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Abercrombie, Nicholas

Works: 77 works in 552 publications in 6 languages and 9,450 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, ed, Contributor
Classifications: HM17, 301.03
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nicholas Abercrombie
The Penguin dictionary of sociology by Nicholas Abercrombie( Book )

99 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dictionary "provides a definitive overview of both the classic sociological tradition and the analytical tools that illuminate the contemporary world. The authors, all widely published professors of sociology, deal with important developments in such diverse areas as gender issues and sociobiology, and economis sociology and globalization. Invaluable for students of sociology, this comprehensive and user-friendly dictionary reflects the key trends and challenges within this rapidly evolving discipline."--Back cover
The dominant ideology thesis by Nicholas Abercrombie( Book )

37 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a radical critique of theoretical sociological orthodoxy, The Dominant Ideology Thesis has generated controversy since first publication. It has also been widely accepted, however, as a major critical appraisal of one central theoretical concern within modern Marxism and an important contribution to the current debate about the functions of ideology in social life
Class, structure, and knowledge : problems in the sociology of knowledge by Nicholas Abercrombie( Book )

20 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audiences : a sociological theory of performance and imagination by Nicholas Abercrombie( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Audiences are problematic and, as such, the study of audiences has represented a key site of activity in the social sciences and humanities. In Audiences, the authors offer a timely review of the past 50 years of theoretical and methodological debate to argue the case for a paradigmatic shift in audience research." " This shift, they argue, is necessitated by the emergence of the "diffused audience." Audience experience can no longer be simply classified as "simple" or "mass," for in modern, advanced capitalist societies, people are members of an audience all the time. Being a member of an audience is no longer an exceptional event, nor even an everyday event. Rather, it is constitutive of everyday life. That this is the case is attributable to the fact that our relationship with events and objects in the social world has changed. If the world is increasingly conceived as a spectacle, then so are the people within it, and we become both simultaneously performers and audience."--The publisher
Capital, labour, and the middle classes by Nicholas Abercrombie( Book )

19 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary British society : a new introduction to sociology by Nicholas Abercrombie( Book )

47 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work aims to cover all aspects of the social structure of modern Britain. It has been updated using recent statistical information and empirical studies. The authors have also introduced new arguments and debates where these have added to the understanding of changes in British society
The Authority of the consumer by Russell Keat( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Authority of the Consumer explores the implications of 'consumer society' - charting its meanings in particular contexts and debating the merits or drawbacks of this way of understanding the relationship between 'providers' and 'recipients'. Some have seen this development as involving a radical shift of authority - away from the provider/producer and towards the recipient/consumer. But they have differed in their responses to this shift, either welcoming it in terms of democratization, anti-elitism or empowerment, or decrying it as commercialization, populism or loss of integrity. Others have been more sceptical. These issues are explored in this important and wide-ranging book. The authors have drawn from several disciplines in the social sciences and humanities and include several non-academics
Sovereign individuals of capitalism by Nicholas Abercrombie( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dominant ideologies by Bryan S Turner( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers collected in this volume are intended to advance the analysis of ideology in a comparative and historical perspective. It covers a range of different capitalist societies, including familiar cases and others which are discussed less often
Television and society by Nicholas Abercrombie( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This textbook is designed to introduce students to the role of television in contemporary society, and explores the structure of the television text, the way in which that text is produced and the way it is consumed
Enterprise culture( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of papers intended to provide a critical overview of the nature and implications of the enterprise culture, this book covers such topics as the political economy, discourse analysis, intellectual history, social philosophy, international dimensions and cultural values
Contemporary British society by Nicholas Abercrombie( Book )

35 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The third edition of the Contemporary British Society is the only textbook to provide comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the social structure of modern Britain. Completely revised and updated, this new edition employs the very latest statistical information and empirical studies, and examines all the new arguments and debates concerning modern British society." "Separate chapters explore the major areas of modern life in Britain - economic organization, employment, patterns of inequality, class, gender, ethnicity, family and households, education, health, media, deviance and politics. New to this edition are chapters on globalization, associations, and leisure." "The emphasis throughout the book is on an accessible, user-friendly, and non-technical approach. It is written in a jargon-free and approachable style; there is extensive cross-referencing and frequent and clear summarizing of arguments; and numerous photographs, diagrams, graphs, drawings and cartoons complement and illuminate the text." "Contemporary British Society is written for students of introductory sociology whether they are taking 'A' level or are in the first year of an undergraduate course in a higher education institution. It will also be useful for those taking courses in other subjects, such as social policy, health and town planning, which demand knowledge of particular aspects of British society."--Jacket
Social change in contemporary Britain( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine essays by sociologists examine the changes of the last 25 years: the decline of manufacturing; the development of higher education and the role of women within it; the growth of pop music; the increase in crime; the evolution of the family; and Thatcherism
Sociology by Nicholas Abercrombie( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sociology is the intellectual discipline that seeks to provide answers to such questions by the deployment of argument and evidence. In doing so it will often query basic assumptions that we all make about our social world, and therefore it has the capacity to upset settled or conventional opinions. This book is an invitation to engage in this endeavour. It is intended for people who are curious about the social world - for existing students of sociology, for those who are considering taking a course in the subject and for those who are simply wondering what sociology can tell them that they do not already know."--Jacket
The university in an urban environment : a study of activity patterns from a planning viewpoint sponsored by the Centre for Environmental Studies by Joint Unit for Planning Research( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contemporary British society reader( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together some of the sociological writing on British society. This volume gives coverage to key topics in sociology, including globalization, class and inequality, gender, ethnicity, and the media. It also provides students with an introduction to social science research methods, from ethnographies and interviews to observation and surveys
The Penguin dictionary of media studies by Nicholas Abercrombie( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Penguin Dictionary of Media Studies' gives the definitive overview of this huge area, covering print, digital and broadcast media, as well as the theories, technicalities and key figures involved
Diccionario de sociología by Nicholas Abercrombie( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital, Labour and the Middle Classes (RLE Social Theory) by John Urry( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most recent sociological work on the theory of class is based on a distinction between Weberian and Marxist approaches. For the first part of this volume, the authors use this distinction to review the literature on the middle class, concentrating particularly on the traditions of Marxist theory and of the more empirical work inspired by Max Weber. They show, however, that this distinction is of limited utility in reconstructing a theory of the middle class
Sovereign Individuals of Capitalism (RLE Social Theory) by Bryan S Turner( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to their acclaimed The Dominant Ideology Thesis, the authors develop their analysis of the social and cultural underpinnings of modern capitalism. They confront a central assumption of western culture: namely, that the individual is sovereign, and that capitalism above all other economic forms depends on individualism. These ideas have an unbroken history from Alexis de Tocqueville to Milton Friedman. The paradox of the modern world is that the moral emphasis on the individual is contradicted by the actual organization of economy and society. The authors suggest that individualis
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Penguin dictionary of sociology Diccionario de sociología
Audiences : a sociological theory of performance and imaginationContemporary British society : a new introduction to sociologyThe Authority of the consumerTelevision and societyEnterprise cultureContemporary British societySociologyThe contemporary British society reader
Alternative Names
Abercrombie, N. 1944-

Abercrombie, Nicholas

Abercrombie, Nick 1944-

Nicholas Abercrombie British sociologist and retired academic

Аберкромби Н.

Аберкромби, Николас

أبركرامبى، نيكلاس

아버크롬비, 니콜라스 1944-

아베크롬비, 니콜라스 1944-

애버크럼비, 니콜라스 1944-

에버크롬비, 니콜라스 1944-

アバ-クロンビ-, N. 1944-

アバークロンビー, N.

アバークロンビー, ニコラス