People (dates, "geography," school of thought, major works, major concepts)
Example: Max Weber was a German sociologist who lived from 1860s to 1920. Trained in law, history, economics, his work influenced both conflict theory and social interactionist theories. A social theorist whose work is often referenced outside of sociology. Major works include Protestant Ethic, Economy and Society, "Politics as a Vocation," "Science as a Vocation," "Class, Status, and Party," and "Bases of Legitimate Domination." Among many concepts are ideal type, bureaucracy, legitimacy, Protestant ethic.
Example: Frankfurt School founded in early 1920s. Moved to NYC to escape Nazism in early 30s. Reestablished in Germany post-war. Well-known early FS writings in 30s (Horkheimer, Adorno, Benjamin), later writings in 60s (e.g., Habermas, Marcuse). Near synonym "critical theory" — FS theorists "updated" Marx by bringing in Freud and turning attention to culture and ideology.
- When was Frankfurt School founded? When did it operate?
- When did Parsons come on the scene? When did he die?
- When did Merton come on the scene? When did he die?
- Where to Adorno, Horkheimer, and Habermas fit in the timeline of the Frankfurt school?
- When was the Russian revolution? The great depression? World War II? Atomic bomb? Hydrogen bomb? Cold War?
- four "branches" of conflict/critical theory
- four elements of historical context in emergence of conflict/critical theories
- three functions of conflict for groups/relationships according to Simmel
- Malinowski's three levels of needs
- Four components of Merton's deviance theory
- Four elements of Parsons's functionalist system scheme
- gist of Horkheimer/Adorno "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception"
- gist of Habermas "Social Analysis and Communicative Competence"
- gist of Habermas "Emancipatory Knowledge" (1968)
- gist of Mills, C. Wright. 1959. "The Sociological Imagination" (355-358)
- gist of Lemert's "The Golden Moment 1945-1963"
- gist of "Conflict Theory" by RANDALL COLLINS. Encyclopedia of Sociology. Vol. 1. 2nd ed. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2001. p414-417.
Concepts & Terns
- "the culture industry"
- The Structure of Social Action
- The Social System
- AGIL paradigm
- challenge to leftists in 1920s/1930s
- criticism: functional for whom
- cultural Marxism
- Dialectic of Enlightenment
- Frankfurt School
- Functional alternatives
- functional requisite
- Goffman as conflict theorist
- grand theory
- ideal speech situation
- latent function
- latent/manifest function
- manifest function
- Merton's theory/typology of deviance
- new left/old left
- new social movements
- Positivist, realist, and wholist in orientation
- public sphere
- "The Sociological Imagination"
- Simmel as conflict theorist
- study society as a whole
- theories of the middle range
- unanticipated consequences
- Unified Theory
- Weber as conflict theorist