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  • Durkheim and Representationsby W. S. F. Pickering

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Durkheim's sociological thought is based on the premise that the world cannot be known as a thing in itself, but only through representations, rough approximations of the world created either individually or collectively. This set of papers by leading Durkheimians from Britain, America and continental Europe is the first concentrated attempt to understand... more...

  • Emile Durkheimby W.S.F Pickering

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 295.00

    Emile Durkheim is widely lauded as one of the founding fathers of modern Sociology and for his substantial contribution to the sociology of education. This set brings some of his most important writings on the subject together for the first time. more...

  • On Prayerby W. S. F. Pickering

    Berghahn Books 2003; US$ 27.95

    Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) never completed his Doctoral thesis on prayer. Yet his scarcely mentioned introduction (Books I and II) of 176 pages and privately printed in 1909, can be seen as some of his most important work. His argument that much of prayer is a social act will be of great interest to anthropologists, sociologists and theologians. ... more...

  • Durkheimby W. S. F. Pickering

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 53.00

    Emile Durkheim, whose writings still exert a great influence over sociological thought, has often been called the father of the sociology of education. He lectured extensively on the subject, and was convinced of its necessary place in social theory. But his work cannot be fully understood unless it is realized that he had an overriding concern form... more...

  • Durkheim on Religionby W. S. F. Pickering

    James Clarke & Co 2011; US$ 45.50

    Durkheim is universally recognised as one of the founding fathers of sociology with his work enabling sociology to be accepted as a discipline within the academic world. What is presented here is a selection of readings from Durkheim's work on religion, beginning with early reviews and proceeding with articles and extracts from books, presented... more...

  • Durkheim's Sociology of Religionby W. S. F. Pickering

    James Clarke & Co 2009; US$ 57.00

    Religion is central to Durkheim's theory of society, and his work laid most of the foundations of the sociology of religion. Daring and brilliant though his analysis was, its bold claims and questionable premises has made it the subject of ongoing academic debate. Durkheim's work on the subject reached a peak with the publication in 1912 of... more...

  • Durkheim Todayby W. S. F. Pickering

    Berghahn Books 2002; US$ 27.95

    There has been a growing interest in Durkheim, founding father of sociology, since the 1970s. This volume takes a look at the current stage of Durkheimian studies, pointing out paths scholars are now following as they examine the various themes of study that Durkheim opened up to the academic world. They clearly demonstrate the continuing importance... more...

  • Suffering and Evilby W. S. F. Pickering; Rosati† Massimo

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 27.00

    Until recently the subject of suffering and evil was neglected in the sociological world and was almost absent in Durkheimian studies as well. This book aims to fill the gap, with particular reference to the Durkheimian tradition, by exploring the different meanings that the concepts of evil and suffering have in Durkheim's works, together with... more...

  • Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomyby Dimitrios Linos; Woong Youn Chung

    Springer 2012; US$ 189.00

    This book describes in detail the various techniques of minimally invasive thyroidectomy that have emerged in recent years and presents the new supportive equipment, including intraoperative monitoring and energy devices. In addition, the basic preoperative techniques that are a prerequisite to successful thyroidectomy are covered, and individual chapters... more...

  • The Icemanby Jim Wilson; Jim Wilsom; Russell Findlay

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 6.75

    A story of unrelenting, seedy brutality' - The Herald The elite police officers secretly launching Scotland's biggest ever offensive against organised crime had only one target. His name was Jamie Stevenson, but he was known as The Iceman, the biggest drugs trafficker the country has ever seen. Suspected of a string of murders - including the gangland... more...

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