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Thompson, Kenneth 1937-

Works: 117 works in 563 publications in 3 languages and 12,439 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Dictionaries  Quotations  History  Textbooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Contributor, Translator, Author of introduction, ed, Creator
Classifications: HM22.F8, 301
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Most widely held works about Kenneth Thompson
Most widely held works by Kenneth Thompson
Key quotations in sociology by Kenneth Thompson( )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 2,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you have any difficulty in finding a relevant quotation for an essay or exam paper in sociology? If so this useful little book, which contains a core of essential quotations for anyone interested in sociology, will provide you with all you need. Quotations are taken from the classic texts of the "Founding Fathers", the writings of more recent influential thinkers, and the most authoritative experts in special fields
Moral panics by Kenneth Thompson( )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and Danish and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Kenneth Thompson traces the developments in moral panic studies and also reintroduces some of the initial broader relevance of this field by treating moral panics not simply as separate episodes but in relation to systems of representation and regulation, and as symptoms of wider social and cultural tensions
Emile Durkheim by Kenneth Thompson( Book )

61 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The French sociologist, Emile Durkheim, is a key figure in the development of sociology, and was largely responsible for the transformation of the earlier diffuse philosophy of Comte and others into a systematic discipline. This book examines his considerable achievements and situates them in their social and intellectual contexts, with a concise account of the major elements of Durkheim's sociology. The author discusses the reason for Durkheim's profound influence on subsequent developments in the subject, covers the historical and political background of this work, and demonstrates his achievement in setting sociology upon a sound academic base." "The book includes a critical commentary on the four main studies that exemplify Durkheim's contribution to sociology: The Division of Labour in Society; Suicide; The Rules of Sociological Method and The Elementary Forms of Religious Life."--BOOK JACKET
Readings from Emile Durkheim by Émile Durkheim( )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emile Durkheim is regarded as a 'founding father' of sociology, and is studied in all basic sociology courses. This handy textbook provides a collection of the key passages from Durkheim's major works and successfully encapsulates the core of his sociology." "With this text, Kenneth Thompson has effectively filled a gap that previously existed in the literature available on Durkheim, by providing an outstanding collection of modern and reliable translations. Offering both in-depth coverage and useful reference, this text provides an indispensable aid to those seeking to gain access to Durkheim's writings."--Jacket
Sartre, life and works by Kenneth Thompson( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is a narrative of the unfolding of the Ebola virus disease outbreak from a scientific view point. The author provides an analysis of the scientific basis of public health policies that have influenced the public's, and the medical community's, abilities to understand the virus and the disease. This is done in the context of providing insights into the biology of the virus, and exploring open questions, including its likely modes of transmission. The author has included citations from the scientific literature and the press, as well as quotes from expert interviews. The book will help sort out the fact from fiction, given the confusion that arose after the virus arrived in the US. The author used his objective research skills and knowledge of evolutionary genetics and molecular biology to find out what was known, and what questions remained unanswered, and even what questions remained unasked. Written in an accessible style, it is intended for the educated general public, scientists, policy makers, health care workers, and politicians. It delves into the problems of trying to derive a logic-based understanding of a highly lethal emerging disease in 2014, when research funding cuts have gutted research institutions, and when public health institutions really were woefully unprepared. It is a highly distinct narrative analysis that is sure to stimulate new research and thinking in public policy. It will inform thousands of people of the nature of the virus, how it works, in terms they are likely to be able to understand. It will allow others to rapidly catch up with the story of Ebola." -- Publisher's description
Bureaucracy and Church reform: the organizational response of the Church of England to social change 1800-1965 by Kenneth Thompson( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological perspectives: selected readings by Kenneth Thompson( Book )

42 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Control and ideology in organizations( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beliefs and ideology by Kenneth Thompson( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has long been a gulf in sociology between the sociology of religion and the study of ideology. This new synthesis of the two streams of thought about belief systems provides an indispensible introduction to the field. Kenneth Thompson deals with the central issues in the study of religion, ideology and popular culture from a perspective which combines the thinking of Durkheim and Marx. Bridging the sterile distinction between Marxist theory and sociology, the book covers issues about culture and ideology which are at the head of the sociological agenda. It represents a novel and pathbreaking approach to central problematic of modern social theory. -- Back cover
Media and cultural regulation( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People and organisations by Graeme Salaman( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social and cultural forms of modernity( Book )

22 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social and cultural dimensions of 20th century industrialized societies are examined, e.g., social divisions of class, gender and race, patterns of consumption, conceptions of self, body and sexuality, the reshaping of knowledge in education ... The focus is on Britain and Europe, with reference to North America and Australasia
Work, employment, and unemployment : perspectives on work and society by Kenneth Thompson( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary introduction to sociology : culture and society in transition by Jeffrey C Alexander( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological stories and key concepts -- Sociological methods -- Cultural structures -- Media and communication -- Socialization and the life cycle -- Sexuality -- Marriage and the family -- Inequality -- Gender -- Race and ethnicity -- Crime and deviance -- Work and the economy -- Education -- Health and medicine -- Religion -- Urbanism and population -- Politics, publics, and the state -- Social change, collective action, and social movements
Religion and ideology : a reader( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uses of sociology( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays discuss whether sociological knowledge is important. They introduce students to the main ways in which sociology is practised in the world and explore the major debates concerning its social purposes
Information technology : social issues : a reader( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organization and management, selected papers by Chester I Barnard( )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barnard was prompted by Vilfredo Pareto's seminal four volume work Mind and Society to apply his theories of sociology to management studies. Barnard's study of interaction between people in economic settings was contentious in that he concluded that human behaviour within these settings is largely non-economic and instead approaches ritualistic symbolism
Dynamic administration : the collected papers of Mary Parker Follett by Mary Parker Follett( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Parker Follett was a prominent business philosopher of the period, who agreed with Sheldon about the need to emphasize human factors in management, but placing greater stress on the need to develop a science of cooperation
Beliefs and religion by Kenneth Thompson( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Moral panicsEmile DurkheimReadings from Emile DurkheimControl and ideology in organizationsMedia and cultural regulationSocial and cultural forms of modernityA contemporary introduction to sociology : culture and society in transitionThe uses of sociology