I've created several table related tools. These include

header-row {$col1-width} {$hdr1} {$col2-width} {$hdr2} {$col3-width} {$hdr3}

To create nice tables we just include these with parameters set to the contents of the columns (currently they are set up for 3 column tables with alternating white and tan rows). All of the table styles are supposed to be set in the CSS (including width and such). Eventually maybe even the css is an include so that parameters can be passed to it as well.

Example of this is in the page Calendar. The code looks like this

[[include tools:table-css]]
[[table style="width: 600px; border-collapse:collapse;"]]
[[Include tools:header-row hdr1=SEC # | hdr2=TOPICS | hdr3=READINGS]]
[[Include tools:alt-row col1=1 | col2=Some Historical Scaffolding | col3=[[[Historical Epochs]]] _
[[[Timeline, Detailed]]]_
[[[Timeline, Simple]]] ]]
[[Include tools:reg-row col1=1 | col2=Time, Space, Number | col3=TBA ]]
[[Include tools:alt-row col1=4 | col2=The Pre-Sociologists | col3=Too [[[many]]] to mention ]]
[[Include tools:reg-row col1=4 | col2=Order and Control | col3=TBA ]]

1 Some Historical Scaffolding Historical Epochs
Timeline, Detailed_
Timeline, Simple
1 Time, Space, Number TBA
2 The Pre-Sociologists How To Read Theory
3 Order and Control
  • Dennis H. Wrong, "The Problem of Order from Hobbes to the Present," ch. 2 (14-36) in The Problem of Order (Harvard University Press, 1994).
  • T Hobbes (1588–1679), "Chapter XIII : Of the Natural Condition of Mankind as Concerning Their Felicity and Misery" from Leviathan (1651) (~4pp)
  • J Rousseau (1712-1778), §§ 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 from Book 1 of The Social Contract (1762) (~8pp)
  • A Smith (1723–1790), from The Wealth of Nations "Of the Division of Labour" and "Of the Principle Which Gives Occasion to the Division of Labour" (1776)
4 What is theory for?
  • Collins, R. "Why is sociology not a science?"
  • Davis, M. "That's Interesting!"
  • Comte?
5 Grappling with Karl
  • Rius, Marx for Beginners Biographical Background pp.1-35
  • Rius, Marx for Beginners Philosophical Background pp. 36-66
  • Rius, Marx for Beginners Idealism, Materialism, Dialectics pp.67-77
  • Rius, Marx for Beginners The Rest pp.77-143
  • Marx, K. 1844. "Estranged Labour," from The Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844. [L32-38]
  • Marx, K. 1845-6. "Camera Obscura," from The German Ideology. [L38-39]
  • Marx, K. and F. Engels. 1848, "The Manifesto of Class Struggle," from The Manifesto of the Communist Party. [L39-43]
  • Marx, K. 1867. “Labour-Power and Capital," from Capital, Vol. I. [L62-67]
  • Marx, K. 1852. "The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte," from The Marx-Engels Reader (594-607). [L43-50]
  • Marx, K. 1867. "Capital and the Value of Commodities," from Capital, Vol. I. [L51-60]
  • Marx, K. 1867. "Capital and the Fetishism of Commodities," from Capital, Vol. I. [L60-62]
  • Engels, F. 1884. "The Patriarchal Family," from The Origin of Family, Private Property, and the State. [L67-69]
6 From Marx to Weber: Multidimensional Social Structure, Politics and Organizations
  • Weber, M. 1905. "The Spirit of Capitalism and the Iron Cage," from The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (47-51, 53-54, 180-183). [L104-108]
  • Weber, M. 1909-20. "The Bureaucratic Machine," from Economy and Society. [L108-114]
  • Weber, M. 1918. "What is Politics?," from "Politics as a Vocation." [L114-116]
  • Weber, M. 1909-20. "The Types of Legitimate Domination," from Economy and Society. [L116-119]
  • Weber, M. 1909-20. "Class, Status, and Party," from Economy and Society. [L119-129]
  • Collins, "Paradoxes of Power" [SI 60-85]
  • Collins, "Love and Property" [SI 119-154]
7 Durkheim: Keep the micro, dump the macro?
  • Durkheim, E. 1902. "Anomie and the Modern Division of Labor," from The Division of Labor in Society. [L77-78]
  • Durkheim, E. 1897. "Sociology and Social Facts," from Suicide. [L78-81]
  • Durkheim, E. 1897. "Suicide and Modernity," from Suicide. [L81-89]
  • Collins, "The Nonrational Foundations of Rationality" [SI 3-29]
  • Origins of These Beliefs [SI 124-134]
  • Collins, "The Sociology of God" [SI 30-59]
8 The Self, Part I
  • Sigmund Freud, "The Psychical Apparatus and the Theory of Instincts,"
  • Sigmund Freud, "Dream-Work and Interpretation,"
  • Sigmund Freud, "Oedipus, the Child,"
  • Sigmund Freud, "Remembering, Repeating, and Working-Through,"
  • Sigmund Freud, "The Return of the Repressed in Social Life,"
  • William James, "The Self and Its Selves,"
  • William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Du Bois, "Double-Consciousness and the Veil,"
  • Charles Horton Cooley, "The Looking-Glass Self,"
9 The Self, Part II
  • George Herbert Mead, "The Self, the I, and the Me," from Mind, Self and Society. L224-229
10 Hints of Things to Come
Social networks, bounded rationality, globalization, beyond markets
  • Milgram
  • Olson, Mancur. 19cc. Selection from The Logic of Collective Action. Harvard University Press, 1st ed. 1965, 2nd ed. 1971.
  • March, Olson
  • Hirschman
  • Benkler
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12 The Roots of PoMo
  • Ferdinand de Saussure, "Arbitrary Social Values and the Linguistic Sign," L152-160
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