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Critical Concepts in Sociology, 1st Edition

By Professor Bryan S Turner, Bryan S. Turner


832 pages

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Hardback: 9780415070362
pub: 1994-01-06

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The concept of citizenship is central to a wide number of debates in the social sciences: juridicial (the rights and obligations of the state), political philosophy and the law (because it defines the nature of expectations relating to social contract) and questions relating to freedom, equality and rights.

These two volumes provide scholars with a comprehensive guide to the concept. It outlines the history of citizenship and traces its application in various debates within the social sciences.

Bryan Turner is Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the leading sociologists in the English-speaking world. He is the author or co-author of no less than 30 books, the most recent of which have been Theories of Modernity and Postmodernity (Sage 1992) and Regulating Bodies (Routledge 1992).

Table of Contents

Volume One

Section 1: Theoretical Debates

Section 2: The Classics

Section 3: Historical Origins

Volume two

Section 4: Welfare and Citizenship (UK)

Section 5: Ethnicity and Citizenship (USA)

Section 6: State and Citizenship (Europe)

Section 7: Contemporary Criticisms

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Sociology

The Routledge Critical Concepts in Sociology series provides concise, authoritative reprints of key articles in sociology, collecting the essential secondary literature on key subjects. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, each set puts the development of fundamental concepts into their historical context, and provides students and researchers with a clear snapshot of current thinking. Collections span a multitude of subject areas, including religion, multiculturalism and celebrity.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General