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  • Max Weber: From History to Modernityby Profesor Bryan S Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95

    This wide-ranging and assured book, written by one of the leading Weber scholars in the English-speaking world, shows us the many sides of Max Weber. The book provides an authoritative guide to the current burning issues in social theory, religion, rationalization, the body, modernization and capitalism. It will be essential reading for anyone interested... more...

  • Orientalism, Postmodernism and Globalismby Professor Bryan S Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95

    It is often thought that the development of capitalism and the modernization of culture have brought about a profound decline of religious belief and commitment. The history of Christianity in the last two decades appears to be a good illustration of this general process of secularization with the undermining of belief and commitment as Western cultures... more...

  • The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociologyby Bryan S. Turner

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    An essential, scholarly guide to the field of sociology, with contributions from leading international academics. more...

  • Classical Sociologyby Bryan S Turner

    SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 53.00

    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$ 235.00 US$ 203.67

    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,... more...

  • The Body and Societyby Bryan S Turner

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 50.00

    Third edition of Bryan Turner's seminal text on the body and social theory. One of the biggest authors in the field today. more...

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

    Wiley 2010; US$ 240.00 US$ 208.00

    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 US$ 22.96

    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...

  • Medical Power and Social Knowledgeby Bryan S Turner

    SAGE Publications 1995; US$ 50.00

    `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...