1. The Sociology of Religion

    The Sociology of Religion

    Edited by Steve Bruce
    These two volumes of significant writings in the sociology of religion begin with statements of major theoretical positions. Parsons, Bellah, Berger and Luckmann are represented here, as are modern writers in the rational choice school. The changing place of religion has been a major concern for sociologists and the selections include 17 central texts in the debate over secularization. Other areas covered are the forms of religious organization; the nature of conversion, recruitment and commitment; new religious movements; religion and politics; and the links between religion, magic and rationality. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 651.00   Web: $ 585.90
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    Edited by Terry Lovell
    Feminist Cultural Studies is a key reference collection covering a broad spectrum including ethnographic studies, audiences and reading, culture in the making of subjectivity, and popular culture such as film, television, dance, make-up and advertising. Other areas addressed include contemporary theory and method, the uses of the female body as a cultural product, and the inter-relationship of ‘race’ and ethnicity in the cultural construction of gender. This collection includes seminal essays by well-known writers such as Susan Bordo, Hazel Carby, Sue-Ellen Case, Rita Felski, Jane Gaines, Susan Gubar, Angela McRobbie, Toril Moi, Toni Morrison, Laura Mulvey, Janice Radway, Jacqueline Rose, Gayatry Spivak, Carolyn Steedman, Catherine Stimpson, Elizabeth Wilson and many others. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 637.00   Web: $ 573.30
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    Edited by William C. Cockerham
    The Sociology of Medicine is a collection of essays and research findings representing the work of medical sociologists in several different countries which focus on current ideas, concepts and issues in medical sociology. The selections provide a contemporary overview of the field in the following areas: sociological theory and health, social factors and disease, social demography, social stress, health and illness behaviour, alternative forms of medicine, health professions and occupations, hospitals, and health care delivery and social change. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 350.00   Web: $ 315.00
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  4. The Sociology of Development

    The Sociology of Development

    Edited by Bryan R. Roberts, Robert G. Cushing, Charles H. Wood
    This new authoritative two-volume set contains a selection of the most important articles and papers spanning over 30 years on the sociology of development. It is divided under 14 succinct headings covering the main areas of the field, including: Antecedents, Modernization Theory, Dependency, the Global Economy, the Urban and the Rural, Gender and Ethnicity, Environment and Sustainable Development. The editors do not limit their selection of articles on the sociology of development to just one country – papers are included on Africa, Latin America, China, Mexico as well as more general articles on the developing world. The editors have also written an introduction to accompany the piece, explaining their selection of articles chosen. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 644.00   Web: $ 579.60
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  5. Positivist Sociology and its Critics

    Positivist Sociology and its Critics

    Edited by Peter Halfpenny, Peter McMylor
    This is a carefully edited selection of the seminal articles and papers on positivism which has been an important cornerstone of sociology. Positivism has had an enormous influence on both the theoretical ambitions and empirical research strategies of sociology ever since Comte coined both the terms ‘positivism’ and ‘sociology’ over a century ago. This influence was strengthened during the heyday of logical positivism in the early decades of this century, with its rigorous attempt to rid all the sciences, natural and social, of metaphysical speculations. The whole of the history of sociology could be described as a struggle with positivism, its proponents attempting to secure the foundations of a scientific study of society and its critics seeking to identify what it is about the social that frees it from positivist canons. These books gathers together the most influential voices in the struggle over the very nature of the discipline of sociology. Learn More
    1994   Hardback Price: $ 938.00   Web: $ 844.20
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  6. Feminism


    Edited by Susan M. Okin, Jane Mansbridge
    This important reference collection focuses on central issues in contemporary feminist debate. It includes sections on the critique of mainstream political theories, the feminist reconstruction of political concepts, the impact on moral theory of the ‘different voice’ ethic of care, and the equality/difference debate. Feminism includes the most important literature on the central themes of domination and subordination, essentialism, race and class. Learn More
    1994   Hardback Price: $ 469.00   Web: $ 422.10
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  7. Psychoanalytic Sociology

    Psychoanalytic Sociology

    Edited by Jeffrey Prager, Michael Rustin
    Psychoanalytic Sociology presents a careful selection of the most important seminal articles on the inter-relations which have developed between psychoanalysis and sociology. A new introductory chapter, prepared by the editors, reviews the most recent developments clarifying the different influences of psychoanalytical writers such as Freud, Klein and Lacan on sociological thought. A broad definition of ‘the sociological’ has been adopted, corresponding to the topics and ideas being explored. Learn More
    1993   Hardback Price: $ 425.00   Web: $ 382.50
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    Edited by Carol N. Jacklin
    This major four volume work provides a comprehensive and authoritative selection of the most important articles and papers in psychology and the behavioural sciences, central to gender studies. Each volume is deliberately designed to offer a definitive coverage of the literature and includes a new introductory essay by the editor, surveying the field and providing an integrative link between the articles and papers that are included. Comprehensive in coverage, these volumes will be an essential reference source for both psychologists, sociologists, and anthropologists concerned with gender studies in the behavioural sciences. Learn More
    1992   Hardback Price: $ 1,197.00   Web: $ 1,077.30
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