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Turner, Stephen P. 1951-

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Works: 45 works in 427 publications in 5 languages and 13,035 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: H61, 301.09
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Most widely held works about Stephen P Turner
 
Most widely held works by Stephen P Turner
The Cambridge companion to Weber by Stephen P Turner( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Weber is indubitably one of the very greatest figures in the history of the social sciences, the source of seminal concepts like 'the Protestant Ethic', 'charisma' and the idea of historical processes of 'rationalization'. But, like his great forebears Adam Smith and Karl Marx, Weber's work always resists easy categorisation. Prominent as a founding father of sociology, Weber has been a major influence in the study of ancient history, religion, economics, law and, more recently, cultural studies. This Cambridge Companion provides an authoritative introduction to the major facets of his thought, including several (like industrial psychology) which have hitherto been neglected. A distinguished international team of contributors examines some of the major controversies that have erupted over Weber's specialized work, and shows how the issues have developed since he wrote. The articles demonstrate Weber's impact on a variety of research areas
The impossible science : an institutional analysis of American sociology by Stephen P Turner( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 598 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
Sociological theory in transition by Mark L Wardell( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Weber and the dispute over reason and value : a study in philosophy, ethics, and politics by Stephen P Turner( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of the nature of values and the relation between values and rationality is one of the defining issues of twentieth-century thought and Max Weber was one of the defining figures in the debate. In this book, Turner and Factor consider the development of the dispute over Max Weber's contribution to this discourse, by showing how Weber's views have been used, revised and adapted in new contexts. The story of the dispute is itself fascinating, for it cuts across the major political and intellectual currents of the twentieth century, from positivism, pragmatism and value-free so
Sociological explanation as translation by Stephen P Turner( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The disobedient generation : social theorists in the sixties( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late 1960s are remembered today as the last time wholesale social upheaval shook Europe and the United States. College students during that tumultuous period - epitomized by the events of May 1968 - were as permanently marked in their worldviews as their parents had been by the depression and World War II. Sociology was at the center of these events, and it changed decisively because of them. "The Disobedient Generation" collects newly written autobiographies by an international cross-section of well-known sociologists, all of them "children of the '60s." It illuminates the human experience of living through that decade as apprentice scholars and activists, encountering the issues of class, race, the establishment, the decline of traditional religion, feminism, war, and the sexual revolution. In each case the interlinked crises of young adulthood, rapid change, and nascent professional careers shaped this generation's private and public selves. This is an intensely personal collective portrait of a generation in a time of struggle
The social theory of practices : tradition, tacit knowledge, and presuppositions by Stephen P Turner( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the first analysis and critique of the idea of practice as it has developed in the various theoretical traditions of the social sciences and the humanities. The concept of a practice, understood broadly as a tacit possession that is 'shared' by and the same for different people, has a fatal difficulty, the author argues. This object must in some way be transmitted, 'reproduced', in Bourdieu's famous phrase, in different persons. But there is no plausible mechanism by which such a process occurs. The historical uses of the concept, from Durkheim to Kripke's version of Wittgen
Max Weber : the lawyer as social thinker by Stephen P Turner( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The differences are systematic and profoundly revealing. Max Weber: The Lawyer as Social Thinker is the only account of the sources of Weber's sociology in the legal tradition, as distinct from an account of Weber's sociology of law. The book leads to a new interpretation of Weber. It should be of interest to scholars in social theory, jurisprudence and the history of ideas
The search for a methodology of social science : Durkheim, Weber, and the nineteenth-century problem of cause, probabilty, and action by Stephen P Turner( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Turner has explored the ongms of social science in this pioneering study of two nineteenth century themes: the search for laws of human social behavior, and the accumulation and analysis of the facts of such behavior through statistical inquiry. The disputes were vigorously argued; they were over questions of method, criteria of explanation, interpretations of probability, understandings of causation as such and of historical causation in particular, and time and again over the ways of using a natural science model. From his careful elucidation of John Stuart Mill's proposals for the methodology of the social sciences on to his original analysis of the methodological claims and practices of Emile Durkheim and Max Weber, Turner has beautifully traced the conflict between statistical sociology and a science offactual description on the one side, and causal laws and a science of nomological explanation on the other. We see the works of Comte and Quetelet, the critical observations of Herschel, Buckle, Venn and Whewell, and the tough scepticism of Pearson, all of these as essential to the works of the classical founders of sociology. With Durkheim's essay on Suicide and Weber's monograph on The Protestant Ethic, Turner provides both philosophical analysis to demonstrate the continuing puzzles over cause and probability and also a perceptive and wry account of just how the puzzles of our late twentieth century are of a piece with theirs. The terms are still familiar: reasons vs
