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Calhoun, Craig J. 1952-

Works: 403 works in 972 publications in 7 languages and 22,957 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Commentator, Creator, Author of introduction, Publishing director, ed
Classifications: H41, 300.3
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Most widely held works about Craig J Calhoun
Most widely held works by Craig J Calhoun
Dictionary of the social sciences by Craig J Calhoun( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Featuring over 1,800 concise definitions of key terms, the Dictionary of the Social Sciences is the most comprehensive, authoritative single-volume work of its kind. With coverage on the vocabularies of anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, human geography, cultural studies, and Marxism, the Dictionary is an integrated, easy-to-use, A-to-Z reference tool. Designed for students and nonspecialists, it examines classic and contemporary scholarship including basic terms, concepts, theories, schools of thought, methodologies, issues, and controversies. As a true dictionary, it also contains concise, jargon-free definitions that explain the rich, sometimes complex language of these increasingly visible fields
Understanding September 11( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governance hotspots, Challenges we must confront in the post september 11 world
Habermas and the public sphere by Craig J Calhoun( Book )

38 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The relationship between civil society and public life has become a major topic of discussion in many disciplines, and no single scholarly voice informs this discussion more that that of Jürgen Habermas. His contributions have shaped the nature of debates over critical theory, feminism, cultural studies, and democratic politics. In this book, scholars from a wide range of disciplines respond to Habermas's most directly relevant work, 'The structural transformation of the public sphere'. Ranging from political theory to cultural criticism, from ethics to gender studies, from history to media studies, these essays challenge, refine, and extend our understanding of the social foundations and changing character of democracy and public discourse."--Back cover
Neither gods nor emperors : students and the struggle for democracy in China by Craig J Calhoun( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology in America : a history by Craig J Calhoun( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though the word "sociology" was coined in Europe, the field of sociology grew most dramatically in America. Despite that disproportionate influence, American sociology has never been the subject of an extended historical examination. To remedy that situation--and to celebrate the centennial of the American Sociological Association--Craig Calhoun assembled a team of sociologists to produce Sociology in America. Rather than a story of great sociologists or departments, Sociology in America is a history of an often disparate field--and a look at the ways sociology developed intellectually and institutionally. It explores the growth of American sociology as it addressed changes and challenges throughout the twentieth century, covering topics ranging from the discipline's intellectual roots to understandings (and misunderstandings) of race and gender to the impact of the Depression and the 1960s.--From publisher's description
The question of class struggle : social foundations of popular radicalism during the industrial revolution by Craig J Calhoun( Book )

