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  • Cultures of Inquiryby John R. Hall

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 40.00

    A 1999 overview of research methodologies in social science, historical and cultural studies which proposes transdisciplinary approach. more...

  • Apocalypseby John R. Hall

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95

    Winner of the American Sociological Association's 'DistinguishedBook Award' in the Religion category. For most of us, “Apocalypse” suggests thecataclysmic end of the world. Yet in Greek “apocalypse”means “revelation,” and the real subject of the Book ofRevelation is how the sacred arises in history at a moment ofcrisis... more...

  • Coercion and Consentby John R. Hall

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95

    This book examines the key institutional structures and processes of modernity. Combining historical insight with sustained political and social analysis, Hall analyses the form and character of capitalism, war, late development, civil society and the the causes and collapse of socialism and addesses the revival of nationalism and the possibilities... more...

  • International Ordersby John R. Hall

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95

    This book examines the different ways in which order has beenachieved in world affairs with a view to understanding currentpolitical dilemmas and opportunities. International Ordersbegins by distinguishing between world orderand international order in the spirit of Hedley Bull. This leads toan analysis of five different principles of international... more...

  • Civil Societyby John R. Hall

    Wiley 2013; US$ 34.95

    This volume of especially commissioned essays explains what is meant by "civil society", paying particular attention to the relationships between civil society and other social forces such as nationalism and populism. more...

  • Handbook of Cultural Sociologyby John R. Hall; Laura Grindstaff; Ming-cheng Lo

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 67.95

    The Handbook of Cultural Sociology provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary scholarship in sociology and related disciplines focused on the complex relations of culture to social structures and everyday life. With sixty-five essays written by scholars from around the world, the book draws diverse approaches to cultural sociology into a... more...

  • Visual Worldsby John R Hall; Blake Stimson; Lisa Tamiris Becker

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    As many observers have noted, the world is becoming increasingly visually mediated, with the rise of computers and the internet being central factors in the emergence of new tools and conventions. Exploring the social structure of visuality, this volume contains a collection of essays by internationally renowned artists and scholars from a variety... more...

  • Sociology On Cultureby Marshall Battani; John R. Hall; Mary Jo Neitz

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    Culture has become a touchstone of interdisciplinary conversation. For readers interested in sociology, the social sciences and the humanities, this book maps major classical and contemporary analyses and cultural controversies in relation to social processes, everyday life, and axes of ordering and difference - such as race, class and gender. Hall,... more...

  • Apocalypse Observedby John R. Hall; Philip D. Schuyler; Sylvaine Trinh

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 67.95

    Apocalypse Observed is about religious violence. By analyzing five of the most notorious cults of recent years, the authors present a fascinating and revealing account of religious sects and conflict. Cults covered include: * the apocalypse at Jonestown * the Branch Davidians at Waco * the violent path of Aum Shinrikyo * the mystical apocalypse... more...

  • Mississippian Towns and Sacred Spacesby R. Barry Lewis; Charles Stout; Jon Muller; Gerald F. Schroedl; Hypatia Kelly; John F. Scarry; Robert L. Hall; Tristram R. Kidder; Claudine Payne; Cameron B. Wesson

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Archaeologists and architects draw upon theoretical perspectives from their fields to provide valuable insights into the structure, development, and meaning of prehistoric communities. Architecture is the most visible physical manifestation of human culture. The built environment envelops our lives and projects our distinctive regional and ethnic... more...