For Sociology: Renewal and Critique in Sociology Today

For Sociology: Renewal and Critique in Sociology Today

For Sociology: Renewal and Critique in Sociology Today

For Sociology: Renewal and Critique in Sociology Today

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Contents

Part One Critiques of sociology

i. Anti-minotaur: The myth of a value-free sociology 3

2. The sociologist as partisan: Sociology and the welfare state 27

3. Remembrance and renewal in sociology 69

4. The politics of the mind 82

5. For sociology 128

Part Two Backgrounds to sociology

6. Some observations on systematic theory, 1945-55 173

7. Reciprocity and autonomy in functional theory 190

8. The norm of reciprocity 226

9. The importance of something for nothing 260

10. Personal reality, social theory and the tragic dimension in science 300

11. Romanticism and Classicism: Deep structures in social science 323

Part Three Marxisms and sociology

12. Émile Durkheim and the critique of socialism 369

13. Sociology and Marxism 392

14. The Red Guard 403

15. Comments on History and Class Consciousness 414

16. The two Marxisms 425

Bibliographical Note 463

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