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  • Classical Sociologyby Bryan S Turner

    SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 66.00

    In this book, one of the foremost sociologists of the present day, turns his gaze upon the key figures and seminal institutions in the rise of sociology. Turner examines the work of Karl Marx, Max Weber, Karl Mannheim, Georg Simmel, Emile Durkheim and Talcott Parsons to produce a rich and authoritative perspective on the classical tradition. He argues... more...

  • The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theoryby Bryan S. Turner

    Wiley 2009; US$ 220.95

    A comprehensive new collection covering the principal traditions and critical contemporary issues of social theory. Builds on the success of The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory , second edition with substantial revisions, entirely new contributions, and a fresh editorial direction Explores contemporary areas such as actor network theory, social... more...

  • The New Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religionby Bryan S. Turner

    Wiley 2010; US$ 225.95

    Reflecting the very latest developments in the field, the New Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of religion with a clear emphasis on comparative and historical approaches. Covers major debates in secularization theory, rational choice theory, feminism and the body Takes a multidisciplinary approach, covering history,... more...

  • Religion and Modern Societyby Bryan S. Turner

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    A unique historical and comparative analysis of the place of religion in the emergence of modern secular society. more...

  • Can We Live Forever?by Bryan S. Turner

    Anthem Press 2009; US$ 99.00

    An enlightening look into the medical, cultural, religious and philosophical implications of life extension. more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Bodyby Bryan S Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 225.00

    In the last three decades, the human body has gained increasing prominence in contemporary political debates, and it has become a central topic of modern social sciences and humanities. This collection of thirty original essays by leading figures in the field explores these issues across a number of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, with... more...

  • Medical Power and Social Knowledgeby Bryan S Turner

    SAGE Publications 1995; US$ 62.00

    `Turner's intelligible and readable style and his broad grasp of social theory and history make this volume an interesting blend of historical particularities and specific cross-national examples. It is a work that is both entertaining, informative and accessible' - Medical Sociology News more...

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studiesby Bryan S. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies offers students clear and informed chapters on the history of globalization and key theories that have considered the causes and consequences of the globalization process. There are substantive sections looking at demographic, economic, technological, social and cultural changes in globalization.... more...

  • War and Peaceby Bryan S. Turner

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    The book explores the role of religion in war and peace through nine original contributions that examine a range of case studies from different historical periods. Religion, the volume suggests, is typically not the cause of human conflict, but rather the product of actions by the state and the legal system.   more...

  • The Religious and the Politicalby Bryan S. Turner

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 26.00

    Explores the relationship between religion and politics through a number of key issues including marriage, law, conversion and veiling. more...