Sociology: A Biographical Approach

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Index
achievement ethos, 33-34; and youth, 244-245
adjustments to organization, 224-225
adolescents, 230-251
affective neutrality, 342-344
affectivity, 342-344
affinities, 35, 94-95, 375
aging, 352-364
alcoholism, 311-312
alienation, 216
America, sociology in, 38-42
American Sociological Association, 391
anomie: in bureaucracies, 216; and deviance, 313; increasing in change, 331; in old age, 357; in Suicide, 29
anonymity, 206
asceticism, 370-372
authenticity, and youth, 245
authority, in charismatic movements, 335-339; Weberian typology of, 286
awareness expansion, through sociological study, 397-398
awareness of death, 360
Baltzell, Digby, 298
Becker, Howard, 318-320
Bensman, Joseph, 118
biography: adulthood and work, 255; childhood, 62-71; infancy, 49-62
biological growth, 232
biology: as cause of deviance, 308-309; and change, 328-329; and residues, 373-374
blacks: in caste system, 150-153; etiquette in caste system, 151-153; in stratification system, 143-144
Bloch, H., 316
Borgia, Pope Alexander, 339
Buddha, 354
bureaucracy, 204-229; effect on family, 92-93; as means of revolution, 339; and universalist principles, 343; as fragmented work, 257
business, and power, 292-295
calculability, in a bureaucracy, 211
Calvinism, predestination and economic success, 370-371
capitalism: and change, 328; a late‐ capitalist society, 348; and Protestantism, 370-372; as a Weberian problem, 32-36
career: within biography, 11; in illness, 358; and work, 265
caste: American blacks and, 150-153; etiquette of, 151-153; legitimated by Hinduism, 384; as stratification system, 143-144
Castro, Fidel, 336
Catholic Church: and power, 280-281; as rationalized charisma, 338-339; and sociology of religion, 385
change, 324-351; and definitions of reality, 306-308; demographic, 93; technological, 92-93
charisma: as legitimation, 286-287; routinization of, 333-334
charismatic movements, 335-339
Chicago School, 40; on deviance, 311‐ 312 ; and sociology of occupations, 263-264; of urban sociology, 112‐ 116
childhood, definition of, 62-63
Christendom, de-legitimation of, 20-21 circulation of elites, 289
cities: as urban community, 112-116; and urban ethos, 123; urbanization into, 121-123
class: consciousness, 138-139; differences in feeding practices, 51; families of contrasting, 99-104; and life‐ chances, 161-168; and mental illness, 314; and opportunity, 161-168; as stratification, 131-136; struggle, 137‐ 139, 291-292; Weberian life-chances, 139; and youth, 247-248
Cloward, R., 314
coerciveness, characteristic of an institution, 78-79
cognitive definitions of reality, 377
Cohen, Albert, 310
collective consciousness, 378-381; fragmerited in change, 331
collective representations, 378-381
communalism, and youth, 244-245
communes, 105-109

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Preface to the Second, Expanded Edition *
  • Preface to the First Edition *
  • Contents *
  • Chapter 1 - The Experience of Society *
  • Chapter 2 - The Discipline of Sociology *
  • Chapter 3 - Becoming a Member of Society Socialization *
  • Chapter 4 - What Is an Institution? the Case of Language *
  • Chapter 5 - The Family *
  • Chapter 6 - The Community *
  • Chapter 7 - The Stratified Community *
  • Chapter 8 - The Stratified Society *
  • Chapter 9 - What Is Social Control? the Case of Education *
  • Chapter 10 - Bureaucracy *
  • Chapter 11 - Youth *
  • Chapter 12 - Work and Leisure *
  • Chapter 13 - Power *
  • Chapter 14 - Deviance *
  • Chapter 15 - Change *
  • Chapter 16 - Old Age, Illness and Death *
  • Chapter 17 - Values and Ultimate Meanings *
  • Postscript‐ Why Sociology? *
  • Index *
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