Ideology, History and Classical Social Theory
Sociology is a very important discipline to study. When you ask yourself where the term,
classical sociological theory derives from, the reading Sociological Theory written by David
Ashley suggest that certain sociological statements are classical first because they have an
ideological significance, and second because they have been instrumental in helping to build
sociology as an autonomous discipline and as an institutionalized profession. "These two
characteristics are not mutually exclusive. To some extent, classical sociological theory was
always ideologically interested in its own legitimationaE...