This comprehensive collection of classical sociological theory is a definitive guide to the roots of sociology from its undisciplined beginnings to its current influence on contemporary sociological debate.
Explores influential works of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Mead, Simmel, Freud, Du Bois, Adorno, Marcuse, Parsons, and Merton
Editorial introductions lend historical and intellectual perspective to the substantial readings
Includes a new section with new readings on the immediate pre-history of sociological theory, including the Enlightenment and de Tocqueville
Individual reading selections are updated throughout
About the Author
Craig Calhoun is University Professor of the Social Sciences at New York University, and President of the Social Science Research Council. Joseph Gerteis is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. James Moody is the Robert O. Keohane Professor of Sociology, Duke University, North Carolina. Steven Pfaff is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. Indermohan Virk is Lecturer in Sociology and Executive Director of the Patten Foundation at Indiana University, Bloomington.