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Lukes, Steven

Works: 146 works in 818 publications in 9 languages and 15,137 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Biography  Fiction  Political fiction  Political platforms  Essays  Methods (Music)  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Opponent, Thesis advisor
Classifications: HX39.5, 335.422
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Most widely held works about Steven Lukes
Most widely held works by Steven Lukes
Émile Durkheim; his life and work, a historical and critical study by Steven Lukes( Book )

92 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om sociologen og social-antropologen Émile Durkheim, hans liv og hans betydning for disse videnskaber i årene op til 1. verdenskrig
Power : a radical view by Steven Lukes( Book )

134 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steven Lukes' 'Power' is a seminal work, still widely used nearly 30 years after its first publication. This new edition includes the original text, along with two major new essays
Rationality and relativism by Martin Hollis( Book )

44 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxism and morality by Steven Lukes( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... An honourable, instructive and impressively able book.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
The rules of sociological method by Émile Durkheim( Book )

34 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition offers an improved translation of one of Durkheim's cornerstone texts. With a substantial new introduction by world-renowned Durkheim scholar, Steven Lukes, the book explains the original argument and sets it in context. It will engage a new generation of students with Durkheim's rich contribution to the field
Durkheim and the law by Émile Durkheim( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individualism by Steven Lukes( Book )

