Religion, Realism and Social Theory
Making Sense of Society
By (author) P. Mellor
Normal Price: $83.00
Your Price: $74.70 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $8.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.74 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 7-10 days
Religion, Realism and Social Theory by P. Mellor
Book Description'Philip Mellor's ambition is to save sociology from itself!or to save society from the sociologists. He has written a brilliant polemic and theoretically rich argument against the many fashionable contemporary social theories that provide acquiescent 'post-societal' endorsements of the economic and technological forces that are 'hollowing out' the religious, moral and human dimensions of societies. I am tremendously impressed' - Kenneth Thompson, Professor of Sociology at the Open University Religion, Realism and Social Theory challenges those contemporary sociologists who argue that the notion of 'society' is an outmoded basis for sociological analysis and instead revitalizes the idea that sociology is truly 'the study of society'. Through a bold and original argument, Philip Mellor returns the human and religious aspects of social life to the centre of social theory, drawing on a vast range of contemporary social theoretical literature in the process.The book: " comprehensively reassesses what societies are " offers a detailed critique of current failings in social theory " draws out the religious underpinnings of social life " throws fresh light on the religious, cultural and social conflicts that appear to herald a new period of global disorder Religion, Realism and Social Theory will stimulate debate amongst academics and students of sociology and social theory, cultural studies and the sociology of religion.
Buy Religion, Realism and Social Theory book by P. Mellor from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780761948650
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Religion, Realism and Social Theory book by P. Mellor and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - P. Mellor
Philip Mellor is Professor of Religion and Social Theory at University of Leeds.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687