1 Society as Structure
2 Society as Solidarity
3 Society as Creation
Conclusion: From Feral to Catastrophic Societies
Charles C. Lemert, Yale University
'It is rare to find such a combination of lucidity and erudition. Many different readers will find much to engage them here, from first-year students to experienced academics. Tremendous.'
John Urry, Lancaster University
'We all need be thankful to Anthony Elliott and Bryan Turner, two acknowledged masters of conceptual analysis and the art of sociological theorizing, for joining forces to scrutinize the meaning of "society". One could not acquit oneself from such a challenge better than they - nor could readers of their study find more illumination, clarity, and persuasive answers to queries in any other sociological treatise.'
Zygmunt Bauman, University of Leeds
- An erudite and original book that gets to grips with a central bone of contention in the social sciences and beyond: what do we mean by ‘society’?
- Written by two of the world’s leading social theorists.
- In exploring what ‘society’ means, the authors engage with and elucidate an array of issues in classical and contemporary social theory.
- Covers a range of topics such as globalization, multiculturalism, and the communications revolution, from a unique and insightful new angle.