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Product Description: This book offers a new perspective on the issue of modernity through a series of interconnected essays. Drawing centrally on the works of Castoriadis, Luhmann, Heller and Lefort, and in critical discussion with Weber, Durkheim, Simmel, Adorno, Habermas and Taylor, the author argues that modernity is not only a unique historical creation but also a multiple one...read more

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9781472482174 | Routledge, November 14, 2016, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: This book offers a new perspective on the issue of modernity through a series of interconnected essays.

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For the past twenty years, noted sociologist Andrew Abbott has been developing what he calls a processual ontology for social life. In this view, the social world is constantly changing—making, remaking, and unmaking itself, instant by instant. He argues that even the units of the social world—both individuals and entities—must be explained by these series of events rather than as enduring objects, fixed in time. This radical concept, which lies at the heart of the Chicago School of Sociology, provides a means for the disciplines of history and sociology to interact with and reflect on each other. In Processual Sociology, Abbott first examines the endurance of individuals and social groups through time and then goes on to consider the question of what this means for human nature. He looks at different approaches to the passing of social time and determination, all while examining the goal of social existence, weighing the concepts of individual outcome and social order. Abbott concludes by discussing core difficulties of the practice of social science as a moral activity, arguing that it is inescapably moral and therefore we must develop normative theories more sophisticated than our current naively political normativism. Ranging broadly across disciplines and methodologies, Processual Sociology breaks new ground in its search for conceptual foundations of a rigorously processual account of social life.

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9780226336596 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 7, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: For the past twenty years, noted sociologist Andrew Abbott has been developing what he calls a processual ontology for social life.

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9780226336626 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 31, 2016, cover price $30.00

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Product Description: This book will give unique insight into how a new generation of Bourdieusian researchers apply Bourdieu to contemporary issues. It will provide a discussion of the working mechanisms of thinking through and/or with Bourdieu when analysing data...read more
By Jessie Abrahams (editor)

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9781138910461 | Routledge, December 21, 2015, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: This book will give unique insight into how a new generation of Bourdieusian researchers apply Bourdieu to contemporary issues.

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Product Description: Is sociology best understood as simply chipping away at our ignorance about society, or does it have broader roles and responsibilities? If so, to what―or perhaps to whom―are these responsibilities? Installing humanity as its epistemological and normative start and endpoint, this book shows how humanism recasts sociology as an activity that does not merely do things, or effect things, but is also self-consciously for something...read more

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9781138808751 | Routledge, February 9, 2016, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: Is sociology best understood as simply chipping away at our ignorance about society, or does it have broader roles and responsibilities?

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Product Description: What does it mean to describe something or someone as absurd? Why did absurd philosophy and literature become so popular amidst the violent conflicts and terrors of the mid- to late-twentieth century? Is it possible to understand absurdity not as a feature of events, but as a psychological posture or stance? If so, what are the objectives, dynamics, and repercussions of the absurd stance? And in what ways has the absurd stance continued to shape postmodern thought and contemporary culture? In Rethinking the Politics of Absurdity, Matthew H...read more

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9780415717618 | Routledge, November 1, 2013, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: What does it mean to describe something or someone as absurd?

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9781138191440 | Reprint edition (Routledge, December 1, 2015), cover price $42.95 | About this edition: What does it mean to describe something or someone as absurd?

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Product Description: In contemporary classrooms, it is crucial for teachers to have a thorough understanding of sociological issues in education. Understanding Sociological Theory for Pedagogical Practices addresses sociological theory, highlighting its relevance to policy, curriculum and practice for the pre-service teacher education student...read more
By Jacqueline Ullman (editor)

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9781107477469 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 31, 2015, cover price $74.99 | About this edition: In contemporary classrooms, it is crucial for teachers to have a thorough understanding of sociological issues in education.

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Product Description: Psychosocial studies challenges the traditions of psychology and sociology from a genuinely transdisciplinary perspective. The book reflects this agenda in its varied theoretical and empirical strands, producing a newly contextualised and restless body of understanding of how 'psychic' and 'social' processes intertwine...read more
By Stephen Frosh (editor)

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9781137388179 | Palgrave Macmillan, September 1, 2015, cover price $109.00 | About this edition: Psychosocial studies challenges the traditions of psychology and sociology from a genuinely transdisciplinary perspective.

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Product Description: This book illuminates an important dimension of the work of Max Weber. Weber’s theory of meaning and modernity is articulated through an understanding of his account of the way in which the pursuit of meaning in the modern world has been shaped by the loss of Western religion and how such pursuit gives sense to the phenomena of human suffering and death...read more

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9781472462862 | Ashgate Pub Co, August 14, 2015, cover price $109.95 | About this edition: This book illuminates an important dimension of the work of Max Weber.

