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CONSTRUCTIVE SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY.

MASARYK, Thomas G.: WOOLFOLK, A. and IMBER, J.B.

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ISBN 10: 156000164X / ISBN 13: 9781560001645
Published by Transaction, New Brunswick. 1994., 1994
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Title: CONSTRUCTIVE SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY.

Publisher: Transaction, New Brunswick. 1994.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

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Thomas G. Masaryk was founding and first president of the State of Czechoslovakia. He was also a dissident charter member of the theoretical vanguard that established modern sociology in the nineteenth century. Many social scientists are aware of Masaryk's political role, but do not know about his significant contributions to sociology. With the publication of this book, Imber and Woolfolk hope to restore Masaryk to his rightful place in history as a founding sociological theorist.

This compilation of some of Masaryk's major writings reveals the intertwining of politics and social theory that is characteristic of his thinking. Chapters in Constructive Sociological Theory include The Development of the Modern Suicide Tendency"; "Essence and Method of Sociology"; The Epistemological Problem of Russian Philosophy"; "The Religious Question and Modern Philosophy"; The Class Structure of Society"; "Central Problems of Marxist Policy"; and "Democracy versus Theocracy."

Constructive Sociological Theory also presents these writings together in English for the first time. Alan Woolfolk's substantial introduction extensively discusses Masaryk's biographical background, academic life, political career, religious views, and interpretations of Marx and Comte, among other subjects. This landmark volume will be an essential addition to the libraries of political theorists, sociologists, philosophers, and theologians.

About the Author:

Thomas G. Masaryk (1850-1937) served as the first president of Czechoslovakia from 1918 to 1935. He was also a university professor of philosophy and sociology for thirty-two years, editor of several journals, and author of numerous books and articles.



Jonathan B. Imber is Jean Glasscock Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College. 



Alan Woolfolk is associate professor of sociology at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. Georgia.

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