Great Classical Social Theorists

In the Classical Tradition: Modern Social Theorists

Glossary of Social Science

Dr. Frank W. Elwell Professional Page

 Spencer's Evolutionary Sociology
Lewis Mumford (1885-1990

by Frank W. Elwell
Rogers State University


Mumford's Major Works

In His Own Words

Links by Mumford:

Authoritarian and Democratic Technics

A Bibliography

A Brief Biography

City as Community

Lewis Mumford Center



Are you interested in what is going on out there? What are the relationships between capitalism, bureaucracy, war, and democracy? Is  the world becoming more civilized and more barbaric at the same time? Are the two related? Why is inequality increasing? Is work becoming more dehumanizing? For answers to these and other social riddles take a look at the "big picture" as described by classical and contemporary social observers in the following works:

Sociocultural Systems

Macro Social Theory
Four Modern Theorists

Industrializing America


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