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Introduction - Craig Calhoun, Chris Rojek and Bryan Turner PART ONE: THEORY AND METHOD Quantitative Research Methods - Adrian E Raftery Qualitative Research Traditions - Paul Atkinson and Sara Delamont Sociology and Philosophy - Randall Collins The Diversity and Insularity of Sociological Traditions - Charles Crothers Comparative Sociology - David A Apter Some Paradigms and their Moments PART TWO: THE AXIAL PROCESSES OF SOCIETY The Culture of Work - Richard Sennett The Sociology of the Family - Bryan Turner The Social Institution of Money - Geoffrey Ingham The Sociology of Consumption and Lifestyle - Don Slater The Sociology of Mediation and Communication - Roger Silverstone An Entirely Different World? Challenges for the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity - Patricia Hill Collins A Sociology of Information - David Lyon Class and Stratification - Mike Savage Current Problems and Revivial Prospects The Sociology of Culture - Wendy Griswold The Sociology of Health and Illness - Gary L Albrecht The Sociology of Religion - Bryan Turner Leisure and Tourism - Chris Rojek The Sociology of the Environment and Nature - Steven Yearley Poverty and Life Chances - Dalton Conley The Conceptualization and Study of the Poor Globalization - Roland Robertson and Kathleen E White Sociology and Cross-Disciplinarily The Sociology of Gender - Sylvia Walby Historical Trends and Future Prospects - Charles HirschmanPopulation and Society PART THREE: PRIMARY DEBATES A New Approach for Theoretically Integrating Micro and Macro Analysis - Jonathan H Turner Global Inequality - Jan Nederveen Pieterse Bringing Politics Back In Sociology and the Body - Nick Crossley The City - Saskia Sassen Its Return as a Lens for Social Theory Sociology of Deviance - Heinz Steinert The Disciplines of Social Exclusion Globalizing Business - Stewart R Clegg Sex and Power - Elspeth Probyn Capillaries, Capabilities and Capacities The Sociology of the University and Higher Education - Gerard Delanty The Consequences of Globalization Science, Technology and their Implications - Karin Knorr Cettina Citizenship, Ethnicity and Nation-States - Sinisa Malesevic and John A Hall

About the Author

Chris Rojek is Professor of Sociology and Culture at Brunel University, West London. He is a prolific and influential author in the field of Celebrity, Leisure Studies and Popular Culture. In 2003 he was awarded the Allen V. Sapora prize for outstanding achievement in the field of Leisure and Tourism Studies. Besides lecturing in the UK he has given lectures on leisure in Australia, Canada, the USA and the Netherlands. In 2009 he was Hood Fellow at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He also writes on celebrity culture, neat capitalism and myths and realities of national identity. His current research is on popular music and popular culture and the meaning of the celetoid in Reality TV. Bryan S. Turner is Professor of Sociology in the Asian Research Institute (ARI) at the National University of Singapore. Previously he was Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge from 1998-2005. His research interests include globalization and religion, concentrating on such issues as religious conflict and the modern state, religious authority and electronic information, religious, consumerism and youth cultures, human rights and religion, the human body, medical change, and religious cosmologies. He is Joint Chief Editor of the journal Citizenship Studies and serves on the editorial boards of several prestigious journals.

Reviews

...an eclectic, essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate

students and those with an avid interest in the contemporary, greatly evolving, science

of sociology, who need instruction and enlightenment in the cutting edge of

theoretical discourses of society as a whole. Recommended
Journal of Sociology
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 of Life 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 grounds by bringing together top European and American sociologists. The contributions provide a fresh perspective on many of the most recent developments in the field of sociology. This volume will prove to be a very useful tool for researchers and students across the social sciences. It will set the agenda for a more integrated, yet plural, sociology
Michele Lamont
Harvard University -- CHOICE
...an eclectic, essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate

students and those with an avid interest in the contemporary, greatly evolving, science

of sociology, who need instruction and enlightenment in the cutting edge of

theoretical discourses of society as a whole. Recommended
Journal of Sociology
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 of Life 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 grounds by bringing together top European and American sociologists. The contributions provide a fresh perspective on many of the most recent developments in the field of sociology. This volume will prove to be a very useful tool for researchers and students across the social sciences. It will set the agenda for a more integrated, yet plural, sociology
Michele Lamont
Harvard University

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