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Product Description: Catholic priest and radical social critic Ivan Illich is best known for books like Deschooling Society and Medical Nemesis that skewered the dominant institutions of the West in the 1970s. Although commissioned in 1961 by American bishops to run a missionary training center in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Illich emerged as one of the major critics of the missionary movement...read more

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9780190204563 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 1, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Catholic priest and radical social critic Ivan Illich is best known for books like Deschooling Society and Medical Nemesis that skewered the dominant institutions of the West in the 1970s.

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Product Description: In this wide-ranging collection of essays, distinguished philosopher Margaret Gilbert investigates the structure of our social world. People often speak of what we do, think, and feel, and of our values, conventions, and laws. Asking what we mean by such talk, Gilbert invokes the foundational idea of joint commitment...read more

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9780199970148 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 19, 2013, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: In this wide-ranging collection of essays, distinguished philosopher Margaret Gilbert investigates the structure of our social world.

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9780190251956 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 1, 2015, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: In this wide-ranging collection of essays, distinguished philosopher Margaret Gilbert investigates the structure of our social world.

With his insightful and wide-ranging theory of recognition, Axel Honneth has decisively reshaped the Frankfurt School tradition of critical social theory. Combining insights from philosophy, sociology, psychology, history, political economy, and cultural critique, Honneth’s work proposes nothing less than an account of the moral infrastructure of human sociality and its relation to the perils and promise of contemporary social life.   This book provides an accessible overview of Honneth’s main contributions across a variety of fields, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of his thought. Christopher Zurn clearly explains Honneth’s multi-faceted theory of recognition and its relation to diverse topics: individual identity, morality, activist movements, progress, social pathologies, capitalism, justice, freedom, and critique. In so doing, he places Honneth’s theory in a broad intellectual context, encompassing classic social theorists such as Kant, Hegel, Marx, Freud, Dewey, Adorno and Habermas, as well as contemporary trends in social theory and political philosophy. Treating the full range of Honneth’s corpus, including his major new work on social freedom and democratic ethical life, this book is the most up-to-date guide available.   Axel Honneth will be invaluable to students and scholars working across the humanities and social sciences, as well as anyone seeking a clear guide to the work of one of the most influential theorists writing today.

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9780745649030 | Polity Pr, April 13, 2015, cover price $69.95

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9780745649047 | Polity Pr, April 6, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: With his insightful and wide-ranging theory of recognition, Axel Honneth has decisively reshaped the Frankfurt School tradition of critical social theory.
9780407003606, titled "Practical Procedures in Accident and Emergency Medicine" | Butterworth-Heinemann, September 1, 1986, cover price $34.95 | also contains Practical Procedures in Accident and Emergency Medicine
9780407003620, titled "Introduction to Clinical Immunology" | Butterworth-Heinemann, January 1, 1985, cover price $29.95 | also contains Introduction to Clinical Immunology

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Product Description: Hannah Arendt is today widely regarded today as a political theorist, who sought to rescue politics from society, and political theory from the social sciences. But this view has had the effect of distracting attention from many of Arendt's most important insights concerning the constitution of society, and the significance of its 'science', sociology...read more

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9781409438632 | Ashgate Pub Co, February 10, 2015, cover price $109.95 | About this edition: Hannah Arendt is today widely regarded today as a political theorist, who sought to rescue politics from society, and political theory from the social sciences.

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Product Description: Departing from a concern with certain ’hard’ problems in social theory and focusing instead on the theoretical strategies employed in their solution, especially on how these strategies depend on what the author calls the theoretical attitude towards language, this book considers whether these strategies, far from being indispensable guides to thinking, might in fact lead social theorists to misunderstand the concepts constitutive of social life...read more

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9781472432407 | Ashgate Pub Co, February 13, 2015, cover price $109.95 | About this edition: Departing from a concern with certain ’hard’ problems in social theory and focusing instead on the theoretical strategies employed in their solution, especially on how these strategies depend on what the author calls the theoretical attitude towards language, this book considers whether these strategies, far from being indispensable guides to thinking, might in fact lead social theorists to misunderstand the concepts constitutive of social life.

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Product Description: If the social does not exist as a special domain but, in Bruno Latour’s words, as ‘a peculiar movement of re-association and reassembling’, what implications does this have for how ‘the cultural’ might best be conceived? What new ways of thinking the relations between culture, the economy and the social might be developed by pursuing such lines of inquiry? And what are the implications for the relations between culture and politics? Contributors draw on a range of theoretical perspectives, including those associated with Deleuze and Guattari, Foucault, Law and Haraway, in order to focus on the roles of different forms of expertise and knowledge in producing cultural assemblages...read more
By Chris Healy (editor)

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9780415614436 | Routledge, January 13, 2011, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: If the social does not exist as a special domain but, in Bruno Latour’s words, as ‘a peculiar movement of re-association and reassembling’, what implications does this have for how ‘the cultural’ might best be conceived?

