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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...

  • Redeeming Laughterby Peter L. Berger

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 42.00

    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... more...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 1991; US$ 15.50

    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 the... 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...

  • Erlösendes Lachenby Peter L. Berger; Joachim Kalka

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 42.00

    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... more...

  • The Ambiguous Embraceby Charles L. Glenn; Peter L. Berger

    Princeton University Press 2002; US$ 46.00 US$ 36.80

    This is a time of far-reaching change and debate in American education and social policy, spurred in part by a rediscovery that civil-society institutions are often better than government at meeting human needs. As Charles Glenn shows in this book, faith-based schools and social agencies have been particularly effective, especially in meeting the... more...

  • Global Pentecostalism in the 21st Centuryby Robert W. Hefner; Peter L. Berger

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    This state-of-the-field overview of Pentecostalism around the world focuses on cultural developments among second- and third-generation adherents in regions with large Pentecostal communities, considering the impact of these developments on political participation, citizenship, gender relations, and economic morality. Leading scholars from anthropology,... more...

  • Many Globalizationsby Peter L. Berger; Samuel P. Huntington

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    Much discussed but poorly understood, globalization is at once praised as the answer to all the world's problems and blamed for everything from pollution to poverty. Here Berger and Huntington bring together an array of experts who paint a subtle and richly shaded portrait, showing both the power and the unexpected consequences of this great force.The... more...

  • Environmental Reporting & Recordkeeping Handbookby Martha E. Marrapese; Thomas C. Berger; de la Peter L. Cruz; Anthony W. Demangone; John B. Dubeck

    Government Institutes 2003; US$ 109.99

    Written by an experienced team of lawyers, this handbook will help you establish sound document management practices and comply with reporting and recordkeeping requirements under EPCRA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, RCRA, FIFRA, TSCA, and OSHA. The authors explain in practical terms the requirements of each Act and address such issues as... more...