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Social Theory

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Preface/2016 Edition Acknowledgments INTRODUCTION Social Theory: Its Uses and Pleasures Charles Lemert PART ONE Modernity's Classical Age: 1848--1919 Charles Lemert The Two Sides of Society Karl Marx Estranged Labour Camera Obscura The Manifesto of Class Struggle, with Friedrich Engels The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte Capital and the Values of Commodities Capital and the Fetishism of Commodities Labour-Power and Capital Friedrich Engels The Patriarchal Family John Stuart Mill Of Society and the Individual Jane Addams The Settlement as a Factor in the Labor Movement Harriet Martineau Woman Emile Durkheim Mechanical and Organic Solidarity Anomie and the Modern Division of Labor Sociology and Social Facts Suicide and Modernity Primitive Classifications and Social Knowledge, with Marcel Mauss The Cultural Logic of Collective Representations Friedrich Nietzsche Peoples and Countries Max Weber The Spirit of Capitalism and the Iron Cage The Bureaucratic Machine What Is Politics? The Types of Legitimate Domination Class, Status, Party Sigmund Freud The Psychical Apparatus and the Theory of Instincts Dream-Work and Interpretation Oedipus, the Child Remembering, Repeating, and Working-Through The Return of the Repressed in Social Life Civilization and the Individual Ferdinand de Saussure Arbitrary Social Values and the Linguistic Sign John Dewey Democracy and Education Split Lives in the Modern World William James The Self and Its Selves William Edward Burghardt (W. E. B.) Du Bois Double-Consciousness and the Veil Charlotte Perkins Gilman The Yellow Wallpaper Women and Economics Anna Julia Cooper The Colored Woman's Office Georg Simmel The Stranger Charles Horton Cooley The Looking-Glass Self PART TWO Social Theories and World Conflict: 1919--1945 Charles Lemert Action and Knowledge in a Troubled World John Maynard Keynes The Psychology of Modern Society Talcott Parsons The Unit Act of Action Systems Erich Fromm Psychoanalysis and Sociology Georg Lukacs The Irrational Chasm Between Subject and Object George Herbert Mead The Self, the I, and the Me Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (V. I.) Lenin What Is To Be Done? Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno The Culture Industry as Deception Martin Heidegger The Question Concerning Technology: The Age of the World Picture Karl Mannheim The Sociology of Knowledge and Ideology Robert K. Merton Social Structure and Anomie W. E. B. Du Bois Black Reconstruction and the Racial Wage Unavoidable Dilemmas Reinhold Niebuhr Moral Man and Immoral Society Gunnar Myrdal The Negro Problem as a Moral Issue William I. Thomas and Florian Znaniecki Disorganization of the Polish Immigrant Louis Wirth The Significance of the Jewish Ghetto Walter Benjamin Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction: War and Fascism Virginia Woolf A Room of One's Own Antonio Gramsci Intellectuals and Hegemony Mao Tse-tung Identity, Struggle, Contradiction PART THREE The Golden Moment: 1945--1963 Charles Lemert The Golden Age Winston Churchill The Cold War Daniel Bell The End of Ideology in the West W. W. Rostow Modernization: Stages of Growth Talcott Parsons Action Systems and Social Systems Sex Roles in the American Kinship System Robert K. Merton Manifest and Latent Functions Claude Levi-Strauss The Structural Study of Myth Roland Barthes Semiological Prospects Louis Althusser Ideology and the Ideological State Apparatuses Doubts and Reservations David Riesman Character and Society: The Other-Directed Personality Erik H. Erikson Youth and American Identity Edwin M. Lemert Social Pathology / Societal Reaction Theory Erving Goffman Presentation of Self Jacques Lacan The Mirror Stage Others Object Simone de Beauvoir Woman as Other Aime Cesaire Between Colonizer and Colonized Martin Luther King, Jr. The Power of Nonviolent Action C. Wright Mills The Sociological Imagination Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale Black Panther Party: What We Want Betty Friedan The Problem That Has No Name Frantz Fanon Decolonizing, National Culture, and the Negro Intellectual PART FOUR Will the Center Hold? 1963--1979 Charles Lemert Experiments at Renewal and Reconstruction Clifford J. Geertz Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann Society as a Human Product Dorothy Smith Knowing a Society from Within: A Woman's Standpoint Immanuel Wallerstein The Modern World-System Theda Skocpol The State as a Janus-Faced Structure Nancy Chodorow Gender Personality and the Reproduction of Mothering Breaking with Modernity Jacques Derrida The Decentering Event in Social Thought Michel Foucault Biopolitics and the Carceral Society C. L. R. James World Revolution: 1968 Herbert Marcuse Repressive Desublimation of One-Dimensional Man Harold Garfinkel Reflexive Properties of Practical Sociology Alvin W. Gouldner The New Class as a Cultural Bourgeoisie Pierre Bourdieu Structures, Habitus, Practices Audre Lorde The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House PART FIVE After Modernity: 1979--2001 Charles Lemert The Idea of the Postmodern and Its Critics Jean-Francois Lyotard The Postmodern Condition Richard Rorty Private Irony and Liberal Hope Michel Foucault Power as Knowledge Jean Baudrillard Simulacra and Simulations: Disneyland Arlene Stein and Ken Plummer I Can't Even Think Straight Reactions and Alternatives Jurgen Habermas Critical Theory, the Colonized Lifeworld, and Communicative Competence Anthony Giddens Post-Modernity or Radicalized Modernity? Nancy Hartsock A Theory of Power for Women? Randall Collins Interaction Ritual Chains Mustafa Emirbayer and Ann Mische What Is Agency? New Cultural Theories after Modernity Cornel West The New Cultural Politics of Difference Jeffrey C. Alexander Cultural Codes and Democratic Communication Henry Louis Gates, Jr. "Race" as the Trope of the World Donna Haraway The Cyborg Manifesto and Fractured Identities Trinh T. Minh-ha Infinite Layers/Third World? Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Can the Subaltern Speak? Patricia Hill Collins Black Feminist Thought in the Matrix of Domination Kimberle Williams Crenshaw Dimensions of Intersectional Oppression Gloria Anzaldua The New Mestiza Judith Butler Imitation and Gender Insubordination Paula Gunn Allen Who Is Your Mother? Red Roots of White Feminism Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Epistemology of the Closet PART SIX Global Realities in an Uncertain Future Charles Lemert Global Uncertainties Immanuel Wallerstein The Modern World-System in Crisis Stanley Hoffman The Clash of Globalizations Zygmunt Bauman Liquid Modernity David Harvey Neoliberalism on Trial Manuel Castells Informationalism and Networks Saskia Sassen Toward a Feminist Analytics of the Global Economy Amartya Sen Asian Values and the West's Claims to Uniqueness Ulrich Beck World Risk Society Achille Mbembe Necropower and the Late Modern Colonial Occupation Rethinking the Past that Haunts the Future Avery Gordon Ghostly Matters Edward Said Intellectual Exile: Expatriates and Marginals William Julius Wilson Global Economic Changes and the Limits of the Race Relations Vision Elijah Anderson The "Nigger Moment" in the Cosmopolitan Canopy Waverly Duck Benita's Story: Coping with Poverty Charles Tilly Future Social Science and the Invisible Elbow Julia Kristeva Women's Time Raewyn Connell Southern Theory: Gender and Violence Slavoj Zizek Cynicism as a Form of Ideology Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari The Rhizome/A Thousand Plateaus Giorgio Agamben Sovereign Power and Bare Life Social Theory at the Limits of the Social Bruno Latour Spheres and Networks: The Spaces of Material Life Thomas Piketty The Central Contradictions of Capitalism: r > g Owen Fiss The Perils of Constitutional Minimalism Oliver Sacks Urge Ta-Nehisi Coates Prison and Gray Wastes Eula Biss White Debt Marilynne Robinson Fear Robert Pogue Harrison The Dominion of the Dead Name Index

