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.

 

Series Editor

Peter Kivisto – Augustana College [USA]

 

Editorial Board

Harry F. Dahms University of Tennessee at Knoxville [USA]

Thomas Faist Bielefeld University [Germany]

Anne Rawls Bentley University [USA]

Giuseppe Sciortino University of Trento [Italy]

Sirpa Wrende University of Helsinki [Finland]

Richard York University of Oregon [USA]

 

Proposals

We welcome submissions of proposals for challenging and original works that meet the criteria of this series. We make prompt editorial decisions. Our titles are published simultaneously in print and ebook editions and are subject to peer review by recognized authorities in the field. Should you wish to send in a proposal for a collection of essays, a single or multi-authored monograph, or a course reader, please contact us at: proposal@anthempress.com

  1. Habermas and Giddens on Praxis and Modernity
     
    A Constructive Comparison
    Craig Browne

    This major new contribution forms a constructive comparison of the social theories of Jürgen Habermas and Anthony Giddens that focuses on their approaches to modernity, their endeavours to develop new perspectives, and their critical rethinking of the modernist vision of an autonomous society.

    PRICE:  £70.00  /  $115.00
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    Hardback | January 2017 | ISBN 9781783085002

  2. Islamic Ethos and the Specter of Modernity
     
    Farzin Vahdat

    Drawing on the work of Hegel, this book proposes a framework for understanding modernity in the Muslim world and analyzes the discourse of prominent Muslim thinkers and political leaders with reference to some of the most significant markers of modernity.

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    Hardback | June 2015 | ISBN 9781783084364

  3. Islamic Ethos and the Specter of Modernity
     
    Farzin Vahdat

    Drawing on the work of Hegel, this book proposes a framework for understanding modernity in the Muslim world and analyzes the discourse of prominent Muslim thinkers and political leaders with reference to some of the most significant markers of modernity.

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    Paperback | June 2015 | ISBN 9781783084371

  4. Consumption, Cities and States
     
    Comparing Singapore with Asian and Western Cities
    Ann Brooks and Lionel Wee

    ‘Consumption, Cities and States: Comparing Singapore with Asian and Western Cities’ examines the fascinating intersection of consumption, citizenship and the state in a cross-section of global cities in Asia and the West.

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    Paperback | March 2015 | ISBN 9781783084265

  5. Rethinking the Social through Durkheim, Marx, Weber and Whitehead
     
    Micheal Halewood

    This is the first book to systematically analyse the different concepts of the social developed by Durkheim, Marx and Weber, suggesting that debates surrounding this concept are still very much alive.

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    Hardback | December 2014 | ISBN 9781783083688

  6. Ernst Cassirer and the Critical Science of Germany, 1899–1919
     
    Gregory B. Moynahan

    Reconstructing the relationship between science and politics in Imperial Germany, this book covers the early work of the philosopher and historian Ernst Cassirer (1874–1945) and discusses his relation to the Marburg School of philosophy.

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    Paperback | December 2014 | ISBN 9781783083435

  7. Rethinking the Social through Durkheim, Marx, Weber and Whitehead
     
    Micheal Halewood

    This is the first book to systematically analyse the different concepts of the social developed by Durkheim, Marx and Weber, suggesting that debates surrounding this concept are still very much alive.

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    Paperback | December 2014 | ISBN 9781783083695

  8. Fighting Scholars
     
    Habitus and Ethnographies of Martial Arts and Combat Sports
    Edited by Raúl Sánchez García and Dale C. Spencer

    ‘Fighting Scholars’ presents insightful ethnographic research on a range of different martial arts and combat sports. Taking the habitus as a central theme of analysis, the different contributions of this volume are aligned within the same project that began to crystallize in Loïc Wacquant’s ‘Body and Soul’: the construction of a ‘carnal sociology’ that constitutes an exploration of the social world ‘from’ the body.

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    Paperback | December 2014 | ISBN 9781783083466

  9. The Spirit of Luc Boltanski
     
    Essays on the 'Pragmatic Sociology of Critique'
    Edited by Simon Susen and Bryan S. Turner

    This volume – which brings together essays by prominent scholars in the field of sociology – provides a range of perspectives on the increasing influence of Luc Boltanski’s writings on both theoretical and empirical problems of contemporary social and political analysis.

    PRICE:  £175.00  /  $295.00
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    Hardback | November 2014 | ISBN 9781783082964

  10. War and Peace
     
    Essays on Religion and Violence
    Bryan S. Turner

    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.  

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    Paperback | November 2014 | ISBN 9781783083305

  11. Émile Durkheim and the Collective Consciousness of Society
     
    A Study in Criminology
    Kenneth Smith

    This volume presents the first ever book-length treatment of Émile Durkheim’s concept of the ‘collective consciousness of society’. 

