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Mappers of Society The Lives and Legacies of Great Sociologists by Ronald Fernandez
  

Mappers of Society The Lives and Legacies of Great Sociologists

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Mappers of Society The Lives and Legacies of Great Sociologists by Ronald Fernandez

Fernandez examines the lives and ideas of sociologists who shaped the main contours of the discipline. Weber, Marx, Durkheim, and Simmel fashioned the early ideas and approaches of sociology, and their ideas are still central to the discipline. Veblen, Mead, Goffman, and Berger added crucial conceptual approaches; they also serve to underscore the length and breadth of Sociology as a science.

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[M]appers of Society provides the reader with an excellent bibliography that can be helpful for not only the curious student or researcher, but also for the librarian in search of a comprehensive collection development tool. Although the book may be designated as a reference resource, its format and usability mitigate against this restrictive classification. This book should be located in the circulating collection so the reader can take it home and truly enjoy its brilliant ruminations. Fernandez's meditations on these men will inspire any reader to explore sociology further. Recommended for large public libraries and college libraries. -Reference & User Services Quarterly ?M?appers of Society provides the reader with an excellent bibliography that can be helpful for not only the curious student or researcher, but also for the librarian in search of a comprehensive collection development tool. Although the book may be designated as a reference resource, its format and usability mitigate against this restrictive classification. This book should be located in the circulating collection so the reader can take it home and truly enjoy its brilliant ruminations. Fernandez's meditations on these men will inspire any reader to explore sociology further. Recommended for large public libraries and college libraries. -Reference & User Services Quarterly ?This introduction to the classics of sociological theory combines the conversational style of Robert Heilbroner's The Worldly Philosophers with the organizational strategy of Lewis Coser's Masters of Sociological Thought...[t]he book indicates how theory might make students
own lives more understandable. Recommended. General readers and undergraduates

.?-Choice ?[M]appers of Society provides the reader with an excellent bibliography that can be helpful for not only the curious student or researcher, but also for the librarian in search of a comprehensive collection development tool. Although the book may be designated as a reference resource, its format and usability mitigate against this restrictive classification. This book should be located in the circulating collection so the reader can take it home and truly enjoy its brilliant ruminations. Fernandez's meditations on these men will inspire any reader to explore sociology further. Recommended for large public libraries and college libraries.?-Reference & User Services Quarterly This introduction to the classics of sociological theory combines the conversational style of Robert Heilbroner's The Worldly Philosophers with the organizational strategy of Lewis Coser's Masters of Sociological Thought...[t]he book indicates how theory might make students
own lives more understandable. Recommended. General readers and undergraduates

. -Choice


About the Author

RONALD FERNANDEZ is Professor of Sociology at Central Connecticut State University.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th September 2000

Author

Ronald Fernandez

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Publisher

Praeger Publishers Inc an imprint of ABC-CLIO

Format

Paperback
312 pages

Categories

Social theory

ISBN

9780275974350

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