This series has some of our leading Sociology titles, each with a new introduction by Bryan Turner - which place the books in historical and intellectual contexts.
Max Weber and Karl Marx
Essays on the Sociology of Culture
Ideology and Utopia
G.H. Mead A Reader
From Max Weber Essays in Sociology
By Karl Lowith
November 16, 1993
First Published in 2004. Lowith's study of Max Weber and Karl Marx is a key text in modem interpretations of the theme of alienation in Marxist theory and rationalisation in Weber's sociology. It remains the best short student introduction to the differences and comparisons between these essential ...
By Karl Mannheim
May 16, 2014
Karl Mannheim was one of the leading sociologists of the twentieth century. Essays on the Sociology of Culture, originally published in 1956, was one of his most important books. In it he sets out his ideas of intellectuals as producers of culture and explores the possibilities of a democratization...
By Karl Mannheim
January 26, 1998
Ideology and Utopia argues that ideologies are mental fictions whose function is to veil the true nature of a given society. They originate unconsciously in the minds of those who seek to stabilise a social order. Utopias are wish dreams that inspire the collective action of opposition groups which...
By Filipe Carreira da Silva, G. H. Mead
December 14, 2012
This book introduces social scientists to the ideas of George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) - one of the most original yet neglected thinkers of early twentieth century sociology. Mead is an exceptional case amongst sociological classics in that, until now, there has been no comprehensive reader of his ...
By Max Weber
March 10, 2009
Max Weber (1864-1920) was one of the most prolific and influential sociologists of the twentieth century. This classic collection draws together his key papers. This edition contains a new preface by Professor Bryan S. Turner....