Robert Dingwall and Philip Lewis’s renowned compilation of diverse studies—written by internationally recognized theorists and empirical researchers into the sociology of the professions—was groundbreaking when first published in 1983 and has influenced scholars, practitioners, and professionals since. Not limited to one occupation or field, as are most such works, this collection examines across traditional fields [...]Full Story »
Classic Social Science, Digitally Remastered:™ The Sociology of the Professions, edited by Dingwall & Lewis
Classic Social Science, Digitally Remastered:™ The Protection of Children, Second Edition, by Dingwall, Eekelaar & Murray
This book has not been easily available in print for many years, but it has long been regarded as an important contribution to the study of child abuse and neglect, and legal and social responses to it.
This classic study of law and social work in action is based on the most extensive investigation of child [...]
Quality ebook reprint of a classic work in the social sciences, written by one of the leading scholars on the intersection of work and sociology. This is an unabridged republication of this much-cited study first published in 1958 and re-released in 1981. Presented with care, the ebook edition features such proper digital formatting as: active [...]Full Story »
Alison Renteln’s Classic Study of the Relativity of Human Rights Norms; Adds New Foreword by Tom Zwart
A classic socio-legal study of the incompatibility and possible reconciliation of competing views of culture relativism and absolute fundamental human rights. It features prodigious research and insight that has often been cited by academics and human rights lawyers and activists over two decades. Originally published by Sage, the book is now available in Quid Pro’s Classics of the Social Sciences Series, in new eBook and paperback editions; it remains one of the foundational works in human rights.Full Story »
Work and Authority in Industry is a high quality, Digitally Remastered™ republication of one of the classic works of social history and industrial relations. Reinhard Bendix’s foundational study of the rise of the capitalist class is now presented as an eBook.
This book has been assigned, quoted, and referenced thousands of times since its [...]
Comparative Methods in the Social Sciences:
Even after teaching generations of social scientists, this classic book by Berkeley’s Neil J. Smelser remains the most definitive statement of methodological issues for all comparative scholars and in political science, anthropology, sociology, economics and psychology. Such issues are timeless and therefore Smelser’s lucid analysis remains timely and relevant.
Smelser posits [...]
“Professor Samuel Krislov’s Representative Bureaucracy remains among the most important and enduring books in the field of public administration and its intersection with political science. It takes the kernel of the idea, inchoately introduced in J. Donald Kingsley’s 1944 book by the same title, that public bureaucracies can be representative political institutions and it develops [...]Full Story »
Talcott Parsons’ Foundational Book, The Social System: Digitally Remastered,™ adds analytical Intro by Neil Smelser
The classic and unabridged work on the theory of sociology from one of its greatest voices in the U.S. over the 2oth century is finally available in a modern, affordable eBook, and new paperback. We are proud to note that this is Quid Pro’s 100th book published to Amazon Kindle since April 2010, in addition [...]Full Story »
Abbott and Johnson’s classic study of public administration in ancient Rome is republished as digitally remastered
MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE is Frank Abbott and Allan Johnson’s classic and much-cited study of the origins of professional administration and bureaucracy in the Roman Empire. The text features source materials and extensive notes, including municipal documents in Greek and Latin from Italy and the provinces, as well as [...]Full Story »
Samuel Krislov’s much-cited study of civil rights in the U.S. civil service at a time of tumultuous change and reexamination is Digitally Remastered. Praised widely on its initial publication in 1967, the book remains an important part of the canon of literature on African American history, labor and civil service, the political science of federal [...]Full Story »
The “thought process” laid bare. One of America’s greatest philosophers and educators examines the nature and process of human reasoning, intellect, and emotion. John Dewey took a common sense approach to the subject, using examples and explanations that resonate today. His pragmatism has influenced much modern philosophy and the social [...]Full Story »
This golden anniversary edition is a modern take on a sociological and social psychology classic. Features a reflective new Preface by the author–and an extensive, analytical Foreword by MIT’s Gary Marx; he notes, “The book is elegant, original, carefully crafted and forcefully argued. In its totality, it is a fine example of an effort to define a field, identify major types and systematically connect central variables.”
Available now in hardcover, paperback, and 9 ebook formats.Full Story »
One of the great works of sociology, digging into government, business and organizations in an intense and telling way. The book is foundational as to modern organizational theory and practice. New Foreword by Jonathan Simon.
All formats have embedded page numbers from the previous editions, for full continuity of citation and ease of classroom adoptions. Digital formats include active Contents and linked subject Index.Full Story »
Émile Durkheim’s classic Professional Ethics and Civic Morals is Digitally Remastered™ to new, quality eBook editions and Paperback
Émile Durkheim’s foundational lecture series on civic roles and duties and the concept of the State, and on ethics in professions and trade groups, is at last presented in a quality digital edition (and new paperback). The ebook features usable formatting, linked notes and Contents, embedded pagination from standard print editions, [...]Full Story »
Émile Durkheim’s classic study of the social core of religious belief and practice: The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life, now an eBook
The unabridged work on the sociology of religion by a founder of the modern social science of sociology–now presented in a quality centennial edition. Émile Durkheim examines religion as a social phenomenon, across time and geographic boundaries. Some of the most basic forms of social organization are analyzed, along with their religious beliefs and practice, to find the core of faith and rite.Full Story »
Selznick’s Leadership in Administration, Exploring Institutional Character and Commitment, Is Digitally Remastered™
Foundational and influential analysis of how institutions work and how leadership promotes them. Featuring a substantive introduction by Robert Rosen, Philip Selznick’s great book — it practically invented the genre of executive leadership studies and is the lively response to the “rationalist” approach to organizations — is re-released in ebooks. Adopted in courses on sociology, management, organizations, and leadership for business … also government and the military. Original pagination is included.Full Story »
Remarkable in its insight and staying power, Philip Selznick’s Leadership in Administration is still read in droves by business and management students, sociologists, and political scientists — and of course by interested individual readers within corporations, institutions, and governmental agencies who want to lead effectively. It forms the backbone of most accepted self-help or seminar-style management courses and guides. Quid Pro is the exclusive digital publisher of this fine book.Full Story »
Neil Smelser explains Sociological Theory in a clear and pithy book on how to read, criticize, and do theory
Renowned sociologist Neil J. Smelser republishes his classic and clear guide, Sociological Theory — A Contemporary View. It remains timeless because he uses foundational examples such as Durkheim, Marx and Parsons, examining still-applicable criteria. New Foreword by Arlie Hochschild, new Preface by the author.Full Story »