About the Author

Charles Lemert is University Professor and Andrus Professor of Social Theory Emeritus at Wesleyan University and Senior Fellow of the centre for Comparative Research at Yale University. He is the author and editor of many books, most recently Globalization: An Introduction to the End of the Known World.


Praise for Prior Editions "A rich, highly textured, historically sweeping, and strikingly inclusive collection" --Jeffrey Alexander, Yale University "Powerful and provocative ... Social Theory is an essential guide through the complex contours of multicultural ideology and theory from the nineteenth century to the present." --Manning Marable, Pulitzer Prize Winner for Malcolm X "This collections presents a provocative wide-angle view of the history of social theory ... Well-chosen selections from the new social movements as well as the classics and recent mainstream make this a fine introduction for courses in the social sciences." --Sandra Harding, UCLA "Lemert gives shape to a sociological imagination for the twenty-first century. This is necessary reading for us all." --Patricia Clough, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center "Lemert has given ample space to those who are at the margins of or fall completely outside of what most consider social theory ... and [who] contribute to a diverse, broad, multilevel, and, in places, deep treatment of social theory and its evolution. ... Late modern and postmodern theorists are well represented, and the focuses on race, gender, and globalization make this text useful for courses far beyond the standard undergraduate one in sociological theory. This book would also be well suited to more focused courses on modernity and postmodernity or even in a cultural studies curriculum. ... Excellent." --Stephen Lippmann, Teaching Sociology "Lemert provides an illuminating introduction to the collection and introductions to each section that provide an overview of the socio-historical context and delineation of key thinkers and texts in each period. Combining important classical and contemporary material, Lemert's collection enables the student and reader to trace out the origins of the modern world to our present global and conflicted condition." --Douglas Kellner, University of California, Los Angeles

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