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- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00
'In this remarkable collection of essays, Holton and Turner demonstrate that Parsonian sociology addresses the most central problems of our time ? issues of sickness and health, power and inequality, the nature of capitalism and its possible alternatives. They develop a mature and original perspective on Parsons as the only classical theorist who... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...