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    Paperback | August 2014 | ISBN 9781783082285

  12. Émile Durkheim and the Collective Consciousness of Society
     
    A Study in Criminology
    Kenneth Smith

    This volume presents the first ever book-length treatment of Émile Durkheim’s concept of the ‘collective consciousness of society’.
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    Hardback | August 2014 | ISBN 9781783082278

  13. Consumption, Cities and States
     
    Comparing Singapore with Asian and Western Cities
    Ann Brooks and Lionel Wee

    ‘Consumption, Cities and States: Comparing Singapore with Asian and Western Cities’ examines the fascinating intersection of consumption, citizenship and the state in a cross-section of global cities in Asia and the West.

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    Hardback | May 2014 | ISBN 9781783082261

  14. The Legacy of Pierre Bourdieu
     
    Critical Essays
    Edited by Simon Susen and Bryan S. Turner

    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.

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    Paperback | December 2013 | ISBN 9781783080724

  15. Religion and the State
     
    A Comparative Sociology
    Edited by Jack Barbalet, Adam Possamai and Bryan S. Turner

    This volume explores key issues in the modern tensions between state and religions by exploring a number of case studies from around the world.

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    Paperback | November 2013 | ISBN 9781783080663

  16. A. N. Whitehead and Social Theory
     
    Tracing a Culture of Thought
    Michael Halewood

    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.

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    Paperback | October 2013 | ISBN 9781783080694

  17. Overseas Chinese Christian Entrepreneurs in Modern China
     
    A Case Study of the Influence of Christian Ethics on Business Life
    Joy Kooi-Chin Tong

    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.

     
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    Paperback | October 2013 | ISBN 9781783080564

  18. Fighting Scholars
     
    Habitus and Ethnographies of Martial Arts and Combat Sports
    Edited by Raúl Sánchez García and Dale C. Spencer

    ‘Fighting Scholars’ presents insightful ethnographic research on a range of different martial arts and combat sports. Taking the habitus as a central theme of analysis, the different contributions of this volume are aligned within the same project that began to crystallize in Loïc Wacquant’s ‘Body and Soul’: the construction of a ‘carnal sociology’ that constitutes an exploration of the social world ‘from’ the body.

    PRICE:  £60.00  /  $99.00
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    Hardback | September 2013 | ISBN 9780857283320

  19. Ernst Cassirer and the Critical Science of Germany, 1899–1919
     
    Gregory B. Moynahan

    Reconstructing the relationship between science and politics in Imperial Germany, this book covers the early work of the philosopher and historian Ernst Cassirer (1874–1945) and discusses his relation to the Marburg School of philosophy.

    PRICE:  £60.00  /  $99.00
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    Hardback | July 2013 | ISBN 9780857283214

  20. War and Peace
     
    Essays on Religion and Violence
    Bryan S. Turner

    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.  

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    Hardback | March 2013 | ISBN 9780857283078

  21. Sixties Radicalism and Social Movement Activism
     
    Retreat or Resurgence?
    Edited by Bryn Jones and Mike O'Donnell

    '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.

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    Paperback | October 2012 | ISBN 9780857285737

  22. Overseas Chinese Christian Entrepreneurs in Modern China
     
    A Case Study of the Influence of Christian Ethics on Business Life
    Joy Kooi-Chin Tong

    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.

     
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    Hardback | February 2012 | ISBN 9780857283535

  23. Religion and the State
     
    A Comparative Sociology
    Edited by Jack Barbalet, Adam Possamai and Bryan S. Turner

    This volume explores key issues in the modern tensions between state and religions by exploring a number of case studies from around the world.

    PRICE:  £60.00  /  $99.00
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    Hardback | December 2011 | ISBN 9780857287984

  24. A. N. Whitehead and Social Theory
     
    Tracing a Culture of Thought
    Michael Halewood

    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.

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    Hardback | September 2011 | ISBN 9780857287960

  25. Corporate Wrongdoing and the Art of the Accusation
     
    Robert R. Faulkner

    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.

    PRICE:  £19.99  /  $32.95
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    Paperback | August 2011 | ISBN 9780857287946

  26. The Liquidation of Exile
     
    Studies in the Intellectual Emigration of the 1930s
    David Kettler

    A theoretical overview and six case studies showing that the exile of intellectuals is a difficult, dependent, and fluid condition, whose achievements are dearly bought and whose endings rarely fulfill the missions informing their beginnings.

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    Hardback | July 2011 | ISBN 9780857287939

  27. The Legacy of Pierre Bourdieu
     
    Critical Essays
    Edited by Simon Susen and Bryan S. Turner

    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.

    PRICE:  £80.00  /  $130.00
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    Hardback | April 2011 | ISBN 9780857287687