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Turner, Bryan S.

Works: 631 works in 2,455 publications in 6 languages and 60,357 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Redactor, ed, Composer, Publishing director, Lyricist, wpr
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Most widely held works by Bryan S Turner
The body and society : explorations in social theory by Bryan S Turner( )

62 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,710 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 Penguin dictionary of sociology by Nicholas Abercrombie( Book )

85 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,412 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 politics of Jean-François Lyotard by Chris Rojek( )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 2,407 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 Blackwell companion to social theory( )

51 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 2,186 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
Classical sociology by Bryan S Turner( )

21 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,770 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 Jack Barbalet( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,716 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( )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This challenging volume reasserts the centrality of the body within social theory as a means to understanding the complex interrelations between nature, culture and society. At a theoretical level, the volume explores the origins of a social theory of the body in sources ranging from the work of Nietzsche to contemporary feminist theory. The importance of a theoretical understanding of the body to social and cultural analysis of contemporary societies is demonstrated through specific case studies. These range from the expression of the emotions, romantic love, dietary practice, consumer culture, fitness and beauty, to media images of women and sexuality
Society and culture : principles of scarcity and solidarity by Bryan S Turner( )

19 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,641 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
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 1,604 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
The Cambridge dictionary of sociology( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,577 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
Max Weber : from history to modernity by Bryan S Turner( )

31 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Pierre Bourdieu : critical essays( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,456 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
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 1,433 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 )

39 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical power and social knowledge by Bryan S Turner( Book )

42 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 1,408 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
Theories of modernity and postmodernity by Bryan S Turner( Book )

33 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining postmodernity; Nostalgia and modernity; Critical theory and the modern project; Politics, women and postmodernity
Orientalism, postmodernism, and globalism by Bryan S Turner( )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 1,345 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
Forget Baudrillard? by Jean Baudrillard( )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without doubt, Jean Baudrillard is one of the most important figures currently working in the area of sociology an dcultural studies, but his writings infuriate as many people as they intoxcicate. This collection provides a wide-ranging, measured assessment of Baudrillard's work. The contributors examine Baudrillard's relation to consumption, modernity, postmodernity, social theory, feminism, politics and culture. They attempt to steer a clear course between the hype which Baudrillard himself has done much to generate, and the solid value of his startling thoughts. Baudrillard's ideas and style of expression provide a challenge to established academic ways of proceeding and thinking. The book explores this challenge and speculates on the reason for the extreme responses to Baudrillard's work. The appeal of Baudrillard's arguments is clearly discussed and his place in contemporary social theory is shrewdly assessed. Baudrillard emerges as a chameleon figure, but one who is obsessed with the central themes of style, hypocrisy, seduction, simulation and fatality. Although these themes abound in postmodern thought, they are also evident in a certain strand of modernist thought - one which embraces the writings of Baudelaire and Nietzsche. Baudrillard's protestation is that he is not a postmodernist is taken seriously in this collection. The balanced and accessible style of the contributions and the fairness and rigour of the assessments make this book of pressing interest to students of sociology, philosophy and cultural studies
Vulnerability and human rights by Bryan S Turner( )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crimes against humanity -- Vulnerability and suffering -- Cultural rights and critical recognition theory -- Reproductive and sexual rights -- Rights of impairment and disability -- Rights of the body -- Old and new xenophobia
Regulating bodies : essays in medical sociology by Bryan S Turner( )

33 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner integrates these different traditions, demonstrating how this absence has not only impoverished the sociology of health and illness, but the very foundations of sociology itself. There are three major aspects to this argument. Firstly, it is impossible to develop an adequate theory of social action without a conception of the embodied social agent. Secondly, the idea of embodiment offers a fundamental critique of the positivistic side of the medical model of illness, thus offering a new theoretical basis for medical sociology. Thirdly, following the work of Michel Foucault, Turner demonstrates that medicalpractice functions as a moral discourse which produces a regulation of the body. In providing a general account of the problem of the body in modern society, this book builds on Turner's previous studies of The Body and Society (1984) and Medical Power and Social Knowledge (1987), attempting to solve many of the existing epistemological and theoretical difficulties in social theories of the body
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Body : social process and cultural theory
The Penguin dictionary of sociologyThe politics of Jean-François LyotardThe Blackwell companion to social theoryClassical sociologyReligion and the state : a comparative sociologyThe Body : social process and cultural theorySociety and culture : principles of scarcity and solidarityCan 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.

Turner Bryan S. 1945-....

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

Turner Bryan Stanley

Turner, Bryan Stanley‏ 1945-

Тернер Б.С.

Тернер, Брайан С 1945-

برایان ترنر

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