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Product Description: In Does Capitalism Have a Future?, a global quintet of distinguished scholars cut their way through to the question of whether our capitalist system can survive in the medium run. Despite the current gloom, conventional wisdom still assumes that there is no real alternative to capitalism...read more

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9780199330843 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, November 18, 2013, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: In Does Capitalism Have a Future?

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9780199330850 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 18, 2013, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: In Does Capitalism Have a Future?

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9781522600077 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, May 10, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: In Does Capitalism Have a Future?

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Product Description: This classic text explores the lives and ideas of the social thinkers who have shaped and continue to forge traditions in sociology. Focusing on the great names in the field, it weaves biographical and conceptual details into a tapestry of the history of social thought of the 19th and 20th centuries...read more

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9781259622793 | 8 lslf stu edition (McGraw-Hill College, June 24, 2015), cover price $90.55 | About this edition: This classic text explores the lives and ideas of the social thinkers who have shaped and continue to forge traditions in sociology.

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9780073404196 | 8 edition (McGraw-Hill Humanities Social, March 30, 2009), cover price $120.70 | About this edition: This classic text explores the lives and ideas of the social thinkers who have shaped and continue to forge traditions in sociology.
9780072507362 | 7 edition (McGraw-Hill Humanities Social, May 31, 2004), cover price $74.95 | About this edition: This classic text explores the lives and ideas of the social thinkers who have shaped and continue to forge traditions in sociology.
9780070118836 | 6 sub edition (McGraw-Hill College, August 1, 1997), cover price $59.65 | About this edition: In this now classic text, Collins and Makowsky explore the lives and ideas of the social thinkers who have shaped and continue to forge traditions in sociology.
9780070118416 | 5th edition (McGraw-Hill College, August 1, 1992), cover price $25.55 | also contains Financial Structure and Stability

Product Description: This classic text explores the lives and ideas of the social thinkers who have shaped and continue to forge traditions in sociology. Focusing on the great names in the field, it weaves biographical and conceptual details into a tapestry of the history of social thought of the 19th and 20th centuries...read more

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9781259659638 | 8 lslf/psc edition (McGraw-Hill College, March 16, 2015), cover price $135.65 | About this edition: This classic text explores the lives and ideas of the social thinkers who have shaped and continue to forge traditions in sociology.

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9781462846344 | Xlibris Corp, August 25, 2011, cover price $24.99

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9781462846337 | Xlibris Corp, August 25, 2011, cover price $15.99

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Product Description: In the popular misconception fostered by blockbuster action movies and best-selling thrillers--not to mention conventional explanations by social scientists--violence is easy under certain conditions, like poverty, racial or ideological hatreds, or family pathologies...read more

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9780691133133 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 7, 2008, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: In the popular misconception fostered by blockbuster action movies and best-selling thrillers--not to mention conventional explanations by social scientists--violence is easy under certain conditions, like poverty, racial or ideological hatreds, or family pathologies.

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9780691143224 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 3, 2009, cover price $43.95 | About this edition: In the popular misconception fostered by blockbuster action movies and best-selling thrillers--not to mention conventional explanations by social scientists--violence is easy under certain conditions, like poverty, racial or ideological hatreds, or family pathologies.

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Product Description: This new edition is a substantial abridgment and update of Randall Collins's 1975 classic, Conflict Sociology. The first edition represented the most powerful and comprehensive statement of conflict theory in its time. Here, Sanderson has retained the core chapters and added discussions on Collins's and others' work in recent years...read more

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9781594516009 | Paradigm Pub, October 30, 2008, cover price $203.95 | About this edition: This new edition is a substantial abridgment and update of Randall Collins's 1975 classic, Conflict Sociology.

This sociological analysis of the system of marriage and family focuses on the family as an institution in society. It uniquely encompasses many facets of society, and students are able to learn about family seen through a cultural and historical perspective. The book sets a high conceptual standard, but uses informal writing and minimal jargon. It presents the perspectives of critical and questioning academics (feminists, progressives, anti-racists, independent-thinkers, cross-disciplinary types, etc.) within a scholarly, well-researched text. It addresses a host of real world issues and practical concerns.

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9780534579609 | 5 sub edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, August 1, 2000), cover price $237.95 | About this edition: This sociological analysis of the system of marriage and family focuses on the family as an institution in society.
9780830413928 | Wadsworth Pub Co, January 1, 1995, cover price $63.95 | About this edition: The fourth edition of this highly acclaimed text has been fully updated to reflect contemporary issues in marriage and the family.
9780830412402 | Burnham Inc Pub, July 1, 1991, cover price $40.95 | About this edition: The fourth edition of this highly acclaimed text has been fully updated to reflect contemporary issues in marriage and the family.

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9781428815032 | 5 stg edition (Academic Internet Pub Inc, December 31, 2006), cover price $28.95

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Product Description: Presents a concise intellectual history of sociology organized around the development of 4 classic schools of thought: the conflict tradition of Marx and Weber, the ritual solidarity of Durkheim, the micro-interactionist tradition of Mead, Blumer and Garfinkel, and the utilitarian/rational choice tradition...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780195082081 | Rev exp su edition (Oxford Univ Pr, March 3, 1994), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Presents a concise intellectual history of sociology organized around the development of 4 classic schools of thought: the conflict tradition of Marx and Weber, the ritual solidarity of Durkheim, the micro-interactionist tradition of Mead, Blumer and Garfinkel, and the utilitarian/rational choice tradition.

