists and other non-systems scholars, and begins a synthesis of the burgeoning systems field and mainstream sociological theory. The analysis sh...(Read More)
 
 
Ideology and False Consciousness
Ideology and False Consciousness (July 1993)
Marx and His Historical Progenitors
Christopher L. Pines - Author

In this book Christopher Pines demonstrates that Karl Marx conceived of ideology as false consciousness. He shows how the different meanings of false consciousness found in the writings of Marx and Engels reflect the influence of the views of the Baconian-French Enlightenment and of Hegelian Feuerbachian philosophies. Pines argues that, for Marx, the diverse senses of false consciousness all generally denote a social consciousness that takes certa...(Read More)
 
 
Profits, Power, and Prohibition
Profits, Power, and Prohibition (August 1989)
American Alcohol Reform and the Industrializing of America, 1800-1930
John J. Rumbarger - Author

This is the first comprehensive study of America's anti-liquor/anti-drug movement from its origins in the late eighteenth century through the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment in 1933. It examines the role that capitalism played in defining and shaping this reform movement.

Rumbarger challenges conventional explanations of the history of this movement and offers compelling counter-arguments to explain the movement's historical development. H...(Read More)
 
 
Social Dialectics
Social Dialectics (June 1981)
Nation and Revolution (vol. 2)
Anouar Abdel-Malek - Author
M. Gonzalez - Translator

In Nation and Revolution, Anouar Abdel-Malek examines the dynamics of power and social change and shows how the super-imposition of new geo-politics on the existing order of national states has brought about the primacy of the political in contemporary history. Taking issue with those who maintain that the Western proletariat constitutes the main impetus for social change today, Abdel-Malek argues that the united front historically necessary ...(Read More)
 
 
Social Dialectics
Social Dialectics (June 1981)
Civilisations and Social Theory (vol. 1)
Anouar Abdel-Malek - Author
M. Gonzalez - Translator

Civilisations and Social Theory takes as its starting point the present as the most decisive period of the transformation of the world since Europe's rise to hegemony in the fifteenth century. If we are adequately to comprehend our times, the author argues, it is necessary to adopt a cross-cultural perspective based on the historical dialectical method and following the path of meaningful comparativism. From this perspective the book pr...(Read More)
 
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