15 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary sociological theory by Craig J Calhoun( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of sociological theory is a guide to contemporary perspectives and approaches. It includes material on topics such as symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, structuralism and the debates over modernity and postmodernity
The Sage handbook of sociology by Craig J Calhoun( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing an authoritative guide to theory and method, the key sub-disciplines and the primary debates in contemporary sociology, this work brings together the leading authors to reflect on the condition of the discipline
Nationalism by Craig J Calhoun( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical sociological theory( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive collection of classical sociological theory is a definitive guide to the roots of sociology. The volume explores the pioneering minds of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber, who developed our modern idea of society; and looks at the powerful influence of the works of early sociologists Mead, Simmel, Freud, and Du Bois. It concludes with the major works and theoretical perspectives of the mid-twentieth century, including those of Adorno, Marcuse, Parsons, and Merton. As a whole, the reader traces the evolution of social science from its undisciplined beginnings to its current guideposts and reference points in contemporary sociological debate." "Updated throughout, this second edition includes selected readings which provide clearer introductions to classical theory, providing examples and showing connections to current sociology. This title's approach of giving substantial primary source texts rather than merely "snippets," and backing these up with generous introductions, is maintained in this new edition. There is an entirely new section with new readings on the immediate "pre-history" of sociological theory, including the Enlightenment and de Tocqueville. Editorial introductions lend historical and intellectual perspective to the readings, making this an authoritative and compact survey of the most representative works of classical social theory, and an essential text for undergraduate courses. Classical Sociological Theory, in conjunction with its complement. Contemporary Sociological Theory, offers readers a complete overview of sociological theory. Book jacket."--Jacket
Bourdieu : critical perspectives by Craig J Calhoun( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long a dominant figure in the French human sciences, Pierre Bourdieu has become internationally influential in the fields of sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies. A major figure in the development of "practice" as an organizing concept in social research, Bourdieu has emerged as the foremost advocate of reflexive social science his work combines an astonishing range of empirical work with highly sophisticated theory. American reception of his works, however, has lacked a full understanding of their place within the broad context of French human science. His individual works separated by distinct boundaries between social science fields in American academia, Bourdieu's cohesive thought has come to this country in fragments. Bourdieu: Critical Perspectives provides a unified and balanced appraisal of Bourdieu's varied works by both proponents and skeptics. The essays are written from the varied viewpoints of cultural anthropology, ethnomethodology and other varieties of sociology, existential and Wittgensteinian philosophies, linguistics, media studies, and feminism. They work around three main themes: Bourdieu's effort to transcend gaps between practical knowledge and universal structures, his central concept of "reflexivity," and the relations between social structure, systems of classification, and language. Ultimately, the contributors raise a variety of crucial theoretical questions and address problems that are important not only to understanding Bourdieu but to advancing empirical work of the kind he has pioneered. In an essay written especially for this volume, Bourdieu describes his own "mode of intellectual production" and the reasons he sees for its common misunderstanding. The contributors are Hubert Dreyfus, Paul Rabinow, Charles Taylor, Aaron Cicourel, James Collins, William Hanks, Beate Krais, Nicholas Garnham, Scott Lash, Roger Brubaker, and Loic Wacquant, and the editors."
Critical social theory : culture, history, and the challenge of difference by Craig J Calhoun( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anthropological study of education by Congrès international des sciences anthropologiques et ethnologiques( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social theory and the politics of identity by Craig J Calhoun( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collective volume is the product of that conviction
Varieties of secularism in a secular age( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'What does it mean to say that we live in a secular age?' This apparently simple question opens into the massive, provocative, and complex A Secular Age, where Charles Taylor positions secularism as a defining feature of the modern world, not the mere absence of religion, and casts light on the experience of transcendence that scientistic explanations of the world tend to neglect. In Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age, a prominent and varied group of scholars chart the conversations in which A Secular Age intervenes and address wider questions of secularism and secularity. The distinguished contributors include Robert Bellah, José Casanova, Nilüfer Göle, William E. Connolly, Wendy Brown, Simon During, Colin Jager, Jon Butler, Jonathan Sheehan, Akeel Bilgrami, John Milbank, and Saba Mahmood."--Jacket
Business as usual : the roots of the global financial meltdown( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Situates the current crisis in the historical trajectory of the capitalist world-system, showing how the crisis was made possible not only by neoliberal financial reforms but by a massive turn away from manufacturing things of value towards seeking profit from financial exchange and credit. Much more basic than the result of a few financial traders cheating the system, this is a potential historical turning point. In original essays, the contributors establish why the system was ripe for crisis of the past, and yet why this meltdown was different. The volume concludes by asking whether as deep as the crisis is, it may contain seeds of a new global economy, what role the US will play, and whether China or other countries will rise to global leadership
Rethinking secularism by Craig J Calhoun( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays presents groundbreaking work from an interdisciplinary group of leading theorists and scholars representing the fields of history, philosophy, political science, sociology, and anthropology. The volume will introduce readers to some of the most compelling new conceptual and theoretical understandings of secularism and the secular, while also examining socio-political trends involving the relationship between the religious and the secular from a variety of locations across the globe. In recent decades, the public has become increasingly aware of the important role religious commitments play in the cultural, social, and political dynamics of domestic and world affairs. This so called ''resurgence'' of religion in the public sphere has elicited a wide array of responses, including vehement opposition to the very idea that religious reasons should ever have a right to expression in public political debate. The current global landscape forces scholars to reconsider not only once predominant understandings of secularization, but also the definition and implications of secular assumptions and secularist positions. The notion that there is no singular secularism, but rather a range of multiple secularisms, is one of many emerging efforts to reconceptualize the meanings of religion and the secular. Rethinking Secularism surveys these efforts and helps to reframe discussions of religion in the social sciences by drawing attention to the central issue of how ''the secular'' is constituted and understood. It provides valuable insight into how new understandings of secularism and religion shape analytic perspectives in the social sciences, politics, and international affairs."--Provided by publisher
The deepening crisis : governance challenges after neoliberalism( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Response to financial meltdown is entangled with basic challenges to global governance. Environment, global security and ethnicity and nationalism are all global issues today. Focusing on the political and social dimensions of the crisis, contributors examine changes in relationships between the world's richer and poorer countries, efforts to strengthen global institutions, and difficulties facing states trying to create stability for their citizens. Contributors include: Immanuel Wallerstein, David Harvey, Saskia Sassen, James Kenneth Galbraith, Manuel Castells, Nancy Fraser, Rogers Brubaker
Robert K. Merton : sociology of science and sociology as science( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathering together twelve major sociologists, Craig Calhoun launches a thorough reconsideration of Merton's achievements and inspires a renewed engagement with sociological theory. Merton's work addressed the challenges of integrating research and theory. It connected different fields of empirical research and spoke to the importance of overcoming divisions between allegedly pure and applied sociology. Merton realized the value of sociological methods that respect the institutional analysis of science and knowledge. By bringing together different aspects of his work in one volume, Calhoun illuminates the interdisciplinary & -and unifying & -dimensions of Merton's approach, while also advancing the intellectual agenda of an increasingly vital area of study."--Jacket
Knowledge matters : the public mission of the research university( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When universities educate students, is this simply a private benefit because it advances their careers? Or is it a public good because informed citizens are integral to democracy and essential for national economic development? How important is equal opportunity? What are the effects of hierarchy? Who pays now and who will pay tomorrow? Should the results of academic research be private property for sale or openly available for public use? Who sets the university research agendas? What kinds of scholarship flourish and what kinds suffer? Should producing competitive research take priority over educating competent students? Do international rankings distort these and other university priorities or provide needed objective assessments? What are the university's roles and responsibilities in terms of knowledge creation and dissemination today? And tomorrow?
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Dictionary of the social sciences
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Calhoun, Craig.

Calhoun, Craig 1952-

Calhoun, Craig J.

Calhoun, Craig J. 1952-

Calhoun, Craig Jackson 1952-

Craig Calhoun American sociologist

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Understanding September 11Habermas and the public sphereNeither gods nor emperors : students and the struggle for democracy in ChinaSociology in America : a historyContemporary sociological theoryThe Sage handbook of sociologyNationalismClassical sociological theory