The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theorists

The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theorists

Editor(s): George Ritzer

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405105941

Online ISBN: 9780470999899

DOI: 10.1002/9780470999899

About this Book

The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theorists provides a comprehensive review of classical social theory. Containing original essays especially commissioned for this volume, leading experts and practitioners examine the life and work of 12 major theorists.

  • Includes 12 original essays by leading scholars on major classical social theorists
  • Covers the key figures who shaped social theory, such as Marx, Weber and Durkheim, as well as additional classical theorists such as Harriet Martineau and W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Essays include biographical sketches, the social and intellectual context, and the impact of the thinker's work on social theory generally
  • Includes bibliographies of the theorist's most important works as well as key secondary works
  • Can be used in conjunction with The Blackwell Companion to Major Contemporary Social Theorists, edited by George Ritzer, for a complete reference source in social theory

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