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Seidman, Steven

Works: 59 works in 439 publications in 5 languages and 12,274 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Contributor, coo
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Most widely held works by Steven Seidman
Contested knowledge : social theory today by Steven Seidman( Book )

57 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fourth edition includes an exploration of globalization and a new section on the theories of global and world order. The author combines social analysis and moral advocacy, to demonstrate how social theory can and does - and sometimes doesn't - work within the public and political sphere. -- publisher description
Culture and society : contemporary debates by Jeffrey C Alexander( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1e dr. : 1990 Verzameling cultuur-sociologische teksten van een aantal vooraanstaande wetenschappers rond het thema cultuur en samenleving. Vertegenwoordigers van verschillende 'scholen' binnen de cultuursociologie (Weberiaans, Durkheimiaans, Marxistisch, functionalistisch, semiotisch en post-structuralistisch) worden aan het woord gelaten. Daarnaast wordt ingegaan op de rol van religie, seculaire ideologie en massacultuur. Zie ook de afzonderlijke beschrijvingen van: P. Bourdieu: Artistic taste and cultural capital Th. W. Adorno: Culture industry reconsidered J. Habermas: Modernity versus postmodernity
Handbook of lesbian and gay studies by Diane Richardson( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from a rich team of global contributors and carefully structured to elucidate the core issues in the field, this text is organised into four sections: History and theory; Identity and community; Institutions; and Politics
Handbook of the new sexuality studies by Steven Seidman( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Breaking new ground, both substantively and stylistically, the 'Handbook of the new sexuality studies' offers students, academics and researchers an accessible, engaging introduction and overview of this emerging field. The central premise of the volume is to explore the social character of sexuality, the role of social differences such as race or nationality in creating sexual variation, and the ways sex is entangled in relations of power and inequality. Through this novel approach the field of sexuality is therefore considered, for the first time, in multicultural, global, and comparative terms and from a truly social perspective"--provided by publisher
Beyond the closet : the transformation of gay and lesbian life by Steven Seidman( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gay life has become increasingly open in the last decade. In Beyond the Closet, Steven Seidman examines this lifestyle change and looks at the lives of contemporary gays and lesbians to see how their "out" status has been altered. Powered by the raw, honest stories of today's gay men and women and analysis of gays in recent films and in popular culture, Seidman shows how the closet is a twentieth-century historical oddity, one that could only exist in a period that combined a strong sense of gay identity with oppressive antigay discrimination
Liberalism and the origins of European social theory by Steven Seidman( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and French and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contested knowledge : social theory in the postmodern era by Steven Seidman( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and French and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the classical sociologists (Durkheim, Marx, Weber) to contemporary social theories and movements (including feminism, poststructuralism, African-American thought and queer theory), Steven Seidman presents an approach to the tradition of sociological theory and its established canon
The social construction of sexuality by Steven Seidman( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Social Construction of Sexuality, Steven Seidman investigates the political and social consequences of privileging certain sexual practices and identities while stigmatizing others. Addressing a range of topics from gay and lesbian identities to sex work, he delves into issues of social control that inform popular beliefs and moral standards. The Second Edition of The Social Construction of Sexuality features a new part that focuses on sexuality and social institutions
Romantic longings : love in America, 1830-1980 by Steven Seidman( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing the new sexuality studies by Nancy Fischer( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the field of sexuality studies has become a growth area in academia and classes on sexuality studies are incorporated into various disciplines, the expanding book market has been filled with specialist oriented texts which are often theoretically focused and contain too many summaries for an undergraduate audience. Addressing this imbalance, this key new volume presents the field of sexuality in an accessible and engaging way for undergraduates. Breaking new ground, both substantively and stylistically, this book offers students
The postmodern turn : new perspectives on social theory by Steven Seidman( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Postmodern Turn gathers together some of the most important statements of the postmodern approach to human studies. Addressing the postmodern social theory that emphasizes the social role of knowledge, this book abandons the disciplinary boundaries separating the sciences and the humanities. Contributors include well-known theorists in the varied fields of sociology, anthropology, women's and gay studies, philosophy, and history
Social postmodernism : beyond identity politics by Linda J Nicholson( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In de verschillende bijdragen gaan de auteurs in op postmoderne perspectieven in sociale bewegingen. De nadruk die in postmoderne benaderingen wordt gelegd op het lichaam, ras, gender en seksualiteit wordt bekeken. De bundel bevat de volgende bijdragen: Interpreting gender / door Linda Nicholson; Feminist encounters : locating the politics of experience / door Chandra talpade Mohanty; Postcolonial criticism and Indian historiography / door Gyan Prakash; African identities / door Kwame Anthony Appiah; Deconstructing queer theory or the under-theorization of the social and the ethical / door Steven Seidman; Queer visibility in commodity culturen / door Rosemary Hennessy; Gender as seriality : thinking about women as a social collective / door Iris Marion Young; Refiguring social space / door Cindy Patton; Just framing : ethnicities and racisms in a 'postmodern' framework / door Ali Rattansi; Politics, culture, and the public sphere : toward a postmodern conception / door Nancy Fraser; Feminism, citizenship, and radical democratic politics / door Chantal Mouffe; The space of justice : lesbians and democratic politics / door Shane Phelan; Against the liberal state : ACT-UP and the emergence of postmodern politics / door Stanley Aronowitz; Democracies of pleasure : thoughts on the goals of radical sexual politics / door R.W. Connell
