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  • War and Peaceby Bryan S. Turner

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    The book explores the role of religion in war and peace through nine original contributions that examine a range of case studies from different historical periods. Religion, the volume suggests, is typically not the cause of human conflict, but rather the product of actions by the state and the legal system.   more...

  • The Religious and the Politicalby Bryan S. Turner

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    Explores the relationship between religion and politics through a number of key issues including marriage, law, conversion and veiling. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    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$ 47.95

    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...

  • The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theoryby Bryan S. Turner

    Wiley 2009; US$ 211.50

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

    Wiley 2010; US$ 216.00

    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...

  • Society and Cultureby Bryan S Turner; Chris Rojek

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 48.00

    Society and Culture reclaims the classical heritage, provides a clear-eyed assessment of the promise of sociology in the 21st century and asks whether the `cultural turn' has made the study of society redundant. Sociologists have objected to the rise of cultural studies on the grounds that it produces cultural relativism and lacks a stable research... more...

  • Profiles in Contemporary Social Theoryby Anthony Elliott; Bryan S Turner

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 71.00

    This book provides an indispensable introduction to the most significant figures in contemporary social theory. It provides detailed accounts of the development of the work of major social theorists and charts the relationship between different traditions of social, cultural and political thought. more...

  • Handbook of the Sociology of Medical Educationby Caragh Brosnan; Bryan S. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    The Handbook of the Sociology of Medical Education provides a contemporary introduction to this classic area of sociology by examining the social origin and implications of the epistemological, organizational and demographic challenges facing medical education in the twenty-first century. Beginning with reflections on the historical and theoretical... more...

  • The Body in Asiaby Bryan S. Turner; Zheng Yangwen

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 120.00

    The past few decades have seen growing interest in the study of the body. However, the increasing number of exciting and influential publications has primarily, if not exclusively, focused on the body in Western cultures. The various works produced by Asian scholars remain largely unknown to Western academic debates even though Asia is home to a host... more...