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note.gif (247 bytes) Notice:    I have  added a revised and extended set of links for sociological topics which include an annotated description of the website.   I hope you will find these useful.

 

Click on the name of the Dead Sociologist below or the picture above to go to that section.

Comte Martineau Marx Spencer Durkheim Simmel Weber Veblen
Addams Cooley Mead Park Thomas Dubois Pareto Sorokin

COMTE

The Person

Introduction
The Alliance with Saint-Simon

A Summary of Ideas

Introduction
Methods of Inquiry
The Law of Human Progress
Hierarchy of the Sciences
Social Statics and Dynamics
The Normative Doctrine

The Original Work

Positivistic Approach to Society


Comte Martineau Marx Spencer Durkheim Simmel Weber Veblen
Addams Cooley Mead Park Thomas Dubois Pareto Sorokin

MARTINEAU

The Person

Introduction
Martineau's Life and Background
Autobiographical Memoir

A Summary of Ideas

Harriet Martineau's Feminism
Writer's Resolutions
On Women's Rights
On Marriage
On Women's Education
Household Education

The Original Work

Society in America


Comte Martineau Marx Spencer Durkheim Simmel Weber Veblen
Addams Cooley Mead Park Thomas Dubois Pareto Sorokin

MARX

The Person

Introduction
Marx Becomes a Young Hegelian
Parisian Days: Marx Becomes a Socialist
The End of Apprenticeship
The Founding of the First International

A Summary of Ideas

The Overall Doctrine
Class Theory
Alienation
The Sociology of Knowledge
Dynamics of Social Change
The Two Marxisms (Alvin W. Gouldner)

The Original Work

The Communist Manifesto
Comments of James Mill
Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844


Comte Martineau Marx Spencer Durkheim Simmel Weber Veblen
Addams Cooley Mead Park Thomas Dubois Pareto Sorokin

SPENCER

The Person

Introduction
The London Years
The Successful Author

A Summary of Ideas

Introduction
Growth, Structure, and Differentiation
Social Types: Militant and Industrial Societies
Evolution--Unilinear or Multilinear
Functionalism
Individualism Versus Organicism
Noninterventions and the Survival of the Fittest
Obstacles to Objectivity

The Original Work

The Principles of Sociology


Comte Martineau Marx Spencer Durkheim Simmel Weber Veblen
Addams Cooley Mead Park Thomas Dubois Pareto Sorokin

DURKHEIM

The Person

Introduction
Durkheim's Academic Career
Public Involvement

A Summary of Ideas

General Approach
Individual and Society
The Sociology of Religion
The Sociology of Knowledge
Functional Explanation

The Original Work

What is a Social Fact?
Division of Labor


Comte Martineau Marx Spencer Durkheim Simmel Weber Veblen
Addams Cooley Mead Park Thomas Dubois Pareto Sorokin

SIMMEL

The Person

Introduction
The Academic Outsider
A Virtuoso on the Platform
Simmel's Writing Career

A Summary of Ideas

Introduction
Formal Sociology
Social Types
The Dialectical Method in Simmel's Sociology
The Significance of Numbers for Social Life
Simmel's Ambivalent View of Modern Culture
A Note on the Philosophy of Money

The Original Work

The Stranger
Conflict as Sociation


Comte Martineau Marx Spencer Durkheim Simmel Weber Veblen
Addams Cooley Mead Park Thomas Dubois Pareto Sorokin

WEBER

The Person

Introduction
The Early Academic Career
The Years of Mastery
An Exemplary Moralist

A Summary of Ideas

Introduction
Natural Science, Social Science, and Value Relevance
The Ideal Type
Causality and Probability
Types of Authority
The Function of Ideas
Class, Status, and Power
Bureaucracy
Rationalization and Disenchantment

The Original Work

Characteristics of Bureaucracy
Spirit of Capitalism
Politics as a Vocation
Science as a Vocation


Comte Martineau Marx Spencer Durkheim Simmel Weber Veblen
Addams Cooley Mead Park Thomas Dubois Pareto Sorokin

VEBLEN

The Person

A Marginal Norwegian
A Marginal Student
A Marginal Academic
A Marginal Free Lance

A Summary of Ideas

Introduction
The General Approach
The Anatomy of Competition
Sociology of Knowledge
Functional Analysis
The Theory of Social Change

The Original Work

Conspicuous Consumption


Comte Martineau Marx Spencer Durkheim Simmel Weber Veblen
Addams Cooley Mead Park Thomas Dubois Pareto Sorokin

ADDAMS

The Person

American Roots
Like Father, Like Daughter
Jane and Her Stepmother
The Start of a Midwestern Flowering
Woman Caught Between Two Worlds
Jane Addams, Sociologist
The Significance of Addams as a Sociologist
Chronology
Gallery of Jane Addams

