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The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

Bryan S. Turner (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-119-25074-6
640 pages
September 2016, Wiley-Blackwell
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A comprehensive new collection covering the principal traditions and critical contemporary issues of social theory.
  • Builds on the success of The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, second edition with substantial revisions, entirely new contributions, and a fresh editorial direction
  • Explores contemporary areas such as actor network theory, social constructionism, human rights and cosmopolitanism
  • Includes chapters on demography, science and technology studies, and genetics and social theory
  • Emphasizes key areas of sociology which have had an important impact in shaping the discipline as a whole
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Author Information

Bryan S. Turner is the Presidential Professor of Sociology and Director of the Mellon Committee for the Study of Religion, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York and Director of the Institute for Religion Politics and Society at the Australian Catholic University (Melbourne). He was the Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor at Wellesley College (2009-10). His most recent publications are Religion and Modern Society (Cambridge 2011) and The Religious and the Political (Cambridge 2013). With Oscar Salemink, he edited the Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia (2014). He is the founding editor with John O’Neill of the Journal of Classical Sociology (Sage) and with Irfan Ahmad the Journal of Religious and Political Practice (Routledge).He received the Max Planck Award in 2015 or research on secularization and modernity: social and religious pluralism’ and the host institution is Potsdam University.
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  • Builds on the success of The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, second edition with substantial revisions, entirely new contributions, and a fresh editorial direction
  • Provides a comprehensive guide to the principal traditions of social theory from classical sociology and the philosophy of the social sciences to phenomenology and conversation analysis
  • Explores contemporary areas such as actor network theory, social constructionism, human rights and cosmopolitanism
  • Includes chapters on demography, science and technology studies, and genetics and social theory
  • Emphasizes key areas of sociology which have had an important impact in shaping the discipline as a whole
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Reviews

"The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory is aptly titled since it involves a dramatic revision and updating of the previous volume. It is an excellent overview of the state of social theory with strong essays written, in the main, by many of the world's leading social theorists. An indispensable resource for anyone interested in social theory."
George Ritzer, University if Maryland

"Comprehensive and engaging, this new companion will help students and other readers understand both the changing agendas and the core content of social theory."
Craig Calhoun, New York University

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