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Religion

A diverse set, the religion set includes works from the biographical narratives of Buddha and stories of his past rebirths, to the lyrical account of love affair between gods, to a play that satirized religions to make a laughingstock of their followers and their tenets.

Included in this set:

The Epitome of Queen Lilávati
By Jina·ratna. Edited and translated by Richard Fynes.
Volume 1
543 pages / 978-0-8147-2741-6

The Epitome of Queen Lilávati
Volume 2
By Jina·ratna. Edited and translated by Richard Fynes.
650 pages / 978-0-8147-2742-3

Garland of the Buddha's Past Lives
Volume 1
By Arya·shura. Translated by Justin Meiland.
550 pages / 978-0-8147-9581-1

Garland of the Buddha's Past Lives
Volume 2
By Arya·shura. Translated by Justin Meiland.
543 pages / 978-0-8147-9583-5

Gita·gov'nda: Love Songs of Radha and Krishna
By Jaya·deva. Translated by Lee Siegel.
200 pages / 978-0-8147-4078-1

Handsome Nanda
By Ashva·ghosha. Translated by Linda Covill.
392 pages / 978-0-8147-1683-0

Heavenly Exploits: Buddhist Biographies from the D'vyavadána
Edited and translated by Joel Tatelman.
444 pages / 978-0-8147-8288-0

"How the Nagas Were Pleased" & "The Shattered Thighs"
By Harsha and Bhasa. Translated by Andrew Skilton.
350 pages / 978-0-8147-4066-8

Life of the Buddha
By Ashva·ghosha. Translated by Patrick Olivelle
561 pages / 978-0-8147-6216-5

Much Ado about Religion
By Bhatta Jayánta. Edited and translated by Csaba Dezsö.
320 pages / 978-0-8147-1979-4

Synopsis:

"There is always a need for introductory works about difficult ideas that are written with as much clarity, grace, balance and scholarship as this one. For these topics, in particular, it is a striking accomplishment. I have no doubt it will be widely used."

—Bertell Ollman, New York University

This introduction to social theory addresses key issues in sociological, political, and cultural analysis through the unifying theme of social conflict, cohesion, and consent. Structured around the major theorists in the field, Joseph examines such thinkers as Marx and Engels, Gramsci, Durkheim, Parsons, Weber, The Frankfurt School, and Foucault. Through their ideas, core social concepts and key features of modern society are introduced, including structure and agency, ideology, discourse and legitimation, the state, the economy, and civil society. Dealing with both contemporary social debates and established theoretical approaches, Social Theory serves as a uniquely useful introduction for both politics and sociology students.

Synopsis:

This introduction to social theory addresses key issues in sociological, political, and cultural analysis through the unifying theme of social conflict, cohesion, and consent. Structured around the major theorists in the field, Joseph examines such thinkers as Marx and Engels, Gramsci, Durkheim, Parsons, Weber, The Frankfurt School, and Foucault. Through their ideas, core social concepts and key features of modern society are introduced, including structure and agency, ideology, discourse and legitimation, the state, the economy, and civil society. Dealing with both contemporary social debates and established theoretical approaches, Social Theory serves as a uniquely useful introduction for both politics and sociology students.

About the Author

Jonathan Joseph is a lecturer in international politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is author of Hegemony: A Realist Analysis and coeditor (with John Roberts) of Realism, Discourse and Deconstruction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814742761
Author:
Joseph, Jonathan
Publisher:
New York University Press
Author:
Library, Clay
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Social conflict
Subject:
Consensus
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Consensus (social sciences)
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
Policy
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
218
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , "There is always a need for introductory works about difficult ideas that are written with as much clarity, grace, balance and scholarship as this one. For these topics, in particular, it is a striking accomplishment. I have no doubt it will be widely used."

—Bertell Ollman, New York University

This introduction to social theory addresses key issues in sociological, political, and cultural analysis through the unifying theme of social conflict, cohesion, and consent. Structured around the major theorists in the field, Joseph examines such thinkers as Marx and Engels, Gramsci, Durkheim, Parsons, Weber, The Frankfurt School, and Foucault. Through their ideas, core social concepts and key features of modern society are introduced, including structure and agency, ideology, discourse and legitimation, the state, the economy, and civil society. Dealing with both contemporary social debates and established theoretical approaches, Social Theory serves as a uniquely useful introduction for both politics and sociology students.

"Synopsis" by , This introduction to social theory addresses key issues in sociological, political, and cultural analysis through the unifying theme of social conflict, cohesion, and consent. Structured around the major theorists in the field, Joseph examines such thinkers as Marx and Engels, Gramsci, Durkheim, Parsons, Weber, The Frankfurt School, and Foucault. Through their ideas, core social concepts and key features of modern society are introduced, including structure and agency, ideology, discourse and legitimation, the state, the economy, and civil society. Dealing with both contemporary social debates and established theoretical approaches, Social Theory serves as a uniquely useful introduction for both politics and sociology students.
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