55 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic text, Steven Lukes discusses what 'individualism' has meant in various national traditions and across different provinces of thought, analysing it into its component unit-ideas and doctrines. He further argues that it now plays a malign ideological role, for it has come to evoke a socially-constructed body of ideas whose illusory unity is deployed to suggest that redistributive policies are neither feasible nor desirable and to deny that there are institutional alternatives to the market."--Pub. desc
Essays in social theory by Steven Lukes( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Category of the person : anthropology, philosophy, history by Michael Carrithers( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The concept that peope have of themselves as a 'person' is one of the most intimate notions that they hold. Yet the way in which the category of the person is conceived varies over time and space. In this volume, anthropologists, philosophers, and historians examine the notion of the person in different cultures, past and present. Taking as their starting point a lecture on the person as a category of the human mind, given by Marcel Mauss in 1938, the contributors critically assess Mauss's speculation that notions of the person, rather than being primarily philosophical or psychological, have a complex social and ideological origin. Discussing societies ranging from ancient Greece, India, and China to modern Africa and Papua New Guinea, they provide fascinating descriptions of how these different cultures define the person. But they also raise deeper theoretical issues: What is universally constant and what is culturally variable in people's thinking about the person? How can these variations be explained? Has there been a general progressive development toward the modern Western view of the person? What is distinctive about this? How do one's notions of the person inform one's ability to comprehend alternative formulations? These questions are of compelling interest for a wide range of anthropologists, philosophers, historians, psychologists, sociologists, orientalists, and classicists. The book will appeal to any reader concerned with understanding one of the most fundamental aspects of human existence"--Publisher description
Moral relativism by Steven Lukes( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moral relativism attracts and repels. What is defensible in it and what is to be rejected? Do we as human beings have no shared standards by which we can understand one another? Can we abstain from judging one another's practices? Do we truly have divergent views about what constitutes good and evil, virtue and vice, harm and welfare, dignity and humiliation, or is there some underlying commonality that trumps it all? These questions turn up everywhere, from Montaigne's essay on cannibals, to the UN Declaration of Human Rights, to the debate over female genital mutilation. They become ever more urgent with the growth of mass immigration, the rise of religious extremism, the challenges of Islamist terrorism, the rise of identity politics, and the resentment at colonialism and the massive disparities of wealth and power between North and South. Are human rights and humanitarian interventions just the latest form of cultural imperialism? By what right do we judge particular practices as barbaric? Who are the real barbarians? ..."
The curious enlightenment of Professor Caritat : a comedy of ideas by Steven Lukes( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A professor embarks on a search for the best of possible worlds. He visits Militaria, Communitaria, Utilitaria and Libertaria and concludes all of them are false Utopias. A spoof on the political theories of our time. A first novel
Multicultural questions by Christian Joppke( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume assembles leading scholars from a wide range of disciplines and countries to debate multiculturalism in theory and practice. The volume is grouped around four central questions raised by multiculturalism: (1) Is universalism ethnocentric? (2) Does multiculturalism threaten citizenship? (3) Do minorities require group rights? And (4) What can Europe learn from North America? The answers delivered in this book seek to move the debate about multiculturalism from a polemical into a more analytical mode. This book suggests a Burkean stance toward multiculturalism, in which it is 'circumstances' that render 'every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind'."--Jacket
The good society: a book of readings by Anthony Arblaster( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral conflict and politics by Steven Lukes( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberals and cannibals : the implications of diversity by Steven Lukes( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking as his starting point Robert Frost's accusation that a liberal is someone who can't take his own side in an argument, Steven Lukes confronts liberal thought with its own limitations. The essays in this collection focus on the perennial but newly urgent questions of how the tension between relativism and the moral universalism current in contemporary politics can be resolved within the framework of liberalism." "While recognizing the dangers of moral imperialism, Lukes argues that a relativist position based on identifying clearly distinct cultural and moral communities is incoherent. Drawing on work in anthropology and philosophy, he examines the nature of social justice, the politics of identity and human rights theory, as well as discussing how ideas drawn from the work of Isaiah Berlin can shed light on these debates."--Jacket
Capital, the Communist manifesto, and other writings by Karl Marx( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the "Communist Manifesto," several essays discussing the historical background of the manifesto and its influence today, all of the prefaces to the manifesto used during Marx and Engels' lifetime, and Engels' "Principles of Communism."
Condorcet : political writings by Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat Condorcet( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nicolas de Condorcet (1743-1794), the innovating founder of mathematical thinking in politics, was the last great philosophe of the French Enlightenment and a central figure in the early years of the French Revolution. His political writings give a compelling vision of human progress across world history and express the hopes of that time in the future perfectibility of man. This volume contains a revised translation of 'The Sketch', written while in hiding from the Jacobin Terror, together with lesser-known writings on the emancipation of women, the abolition of slavery, the meanings of freedom and despotism and reflections on revolutionary violence. The introduction by Steven Lukes and Nadia Urbinati sets these works in context and shows why Condorcet is of real interest today as we reinterpret the meaning of Enlightenment, the very idea of progress and the founding ideas of social democracy"--Provided by publisher
No laughing matter : a collection of political jokes by Steven Lukes( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The division of labor in society by Émile Durkheim( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1893, a young doctoral student was to publish an entirely original work on the nature of labor and production as they were being shaped by the industrial revolution. Emile Durkheim's The Division of Labor in Society studies the nature of social solidarity and explores the ties that bind one person to the next in order to hold society together. This revised and updated second edition fluently conveys original arguments for contemporary readers. Leading Durkheim scholar Steve Lukes's new introduction builds upon Lewis Coser's original -- which places the work in its intellectual and historical context and pinpoints its central ideas and arguments -- by focusing on the text's significance for how we ought to think sociologically about some central problems that face us today."--Back cover
Language and solitude : Wittgenstein, Malinowski, and the Habsburg dilemma by Ernest Gellner( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ernest Gellner's last book focuses on two key figures of the twentieth century: Wittgenstein and Malinowski, showing how the thought of both men grew from a common intellectual and social background, epitomising his belief that philosophy is about important historical, social and personal issues
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Émile Durkheim; his life and work, a historical and critical study
Alternative Names
Luk, Satīwen

Luk, Satīwen 1941-

Lukes, S.

Lukes, S. 1941-

Lukes, S. (Steven)

Lukes, Steven

Lukes, Steven Michael

Lukes, Steven Michael 1941-

Luks, Stiven

Lūks, Stīvens 1941-

Steven Lukes britischer Sozialphilosoph und Soziologe

Steven Lukes Brits socioloog

Steven Lukes sociólogo británico

Steven Lukes sociologue britannique

לוקס, סטיבן

לוקס, סטיבן סוציולוג בריטי

룩스, 스티븐


ルークス, S.

ルークス, S.M.

ルークス, スティーヴン

Power : a radical viewRationality and relativismThe rules of sociological methodIndividualismThe Category of the person : anthropology, philosophy, historyMoral relativismThe curious enlightenment of Professor Caritat : a comedy of ideasMulticultural questionsLiberals and cannibals : the implications of diversity