Invitation to Sociology

A Humanistic Perspective
Author(s): Peter L. Berger
Original Publish Date: Apr 26, 2011
Product Number: EB00052884
Released: Aug 13, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781453215401
Publisher: Open Road Media
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The most popularly read, adapted, anthologized, and incorporated primer on sociology ever written for modern readers Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger lays the groundwork for a clear understanding of sociology in his straightforward introduction to the field, much loved by students, professors, and general readers. Berger aligns sociology in the humanist tradition—revealing its relationship to the humanities and philosophy—and establishes its importance in thinking critically about the modern world. Throughout, Berger presents the contributions of some of the most important sociologists of the time, including Max Weber, emile Durkheim, Vilfredo Pareto, and Thorstein Veblen.