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By George Ritzer

This e-book is an fundamental source for a person attracted to the roots, present debates and destiny improvement of social thought. It attracts jointly a crew of exceptional foreign students, and offers an authoritative and panoramic serious survey of the sphere.

The quantity is split into 3 elements. the 1st half examines the classical culture. incorporated listed here are severe discussions of Comte, Spencer, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Freud, Mannheim and classical feminist idea. This half conveys the classical culture as a dwelling source in social thought, it demonstrates not just the serious value of classical writings, yet their carrying on with relevance.

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