Sociological Imagination & Structural Change Series

  • The Orifice as Sacrificial Site: Culture, Organization and the Body book cover

    The Orifice as Sacrificial Site

    Culture, Organization and the Body, 1st Edition

    By James Aho

    The Orifice as Sacrificial Site bases its argument on expert histories and primary documents of selected religions. Although based on textual analysis and documentary evidence this is essentially a social study. The goal of Aho's study is to discover explanatory principles of orifice management,…

    Paperback – 2002-09-30
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    Sociological Imagination & Structural Change Series

  • Beyond Sociology's Tower of Babel: Reconstructing the Scientific Method book cover

    Beyond Sociology's Tower of Babel

    Reconstructing the Scientific Method, 1st Edition

    By Bernard Phillips

    To look outside the discipline of sociology is to find little credibility given to the field as science. Bernard Phillips argues that we are learning to see ever more clearly the contradiction between scientific standards and what in fact has been achieved by sociology. Instead of knowledge based…

    Paperback – 2002-01-31
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    Sociological Imagination & Structural Change Series

  • The Faultline of Consciousness: A View of Interactionism in Sociology book cover

    The Faultline of Consciousness

    A View of Interactionism in Sociology, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Maines

    In this compendium of related and cross-referential essays, David R. Maines draws from pragmatist/symbolic interactionist assumptions to formulate a consistent new view of the entire field of sociology. Suitable for courses in social theory, qualitative methods, social psychology, and narrative…

    Paperback – 2001-07-31
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  • The Eclipse of Morality: Science, State, and Market book cover

    The Eclipse of Morality

    Science, State, and Market, 1st Edition

    By Lawrence Busch

    Using the works of Bacon, Hobbes, and Adam Smith as well as historical examples drawn from the last two centuries, Busch shows how the ideas initially proposed by these thinkers became reified as scientism, statism, and marketism - systems of belief that a single mode of ordering could solve the…

    Paperback – 2000-03-31
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  • The Paradox of Social Order: Linking Psychology and Sociology book cover

    The Paradox of Social Order

    Linking Psychology and Sociology, 1st Edition

    By Pierre Moessinger

    This volume focuses on strengthening the foundations of the social sciences with hypotheses that challenge commonly held rational choice theories drawn from economics. In contrast to the rational choice theories of Becker, Hayek, Popper, and others, Moessinger argues that the stability of social…

    Paperback – 1999-12-31
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  • Moral Order and Social Disorder: American Search for Civil Society book cover

    Moral Order and Social Disorder

    American Search for Civil Society, 1st Edition

    By Frank Hearn

    Drawing upon both classical insights and more recent writings, Hearn provides a compelling account of social breakdown in the United States. The book examines the conditions most responsible for the deterioration of social institutions, notably the family, and of communitarian interdependencies,…

    Paperback – 1997-12-31
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  • Social Movements and Cultural Change: The First Abolition Campaign Revisited book cover

    Social Movements and Cultural Change

    The First Abolition Campaign Revisited, 1st Edition

    Edited by Leo D'Anjou

    As a result of the efforts of the Abolition Committee in Great Britain in the half-decade between 1787 and 1792, slavery and the slave trade-previously accepted as necessary evils-were perceived as gross injustices and evils to be eradicated. This volume examines that first abolition movement in…

    Paperback – 1996-12-31
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    Sociological Imagination & Structural Change Series