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  • Marx and the End of Orientalism (Routledge Revivals)by Bryan S. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1978, this title analyses a range of problems that arise in the study of North Africa and the Middle East, bridging the gap between studies of Sociology, Islam, and Marxism. Both Sociology and the study of Islam draw on an Orientalist tradition founded on an idealist epistemology, ethnocentric values and an evolutionary view of... more...

  • Citizenship and Capitalism (RLE Social Theory)by Bryan S. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    In this study of politics in capitalist society Bryan Turner explores the development of citizenship as a way of demonstrating the effective use of political institutions by the working class and other subordinate groups to promote their interests. Marxist criticisms of reformism are rejected; it is shown that subordinate groups can achieve significant... more...

  • Sovereign Individuals of Capitalism (RLE Social Theory)by Bryan S. Turner; Nicholas Abercrombie; Stephen Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    In this sequel to their acclaimed The Dominant Ideology Thesis , the authors develop their analysis of the social and cultural underpinnings of modern capitalism. They confront a central assumption of western culture: namely, that the individual is sovereign, and that capitalism above all other economic forms depends on individualism. These ideas... more...

  • 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 Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studiesby Bryan S Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 225.00

    The Handbook offers students clear, informed chapters on the history of globalization and key theories that have considered its causes and consequences. Substantive sections examine military, economic, technological, social and cultural changes in globalization. The Handbook explores many negative aspects - new wars, slavery, pollution and inequality -... 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...

  • Routledge Handbook of Body Studiesby 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...