Dr. Jules J. Wanderer is Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado where he twice served as Department Chair. He is the author of books and numerous articles in sociology and symbolic interaction journals and, recently, in journals devoted to studies of semiotics. His current research interest is in the meanings of social types embodied in visual representations.
2005 0-7734-6006-3 In their efforts to define the boundaries of a new discipline, the founders of modern sociology – Durkheim, Simmel, and Weber – left a rich legacy of theoretical insights. This book seeks to trace the influence of a package of interpretative ideas – signs, representations, symbols, and meanings – on the issues addressed by the founders in the development of classical sociological theory.