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Turner, Bryan S.

Works: 625 works in 2,542 publications in 6 languages and 64,588 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Composer, ed, Publishing director, Redactor, Performer, wpr, Lyricist
Classifications: HM425, 301.03
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Most widely held works by Bryan S Turner
The body and society : explorations in social theory by Bryan S Turner( )

61 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,718 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 politics of Jean-François Lyotard by Chris Rojek( )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 2,497 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
The Penguin dictionary of sociology by Nicholas Abercrombie( Book )

88 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,427 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 Blackwell companion to social theory( )

56 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 2,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory brings together leading scholars from around the world to provide the first truly international overview of the major developments in twentieth-century Western social thought." "Edited and introduced by Bryan S. Turner, this volume aims not only to chart the main thinkers, schools, and movements within contemporary social theory, but also to identify points of convergence and possibly synthesis, particularly between North American and European traditions." "The principal focus is on post-classical modern social theory, but while major modern thinkers such as Giddens, Habermas, Lyotard, Luhmann, Foucault, and Derrida are examined, they are situated within the context of a classical tradition which includes Parsons, Garfinkel, Berger, Goffman, Elias, and Mannheim. The 15 chapters of the volume are divided into logically organized sections on the classical foundations, action and system theory, interpretative sociology, post-structuralism and postmodernism, micro and macrosociology, historical and comparative sociology, and the problems of the social. There are separate chapters on feminism, world systems theory, symbolic interactionism and ethnomethodology, critical theory, classical sociology, hermeneutics, action theory, rational choice theory, sociology of space, and cultural sociology."--BOOK JACKET
The Cambridge dictionary of sociology( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,967 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
Classical sociology by Bryan S Turner( )

23 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,845 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
Religion and the state : a comparative sociology by J. M Barbalet( )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a clear statement of the theoretical issues in the debates about secularization and post-secularism, Religion and the State: A Comparative Sociology considers a number of major case studies from China, Europe, Singapore and South Asia in order to understand the rise of public religions in the modern state. By distinguishing between political secularization the separation of state and religion and social secularization the transformation of the everyday practice of religion this volume offers an integrating framework within which to analyze these different societies
The Body : social process and cultural theory by Mike Featherstone( )

41 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries the human body has been a long-established issue in anthropology. However, human embodiment is increasingly becoming the primary focus in sociology and cultural studies as a means to understanding the complex interrelations between nature, culture, and society. At a theoretical level, this challenging volume explores the origins of a social theory of the body in sources ranging from the work of Nietzsche to contemporary feminist theory. Through specific case studies, the contributors demonstrate the importance of a theoretical understanding of the body to social and cultural analyses of contemporary societies. These range from the expression of emotions, romantic love, dietary practices, consumer behavior, physical fitness, beauty, and media images of women and sexuality. The Body will interest scholars and researchers, as well as students of social theory, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, and philosophy
Can we live forever? : a sociological and moral inquiry by Bryan S Turner( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,698 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
Society and culture : principles of scarcity and solidarity by Bryan S Turner( )

21 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,689 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( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,550 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
Max Weber : from history to modernity by Bryan S Turner( )

33 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for undergraduates, postgraduates and academics of sociology, this collection of essays examines Weber's contribution to the contemporary debate about modernity and postmodernity
Globalization : East and West by Bryan S Turner( )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do we confuse globalization for Americanization? What are the distinctive elements in the interplay of the local and the global? This book examines 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
Medical power and social knowledge by Bryan S Turner( Book )

46 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fully revised edition of this successful textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to medical sociology and an assessment of its significance for social theory and the social sciences. Bryan Turner considers the ways in which different social theorists have interpreted the experience of health and disease, and the social relations and power structures involved in medical practice. He examines health as an aspect of social action, and looks at the problem of health at three levels - the individual, the social and the societal. Among the perspectives analysed are Parsons' view of the 'sick role' and the patient's relation to society; Foucault's critique of medical models of madness and sexuality; Marxist and feminist debates on the relation of health and medicine to capitalism and patriarchy; and the contribution of Beck to the sociological understanding of environmental pollution and hazard in the politics of health
For Weber : essays on the sociology of fate by Bryan S Turner( )

30 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and German and held by 1,424 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 )

40 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orientalism, postmodernism, and globalism by Bryan S Turner( )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this challenging study of contemporary social theory, Bryan Turner examines the recent debate about orientalism in relation to postmodernism and the process of globalization. He provides a profound critique of many of the leading figures in classical orientalism. His book also considers the impact of globalization on Islam, the nature of oriental studies and decolonization, and the notion of 'the world' in sociological theory. These cultural changes and social debates also reflect important changes in the status and position of intellectuals in modern culture who are threatened, not only by the levelling of mass culture, but also by the new opportunities posed by postmodernism. He takes a critical view of the role of sociology in these developments and raises important questions about the global role of English intellectuals as a social stratum
Forget Baudrillard? by Chris Rojek( )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These papers provide a guide and analysis to one of the most controversial writers of the present day. They examine Baudrillard's work in relation to consumption, politics, feminism, culture, theory and postmodernism
Religion and modern society : citizenship, secularisation, and the state by Bryan S Turner( )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As societies become more diverse due to migration and multiculturalism, we need solutions to the potential for religious conflict. This book offers a unique look at the impact of globalization on religion, providing a historical and comparative analysis of the place of religion in modern secular society
Theories of modernity and postmodernity by Bryan S Turner( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining postmodernity; Nostalgia and modernity; Critical theory and the modern project; Politics, women and postmodernity
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Body : social process and cultural theory
The politics of Jean-François LyotardThe Penguin dictionary of sociologyThe Blackwell companion to social theoryThe Cambridge dictionary of sociologyClassical sociologyReligion and the state : a comparative sociologyThe Body : social process and cultural theoryCan we live forever? : a sociological and moral inquiry
Alternative Names
Bryan Turner (sociologist) Brits professor

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

Turner, Bryan 1945-

Turner, Bryan S.

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

Turner Bryan Stanley

Turner, Bryan Stanley‏ 1945-

Тернер Б.С.

Тернер, Брайан С 1945-

برایان ترنر

بريان تورنر

ترنر، برايان.

ترنر، برايان. اس

터너, 브라이언 S. 1945-

터너, 브라이언 스탠리 1945-

タ-ナ-, B. S. 1945-

ターナー, ブライアン・S