Harriet Martineau

Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives

Author: Michael R. Hill,Susan Hoecker-Drysdale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317954122

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 9764

The Essays in this volume explore the work of Harriet Martineau from a sociological perspective, highlighting her theoretical contributions in the areas of the sociology of labor, gender and political economy. The contributors each offer a contextual, theoretical and methodological assessment of her work beginning with the opportunities and challenges of utilizing Martineau pedagogically in the sociology classroom.

How to Observe

Morals and Manners

Author: Harriet Martineau

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 238

View: 695

Society in America

Author: Harriet Martineau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 275

View: 7144

Mirrors and windows

essays in the history of sociology

Author: Janusz Mucha,Dirk Käsler,Włodzimierz Wincławski,International Sociological Association. Research Committee on History of Sociology,Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 353

View: 2970

The Anthem Companion to Auguste Comte

Author: Andrew Wernick

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857281941

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

View: 5424

For most of the twentieth century, Auguste Comte, a controversial but highly influential nineteenth-century figure, and his vast treatises on positive philosophy, politics and religion were disregarded and largely ignored. More recently, however, Comte’s life and writings have been reexamined together with the project of social reform to which his intellectual labors were devoted, producing a much more complicated picture of his thought and its significance. The Anthem Companion to Auguste Comte—with ten new critical essays by leading Comte scholars, sociologists, intellectual historians, social theorists and philosophers—aims to further this reexamination while also providing a multifaceted introduction to Comte’s thought and to current discussion about him. The essays also examine Comte’s relation to a multiplicity of other thinkers, and his place more generally in the formation and legacy of modern Western thought.

Archival Strategies and Techniques

Author: Michael R. Hill

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452214069

Category: Reference

Page: 96

View: 6504

Historical and biographical work is becoming a more common type of qualitative research done by social scientists and usually requires the extensive use of formal archives housed in universities, governments, museums and other institutions. This practical and concise book provides an introduction for the novice on conducting archival research and covers such topics as contacting and preparing to work in archives, the protocol of using archives, and ways of organizing and referencing the useful data from the archive.

Classical Sociological Theory

Rediscovering the Promise of Sociology

Author: Glenn A. Goodwin,Joseph A. Scimecca

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534624699

Category: Science

Page: 327

View: 1998

[This book] reflects sixty-plus years of experience teaching required undergraduate and graduate courses on classical sociological theory. It is a subject matter that both [authors] continue to feel passionately about, and one that [they] feel currently lakcs a text that can both create a similar passion for classical theory in students and present the substantive ideas of the founding men and women of sociology.... [This] text overcomes these limitations. -Pref.

Conjectures and Refutations

The Growth of Scientific Knowledge

Author: Karl Popper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135971307

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

View: 3977

Conjectures and Refutations is one of Karl Popper's most wide-ranging and popular works, notable not only for its acute insight into the way scientific knowledge grows, but also for applying those insights to politics and to history. It provides one of the clearest and most accessible statements of the fundamental idea that guided his work: not only our knowledge, but our aims and our standards, grow through an unending process of trial and error.

Social Theory

Roots and Branches

Author: Peter Kivisto

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 612

View: 3231

Edited by Peter Kivisto, this acclaimed collection of accessible primary source readings enables students to experience "first-hand" a wide range of perspectives shaping current sociological theory. Now in its fourth edition, Social Theory: Roots and Branches covers both classical theory (the roots) and contemporary theory (the branches) and shows how they are linked. Part One features work from such well-known classical theorists as Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and Simmel while also presenting selections by theorists outside of the discipline and from writers who are often overlooked in competing collections, including W. E. B. Du Bois, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Harriet Martineau. Part Two offers readings that illustrate major contemporary theoretical approaches, ending with a section on cutting-edge directions in theoretical discourse. Featuring eighty-two seminal writings, Social Theory helps students draw connections across different schools of thought. Each reading is enhanced by a concise, thought-provoking introduction that highlights its key points and frames it in a larger context. These introductions serve as a useful "road map" for students as they travel through the diverse views and continuing debates that make the study of social theory an exciting adventure. The introductions also explain core issues and relationships among the topics covered. The fourth edition is enhanced by seventeen new selections, including five articles in a new section on theories of race, ethnicity, and nationalism. New discussion questions follow each section.

