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4.0 out of 5 stars Formation of Modern Social Thought
This book has been extremely helpful for different modules of the degree I am studying for. I will also be using it for my dissertation year, 2014/2015. Value for money, good condition, fast, prompt delivery. Thank you
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good starting point and will get you through undergraduate essays...
...though it feels somewhat like cheating.

In this textbook all the major concepts of the three thinkers are concisely presented at a length that would enable even the somewhat less studious undergraduate to arrive at a working level of understanding. However, as was noted by the perhaps somewhat overcritical reviewer, this sort of work will never be perfect...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Formation of Modern Social Thought, 7 Feb 2014
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This book has been extremely helpful for different modules of the degree I am studying for. I will also be using it for my dissertation year, 2014/2015. Value for money, good condition, fast, prompt delivery. Thank you
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4.0 out of 5 stars Marx, Durkheim, Weber by Ken Morrison, 10 Nov 2009
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Good product, excellent book would recommend to any undergraduate or professional looking for sociology/philosophy key men in recent times. Outlines good discussions and is very topical and lots of discourse.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 July 2014
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Interesting read, once you see past the academic writing style
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good starting point and will get you through undergraduate essays..., 6 Jan 2010
This review is from: Marx, Durkheim, Weber: Formations of Modern Social Thought (Paperback)
...though it feels somewhat like cheating.

In this textbook all the major concepts of the three thinkers are concisely presented at a length that would enable even the somewhat less studious undergraduate to arrive at a working level of understanding. However, as was noted by the perhaps somewhat overcritical reviewer, this sort of work will never be perfect and Ken Morrison is not an academic active in the debates surrounding these thinkers (neither are we).

I would recommend this as a starting point but of course it is far more rewarding to engage with primary texts and anyone who would like to be able to consider themselves an intellectual will surely be driven towards these through natural curiosity.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 4 Nov 2010
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i bought this book for my daughter who is in her 2nd year of a Sociology Degree and she said it was excellent.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Wasting students' time & money by taking advantage of their predicament of not knowing where to start and with whose books., 23 April 2009
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The book is full of repetitions, time and again the very same points are being made, or rather "listed", as if the book had not been edited at all; a very boring and timewasting read. Clearly, the book, in its form, is a textbook par excellence, though a very bad one. It is a mere collection of concepts and overall not very telling. The author is clearly not familiar with a lot of the things he is talking about, this becomes particularly clear in the Introduction, where he attempts to give some philosophical background. The value of textbooks particularly ones like this is, is rather questionable, and when reading this book it seems as if the intention is really to exploit a market that arises because students are so ill advised as to what to read concronted with an enormous number of unnecessary publications. It is surely more worthwhile (and affordable) to read books by those people who are involved in academic discourse, good writers, and intellectually living up to the challenge of presenting AND discussing the views of the three great thinkers the author set out to introduce to students, for example Giddens on Durkheim/Marx, or Mommsen on Weber (The Age of Bureaucracy). Thank you.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars the book was a reject!, 17 Feb 2014
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This book was a "second" and have obvious marks and some pages were uncut? Maybe that's why it was a good price?
However, the actual content was what I was looking for and if you need to write Uni essay, it has good information.
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