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The Living Legacy of Marx, Durkheim and Weber: Applications and Analyses of Classical Sociological Theory Modern Social Scientists by Richard Altschuler

The Living Legacy of Marx, Durkheim and Weber: Applications and Analyses of Classical Sociological Theory

Modern Social Scientists by Richard Altschuler

Published February 20th 2001
ISBN : 9781884092541
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592 pages
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Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber created many of the seminal concepts and methods at the heart of sociology, economics, political science, anthropology, and social psychology. Collectively, they wrote their major works between the middle ofMoreKarl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber created many of the seminal concepts and methods at the heart of sociology, economics, political science, anthropology, and social psychology. Collectively, they wrote their major works between the middle of the 19th and early 20th centuries, yet their ideas and methods still largely define what social scientists think about, and how they analyze societal phenomena.But what, in fact, have social scientists in the late 20th century been saying about the great masterss concepts, methods, and findings? How have revolutionary cultural and social events such as theSixties, the end of the Cold War, the demise of the Soviet Union, the rise of feminism, and the computer revolution affected the way social investigators apply and analyze Marx, Durkheim and Weber? And have these modern applications and analyses tended to support or weaken the classical sociological theories?Answers to these and related questions are found in this anthology, which assembles for the first time a rich collection of articles by contemporary sociologists, economists, political scientists, anthropologists, and social psychologists. Together, the 31 selections clearly show how some of the worlds leading social scientists apply and analyze concepts such as class, anomie, bureaucracy, community, rationality, representations, capitalism, charisma, inequality, and religious ritual, which are at the heart of the writings of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber.