KEY ISSUES IN MODERN SOCIOLOGY
Anthem’s Key Issues in Modern Sociology series publishes scholarly texts by leading social theorists that give an accessible exposition of the major structural changes in modern societies. These volumes address an academic audience through their relevance and scholarly quality, and connect sociological thought to public issues. The series covers both substantive and theoretical topics, as well as addressing the works of major modern sociologists. The series emphasis is on modern developments in sociology with relevance to contemporary issues such as globalization, warfare, citizenship, human rights, environmental crises, demographic change, religion, postsecularism and civil conflict.
Bryan S. Turner – City University of New York, USA, and University of Western Sydney, Australia
Thomas Cushman – Wellesley College, USA
Rob Stones – University of Western Sydney, Australia
Richard Swedberg – Cornell University, USA
Stephen Turner – University of South Florida, USA
Darin Weinberg – University of Cambridge, UK
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Habitus and Ethnographies of Martial Arts and Combat Sports
‘Fighting Scholars’ presents insightful ethnographic research on several different martial arts and combat sports, taking the habitus as a central theme of analysis. Interdisciplinary in its approach, it contains contributions from leading international figures on martial arts and combat sports.
Reconstructing the relationship between science and politics in Imperial Germany, this book covers the early work of the philosopher and historian Ernst Cassirer (1875–1945) and discusses his relation to the Marburg School of philosophy.
This book investigates the emergence of a ‘new ageing’ and its realisation through the body. The work explores new forms of embodiment concerned with identity and care of the self, which have seen the body become a site for ageing differently – for ageing without becoming old.
Essays on Religion and Violence
The book explores the role of religion in war and peace through nine original contributions that examine a range of case studies from different historical periods. Religion, the volume suggests, is typically not the cause of human conflict, but rather the product of actions by the state and the legal system.
Retreat or Resurgence?
'Sixties Radicalism and Social Movement Activism' explores and re-analyses major events, debates and themes from the radical developments of the nineteen sixties and relates them to contemporary social movements and issues.
A Case Study of the Influence of Christian Ethics on Business Life
Inspired by Max Weber’s thesis on the Protestant ethic, this volume examines the influence of Christianity on overseas Chinese entrepreneurs working in China during its transition from a centrally-planned economy toward a market economy under Communist rule.
A Comparative Sociology
This volume explores key issues in the modern tensions between state and religions by exploring a number of case studies from around the world.
Tracing a Culture of Thought
This book outlines A.N. Whitehead’s philosophy of process and uses it to re-orient a range of topics within social theory, namely: the relation of language and the body; sexual difference and conceptions of nature; the question of realism; the concept of the social; and capitalism as process.
This book addresses an old and basic question: what is the moral order of the market? ‘Corporate Wrongdoing and the Art of the Accusation’ is an exploration of accusations of wrongdoing and the revelations these accusations expose about the dark side of capitalism and modern corporations.
Studies in the Intellectual Emigration of the 1930s
David Kettler has lived in Germany, where he was born, as well as in the United States and Canada. His publications extend across the fields of political theory, law and society, sociology, cultural studies and intellectual history. He is Research Professor in Social Studies at Bard College in New York, as well as Professor Emeritus in Political Studies and Cultural Studies at Trent University in Ontario.
This volume explores the sociological legacy of the late Pierre Bourdieu through an examination of the intellectual division between his reception in the world of French social sciences and his reception in the Anglophone world.
A Sociological and Moral Inquiry
An enlightening look into the medical, cultural, religious and philosophical implications of life extension.