The International Library of Sociology (ILS) is the most important series of books on sociology ever published. Founded in the 1940s by Karl Mannheim, the series became the forum for pioneering research and theory, marked by comparative approaches and the identification of new directions in sociology, publishing major figures in Anglo-American and European sociology, from Durkheim and Weber to Parsons and Gouldner, and from Ossowski and Klein to Jasanoff and Walby.
Its new editors, John Holmwood (University of Nottingham, UK) and Vineeta Sinha (National University of Singapore), plan to develop the series as a truly global project, reflecting new directions and contributions outside its traditional centres, and connecting with the original aim of the series to produce sociological knowledge that addresses pressing global social problems and supports democratic debate.
A History of Autobiography in Antiquity Part 1
Sociological Theory and the Capability Approach
Chekhov & His Russia Ils 267
Co-Operative Communities at Work
Disaster A Psychological Essay
Personality and Problems of Adjustment
Class Structure in the Social Consciousness
Sigmund Freud - An Introduction
Lifestyle Shopping The Subject of Consumption
By Georg Misch
February 25, 2014
This is Volume IV of 9 historical works from the International Library of Sociology. This is part one of two looking at the history of the autobiography. Appearing in isolation as they do, autobiographies demand for their description and appreciation, a comprehensive view of the development of the ...
By Spiros Gangas
October 10, 2019
Sociological Theory and the Capability Approach connects normative strands of sociological theory to the fusion of ethics and economics proposed by Amartya Sen’s and Martha Nussbaum’s capability approach. Spanning classical (Hegel, Marx, Durkheim, Scheler, Weber) and contemporary debates (...
By Stavit Sinai
March 27, 2019
Sociology, emerging in the 19th century as the study of national societies, is the intellectual product of its time, power relations and social imaginaries. As a discursive practice that was enmeshed in the meta-narratives of modernity, the discipline of sociology bears the inherent capacity to ...
By W.H. Bruford
September 25, 2013
This is Volume I of eight in a series on the Sociology of the Soviet Union. Originally published in 1948, the aim from the outset was to throw light both on Chekhov and on Russia, by trying to see Russia through Chekhov's eyes and to see Chekhov as the product of a particular age and country....
By Henrik F. Infield
July 21, 2016
This is Volume IV in a series of twenty-two on Race, Class and Social Structure. Originally published in 1947, in this study is an attempt to sum up the lessons offered by co-operative communities of the past and present. The work deals with two principal tasks: (I) a description of the most ...
By Martha Wolfenstein
September 25, 2013
This is Volume II out of eighteen on a series of the Sociology of Behaviour and Psychology. Originally published in 1957, this study is a psychological essay and is the result of a study undertaken for the Committee on disaster Studies of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council....
By Kimbell Young
September 25, 2013
This is Volume IX out of eighteen on a series of the Sociology of Behaviour and Psychology. Originally published in 1947, this is essentially to be a college text in courses dealing with the psychology of personality or with problems of mental hygiene, and to serve as an orientation to the ...
By Stanislaw Ossowski
August 14, 2018
First published in 1998. This is Volume III of the twenty-one in the Race, Class and Social Structure series. Looking at social consciousness, in part one it focuses on biblical legends o comparer sociology and then expands to include conceptual constructs and social reality in the second section....
By S.C. Dube
November 02, 2017
Indian Village is widely considered a "classic." Since its publication, over six decades ago, the book has received immense acclaim, attaining extraordinary success, especially as the first book on a single village in post—Second World War South Asia. Indeed, the work represents a key statement of ...
By Walter Hollitscher
October 21, 2010
This is Volume XII of eighteen in a series on the Sociology of Behaviour and Psychology. Originally published in 1947 this includes a presentation of Sigmund Freud’s Theory, and a discussion of the relationship between psycho-analysis and sociology....
By Gurminder Bhambra, John Narayan
November 10, 2016
This book provides a fresh examination of the cosmopolitan project of post-war Europe from a variety of perspectives. It explores the ways in which European cosmopolitanism can be theorized differently if we take into account histories which have rarely been at the forefront of such understandings....
By Rob Shields
September 24, 1992
First Published in 2004. In contemporary shopping sites new modes of subjectivity, inter-personal relationships and models of social totality are being tried on, taken off and displayed in much the same way that one might shop for clothes. These are not the modernist spaces of goal-directed ...