Assignment 1 A First Map Of Social Theory

After reading Collins' chapter, "Nonrational Foundations of Reality" we can begin to make a conceptual and historical map of sociological theory. That's what we'll do here.

Consider the following concepts, persons, events that are mentioned in this chapter.

rationality
formal organization
bureaucracy
functional rationality v. substantive rationality
Karl Mannheim
Max Weber
Karl Marx
World War II
Émile Durkheim
macrosociology
microsociology
Harold Garfinkel
ethnomethodology
Erving Goffman
social contract
Thomas Hobbes
J. J. Rousseau
division of labor
economic productivity
contract
cheating as rational
solidarity
precontractual solidarity
nonrational solidarity
exchange
free-rider problem

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