The Continuum encyclopedia of British philosophy

Author: A. C. Grayling,Andrew Pyle

Publisher: Thoemmes Pr

ISBN: 9781843711414

Category: Philosophy

Page: 3606

View: 7554

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy employs a wide construal of 'philosophy' that was common in former centuries. Its biographical entries include writers on mainstream philosophical topics whose individual contribution was small (for example, writers of textbooks or minor critics of major figures). But the encyclopedia also includes celebrated figures from other intellectual domains (e.g. poets, mathematicians, scientists and clergymen) who had something to say on topics that count as broadly philosophical. This interdisciplinary approach, coupled with sophisticated indexing and cross-referencing, makes CEBP easily accessible to students and specialists across a huge range of subjects. It will become a highly important resource to support teaching and research in literature, history, classics, cultural studies, politics, economics, language, aesthetics, psychology and science, as well as in mainstream philosophy itself.

What is Gender?

Sociological Approaches

Author: Mary Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446240258

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 2484

Is gender something done to us by society, or something we do? What is the relationship between gender and other inequalities? What is Gender? explores these complex and important questions, helping readers to critically analyse how women's and men's lives are shaped by the society in which they live. The book offers a comprehensive account of trends in sociological thinking, from a material and economic focus on gender inequalities to the debates about meaning initiated by the linguistic or cultural turn. The book begins by questioning simplistic biological conceptions of gender and goes on to evaluate different theoretical frameworks for explaining gender, as well as political approaches to gender issues. The cultural turn is also examined in relation to thinking about how gender is related to other forms of inequality such as class and 'race'. The book is up-to-date and broad in its scope, drawing on a range of disciplines, such as: sociology, psychoanalysis, masculinity studies, literary criticism, feminist political theory, feminist philosophy and feminist theory.

American Sociological Review

Author: Frank Hamilton Hankins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 5752

Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."

Women of the Andes

Patriarchy and Social Change in Two Peruvian Towns

Author: Susan C. Bourque,Kay Barbara Warren

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472021536

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 1027

Studies women of two Peruvian highland communities and the cultural implications of gender differences

SOCIETY IN AMER V02 (OF 2) UNA

Author: Harriet Martineau

Publisher: Echo Library

ISBN: 9781406880144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 2722

Martineau (1802-76) was a British social theorist and writer, often cited as the first female sociologist. She paid a long visit to America in the early 1830s meeting many abolitionists, a cause she supported although it was widely unpopular across the U.S. at that time. On her return she published her two volume work Society in America (1837) in which she expressed her views on both abolition and the education - or lack of it - of women, causing some controversy. The second of two volumes.

A History of Sociology in Britain

Science, Literature, and Society

Author: A. H. Halsey

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191532886

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 1286

This is the first-ever critical history of sociology in Britain, written by one of the world's leading scholars in the field. Renowned British sociologist, A. H. Halsey, presents a vivid and authoritative picture of the neglect, expansion, fragmentation, and explosion of the discipline during the past century. He is well equipped to write the story, having lived through most of it and having taught and researched in Britain, the USA, and Europe. The story begins with L.T. Hobhouse's election to the first chair in sociology in London in 1907, but traces earlier origins of the discipline to Scotland and the English provinces. There is a lively account of the nineteenth-century battles between literature and science for the possession of the third culture of social studies, setting the context for a narrative history of rapid expansion in the second half of the twentieth century. LSE had a virtual monopoly before World War II. The educational establishment of Oxford and Cambridge opposed its introduction into the undergraduate curriculum. Only the expansion of sociology to the Scottish, Welsh, provincial, and 'new' universities after the Robbins Report of 1963 brought reluctant acceptance of the subject to Oxford and Cambridge. The student troubles of 1968 are then described and the subsequent doubts, confrontations, and cuts of the 1970s and 80s. Then, paradoxically by a Conservative Government, there was a new university expansion incorporating polytechnics and other colleges, with a consequent doubling of both staff and students in the 1990s. Yet the end of the century left sociology riven by intellectual conflict. It had survived the Marxist subversions of the 70s and the feminist invasion. Yet the renewed challenges of various forms of relativism (especially enthno-methodology and post-modernism) still threatened, and at root the war was, as it began, between a scientific quantifying and explanatory subject and a literary, interpretative set of cultural studies.