1. The International Library of Critical Writings in Sociology series

    Series editor: Sir Howard Newby CBE, University of Liverpool, UK

    This major series presents by theme an authoritative selection of the most important articles and papers across the entire spectrum of sociology.

Books in this series

  1. The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

    The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

    Edited by Malcolm Cross
    The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity is a comprehensive collection of the most significant articles to appear in the last thirty years. It presents the major ideas and approaches in this branch of sociology and covers the main themes in European debates as well as race-related questions in North America. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 967.00   Web: $ 870.30
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  2. The Sociology of Knowledge

    The Sociology of Knowledge

    Edited by Volker Meja, Nico Stehr
    This authoritative two volume collection presents both the classic articles and the most important recent literature which are essential for an understanding of the sociology of knowledge. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 769.00   Web: $ 692.10
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  3. The SOciology of Politics

    The SOciology of Politics

    Edited by William Outhwaite, Luke Martell
    This scholarly collection presents some of the most important classical and contemporary texts of relevance to political sociology. Volume I offers an overview of the sociological approach to the concepts of power and the state; it examines state theory in the 1970s from both a Marxist and Capitalist point of view, the recent shift of political power from the state to other areas of society, this issue of citizenship, and the welfare state. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 1,127.00   Web: $ 1,014.30
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  4. the sociology of the military

    the sociology of the military

    Edited by Giuseppe Caforio
    The Sociology of the Military is an authoritative selection of articles providing an historical overview of the field and illustrating the major directions of contemporary research. The book considers the forerunners to a sociology of the military and the research trends in America and the rest of the world. Topics covered include models for comparative research, the military profession and the relationship between military and civil society. Finally, the book explores new roles for the armed forces in our changing world. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 403.00   Web: $ 362.70
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  5. Social Stratification

    Social Stratification

    Edited by John Holmwood
    This major new three volume reference collection includes both classic and contemporary papers and covers the main issues of stratification – status, class, occupation, gender, race and ethnicity. Each article represents a distinctive theoretical contribution which sets research agendas in its area. Together, the volumes offer a comprehensive treatment of issues which lie at the heart of social stratification and the modern discipline of sociology. Learn More
    1996   Hardback Price: $ 1,127.00   Web: $ 1,014.30
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  6. The Sociology of the Sciences

    The Sociology of the Sciences

    Edited by Helga Nowotny, Klaus Taschwer
    The Sociology of the Sciences represents one of the most vivid fields in the social sciences today. From a former subfield of sociology, social studies of science and technology (STS) have transformed into a transdisciplinary field of research in its own right – reflecting the still growing dynamics of techno-science in modern societies. The two volume set, The Sociology of the Sciences, is an attempt to map out the broad range of contemporary studies covered in this transdisciplinary research field. The ten sections in the two volumes include selected articles from the most relevant areas of contemporary social studies of science, ranging from studies of scientific knowledge to science policy issues, from the gender-related questions in science to the relations between science and the public. Learn More
    1996   Hardback Price: $ 655.00   Web: $ 589.50
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    Edited by Graham Crow
    The Sociology of Rural Communities brings together material from a wide range of sources to cover the key issues in this field. Following the editorial introduction, the collection deals in successive chapters with theories of rural society, historical communities, economic and social change, the social impact of geographical mobility, social divisions, social conflicts and community development. The materials have been selected in order to include both classic articles and contemporary writings, and to convey the rich diversity of approaches which have been adopted in the study of rural society. Drawing from analyses of North America and Australasia as well as the UK and Continental Europe, the discussions highlight the centrality of analyses of rural community change for broader theories of social development. Learn More
    1996   Hardback Price: $ 632.00   Web: $ 568.80
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    Edited by Michael Harloe
    The Sociology of Urban Communities provides an authoritative collection of over 60 key articles by leading international contributors to urban sociology, together with an introductory article by the editor. The coverage is comprehensive, ranging from work on the role of cities in the transition from feudalism to capitalism and the nineteenth century origins of urban sociology, through the classic writings associated with the Chicago School and the Marxist new urban sociology of the 1960s and 1970s. The collection is completed by sections which focus on the urban consequences of contemporary economic restructuring and work which reflects recent developments in the sociology of gender, space and postmodernism. Learn More
    1996   Hardback Price: $ 869.00   Web: $ 782.10
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  9. Economic Sociology

    Economic Sociology

    Edited by Richard Swedberg
    This volume contains many of the classic articles in economic sociology, both from the early period (especially Max Weber and Joseph Schumpeter) and from the current generation (such as Mark Granovetter and Viviana Zelizer). Learn More
    1996   Hardback Price: $ 335.00   Web: $ 301.50
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  10. 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: $ 700.00   Web: $ 630.00
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  11. 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: $ 708.00   Web: $ 637.20
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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: $ 381.00   Web: $ 342.90
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  13. The Sociology of the Environment

    The Sociology of the Environment

    Edited by Michael R. Redclift, Graham Woodgate
    In The Sociology of the Environment, Michael Redclift and Graham Woodgate have brought together a diverse collection of writings from within the human sciences. These papers chart the progress which sociology has made in addressing the environment. Although they are not all written by sociologists, they do illuminate a number of largely unresolved issues for sociology, which mark important departures for the discipline and which necessitate a radical rethink of inherited assumptions. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 1,143.00   Web: $ 1,028.70
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