Part One: SOCIAL THINKERS WHO LED US INTO THE 21ST CENTURY. 1. Common Uses of Social Thought: The Contributions of R. P. Cuzzort. 2. Strategies for a Peaceful World: Elise Boulding. 3. Tricks of the Trade: Sociological Applications from Howard Becker. 4. Sociology as Bad Faith: Peter Berger. 5. The Unanticipated Consequences of Human Actions: Robert K. Merton. 6. Leisure and Loneliness: Observations on Society from David Riesman. 7. Life as a Con Game: The Dramaturgy of Erving Goffman. 8. Studying the Commonplace: Harold Garfinkel. Part Two: SOCIAL THINKERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY. 9. The Sacred and the Profane: Morality and Values in the Work of Emile Durkheim. 10. Power, Bureaucracy, Money, and Religion: Max Weber. 11. Profit, Greed and Human Misery: Social Theory and Karl Marx. 12. Sexuality and Social Forces: The Influence of Sigmund Freud. 13. Symbolic Interaction: A View of Society from George H. Mead. 14. The Social Thought of Pitirim Sorokin Mills. 16. Cultural Revelations: The Vision of Margaret Mead. 17. The Science of Culture: Leslie White. 18. Epilogue: Social Thought for the New Millennium. Credits. Index.