Marx, Durkheim, Weber
Formations of Modern Social Thought
- Ken Morrison - Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario
Philosophy (General) | Social Theory | Sociology (General)
This is a thoroughly revised, expanded version of the best selling student text in classical social theory. The book provides an authoritative, accessible undergraduate guide to the three pivotal figures in the classical tradition. Readable and stimulating, the book explains the key ideas of these thinkers and situates them in their historical and philosophical contexts. The student gains an immediate understanding of what is distinctive and relevant about these giants of sociology.
The book includes a glossary with over 150 entries. For a decade, the book has been required reading on undergraduate degree programmes. This new edition, refines the material, extends the analysis and enhances our appreciation. It is a nugget in its field.
An excellent starting point for Social Care and Sociology students towards their understanding of these key areas in social theory. I will be using themes within the text with my Level 3 BTEC students to develop critical debate between historic and current social climates.
Very good no nonsense book which details the ideas in a way that is informative and logical.
A beautifully written and clear introduction to the subject, yet with a sophisticated analysis.
Very useful overview
Some helpful background to key thinkers
This book provides a excellent outline of the key concepts relating to the work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim. It is an excellent text to accompany the intoduction of these classicial theorists to undergraduate students.
This book provides useful information on key social theory. It is clear and logical outlining main social concepts. It is useful for nursing students wishing to understand how classic sociological theory is relevant to nursing and how it can can impact on care delivery.
This books will give any student a good framework on which to build their knowledge of social classical theory.
Students found this book very useful as introduction to sociology; especially for those new to sociology
This text is very comprehensive, and well structured and organised. The text explains key concepts and theories in a way that is accessible to undergraduate students. I think students of my module will find it useful across various topics to be covered, and it should serve them well in subsequent years also.