In this set sociologists, including Rudolph Schlesinger, discuss the key social institutions and issues of Soviet society. These are important texts for any Soviet Studies course, and cover wide-ranging topics such as Chekhov, Education, the Family, Youth, Psychology, Legal Theory in the former USSR, as well as such social institutions as the Soviet Administration and Soviet Collective Farms. These are significant records of contemporary analysis of the former USSR.
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.