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The Resources Page for Social Thought and Sociological Theory
C. Wright Mills, in the good
old days of sociology,
when faculty could drive their bikes right into their offices.
A collection of resources
that helps reveal not only the major concepts of social philosophers and sociological
who shaped sociology, but also the economic, historical, cultural and technological conditions that have affected
the manner in which we view and understand the social.
It is the goal of this web portal to facilitate and encourage a 'process' view of theory that,
rather than placing concepts in opposition to one another, shows the conditions to which social theorists were responding.
Classical Theory WEB READINGS (2009)
SETTING THINGS IN CONTEXT
Date Timeline of Social Theory
PBS American Industrialization Site
Alexis DeTocqueville's 'Democracy in America.'
Harriet Martineau's 'Society in America.'
Max Weber's 'The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.'
Complete Karl Marx Archive
Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right' (text)
Theory WEB READINGS (2010)
Benet Davetian, 'The Rise of the Oppositional Self
and the Therapeutic Society'
Douglas Kellner, 'Critical Theory and the Crisis of Social Theory'
Anthony Giddens: 'Modernity, post-modernity and the post-traditional'
Anthony Giddens: 'Modernity and Self Identity.'
Anthony Giddens, 'The Reflexive Project of the Self.'
Anthony Giddens, 'Lifestyles.'
Introduction to Foucault
Benet Davetian, 'Foucault on Govern-mentality'
FROM PUNISHMENT TO DISCIPLINARY
The Birth of the Modern Prison
Derrida on Deconstruction (You Tube)
Derrida at Oxford 'On Deconstruction' (You Tube) 1/1
Derrida at Oxford 'On Deconstrcution' (You Tube) 2/2
summary of Postmodernism
What is a 'Postmodern Sociology'?
Video of Derrida's Lecture on 'Friendship'
at The University of Sussex (1999)
Introducing Social Theory
Trinity 'Exercising the Social Imagination' Portal
McMaster Sociologists Site
Sociological Theory: Classical
Critical Theory and Post-Modern Thought
Women's Intellectual Contributions Site
Food For Thought (Quotes)
Dr. Benet Davetian is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the
University of Prince Edward Island. He holds a doctorate from the University of Sussex.
He is the author of CIVILITY - A CULTURAL HISTORY
(University of Toronto Press, 2009; 600 pages); the award-winning book THE SEVENTH CIRCLE
and numerous articles on social theory and social change. He is listed in Canada's Who's Who for his contributions
to the social sciences and to literature.