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The Resource Herbert Spencer: a renewed appreciation, (by) Jonathan H. Turner

Herbert Spencer: a renewed appreciation, (by) Jonathan H. Turner

Label
Herbert Spencer: a renewed appreciation
Title
Herbert Spencer: a renewed appreciation
Statement of responsibility
(by) Jonathan H. Turner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book analyzes Spencer's work, emphasizing his important contribution to social science theory. The author separates Spencer's scientific works from his famous 'survival of the fittest' defense of laissez faire. He writes 'I am not asserting that his sociology was not influenced by his ideology. I am only pointing to the fact that there are far fewer ideological tracks in his work than in Durkheim's, Weber's, and Marx's works...the unknowing rediscovery of Spencer over the last one hundred years represents an enormous waste of our intellectual energies.'
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turner, Jonathan H
LC call number
  • HM22.G8
  • B1657
LC item number
  • S775 1985
  • .T87 1985
Series statement
Masters of social theory
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology
  • Spencer, Herbert
  • Spencer, Herbert
  • Spencer, Herbert
Label
Herbert Spencer: a renewed appreciation, (by) Jonathan H. Turner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Herbert Spencer : the enigma and stigma -- The earlier rules of the sociological method -- The first general systems theorist -- The first functionalist -- The analytical models and abstract principles -- Spencer's human relations area files -- The creation of society : Spencer on domestic institutions -- The micro basis of society : Spencer on ceremony -- Power and class : Spencer on political institutions -- The elementary and complex forms of religious life : Spencer on ecclesiastical institutions -- Economy and society : Spencer on industrial institutions
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780803924260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Herbert Spencer: a renewed appreciation, (by) Jonathan H. Turner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Herbert Spencer : the enigma and stigma -- The earlier rules of the sociological method -- The first general systems theorist -- The first functionalist -- The analytical models and abstract principles -- Spencer's human relations area files -- The creation of society : Spencer on domestic institutions -- The micro basis of society : Spencer on ceremony -- Power and class : Spencer on political institutions -- The elementary and complex forms of religious life : Spencer on ecclesiastical institutions -- Economy and society : Spencer on industrial institutions
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780803924260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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