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The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology

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Gary Albrecht, Jeffrey Alexander, Tomas Almaguer, Patrick Baert, Jack Barbalet, James Beckford, Michael Billig, Mildred Blaxter, Mick Bloor, W. A. Brown, Brendan J. Burchell, Stewart Clegg, Ira Cohen, Oonagh Corrigan, Rosemary Crompton, Sean Cubitt, Tom Cushman, Tia De Nora, Peter Dickens, Michele Dillon, S. N. Eisenstadt, Tony Elger, Anthony Elliott, Amitai Etzioni, Mary Evans, Ron Eyerman, James D. Faubion, Elizabeth Feiner Cohen, Janie Filoteo, Gary Alan Fine, David Frisby, Loraine Gelsthorpe, Julian Go, David Good, Dr Philip Goodman, Susan Hansen, Bernadette Hayes, Chris Haywood, John Heritage, John Hoffman, John Holmwood, Robert Holton, Darnell Hunt, Geoffrey Ingham, Engin Isin, Andrew Jamison, Valerie Jenness, Bob Jessop, James E. Katz, Doug Kellner, Krishan Kumar, John Law, Charles Lemert, Donald N. Levine, Ruth Lister, Steven Loyal, Mairtin Mac-an-Ghaill, Michael Macy, Jeff Manza, Robert Miller, Jan Pakulski, Edward Park, Frank Pearce, Emile Perreau-Saussine, Chris Phillipson, Gianfranco Poggi, Dudley L. Poston, Stephen Quilley, Mark Rapley, Larry Ray, Isaac Reed, Thomas Reifer, Derek Robbins, Chris Rojek, Merredes Rubio, Rogelio Saenz, Kent Sandstrom, Cornell Sandvoss, Jacqueline Schneider, Jackie Scott, Martin Shaw, Mark Sherry, Birte Siim, Susan Silbey, Carol Smart, Vicki Smith, Nick Stevenson, Rob Stones, Richard Swedberg, Piotr Sztompka, Edward Tiryakian, Kenneth H. Tucker, Jr, Bryan S. Turner, Stephen P. Turner, Jonathan Turner, Ann Vogel, Frederic Volpi, Alan Warde, Darin Weinberg, Andrew Wernick, Kevin White, Fiona Wood
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  • Date Published: August 2006
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521540469

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  • Providing an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the classical and the contemporary, this volume is an indispensable guide to the vibrant and expanding field of sociology. Featuring over 600 entries, from concise definitions to discursive essays, written by leading international academics, the Dictionary offers a truly global perspective, examining both American and European traditions and approaches. Entries cover schools, theories, theorists and debates, with substantial articles on all key topics in the field. While recognising the richness of historical sociological traditions, the Dictionary also looks forward to new and evolving influences such as cultural change, genetics, globalization, information technologies, new wars and terrorism. Most entries incorporate references for further reading and a cross-referencing system enables easy access to related areas. This Dictionary is an invaluable reference work for students and academics alike and will help to define the field of sociology in years to come.

    • A to Z format allows readers to easily grasp key concepts plus find relevant entries and sources for further reading
    • Written with a global perspective covering new developments in sociology as well as the classical sociological traditions that have shaped the field in the last century
    • A discursive approach, illustrating and debating concepts with diverse origins and contested meanings
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    Reviews & endorsements

    “The impressive scope and clarity of this volume makes it an indispensable reference work for teachers, researchers and students of sociology. The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology is both a reference work and an invitation to engage the social sciences.” -Judith Blau University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    “The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology edited by Bryan S. Turner captures successfully around one thousand reliable and lively articles with many facets, national variations and shifting interests from the time of the pioneers to our time of globalization, in a discipline of growing intellectual and social importance.” -Raymond Boudon Sorbonne and Académie des sciences morales et politiques

    “This comprehensive thesaurus of sociological knowledge is unique. It reconstructs classic authors through their works; it takes account of more recent writers whose thought is placed convincingly in its historical and intellectual contexts; and it demystifies twenty-first century catchwords such as globalization and terrorism.” -Uta Gerhardt, University of Heidelberg, Germany.

