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Key Ideas in Sociology By Peter Kivisto

Key Ideas in Sociology by Peter Kivisto

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Examines key ideas that have played a central role in discussion and thought about the nature of society: industrial society, democracy and individualism.

Key Ideas in Sociology Summary

Key Ideas in Sociology by Peter Kivisto

This volume examines four key ideas that have played a central role in discussion and thought about the nature of society: industrial society, democracy, individualism and modernity.

Within each chapter, a number of ancillary ideas are discussed such as alienation, technology, capitalism, socialism, social class, citizenship, bureaucracy and community. The thoughts of Karl Marx, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim and Georg Simmel on these topics are also discussed.

About Peter Kivisto

Peter Kivisto is Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare at Augustana College and Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku. His current research involves a collaborative project on multiculturalism with colleagues in Finland. His interests include immigration, social integration, citizenship, and religion. Among his recent books are Key Ideas in Sociology (2011), Illuminating Social Life (2011); Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration (2010, with Thomas Faist); Citizenship: Discourse, Theory and Transnational Prospects (2007, with Thomas Faist); and Intersecting Inequalities (2007, with Elizabeth Hartung). He serves on the editorial boards of Contexts, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, and on the Publication Committee for Sociology of Religion.

Table of Contents

Key Ideas about the Social World Industrial Society From the Satanic Mills to the Computer Age Democracy From the Fall of the Bastille to the Fall of the Berlin Wall Individualism The Tension between Me and Us Modernity From the Promise of Modern Society to Postmodern Suspicions Looking Toward the Global Future

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GOR001302098
Key Ideas in Sociology by Peter Kivisto
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SAGE Publications Inc
1997-09-10
200
080399088X
9780803990883
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