A Summary of Ideas

The Chicago Men and the Sociology of Women
The Higher Education of Women, 1892-1917
Jane Addams on Cultural Feminism
Addams on Women and the Larger Society
Addams and Working Women
The End of Addams' Career as a Sociologist
A Final Evaluation of Addams' Contribution to Sociology

The Original Work

Hull-House Maps and Papers
Peace and Bread in Time of War
Twenty Years at Hull-House

 

Comte Martineau Marx Spencer Durkheim Simmel Weber Veblen
Addams Cooley Mead Park Thomas Dubois Pareto Sorokin

COOLEY

The Person

Introduction
The Sage of Ann Arbor

A Summary of Ideas

The Looking-Glass Self
The Organic View of Society
The Primary Group
Sociological Method
Social Process
Institutional Analysis

The Original Work

Primary Groups
The Looking-Glass Self


Comte Martineau Marx Spencer Durkheim Simmel Weber Veblen
Addams Cooley Mead Park Thomas Dubois Pareto Sorokin

MEAD

The Person

Introduction
Mead at Chicago

A Summary of Ideas

Introduction
The Self in Society
The Genesis of the Self
The "I" and the "Me"
Mead as a Pathsetter

The Original Work

Mind as the Product of Social Interaction


Comte Martineau Marx Spencer Durkheim Simmel Weber Veblen
Addams Cooley Mead Park Thomas Dubois Pareto Sorokin

PARK

The Person

Introduction
Park - A Newspaperman and Student of Philosophy
Park - An Activist
Park's Academic Career

A Summary of Ideas

Introduction
Collective Behavior and Social Control
Four Major Social Processes
Social Distance
Social Change
The Biotic Order and the Social Order
The Self and the Social Role

The Original Work

Competition, Conflict, Accommodation and Assimiliation


Comte Martineau Marx Spencer Durkheim Simmel Weber Veblen
Addams Cooley Mead Park Thomas Dubois Pareto Sorokin

THOMAS

The Person

Background

A Summary of Ideas

Introduction
The Polish Peasant--A Landmark
The Polish Peasant--Theoretical Underpinnings
A Typology of Human Actors
W.I. Thomas--From Ethnographer to Social Psychologist
Thomas' Situational Analysis


Comte Martineau Marx Spencer Durkheim Simmel Weber Veblen
Addams Cooley Mead Park Thomas Dubois Pareto Sorokin

DUBOIS

The Person

My Birth and Family
Harvard in the Last Decades of the 19th Century
My Character
My Tenth Decade

A Summary of Ideas

Calendar of Public Life
The Niagra Movement
The NAACP
Work for Peace
Postlude

Original Works

Philadelphia Negro
The Souls of Black Folk

Comte Martineau Marx Spencer Durkheim Simmel Weber Veblen
Addams Cooley Mead Park Thomas Dubois Pareto Sorokin

PARETO

The Person

Introduction
Pareto as Businessman and Spurned Politician
A Belated Academic Career

A Summary of Ideas

Introduction
Logical and Nonlogical Action
Residues and Derivatives
Two Types of Nonlogical Theories
Subjective Intentions and Objective Consequences
The Lions and the Foxes
The Theory of Elites and the Circulation of Elites
Social Utility "Of" and "For" Collectives
Summary and Assessment

The Original Work

The Circulation of the Elites


Comte Martineau Marx Spencer Durkheim Simmel Weber Veblen
Addams Cooley Mead Park Thomas Dubois Pareto Sorokin

SOROKIN

The Person

From Ikon Painter to Professional Revolutionary
Student and Scholar at St. Petersburg
The Revolution and After
The First Years in America
The Harvard Years

A Summary of Ideas

The Overall Doctrine
A Panoramic View of Society and Culture
Sociology of Knowledge
Social Stratification and Social Mobility
The Social Philosophy

The Original Work

Social Mobility


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Addams Cooley Mead Park Thomas Dubois Pareto Sorokin

InterNIC Social Science
Scout Report
Radford
University
American Sociological
Association
National Science
Foundation

This site supported in part by (1) the American Sociological Association's Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline Award supported by the American Sociological Association and the National Science Foundation and (2) a research grant from the Office of Sponsored Research, Radford University, Radford, Virginia.

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For additional reading of some of the original works see my Social Theory Syllabus.


For a recent report on some of the problems I have experienced on the Web see "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Cyberspace: Ups and Downs of the Dead Sociologists' Society." This paper was presented in a session on Social Sciences in the World Wide Web at the International Sociological Association, World Congress of Sociology meetings in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 27, 1998.



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