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Turner, Bryan S.

Works: 376 works in 1,787 publications in 8 languages and 50,985 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Composer, Publishing director, Lyricist
Classifications: HM425, 301.03
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Most widely held works by Bryan S Turner
The Penguin dictionary of sociology by Nicholas Abercrombie( Book )

75 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,117 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 body and society : explorations in social theory by Bryan S Turner( Book )

58 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of chapters, Bryan S. Turner explores various approaches to the body which sociologists have generally neglected, including the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty and Feuerbach's work on sensualism. This edition reflects Turner's developing position on the centrality of vulnerability
The Cambridge dictionary of sociology( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Providing an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the classical and the contemporary, this volume is a guide to the vibrant and expanding field of sociology. Featuring over 600 entries, from concise definitions to discursive essays, written by leading international academics, the Dictionary offers a truly global perspective, examining both American and European traditions and approaches. Entries cover schools, theories, theorists, and debates, with substantial articles on all key topics in the field. While recognizing the richness of historical sociological traditions, the Dictionary also looks forward to new and evolving influences such as cultural change, genetics, globalization, information technologies, new wars, and terrorism. Most entries incorporate references for further reading and a cross-referencing system enables easy access to related areas. This Dictionary is an invaluable reference work for students and academics alike and will help to define the field of sociology in years to come."--Jacket
Medical power and social knowledge by Bryan S Turner( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition includes a completely revised chapter on mental health and new chapters on the sociology of the body and on the relationship between health and risk in contemporary societies
The Blackwell companion to social theory( Book )

