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Providing an account of the key ideas of classical social theory, Dr Craib establishes their relevance today, their enduring significance, and. This is an excellent textbook on classical social theory, concentrating on the founding thinkers of sociology – Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Simmel – and written in. Classical Social Theory has 45 ratings and 6 reviews. Mohammad said: نظریه‌ی اجتماعی دورکیم، مارکس، وبر و زیمل مورد توجه کرایب است. نویسنده برای تحلیل ای.

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Books by Ian Craib. Mar 09, Alex Birchall rated it really liked it. Kamelia Arifah rated it it was amazing Crqib 31, Ian Craib compellingly shows the value of studying classic thinkers such as Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Simmel alongside the more popular contemporary questions. Overall, I do not hesitate to recommend this read to anyone!

Classical Social Theory : An Introduction to the Thought of Marx, Weber, Durkheim and Simmel

Providing an account of the key ideas of classical social theory, Dr Craib establishes their relevance today, their enduring significance, and their contribution to understanding contemporary problems. Weber and the Persistence of Religion: Revisiting the early texts is I think the first step in invigorating the social sciences.


Excellent for students who fear theory and good jumping off point for the better ones. Get to Know Us. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

The strongest point of this book is the extraordinary references and future reading suggestions. John rated it really liked it Aug 09, Ian Craib writes in a very enjoyable style. If I were to rank the thinkers in order of how much I prefer them I would go thus: Paul rated it liked it Nov 23, But it above all the in the text that we appreciate Craib’s ability to synthesise Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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Classical Social Theory

Introduction to Sociological Theory: I have never appreciated the critique that Weber ‘extended’ Marx’s theory of class by adding ‘status’ and ‘party’ – this claim is wrong in every respect and seems to come only from uninitiated sociology graduates that never properly appreciated the early texts.

Written in a direct, personal style, Classical Social Theoty thematic structure helps the reader compare the theorists systematically, and the book-by-book approach pays close attention to each thinker’s key texts, quoting the most important passages and analyzing them in a clear, straightforward way.


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Higher Education Skip to main content. The book’s orginality lies also in the fact that the four authors are studies in parallel, centred around three main topis: Steven Miles – – Sage Publications.

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Weber is also opposed to my favouring of ‘world-system’ approaches over methodological individualism, which I think is discredited. Sign in to use this feature.

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