The SAGE handbook of social science methodology( Book )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook brings together a formidable collection of international contributors to comment on every aspect of the various central issues, complications and controversies in the core methodological traditions
The Blackwell guide to the philosophy of the social sciences by Stephen P Turner( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences collects newly commissioned essays that examine fundamental issues in the social sciences
Social theory and sociology : the classics and beyond by Stephen P Turner( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects together a broad range of essays on social theory written by an international group of practitioners in the field. The essays are organized around a common theme: taking the long view of social theory as a tradition
Emile Durkheim : sociologist and moralist by Stephen P Turner( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent international scholarship has produced a new understanding of Durkheim that has reassembled what for him was always a whole: a sociological selection on morals and moral activism
Brains/practices/relativism : social theory after cognitive science by Stephen P Turner( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of tightly argued essays, Turner traces out implications that discarding the notion of shared frameworks has for relativism, social constructivism, normativity and a number of other concepts
Liberal democracy 3.0 : civil society in an age of experts by Stephen P Turner( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the political implications of 'expert' knowledge and especially scientific knowledge for liberal democracy? If knowledge is not evenly distributed upon what basis can the philosophy of equal rights be sustained?. This important book points to the crisis in knowledge in liberal democracies. This crisis, simply put, is that most citizens cannot understand, much less judge, the claims scientists make. One response is the appointment of public commissions to provide conclusions for policy-makers to act upon. There are also c̀ommissions from below', such as grass roots associations that qu
Causality in crisis? : statistical methods and the search for causal knowledge in the social sciences( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology responds to fascism by Stephen P Turner( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over recent years there has been growing interest in the relations between academic intellectuals and professionals under the Nazi regime. Several works on Heidegger, Nazi doctors and Paul de Man have appeared. This book attempts to do for sociology what has been done for other fields: to demythologize the prewar role of sociologists and provide a serious historical basis for reflection on it. The myth is simple: that the noble and clear-sighted Frankfurt School was expelled by Hitler and raised the consciousness of the west. Thr realities are considerably more complex. During and after the war, a consensus account of fascism emerged. But in the inter-war years sociologists misanalysed, misunderstood or supported fascism. The book examines the historical record in Germany, Austria, Italy, Hungary, the USA and the UK to provide a rich and at times perplexing account of sociologists and fascism
Philosophy of anthropology and sociology by Stephen P Turner( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume concerns philosophical issues that arise from the practice of anthropology and sociology. The essays cover a wide range of issues, including traditional questions in the philosophy of social science as well as those specific to these disciplines. Authors attend to the historical development of the current debates and set the stage for future work. Comprehensive survey of philosophical issues in anthropology and sociology Historical discussion of important debates Applications to current research in anthropology and sociology
Routledge international handbook of contemporary social and political theory by Gerard Delanty( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The triangular relationship between the social, the political and the cultural has opened up social and political theory to new challenges. The social can no longer be reduced to the category of society, and the political extends beyond the traditional concerns of the nature of the state and political authority. This Handbook will address a range of issues that have recently emerged from the disciplines of social and political theory, focusing on key themes as opposed to schools of thought or major theorists. It is divided into three sections
American sociology : from pre-disciplinary to post-normal by Stephen P Turner( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American Sociology has changed radically since 1945, when the field was dominated by young lions attempting to make sociology a science. The 1968 student revolt ended much of this, leaving sociology divided and directionless. By the 1980s, enrolments had fallen and departments were closing. But sociology revived, and at both the graduate and undergraduate level the field became dominated by women. What changed and what didn't, and why? Areas of interest, methodology, and status hierarchies were all affected by the changes, but there were also continuities. Some of the continuities reached back to the nineteenth century, when sociology was closely related to reform movements. This book focuses on the consequences of the 'near-death' experience of sociology in the 1980s, and its slow revival and transformation, as well as the challenges it faces in the new university environments. Certain to be controversial, the book looks forward to a new kind of discipline"--Provided by publisher
 
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The Cambridge companion to Weber
Alternative Names
Park-Turner, Stephen 1951-

Stephen Park Turner American philosopher

Turner, Stephen.

Turner, Stephen 1951-

Turner, Stephen Park 1951-

Turner, Steve 1951-

터너, 스티븐 1951-

터너, 스티븐 P. 1951-

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The impossible science : an institutional analysis of American sociologyMax Weber and the dispute over reason and value : a study in philosophy, ethics, and politicsSociological explanation as translationThe disobedient generation : social theorists in the sixtiesThe social theory of practices : tradition, tacit knowledge, and presuppositionsMax Weber : the lawyer as social thinkerThe search for a methodology of social science : Durkheim, Weber, and the nineteenth-century problem of cause, probabilty, and actionThe SAGE handbook of social science methodology