46 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation A Companion to Social Theory, Second Edition provides a modern, comparative, and wide-ranging overview of key developments in modern social thought. The book examines post-classical modern social and cultural theory. While it does consider major figures (such as Giddens, Habermas, Lyotard, Luhmann, Bourdieu, and Foucault), the principal chapters explicate major themes and trends including structuralism, feminism, anthropology, symbolic interactionism, and postmodernism and sets these themes within a context of micro and macro theory
For Weber : essays on the sociology of fate by Bryan S Turner( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and German and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Available in paperback for the first time, For Weber: Essays on the Sociology of Fate is widely recognised as one of the most incisive and stimulating books on Weber in the post-war period." "Written as a defence of Max Weber's sociology against the criticisms of academic sociology by Marxists such as Louis Althusser, the author rejects the view that Weber's sociology is bourgeois, subjectivist and individualistic. He examines a major theme in Weber's historical sociology, namely the unintended consequences (fate) of social action. The theme of the fatefulness of capitalist civilisation was derived from Nietzsche's critical enquiry into the condition of modern society. Turner illustrates this theme in a series of chapters on religion, medicine, law, feudalism, the family and the capitalist economy. He also provides a survey of the strengths and weaknesses of the major sociological approaches in the postwar period." "This long-awaited paperback edition contains a major new introduction reviewing the scholarship on Weber since 1981. Among the subjects it covers are the fall of communism, the demise of Marxist theory and the rise of postmodernism. Without doubt, Turner is one of the world's leading Weberian scholars and this book provides students of sociology and social theory with his most comprehensive and accessible discussions of the richness and relevance of Weber's sociology for contemporary social theory."--Jacket
Religion and social theory by Bryan S Turner( Book )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of modernity and postmodernity by Bryan S Turner( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining postmodernity; Nostalgia and modernity; Critical theory and the modern project; Politics, women and postmodernity
The Body : social process and cultural theory by Mike Featherstone( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book [...] will be of interest to an interdisciplinary market in cultural studies, the social sciences and the humanities
Orientalism, postmodernism, and globalism by Bryan S Turner( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bryan Turner's ability to combine these discussions about religion, politics, culture and intellectuals represents a remarkable integration of cultural analysis in cultural studies
Max Weber : from history to modernity by Bryan S Turner( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative collection of essays examines Weber's contribution to the contemporary debate about modernity and postmodernity
Talcott Parsons : theorist of modernity by Roland Robertson( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a reappraisal of sociologist Talcott Parsons' work by social theorists who place his writing at the centre of current controversies over modernity, postmodernity and globalization. The contributors examine the problems in the interpretation of Parsons' work
Handbook of citizenship studies by E Isin( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From women's rights, civil rights, and sexual rights for gays and lesbians to disability rights and language rights, we have experienced in the past few decades a major trend in Western nation-states towards new claims for inclusion. This trend has echoed around the world: from the Zapatistas to Chechen and Kurdish nationalists, social and political movements are framing their struggles in the languages of rights and recognition, and hence, of citizenship. Citizenship has thus become an increasingly important axis in the social sciences. Social scientists have been rethinking the role of political agent or subject. Not only are the rights and obligations of citizens being redefined, but also what it means to be a citizen has become an issue of central concern. As the process of globalization produces multiple diasporas, we can expect increasingly complex relationships between homeland and host societies that will make the traditional idea of national citizenship problematic. As societies are forced to manage cultural difference and associated tensions and conflict, there will be changes in the processes by which states allocate citizenship and a differentiation of the category of citizen. This book constitutes the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to the terrain. Drawing on a wealth of interdisciplinary knowledge, and including some of the leading commentators of the day, it is an essential guide to understanding modern citizenship
Classical sociology by Bryan S Turner( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, one of the foremost sociologists of the present day turns his gaze upon the key figures and seminal institutions in the rise of sociology." "This book is a systematic introduction to classical sociology and its development in the twentieth century. Accessible and authoritative, it will be required reading for anyone interested in sociology and social theory today."--Jacket
Globalization : East and West by Bryan S Turner( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A wide-ranging, significant contribution' - Goran Therborn, Professor of Sociology, Cambridge University. Do we confuse globalization for Americanization? What are the distinctive elements in the interplay of the local and the global? This much needed book is the first full length text to examine globalization from the perspective of both the West and the East. It considers globalization as a general social and economic process, and the challenges it presents for Western social science. The meaning of a global perspective is explored through various concrete examples: religion, migration, medicine, terrorism, global disasters, citizenship, multiculturalism, media and popular culture. Introduced with a foreword from Roland Robertson, the book is brimming with novel interpretations and fresh insights that will contribute to illuminating the practical realities of globalization
The politics of Jean-François Lyotard( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Francois Lyotard is widely considered to be the father of postmodernism and his ideas have influenced research and debate across many fields. This edited collection of essays is the first sociological assessment of his work. It brings together leading sociologists representing a wide range of interdisciplinary interests to tackle many of the questions currently being asked about this controversial figure. Lyotard's ideas about culture and ethics raise important questions but it is less clear whether he provides tenable solutions. The Politics of Jean-Francois Lyotard is a significant addition to the material currently available on this highly influential figure and will therefore be essential reading for academics and researchers in the fields of philosophy, sociology and cultural studies
Society and culture : principles of scarcity and solidarity by Bryan S Turner( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Society & Culture is a commanding assessment of the promise of twenty-first century sociology. This tour de force provides the most complete advocacy of sociology after the cultural turn." "This book presents sociology analytically as the study of solidarity, distinct from economics (the study of scarcity), politics (the study of violence), and from cultural studies. The authors contend that the correct materialist base for sociological study is the body, and from this a number of issues, such as the vulnerability of the body, the frailty of the natural environment, and belonging and conflict in society, are articulated which raise a set of universal questions that can revitalize sociology." "Throughout, Turner and Rojek maintain that the classical tradition is a living tradition. Their comparative and historical examination of social institutions also provides an overview of contemporary sociological theory. Acknowledging the incomplete character of the social processes of modernity, they provide a detailed critical survey of the principal social theories that offer solutions to the challenges of modernism. This book will be required reading for all students of contemporary sociology and social theory."--Jacket
The legacy of Pierre Bourdieu : critical essays( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first set of essays traces the roots of Bourdieu's thought in classical sociology by closely examining his intellectual connections with the writings of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Émile Durkheim. The second set of essays is concerned with Bourdieu's relation to modern social philosophy, in particular with regard to the works of Friedrich Nietzsche, Norbert Elias, Theodor W. Adorno, and Axel Honneth. The third set of essays explores the relevance of Bourdieu's writings to key issues in the contemporary social sciences, such as the continuous presence of religion, the transformative power of social movements, the emancipatory potential of language, the political legacy of 1968, the socio-historical significance of the rise of the public sphere, and the social consequences of the recent and ongoing global economic crisis. The volume also contains a major interview with Bourdieu that has not been previously translated into, let alone published in, English."--Pub. desc
Can we live forever? : a sociological and moral inquiry by Bryan S Turner( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although there has been much discussion of increasing life expectancy, this book looks at a range of additional issues: the religious implications of life extension; the psychological consequences, such as ennui; the negative global social and economic factors; the problems of intergenerational justice. The possible benefits and adverse consequences of living forever are fully explored in this illuminating text, offering substance to social scientists working on ageing and demographic change, philosophers interested in questions of continuity and identity, theologians concerned with secular changes in the life course, as well as the general reader."--Pub. desc
Religion and the state : a comparative sociology( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores key issues in the modern tensions between state and religions by exploring a number of case studies from around the world
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The Cambridge dictionary of sociology
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Bryan Turner sociologue australo-britannique

Terner, Braĭan S. 1945-

Terner, Brājān.

Terner, Brajan S. 1945-

Turner, B.

Turner, B. 1945-

Turner, B. (Bryan)

Turner, B. S. 1945-

Turner, Bryan

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Turner, Bryan S.

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Turner, Bryan S. (Bryan Stanley), 1945-

Turner, Bryan Stanley.

Turner, Bryan Stanley 1945-

Тернер, Брайан С 1945-

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The body and society : explorations in social theoryThe Cambridge dictionary of sociologyMedical power and social knowledgeThe Blackwell companion to social theoryFor Weber : essays on the sociology of fateReligion and social theoryTheories of modernity and postmodernityThe Body : social process and cultural theory