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Product Description: Sex, smoking, and social stratification are three very different social phenomena. And yet, argues sociologist Randall Collins, they and much else in our social lives are driven by a common force: interaction rituals. Interaction Ritual Chains is a major work of sociological theory that attempts to develop a "radical microsociology...read more

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9780691090276 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 1, 2004, cover price $57.50 | About this edition: Sex, smoking, and social stratification are three very different social phenomena.

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9780691123899 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 5, 2005, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Sex, smoking, and social stratification are three very different social phenomena.

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Product Description: Randall Collins traces the movement of philosophical thought in ancient Greece, China, Japan, India, the medieval Islamic and Jewish world, medieval Christendom, and modern Europe. What emerges from this history is a social theory of intellectual change, one that avoids both the reduction of ideas to the influences of society at large and the purely contingent local construction of meanings...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780674816473 | Belknap Pr, August 1, 1998, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: A comprehensive history of world philosophy, this book is also a social history of global intellectual life.

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9780674001879 | Belknap Pr, March 15, 2000, cover price $41.50 | About this edition: Randall Collins traces the movement of philosophical thought in ancient Greece, China, Japan, India, the medieval Islamic and Jewish world, medieval Christendom, and modern Europe.

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Product Description: This book explores the accomplishments of the golden age of “macrohistory,” the sociologically informed analysis of long-term patterns of political, economic, and social change that has reached new heights of sophistication in the last decades of the twentieth century...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780804736008 | Stanford Univ Pr, December 1, 1999, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: This book explores the accomplishments of the golden age of “macrohistory,” the sociologically informed analysis of long-term patterns of political, economic, and social change that has reached new heights of sophistication in the last decades of the twentieth century.

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Product Description: This book explores the accomplishments of the golden age of “macrohistory,” the sociologically informed analysis of long-term patterns of political, economic, and social change that has reached new heights of sophistication in the last decades of the twentieth century...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780804735230 | Stanford Univ Pr, December 1, 1999, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: This book explores the accomplishments of the golden age of “macrohistory,” the sociologically informed analysis of long-term patterns of political, economic, and social change that has reached new heights of sophistication in the last decades of the twentieth century.

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Product Description: This brilliant study opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and its view that change takes place through the conflict of opposites. Instead, Weber relates the rise of a capitalist economy to the Puritan determination to work out anxiety over salvation or damnation by performing good deeds — an effort that ultimately encouraged capitalism...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Randall Collins (introduced by), Talcott Parsons (trans) and Max Weber

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9780935732900 | Reprint edition (Roxbury Pub Co, January 1, 1998), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This brilliant study opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and its view that change takes place through the conflict of opposites.

By Randall Collins (editor)

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9780195087024 | Subsequent edition (Oxford Univ Pr, March 3, 1994), cover price $47.95

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Product Description: Hilbert demonstrates the historical connection between the nineteenth-century theory of Emile Durkheim and Max Weber, in which sociology had its origins, and the ethnomethodological approach articulated in the 1960s by Harold Garfinkel...read more

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9780807849521 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, December 1, 1992, cover price $46.50 | About this edition: Hilbert demonstrates the historical connection between the nineteenth-century theory of Emile Durkheim and Max Weber, in which sociology had its origins, and the ethnomethodological approach articulated in the 1960s by Harold Garfinkel.

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Product Description: Revised and expanded to incorporate recent research, this classic text now offers a more comprehensive introduction to many of sociology's most interesting and elegant ideas, written with a grace and wit that have delighted a generation of students...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780195074420 | 2 sub edition (Oxford Univ Pr, April 2, 1992), cover price $35.95 | About this edition: Revised and expanded to incorporate recent research, this classic text now offers a more comprehensive introduction to many of sociology's most interesting and elegant ideas, written with a grace and wit that have delighted a generation of students.

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9780155914742 | Harcourt College Pub, January 1, 1988, cover price $51.95

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Product Description: In Max Weber: A Skeleton Key Randall Collins gives a concise overview of the work of one of sociology's greatest classic thinkers. The many strands of Weber's theorizing and the breadth and scope of his historical comparisons are here brought clearly into focus...read more

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9780803925502 | Sage Pubns, November 1, 1985, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: In Max Weber: A Skeleton Key Randall Collins gives a concise overview of the work of one of sociology's greatest classic thinkers.

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9780803925519 | Sage Pubns, October 1, 1985, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: In Max Weber: A Skeleton Key Randall Collins gives a concise overview of the work of one of sociology's greatest classic thinkers.

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Product Description: Randall Collins convincingly argues that much of Max Weber's work has been misunderstood, and that many of his most striking and sophisticated theories have been overlooked. By analysing hitherto little known aspects of Weber's writings, Professor Collins is able both to offer a new interpretation of Weberian sociology and to show how the more fruitful lines of the Weberian approach can be projected to an analysis of current world issues...read more

Hardcover:

9780521306980 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, January 31, 1986), cover price $54.50 | About this edition: Randall Collins convincingly argues that much of Max Weber's work has been misunderstood, and that many of his most striking and sophisticated theories have been overlooked.

Paperback:

9780521314268 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 1, 1986, cover price $54.99 | About this edition: Randall Collins convincingly argues that much of Max Weber's work has been misunderstood, and that many of his most striking and sophisticated theories have been overlooked.

Paperback:

9780783701646 | Facsimile edition (Proquest Info & Learning, February 1, 1984), cover price $140.20

Product Description: Book by Collins, Randall

Hardcover:

9780121813505 | Academic Pr, August 1, 1975, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Book by Collins, Randall

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