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  • Nations Matterby Craig Calhoun

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    This book explores the many reasons why nationalism still matters and the dangers posed by an overly hasty attempt to turn post national ideals into political practice. more...

  • Sociology in Americaby Craig Calhoun

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Though the word “sociology” was coined in Europe, the field of sociology grew most dramatically in America. Despite that disproportionate influence, American sociology has never been the subject of an extended historical examination. To remedy that situation—and to celebrate the centennial of the American Sociological Association—Craig... more...

  • The Roots of Radicalismby Craig Calhoun

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    The story of the rise of radicalism in the early nineteenth century has often been simplified into a fable about progressive social change. The diverse social movements of the era—religious, political, regional, national, antislavery, and protemperance—are presented as mere strands in a unified tapestry of labor and democratic mobilization.... more...

  • Robert K. Mertonby Craig Calhoun

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 44.99

    Robert K. Merton (1910-2003) was one of the most influential sociologists of the twentieth century, producing clear theories and innovative research that continue to shape multiple disciplines. Merton's reach can be felt in the study of social structure, social psychology, deviance, professions, organizations, culture, and science. Yet for all his... more...

  • Communityby Craig Calhoun

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    'Community' conveys the image of a warm and comfortable place, like a fireplace at which we warm our hands on a frosty day. Out there, in the street, all sorts of dangers lie in ambush; in here, in the community, we can relax and feel safe. 'Community' stands for the kind of world which we long to inhabit but which is not, regrettably, available to... more...

  • Practicing Cultureby Craig Calhoun; Richard Sennett

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Practicing Culture  revitalizes the field of cultural sociology with an emphasis not on abstract theoretical debates but on showing how to put theoretical sources to work in empirical research. Each of the chapters in this book offer a provocative empirical case study of how culture works in practice and how practice makes and remakes culture. It... more...

  • The Deepening Crisisby Craig Calhoun; Georgi Derluguian

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 70.00

    Response to financial meltdown is entangled with basic challenges to global governance. Environment, global security and ethnicity and nationalism are all global issues today. Focusing on the political and social dimensions of the crisis, contributors examine changes in relationships between the world’s richer and poorer countries, efforts to... more...

  • Business as Usualby Craig Calhoun; Georgi Derluguian

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 89.00

    Situates the current crisis in the historical trajectory of the capitalist world-system, showing how the crisis was made possible not only by neoliberal financial reforms but by a massive turn away from manufacturing things of value towards seeking profit from financial exchange and credit. Much more basic than the result of a few financial traders... more...

  • Knowledge Mattersby Diana Rhoten; Craig Calhoun

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 79.99

    Everyone from parents to policymakers has an interest in the mission of higher education, yet in many cases, the shifting relationship between public and private goods and public and private purposes has complicated that mission. Recent changes in organization, funding, and assessment have also altered the public purpose of universities. In this... more...

  • Rethinking Secularismby Craig Calhoun; Mark Juergensmeyer; Jonathan VanAntwerpen

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99

    This collection of essays presents groundbreaking work from an interdisciplinary group of leading theorists and scholars representing the fields of history, philosophy, political science, sociology, and anthropology. The volume will introduce readers to some of the most compelling new conceptual and theoretical understandings of secularism and the... more...