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9781138864498 | Routledge, February 27, 2015, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: If the social does not exist as a special domain but, in Bruno Latour’s words, as ‘a peculiar movement of re-association and reassembling’, what implications does this have for how ‘the cultural’ might best be conceived?

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9780745608013 | John Wiley & Son Ltd, February 20, 2015, cover price $14.85
9781595585431, titled "Sociology Is a Martial Art: Political Writings by Pierre Bourdieu" | New Pr, November 16, 2010, cover price $18.95 | also contains Sociology Is a Martial Art: Political Writings by Pierre Bourdieu

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Product Description: Recognition and Freedom brings together leading international scholars to discuss the political thought of the social philosopher Axel Honneth. In addition to providing an introduction to Honneth s political thought, the book examines topics such as education, solidarity, multiculturalism, agonism, neo-liberalism and the ways in which these issues challenge core aspects of liberal democracies...read more
By Odin Lysaker (editor)

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9789004287334, titled "Recognition and Freedom: Axel Honneth’s Political Thought" | Brill Academic Pub, January 15, 2015, cover price $149.00 | About this edition: Recognition and Freedom brings together leading international scholars to discuss the political thought of the social philosopher Axel Honneth.

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Product Description: According to some social theorists, we are ‘at the end of the social’. This book argues that such pronouncements may be premature, as we need to reengage with what sociologists have previously meant by ‘the social’. ‘Rethinking the Social’ is the first book to systematically analyse the different concepts of the social developed by Durkheim, Marx and Weber...read more

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9781783083688 | Anthem Pr, December 1, 2014, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: According to some social theorists, we are ‘at the end of the social’.

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9781783083695 | Anthem Pr, December 1, 2014, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: According to some social theorists, we are ‘at the end of the social’.

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By Bryan S. Turner (editor)

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9781783082964, titled "The Spirit of Luc Boltanski: Essays on the 'Pragmatic Sociology of Critique'" | Anthem Pr, November 1, 2014, cover price $295.00

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In this important and original book, Johann Michel paves the way for a greater understanding of Paul Ricoeur's philosophy by exploring it in relation to some major figures of contemporary French thought—Bourdieu, Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault and Castoriadis.Although the fertile dialogue between Ricoeur and various structuralist thinkers is well documented, his position in relation to the post-structuralist movement is less-widely understood. Does Ricoeur's philosophy stand in opposition to post-structuralism in France or, on the contrary, is it in fact a unique variation of that movement? This book defends the latter statement. Michel speaks of post-structuralisms in the plural form and engages them in a dynamic confrontation between Ricoeur and his contemporaries in the French intellectual scene. The result is a better understanding of Ricoeur's thought and also of the distinctive issues that emerge through confrontation between Ricoeur and each of these post-structuralist thinkers.
By Scott Davidson (trans)

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9781783480944 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, November 16, 2014, cover price $100.00

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9781783480951 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 31, 2014, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: In this important and original book, Johann Michel paves the way for a greater understanding of Paul Ricoeur's philosophy by exploring it in relation to some major figures of contemporary French thought—Bourdieu, Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault and Castoriadis.
9780373970926, titled "Paxos Tiger" | Harlequin Books, March 1, 1989, cover price $3.95 | also contains Paxos Tiger

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Product Description: Part of the SAGE Social Thinker series, this book serves as a concise and inviting introduction to the life and works of Erving Goffman, one of the most prominent social theorists in postwar sociology. Goffman’s ideas continue to influence scholars in various fields and have also attracted many readers outside conventional academia...read more

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9781412998031 | Sage Pubns, August 20, 2014, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Part of the SAGE Social Thinker series, this book serves as a concise and inviting introduction to the life and works of Erving Goffman, one of the most prominent social theorists in postwar sociology.

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Product Description: Political and economic models of society often operate at a level of abstraction so high that the connections between them, and their links to culture, are beyond reach. Bearing Society in Mind challenges these disciplinary boundaries and proposes an alternative framework—the social formation...read more

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9781783480227 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 10, 2014, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Political and economic models of society often operate at a level of abstraction so high that the connections between them, and their links to culture, are beyond reach.

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9781783480234 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 2, 2014, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Political and economic models of society often operate at a level of abstraction so high that the connections between them, and their links to culture, are beyond reach.
9780373642205, titled "Tiger Stalk" | Harlequin Books, April 1, 1997, cover price $3.75 | also contains Tiger Stalk

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