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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 theorists
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)

CRITICAL THINKING


SETTING THINGS IN CONTEXT

Date Timeline of Social Theory

Europe Timeline

The Renaissance

The Enlightenment

PBS American Industrialization Site

 

ELECTRONIC WEBTEXTS

Alexis DeTocqueville's 'Democracy in America.'

Harriet Martineau's 'Society in America.'

Max Weber's 'The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.'

The Complete Karl Marx Archive

Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right' (text)


Contemporary 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
Foucault Interview
Benet Davetian, 'Foucault on Govern-mentality'

FROM PUNISHMENT TO DISCIPLINARY SURVEILLANCE
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

A summary of Postmodernism

What is a 'Postmodern Sociology'?




Jacques Derrida


Video of Derrida's Lecture on 'Friendship'
at The University of Sussex (1999
)


SOCIAL THEORISTS

Introducing Social Theory

Trinity 'Exercising the Social Imagination' Portal

McMaster Sociologists Site

Sociological Theory: Classical

Major Sociologists

Critical Theory and Post-Modern Thought

Women's Intellectual Contributions Site

Social Movements

Post-Colonial Literature

Food For Thought (Quotes)

READING LIST

Recommended Books

 

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.

 

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