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  • Adventures of an Accidental Sociologistby Peter L. Berger

    Prometheus Books 2011; US$ 12.99

    Peter L. Berger is arguably the best-known American sociologist living today. Since the 1960s he has been publishing books on many facets of the American social scene, and several are now considered classics. So it may be hard to believe Professor Berger?s description of himself as an "accidental sociologist." But that in fact accurately describes... more...

  • A Rumor of Angelsby Peter L. Berger

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    Influential scholar Peter L. Berger reveals five signs that point to the supernatural and its place in a modern secular society   Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger examines religion in twentieth-century Western society, exploring the social nature of knowledge and its effect on religious belief. Using five signs evident in ordinary... more...

  • Invitation to Sociologyby Peter L. Berger

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    The most popularly read, adapted, anthologized, and incorporated primer on sociology ever written for modern readers   Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger lays the groundwork for a clear understanding of sociology in his straightforward introduction to the field, much loved by students, professors, and general readers. Berger aligns... more...

  • The Sacred Canopyby Peter L. Berger

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    Influential scholar Peter L. Berger explores the sociological underpinnings of religion and the rise of a modern secular society   Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger carefully lays out an understanding of religion as a historical, societal mechanism in this classic work of social theory. Berger examines the roots of religious belief... more...

  • Redeeming Laughterby Peter L. Berger

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 35.00

    Amid the variety of human experiences, the comic occupies a distinctive place. It is simultaneously ubiquitous, relative, and fragile. In this book, Peter L. Berger reflects on the nature of the comic and its relationship to other human experiences. Originally published in 1997, the second edition includes a new preface reflecting on Berger?s work... more...

  • The Many Altars of Modernityby Peter L. Berger

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book is the summation of many decades of work by Peter L. Berger. It outlines a new paradigm for understanding religion and pluralism in an age of multiple modernities. Along the way, Berger addresses a wide range of issues spanning individual faith, interreligious socieities, and the political order. The book also includes responses from three... more...

  • The Hidden Form of Capitalby Peter L. Berger; Gordon Redding

    Anthem Press 2010; US$ 99.00

    The Hidden Form of Capital' presents evidence from several parts of the changing world about how the realm of the spirit affects the economy. more...

  • The Social Construction of Realityby Thomas Luckmann; Peter L. Berger

    Penguin Books Ltd 1991; Not Available

    A general and systematic account of the role of knowledge in society aimed to stimulate both critical discussion and empirical investigations. This book is concerned with the sociology of ?everything that passes for knowledge in society?. It focuses particularly on that ?common-sense knowledge? which constitutes the reality of everyday life for... more...

  • Erlösendes Lachenby Peter L. Berger; Joachim Kalka

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 35.00

    Humor, both ubiquitous and contextual, is a very specific and thus fragile element of the expression of human thought. In this volume, Peter L. Berger examines the nature of the comical and its relationship to other human experiences. Initially published in 1997, the second edition includes a new preface, including observations by Berger about the... more...

  • The Social Construction of Realityby Peter L. Berger; Thomas Luckmann

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    The classic work that redefined the sociology of knowledge and has inspired a generation of philosophers and thinkers   In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual... more...