    “An exceptionally valuable resource, with comprehensive coverage and a wide range of excellent contributors.” -William Outhwaite, University of Sussex

    “A major contribution to the effort of mapping the field of sociology. One of its great strengths is to push the cultural/philosophical boundary of sociology, returning the discipline to some of its original intellectual ambitions and depths.” -Saskia Sassen, University of Chicago and author of Territory, Authority, Rights (2006)

    "As one would expect from a work assembled by Bryan Turner, this Dictionary is excellent in coverage and in the quality of articles. Not only are the longer articles authored by noted experts, but the international flavor of the book makes it particularly valuable for today's student and general reader." -Alan Sica, Pennsylvania State University

    "The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology is a nicely packaged source that endeavors to cover the whole range of the discipline...from both American and European perspectives. Its 600 entries are signed but do not have bibliographies, although references for further reading are embedded in the entry text...An effort was made to cover new developments in sociology, including those related to globalization, such as diaspora, fundamentalism, and global migration." -Booklist

    "Highly recommended for all libraries." - Library Journal

    "...an authoritative guide to a complex field." -John Hillman, Canadian Journal of Sociology Online

    "A useful ready-reference work on the subject of sociology. Highly recommended." -- Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521540469
    • length: 708 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 160 x 26 mm
    • weight: 1.411kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Contributors
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    How to use this Dictionary
    Dictionary.

  • Editor

    Bryan S. Turner, National University of Singapore
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    Contributors

    Gary Albrecht, Jeffrey Alexander, Tomas Almaguer, Patrick Baert, Jack Barbalet, James Beckford, Michael Billig, Mildred Blaxter, Mick Bloor, W. A. Brown, Brendan J. Burchell, Stewart Clegg, Ira Cohen, Oonagh Corrigan, Rosemary Crompton, Sean Cubitt, Tom Cushman, Tia De Nora, Peter Dickens, Michele Dillon, S. N. Eisenstadt, Tony Elger, Anthony Elliott, Amitai Etzioni, Mary Evans, Ron Eyerman, James D. Faubion, Elizabeth Feiner Cohen, Janie Filoteo, Gary Alan Fine, David Frisby, Loraine Gelsthorpe, Julian Go, David Good, Dr Philip Goodman, Susan Hansen, Bernadette Hayes, Chris Haywood, John Heritage, John Hoffman, John Holmwood, Robert Holton, Darnell Hunt, Geoffrey Ingham, Engin Isin, Andrew Jamison, Valerie Jenness, Bob Jessop, James E. Katz, Doug Kellner, Krishan Kumar, John Law, Charles Lemert, Donald N. Levine, Ruth Lister, Steven Loyal, Mairtin Mac-an-Ghaill, Michael Macy, Jeff Manza, Robert Miller, Jan Pakulski, Edward Park, Frank Pearce, Emile Perreau-Saussine, Chris Phillipson, Gianfranco Poggi, Dudley L. Poston, Stephen Quilley, Mark Rapley, Larry Ray, Isaac Reed, Thomas Reifer, Derek Robbins, Chris Rojek, Merredes Rubio, Rogelio Saenz, Kent Sandstrom, Cornell Sandvoss, Jacqueline Schneider, Jackie Scott, Martin Shaw, Mark Sherry, Birte Siim, Susan Silbey, Carol Smart, Vicki Smith, Nick Stevenson, Rob Stones, Richard Swedberg, Piotr Sztompka, Edward Tiryakian, Kenneth H. Tucker, Jr, Bryan S. Turner, Stephen P. Turner, Jonathan Turner, Ann Vogel, Frederic Volpi, Alan Warde, Darin Weinberg, Andrew Wernick, Kevin White, Fiona Wood

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