Embattled eros : sexual politics and ethics in contemporary America by Steven Seidman( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1990s Americans are divided on virtually every issue surrounding sexuality. Emotion and political passion have come to dominate sexual matters, and the debates on teenage pregnancy, pornography, homosexuality, abortion, and AIDS reveal deep social conflicts. The sexual sphere is so entangled that it defies analysis or even description. In Embattled Eros Steven Seidman seeks to clarify some of the major dynamics and patterns of contemporary American intimate culture. He shows that at the root of the major conflicts are two sexual ideologies, the libertarian and the romanticist. Examining the strengths and limits of each ideology, he suggests broad outlines for a sexual ethic that goes beyond the current polarization. In part one Seidman argues that we should reject our usual way of looking at recent history--a sexual revolution in the '60s followed by a conservative backlash in the '80s, an ongoing struggle between the forces of freedom and the forces of repression. Between the '60s and the '80s he argues, there transpired neither a sexual revolution nor counter-revolution but a heightened conflict over the meaning of sex, its relation to pleasure, romance, and self-identity, its proper moral role in private and public life. In part two Seidman's primary purpose is to analyze moral arguments over sexual norms and practices. He chooses the sex debates that occurred within feminism and the gay male community in the late '70s through the '80s as his sites for moral engagement, as it is here that the debate over sexual ethics has been given its fullest elaboration. In conclusion, Seidman offers a pragmatic ethic that revolves around the concept of sexual and social responsibility as a bridge between libertarians and romanticists. The main issue is how to preserve the expansive notion of sexual choice, diversity, and pleasure contained in the libertarian ethic yet also retain standards that allow us to offer social and personal criticisms of intimate life. Building on the work presented in Romantic Longings, the author's history of intimacy in the United States, Embattled Eros presents a sophisticated yet accessible analysis of contemporary sexual life and its moral conflicts. Emphasizing feminist and lesbian and gay issues, the book is for all readers interested in contemporary sexuality
Difference troubles : queering social theory and sexual politics by Steven Seidman( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aandacht voor het begrip verschil in de menswetenschappen
Jürgen Habermas on society and politics : a reader by Jürgen Habermas( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queer theory/sociology( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together some of the classic sociological statements and the new sociology of homosexual desire, this book points to new synthetic approaches to queer studies. It aims to productively engage the pioneering work of queer theorists
Postmodernism and social theory : the debate over general theory by Steven Seidman( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Schopenhauer's prize essay On the Freedom of the Will is one of the classics of Western philosophy, dealing with the question of free will versus determinism. His treatment of the problem of free will is by no means obsolete, containing penetrating reflections relevant to contemporary discussion." "The argument of the essay is clearly and rigorously presented, and reveals many basic features of Schopenhauer's thought. As such, it forms a useful introduction to Schopenhauer's philosophy in general. Equally, the essay can be studied with profit independently of Schopenhauer's metaphysical views." "This new edition of the sole English translation of this classic text contains an expanded bibliography, index and preface in which the translator comments on recent scholarship on Schopenhauer. The translator's introduction puts the essay into the context of Schopenhauer's general philosophy and suggests some possible criticisms of his position. Book jacket."--Jacket
The new social theory reader : contemporary debates( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This reader will give undergraduate students a structured introduction to the writers and works which have shaped the exciting and yet daunting field of social theory. Throughout the text, key figures are placed in debate with each other and the editorial introductions give an orienting overview of the main points at stake and the areas of agreement and disagreement between the protagonists. The book sets out some of the main schools of thought, including Habermas and Honneth on New Critical Theory, Bourdieu and Luhmann on Institutional Structuralism and Jameson and Hall on Cultural Studies." "The New Social Theory Reader is a companion for students who will not just use it on their theory course but return to it again and again for theoretical foundations for substantive subjects and issues."--Jacket
The new social theory reader( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first anthology to thematize the dramatic upward and downward shifts that have created the new social theory, and to present this new and exciting body of work in a thoroughly trans-disciplinary manner. In this revised second edition readers are provided with a much greater range of thinkers and perspectives, including new sections on such issues as imperialism, power, civilization clash, health and performance. The first section sets out the main schools of contemporary thought, from Habermas and Honneth on new critical theory, to Jameson and Hall on cultural studies, and Foucault and Bourdieu on poststructuralism. The sections that follow trace theory debates as they become more issues-based and engaged. They are: the post-foundational debates over morality, justice and epistemological truth the social meaning of nationalism, multiculturalism and globalization identity debates around gender, sexuality, race, the self and post-coloniality. This new edition provides more ample biographical and intellectual introductions to each thinker, and substantial introductions to each of the major sections. The editors introduce the volume with a newly revised, interpretive overview of social theory today. The New Social Theory Reader is an essential, reliable guide to current theoretical debates."--Publisher's website
Intimacies : a new world of relational life( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intimacies will be of interest for psychoanalysts and for students or scholars in sexualities, gender studies, family studies, feminism studies, queer studies, social class, cultural studies, and philosophy
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Culture and society : contemporary debates
Culture and society : contemporary debatesHandbook of lesbian and gay studiesHandbook of the new sexuality studiesBeyond the closet : the transformation of gay and lesbian lifeContested knowledge : social theory in the postmodern eraThe social construction of sexualityIntroducing the new sexuality studiesThe postmodern turn : new perspectives on social theory
Alternative Names
Seidman, Steven Jay, 1948-

Steven Seidman American sociologist

Steven Seidman sociólogo estadounidense

サイドマン, S

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