Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6¼ x 9
978-0-7425-1630-4 • Hardback • April 2002 • $168.00 • (£131.00)
Nathan Rousseau is assistant professor of sociology at Jacksonville University.
Part 1 European Influences
Chapter 2 Emile Durkheim on The Division of Labor in Society
Chapter 3 Max Weber on Social Action
Chapter 4 Georg Simmel on the Social Development of Individualism
Part 5 Early-to Mid-Twentieth-Century Developments
Chapter 6 Charles Horton Cooley's Concept of the Looking-Glass Self and Its Applications
Chapter 7 William I. Thomas on the Definition of the Situation
Chapter 8 George Herbert Mead on Self and Society
Chapter 9 Alfred Schutz on Society and Intersubjectivity
Chapter 10 Karl Mannheim on Self, Society, and the Sociology of Knowledge
Part 11 Mid-Century Critiques and Refinements
Chapter 12 David Riesman on Social Character
Chapter 13 Erving Goffman on the Presentation of Self
Chapter 14 Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann on the Social Construction of Self and Society
Chapter 15 Herbert Blumer on Symbolic Interactionism
Chapter 16 Harold Garfinkel on Ethnomethodology
Part 17 Last Quarter Century
Chapter 18 Arlie Russel Hochschild on the Management of Emotion
Chapter 19 Robert Bellah et al. on Individualism and Community in America
Chapter 20 Where Do We Go from Here? Toward a Theory of the Cycle of Individualism
This judicious selection from the classics overcomes the conventional, but misleading division between individual and society through a sociological social psychology. The volume provides a clear and definitive answer to the basic question: How do individuals and society relate? As an excellent introduction to the study of society through the dual traditions of symbolic interactionism, and personality and social structure, Self, Symbols, and Society uniquely combines selections from Europe and America to provide the student with an appreciation of the scope and depth of sociology and social psychology. A singular achievement.
— Brian Turner, Cambridge University
At last, there is a reader that offers students and professionals alike some of the key readings of the social psychologists who have set much of the theoretical agenda for sociology over the last one hundred years. The great strength of the book is making many of the classic statements on micro-social processes accessible to students. This book will prove very useful in undergraduate and graduate courses on social psychology, theory, and micro-social processes.
— Jonathan Turner, University of California, Riverside
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