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Turner, Jonathan H.

Works: 131 works in 781 publications in 7 languages and 21,504 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Other, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: HM24, 301
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jonathan H Turner
The structure of sociological theory by Jonathan H Turner( Book )

113 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social theory today by Anthony Giddens( Book )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sociology of emotions by Jonathan H Turner( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book reviews the theoretical and empirical work in the sociology of emotions, with appendices on relevant psychological theories as they intersect with sociological theories. The theories are grouped into several basic approaches: dramaturgical and cultural, interaction ritual, symbolic interactionist, exchange, structural, and evolutionary. The theories that have been developed within these diverse traditions are summarized, and illustrative empirical work using each theory is reviewed."--Jacket
Herbert Spencer : a renewed appreciation by Jonathan H Turner( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oppression : a socio-history of Black-White relations in America by Jonathan H Turner( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American ethnicity : the dynamics and consequences of discrimination by Adalberto Aguirre( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: This brief text provides an accessible introduction to the dynamics of racial and ethnic relations. After summarizing key concepts and theories, the authors develop a simple theoretical framework that guides the presentation of data on each of the prominent ethnic groups in America. As a result, the book examines each ethnic group from the same perspective, allowing students to compare the dynamics of discrimination against African Americans, Native Americans, Asian and Pacific Island Americans, white ethnic Americans, and Latinos
American society: problems of structure by Jonathan H Turner( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inequality : privilege & poverty in America by Jonathan H Turner( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theory of social interaction by Jonathan H Turner( Book )

17 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the origins of human emotions : a sociological inquiry into the evolution of human affect by Jonathan H Turner( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Language and culture are often seen as unique characteristics of human beings. In this book the author argues that our ability to use a wide array of emotions evolved long before spoken language and, in fact, constituted a preadaptation for the speech and culture that developed among later hominids. Long before humans could speak with words, they communicated their emotional dispositions through body language; and it is the neurological wiring of the brain for these emotional languages that represented the key evolutionary breakthrough for our species."--Jacket
The impossible science : an institutional analysis of American sociology by Stephen P Turner( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A radical revision of the conventional history of American sociology, this book rejects both "triumphalism" and the "successful institutionalization" model, as well as the conventional "Chicago-centered" image of its early history
Sociology, a student handbook by Jonathan H Turner( Book )

32 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. 564-575: Glossary
Societal stratification : a theoretical analysis by Jonathan H Turner( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human institutions : a theory of societal evolution by Jonathan H Turner( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his newest book, leading social theorist Jonathan H. Turner offers a creative, richly grounded reinterpretation of social evolution
Face to face : toward a sociological theory of interpersonal behavior by Jonathan H Turner( Book )

16 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Drawing on and updating classic sociological theory, and with special reference to the most recent research in evolutionary and neurophysiological theory, this work presents a unified, general theory of what happens when people interact. Despite modern technologies that mediate communication among individuals, face-to-face interaction is still primary. This book argues against recent social theory that postulates a dramatic change in the nature of human relationships under postmodernity and asserts that, despite undeniable and accelerating change in people's environments, certain basic human tendencies toward emotionally inflected, physically present social interaction remain strong. Turner builds on first principles he locates in the work of Mead, Freud, Schutz, Durkheim, and Goffman. After brief overviews of previous work on the embeddedness of social interaction in sociocultural systems and in human biology, each chapter presents elements of the microdynamics involved in encounters: emotions, motivations (transactional needs), culture (normative conventions), role processes, status, demographics, and ecology. Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Interpersonal relations
Theoretical sociology : a concise introduction to twelve sociological theories by Jonathan H Turner( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What can sociological theory tell us about the basic forces that shape our world? With clarity and authority, leading theorist Jonathan H. Turner seeks to answer this question through a brief, yet in-depth examination of twelve major sociological theories. Readers are given an opportunity to explore the foundational premise of each theory and key elements that make it distinctive. The book draws on biographical background, analysis of important works, historical influences, and other critical insights to help readers make the important connections between these monumental sociological theories and the social world in which we live. This concise resource is a perfect complement to any course that seeks to examine both classic and contemporary sociological theory."--Publisher's website
Handbook of sociological theory by Jonathan H Turner( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This wide-ranging handbook presents in-depth discussions on the array of subspecialties that comprise the field of sociological theory. Prominent theorists working in a variety of traditions discuss methodologies and strategies; the cultural turn in sociological theorizing; interaction processes; theorizing from the systemic and macro level; new directions in evolutionary theorizing; power, conflict, and change; and theorizing from assumptions of rationality
Human emotions : a sociological theory by Jonathan H Turner( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humans are the most emotional animals on earth. Almost every aspect of human cognition, behavior, and social organization is driven by emotions. Emotions are the force behind social commitments to others in face-to-face interactions and groups. But they are much more; they are also the driving force responsible for the formation of social structures, and conversely, they are fuel driving collective actions that tear down social structures and transform cultures. Because emotions are so central to human affairs, it should be possible to develop a general theory explaining why particular emotions are aroused in individuals and groups of individuals, with particular attention to the consequences of emotions for social relations and larger sociocultural patterns in societies. As a general theory diverse manifestations of emotions can be explained; emotions drive, for example, the friendships that people develop with each other, the commitments they make to social structures, or the acts of terrorism that are designed to strike collective fear. There is a common set of forces that can be theorized and, hence, that can explain all dimensions of emotions in human affairs. The goal of Human Emotions is to begin the process of developing a general theory that can be tested with data from diverse sources, ranging from the experimental laboratory through case studies in natural settings to historical accounts of how emotions affect key historical events. This book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students researching sociology of emotions, social psychology, and contemporary social theory and is also relevant for students and researchers working in the fields of psychology and cultural studies. -- from back cover
Handbook of the sociology of emotions by Jan E Stets( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociologists have increasingly theorized about and conducted research on human emotions. This book provides the theory and research traditions that have proliferated in the analysis of human emotions. It features chapters which illustrate how the sociology of emotions can provide research and theory for the numbers of specialties within sociology
Theory and research on human emotions by Jonathan H Turner( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a broad array of approaches to the analysis of emotions. This book offers creative work on emotional dynamics in human groupings
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The sociology of emotions
Alternative Names
Jonathan H. Turner American sociologist

Terner, Dž.

Terner, Dž 1942-

Torner, Dž 1942-

Turner, Jonathan 1942-

Turner, Jonathan H.

Turner, Jonathan Hugh.

Turner, Jonathan Hugh 1942-

Тернер, Дж 1942-

Тернер, Дж. (Джонатан), 1942-

جوناثان تيرنر، 1942-

ターナー, ジョナサン・H

English (375)

Chinese (15)

Spanish (10)

Polish (8)

Russian (5)

Korean (4)

German (1)

Social theory todayThe sociology of emotionsAmerican ethnicity : the dynamics and consequences of discriminationA theory of social interactionOn the origins of human emotions : a sociological inquiry into the evolution of human affectThe impossible science : an institutional analysis of American sociologySociology, a student handbookHuman institutions : a theory of societal evolution