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Worsley, Peter 1924-2013

Overview
Works: 93 works in 664 publications in 10 languages and 11,090 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Publishing director, Commentator, Compiler
Classifications: BL2620.M4, 299.9
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Most widely held works about Peter Worsley
 
Most widely held works by Peter Worsley
The trumpet shall sound : a study of "cargo" cults in Melanesia by Peter Worsley( Book )

61 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third world by Peter Worsley( Book )

101 editions published between 1963 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marx and Marxism by Peter Worsley( Book )

50 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Marx probably had more influence on the political course of the last century than any other social thinker. There are many different kinds of Marxism, and the Twentieth Century saw two huge Marxist states in total opposition to one another. In the West, Marxism has never presented a revolutionary threat to the established order, though it has taken root as the major theoretical critique of capitalist society in intellectual circles, and new interpretations of Marx's thought appear each year. Peter Worsley discusses all these major varieties of Marxism, distinguishing between those ideas which remain valid, those which are contestable, and those which should now be discarded. Rather than treating Marxism purely as a philosophy in the abstract, he concentrates upon the uses to which Marxism has been put and emphasises the connections between the theoretical debates and political struggles in the real world
The three worlds : culture and world development by Peter Worsley( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of the book examines existing theories of development. None is sacred: using empirical material drawn from the historical experience of advanced capitalist and socialist states, China and the distinct regions of the Third World, Worsley evaluates and synthesises the Marxist approach with that of social anthropologists. He identifies culture -- in the sense of a shared set of values -- as the key element missing in more traditional approaches to the sociology of development and considers its use by writers as diverse as Coleridge, Eliot and Raymond Williams
Introducing sociology by Peter Worsley( Book )

63 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductory textbook, drawing on British as well as American studies
Modern sociology: introductory readings; selected readings by Peter Worsley( Book )

66 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledges : culture, counterculture, subculture by Peter Worsley( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this bold, wide-ranging, and ambitious work, Worsley makes a powerful case for the plurality of knowledge systems. He questions our definitions of culture by looking at the ways cultures are differentiated within the group or national boundaries that are thought to contain them, and the ways in which they spill out of those borders to feed into a global mass society. On the way, he treats us to a lively and accessible examination of the diversity of Australian aboriginal thought."--Jacket
Problems of modern society; a sociological perspective by Peter Worsley( Book )

31 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside China by Peter Worsley( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Introducing sociology by Peter Worsley( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two blades of grass : rural cooperatives in agricultural modernization by Peter Worsley( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the brink : nuclear proliferation and the Third World by Peter Worsley( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elle sonnera, la trompette : le culte du cargo en Mélanésie by Peter Worsley( Book )

28 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in 7 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New modern sociology readings( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new reasoner( )

in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledges : what different peoples make of the world by Peter Worsley( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mpu Monaguṇa's Sumanasāntaka : an Old Javanese epic poem, its Indian source and Balinese illustrations by Peter Worsley( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mpu Monaguṇa's early thirteenth century epic poem Sumanasāntaka is a vernacular rendering of Kālidāsa's story of Prince Aja and Princess Indumatī told in the Raghuvaṃśa. In it the poet exploits his source narrative to describe and comment on the Javanese world of his times. In Mpu Monaguṇa's Sumanasāntaka the authors offer an edited text and translation of Mpu Monaguṇa's epic kakawin and extensive commentary on the editing of the manuscripts and history of the poem and its story, the relationship between the Old Javanese poem and Kālidāsa's Raghuvaṃśa, the way in which the poem imagines the lived environment of ancient Java in the early thirteenth century and Balinese painted representations of the story of Prince Aja and Princess Indumatī"--
Die Posaune wird erschallen : 'Cargo'-Kulte in Melanesien by Peter Worsley( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in German and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic concepts of rural sociology by Bogusław Gałęski( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxism and culture : the missing concept by Peter Worsley( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The three worlds : culture and world development
Alternative Names
Peter Worsley britischer Anthropologe und Soziologe

Peter Worsley British sociologist

Peter Worsley Brits socioloog (1924-2013)

Peter Worsley sociólogo británico

Peter Worsley sociologue britannique

Worsley, P. M.

Worsley, P. M. 1924-2013

Worsley, P. M. (Peter M.), 1924-2013

Worsley, P. M. (Peter Maurice), 1924-2013

Worsley, Peter

Worsley, Peter M.

Worsley Peter Maurice

Worsley Peter Maurice 1924-2013

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