ST06 CST02 MST02.Sum.Later Years

ST06 CST02 MST02.Sum.Later Years - Classical Sociological...

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Classical Sociological Theory, 4e Ritzer A Historical Sketch of Soci0logical Theory: The Later Years Sociological Theory Chapter 6 Classical Sociological Theory Chapter 2 Modern Sociological Theory Chapter 2 CHAPTER SUMMARY Early American Sociology Much of early American sociology was defined by the influence of Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) ; various strands of Social Darwinism; and political liberalism — with the latter paradoxically contributing to the discipline’s conservativism. William Graham Sumner (1840-1910) and Lester F. Ward (1841-1913) exemplify these tendencies in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American sociological theory, but their work has certainly not passed the test of time. Other early American sociologists, especially from the Chicago School, did have an enduring impact on sociological theory. W.I. Thomas (1863-1947) , Robert Park (1864-1944) , Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929) , and George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) profoundly shaped the theoretical landscape of symbolic interactionism, and their ideas predominated until the institutionalization of sociology at Harvard University in the 1930s. While for many years sociologists have emphasized these three theoretical orientations, scholars of sociology have recently pointed to the significance of early women sociologists such as Jane Addams (1860- 1935) , Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
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ST06 CST02 MST02.Sum.Later Years - Classical Sociological...

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