This comprehensive collection of classical sociological theory is a definitive guide to the roots of sociology from its undisciplined beginnings to its current influence on contemporary sociological debate.??
- Explores influential works of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Mead, Simmel, Freud, Du Bois, Adorno, Marcuse, Parsons, and Merton
- Editorial introductions lend historical and intellectual perspective to the substantial readings
- Includes a new section with new readings on the immediate pre-history of sociological theory, including the Enlightenment and de Tocqueville
- Individual reading selections are updated throughout