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The Sage handbook of sociology / edited by Craig Calhoun, Chris Rojek and Bryan Turner

Secondary Author Calhoun, Craig
Rojek, Chris
Turner, Bryan S.
Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Sage Publications, 2005 Description XV, 590 p. ; 26 cm ISBN 0-7619-6821-0 CDU 316.6
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

`This is a wide-ranging and authoritative analysis of sociology's 'state-of-the-art'. It will set the terms of debate for the next decade' - John Urry, Lancaster University, U.K.

`The profession of sociology was blessed by abundance of excellent handbooks. The one edited by Craig Calhoun, Christ Rojek and Bryan Turner was preceded by outstanding sociology handbooks, the most eminent ones by Robert Farris and E Lee published in 1964 and a more recent one by Neil Smelser in1988. The volume by Farris and Lee not only served as an introductory text to the discipline, but contained many innovative papers, which re-oriented social research for years to come. Smelser brought together the best possible and most polished overview of the contributions professional sociology at his time. The Calhoun-Rojek-Turner Handbook combines the best of these traditions. It gives a comprehensive overview of our field, much like Smelser's book did, but it is also daringly innovative - reminiscent to some of the by now classical chapters of the Farris-Lee treatise - in terms of giving voice to new areas of investigations, inviting contributions not only from established figures but also from younger talented scholars. This new Handbook of Sociology bravely confronts the epochal changes of our times, the new problems of the new global world order, it avoids the temptations to impose on the discipline any over-arching paradigm or methodology and forcefully combines professional or scientific approaches to sociology with politically engaged public sociologies. The book will recruit socially committed and scientifically ambitious students to major in sociology if used in introductory undergraduate courses but even graduate students will benefit reading it in trying to identify where the cutting edges of their professions might be'
- Ivan Szelenyi, Yale University

'This Handbook of Sociology breaks new gro

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • Part 1 Theory And Method
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Traditions
  • Sociology and Philosophy
  • The Diversity and Insularity of Sociological Traditions
  • Comparative Sociology
  • Some Paradigms and their Moments
  • Part 2 The Axial Processes Of Society
  • The Culture of Work
  • The Sociology of the Family
  • The Social Institution of Money
  • The Sociology of Consumption and Lifestyle
  • The Sociology of Mediation and Communication
  • An Entirely Different World? Challenges for the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
  • A Sociology of Information
  • Class and Stratification
  • Current Problems and Revivial Prospects
  • The Sociology of Culture
  • The Sociology of Health and Illness
  • The Sociology of Religion
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • The Sociology of the Environment and Nature
  • Poverty and Life Chances
  • The Conceptualization and Study of the Poor
  • Globalization
  • Sociology and Cross-Disciplinarily
  • The Sociology of Gender
  • Historical Trends and Future Prospects
  • Part 3 Primary Debates
  • A New Approach for Theoretically Integrating Micro and Macro Analysis
  • Global Inequality
  • Bringing Politics Back In
  • Sociology and the Body
  • The City
  • Its Return as a Lens for Social Theory
  • Sociology of Deviance
  • The Disciplines of Social Exclusion
  • Globalizing Business
  • Sex and Power
  • Capillaries, Capabilities and Capacities
  • The Sociology of the University and Higher Education
  • The Consequences of Globalization
  • Science, Technology and their Implications
  • Citizenship, Ethnicity and Nation-States

Reviews provided by Syndetics


After 17 years, Sage has published a new edition of its Handbook of Sociology (1st ed., ed. by Neil Smelser; CH, Mar'89, 26-3624). Continuing the tradition of "establishing a sociological 'canon,'" the essays by this new group of editors and contributors are organized into three parts--theory and method, the axial processes of sociology, and primary debates--a modification of the four parts of the first Handbook. Reviewers of the first edition criticized its absence of coverage on demography and sociological social psychology, and lack of integration across chapters. One of those reviewers, Craig Calhoun (Social Science Research Council), is one of the editors of this new volume. He suggested in Contemporary Sociology (Calhoun 1989, 477) that "future handbooks should comprise multiple volumes." However, it is nearly impossible to have such a handbook cover every field of sociology, include all prominent gurus, carry on all traditions, and reflect unsettled changes. Students and other users will be happy with this concise single volume, which still provides up-to-date knowledge and information. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate students, graduate students, and above. R. Wang Central Michigan University

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