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The SAGE Handbook of Sociology

The SAGE Handbook of Sociology

First Edition
Edited by:

June 2005 | 608 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Sociology has evolved greatly since it's inception as an academic discipline. It has diverged into numerous strands often flowing in disparate directions - so much so that today the notion of canonical sociology has become widely disputed. The field of sociology at present approximates to one of multi-paradigmatic complexity in which many approaches to theory must be distinguished and situated. In addition, the discipline has had to confront new challenges from globalization, the shift of interest from production to consumption, the rise of new social movements, the challenge of bio-engineering, the collapse of a 'presently existing socialist alternative' and much else besides.

The new SAGE Handbook of Sociology aims to address these new developments, while at the same time providing an authoritative guide to theory and method, the key sub-disciplines and the primary debates of today. To undertake this ambitious project three leading figures in the field of sociology were selected as editors to bring together the foremost exponents of the different strands that contribute towards the make up modern sociology. Drawn from both sides of the Atlantic the contributors have been commissioned to utilise the most up to date research available to provide a critical, international analysis of their area of expertise.

The result is this essential resource collection that not just reflects upon the condition of sociology today but also looks to future developments in the discipline. The Handbook is invaluable not just all sociologists but to a wide variety of students and researchers across the social sciences.

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Craig Calhoun, Chris Rojek and Bryan Turner
Adrian E Raftery
Quantitative Research Methods
Paul Atkinson and Sara Delamont
Qualitative Research Traditions
Randall Collins
Sociology and Philosophy
Charles Crothers
The Diversity and Insularity of Sociological Traditions
David A Apter
Comparative Sociology
Some Paradigms and their Moments

Richard Sennett
The Culture of Work
Bryan Turner
The Sociology of the Family
Geoffrey Ingham
The Social Institution of Money
Don Slater
The Sociology of Consumption and Lifestyle
Roger Silverstone
The Sociology of Mediation and Communication
Patricia Hill Collins
An Entirely Different World? Challenges for the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
David Lyon
A Sociology of Information
Mike Savage
Class and Stratification
Current Problems and Revivial Prospects

Wendy Griswold
The Sociology of Culture
Gary L Albrecht
The Sociology of Health and Illness
Bryan Turner
The Sociology of Religion
Chris Rojek
Leisure and Tourism
Steven Yearley
The Sociology of the Environment and Nature
Dalton Conley
Poverty and Life Chances
The Conceptualization and Study of the Poor

Roland Robertson and Kathleen E White
Sociology and Cross-Disciplinarily

Sylvia Walby
The Sociology of Gender
Historical Trends and Future Prospects

Charles HirschmanPopulation and Society
Jonathan H Turner
A New Approach for Theoretically Integrating Micro and Macro Analysis
Jan Nederveen Pieterse
Global Inequality
Bringing Politics Back In

Nick Crossley
Sociology and the Body
Saskia Sassen
The City
Its Return as a Lens for Social Theory

Heinz Steinert
Sociology of Deviance
The Disciplines of Social Exclusion

Stewart R Clegg
Globalizing Business
Elspeth Probyn
Sex and Power
Capillaries, Capabilities and Capacities

Gerard Delanty
The Sociology of the University and Higher Education
The Consequences of Globalization

Karin Knorr Cettina
Science, Technology and their Implications
Sinisa Malesevic and John A Hall
Citizenship, Ethnicity and Nation-States

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