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  • Structural Idealismby Douglas Mann

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    Do we determine our actions, or are our actions ruled by the structure of our society? Does our culture create us, or do we create our culture? Within history and social theory there is a fundamental division of opinion between those who explain human action by considering the intentions, reasons and motives of individuals and those who use broader... more...

  • Sociologyby Ken Roberts

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Sociology's goals are ambitious. Their pursuit is exciting. Covering the development of sociology from its origins to the present-day as well as identifying the strengths and limitations of all sociology's main research methods, this book provides a lucid introduction for students who are embarking or considering taking-up sociology. It explains the... more...

  • Die Psychologismus-Kontroverseby Margret Kaiser-el-Safti; Werner Loh

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 16.22

    Der Psychologismus-Streit erreichte im deutschen Wissenschaftsdiskurs im 19. Jahrhundert nicht die Breitenwirkung wie der Darwinismus-Streit oder der Materialismus-Streit, in denen ideologische und religiöse Kontroversen mit neuen Wissenschaftsentwicklungen ausgetragen wurden und immer noch werden. Die zum Teil wesentlich subtileren Hintergründe sowie... more...

  • Le métier de sociologueby Pierre Bourdieu; Jean-Claude Chamboredon; Jean-Claude Passeron; Beate Krais

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 77.00

    The work of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has emerged as one of the most substantial and innovative bodies of theory and research in contemporary social science. Le métier de sociologue, both a textbook and an original contribution to epistemology in social science, focuses on a basic problem of sociological research: the necessity of an epistemological... more...

  • Core Sociological Dichotomiesby Chris Jenks

    SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 68.00

    In this sociology text the contributors provide an introduction to the subject without over-simplifying or `writing-down' to their audience. The book aims to furnish undergraduates with the knowledge that will help them to understand and practice sociology and also to develop a self-perpetuating sociological imagination to enable them to think through... more...

  • Doing Modernity - Doing Religionby Anna Daniel; Franka Schäfer; Frank Hillebrandt; Hanns Wienold

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.99

    Soziologische Zeitdiagnosen thematisieren gegenwärtig vermehrt das Religiöse. Während die frühen Diagnosen der modernen Gesellschaft fast einhellig eine Säkularisierung der Religion diagnostizieren und damit das Religiöse aus dem Zentrum der Analyse verdrängen, sehen sich gegenwärtige Theorien der Modernität... more...

  • Leading from the Emerging Futureby C. Otto Scharmer; Katrin Kaufer

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2013; US$ 24.95

    In this mind-opening new book, bestselling author Otto Scharmer (Theory U, 40,000 copies sold) and Katrin Kaufer reveal the root cause of the economic, social, ecological, political, spiritual, and institutional crises today and detail the new awareness needed to end these crises and transform the world. more...

  • The Handbook of Rational Choice Social Researchby Rafael Wittek; Tom Snijders; Victor Nee

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    The Handbook of Rational Choice Social Research offers the first comprehensive overview of how the rational choice paradigm can inform empirical research within the social sciences. This landmark collection highlights successful empirical applications across a broad array of disciplines, including sociology, political science, economics, history,... more...

  • The Impact of Personality on Participation Decisions in Surveysby Denise Saßenroth

    Springer 2013; US$ 59.99

    Increasing nonresponse rates in surveys are a matter of concern internationally, as low response rates put the quality of survey data into question. The risk of biased data is high if nonrespondents differ significantly from respondents. In arguing that sample persons’ personality traits are decisive in survey participation decisions, Denise Saßenroth... more...