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Lukes, Steven

Works: 118 works in 644 publications in 11 languages and 12,972 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Biography  Fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: HX39.5, 335.422
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Most widely held works about Steven Lukes
Most widely held works by Steven Lukes
Émile Durkheim; his life and work, a historical and critical study by Steven Lukes( Book )
79 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om sociologen og social-antropologen Émile Durkheim, hans liv og hans betydning for disse videnskaber i årene op til 1. verdenskrig
Power : a radical view by Steven Lukes( Book )
80 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steven Lukes' 'Power' is a seminal work, still widely used nearly 30 years after its first publication. This new edition includes the original text, along with two major new essays
Rationality and relativism by Martin Hollis( Book )
37 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marxism and morality by Steven Lukes( Book )
26 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
... An honourable, instructive and impressively able book.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
The rules of sociological method by Émile Durkheim( Book )
26 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revised for the first time in over thirty years, this edition of Emile Durkheim's masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology is updated with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar Steven Lukes that puts Durkheim's work into context for the twenty-first century reader. The Rules of Sociological Method represents Emile Durkheim's manifesto for sociology. He argues forcefully for the objective, scientific, and methodological underpinnings of sociology as a discipline and establishes guiding principles for future research. The substantial new introduction by leading Durkheim scholar Steven Lukes explains and sets into context Durkheim's arguments. Lukes examines the still-controversial debates about The Rules of Sociological Method's six chapters and explains their relevance to present-day sociology. The edition also includes Durkheim's subsequent thoughts on method in the form of articles, debates with scholars from other disciplines, and letters. The original translation has been revised and reworked in order to make Durkheim's arguments clearer and easier to read. This is an essential resource for students and scholars hoping to deepen their understanding of one of the pioneering voices in modern sociology and twentieth-century social thought
Durkheim and the law by Émile Durkheim( Book )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Individualism by Steven Lukes( Book )
46 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this classic text, Steven Lukes discusses what 'individualism' has meant in various national traditions and across different provinces of thought, analysing it into its component unit-ideas and doctrines. He further argues that it now plays a malign ideological role, for it has come to evoke a socially-constructed body of ideas whose illusory unity is deployed to suggest that redistributive policies are neither feasible nor desirable and to deny that there are institutional alternatives to the market."--pub. desc
Essays in social theory by Steven Lukes( Book )
28 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Category of the person : anthropology, philosophy, history by Michael Carrithers( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The concept that peope have of themselves as a 'person' is one of the most intimate notions that they hold. Yet the way in which the category of the person is conceived varies over time and space. In this volume, anthropologists, philosophers, and historians examine the notion of the person in different cultures, past and present. Taking as their starting point a lecture on the person as a category of the human mind, given by Marcel Mauss in 1938, the contributors critically assess Mauss's speculation that notions of the person, rather than being primarily philosophical or psychological, have a complex social and ideological origin. Discussing societies ranging from ancient Greece, India, and China to modern Africa and Papua New Guinea, they provide fascinating descriptions of how these different cultures define the person. But they also raise deeper theoretical issues: What is universally constant and what is culturally variable in people's thinking about the person? How can these variations be explained? Has there been a general progressive development toward the modern Western view of the person? What is distinctive about this? How do one's notions of the person inform one's ability to comprehend alternative formulations? These questions are of compelling interest for a wide range of anthropologists, philosophers, historians, psychologists, sociologists, orientalists, and classicists. The book will appeal to any reader concerned with understanding one of the most fundamental aspects of human existence"--Publisher description
Moral relativism by Steven Lukes( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Moral relativism attracts and repels. What is defensible in it and what is to be rejected? Do we as human beings have no shared standards by which we can understand one another? Can we abstain from judging one another's practices? Do we truly have divergent views about what constitutes good and evil, virtue and vice, harm and welfare, dignity and humiliation, or is there some underlying commonality that trumps it all? These questions turn up everywhere, from Montaigne's essay on cannibals, to the UN Declaration of Human Rights, to the debate over female genital mutilation. They become ever more urgent with the growth of mass immigration, the rise of religious extremism, the challenges of Islamist terrorism, the rise of identity politics, and the resentment at colonialism and the massive disparities of wealth and power between North and South. Are human rights and humanitarian interventions just the latest form of cultural imperialism? By what right do we judge particular practices as barbaric? Who are the real barbarians? ..."
Power by Steven Lukes( Book )
23 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and Korean and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Multicultural questions by Christian Joppke( Book )
22 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume assembles leading scholars from a wide range of disciplines and countries to debate multiculturalism in theory and practice. The volume is grouped around four central questions raised by multiculturalism: (1) Is universalism ethnocentric? (2) Does multiculturalism threaten citizenship? (3) Do minorities require group rights? And (4) What can Europe learn from North America? The answers delivered in this book seek to move the debate about multiculturalism from a polemical into a more analytical mode. This book suggests a Burkean stance toward multiculturalism, in which it is 'circumstances' that render 'every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind'."--Jacket
The curious enlightenment of Professor Caritat : a comedy of ideas by Steven Lukes( Book )
32 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A professor embarks on a search for the best of possible worlds. He visits Militaria, Communitaria, Utilitaria and Libertaria and concludes all of them are false Utopias. A spoof on the political theories of our time. A first novel
The good society; a book of readings by Anthony Arblaster( Book )
13 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moral conflict and politics by Steven Lukes( Book )
10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Communist manifesto new interpretations by Karl Marx( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: It will assist students making their first approach to Marx's thought as well as those ready to study the Manifesto in more depth. For beginning students, this edition provides a carefully annotated text of the Manifesto and two introductory sections by Frederic Bender, a "Chronology of Events Leading to the Communist Manifesto" and "Historical and Theoretical Backgrounds of the Communist Manifesto." More experienced students will benefit from selections on the sources of Marx's thought, the significance of the Manifesto in the history of Marxism, and recent interpretations of the work
Liberals and cannibals : the implications of diversity by Steven Lukes( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Taking as his starting point Robert Frost's accusation that a liberal is someone who can't take his own side in an argument, Steven Lukes confronts liberal thought with its own limitations. The essays in this collection focus on the perennial but newly urgent questions of how the tension between relativism and the moral universalism current in contemporary politics can be resolved within the framework of liberalism." "While recognizing the dangers of moral imperialism, Lukes argues that a relativist position based on identifying clearly distinct cultural and moral communities is incoherent. Drawing on work in anthropology and philosophy, he examines the nature of social justice, the politics of identity and human rights theory, as well as discussing how ideas drawn from the work of Isaiah Berlin can shed light on these debates."--BOOK JACKET
Condorcet : political writings by Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat Condorcet( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nicolas de Condorcet (1743-1794), the innovating founder of mathematical thinking in politics, was the last great philosophe of the French Enlightenment and a central figure in the early years of the French Revolution. His political writings give a compelling vision of human progress across world history and express the hopes of that time in the future perfectibility of man. This volume contains a revised translation of 'The Sketch', written while in hiding from the Jacobin Terror, together with lesser-known writings on the emancipation of women, the abolition of slavery, the meanings of freedom and despotism and reflections on revolutionary violence. The introduction by Steven Lukes and Nadia Urbinati sets these works in context and shows why Condorcet is of real interest today as we reinterpret the meaning of Enlightenment, the very idea of progress and the founding ideas of social democracy"--Provided by publisher
No laughing matter : a collection of political jokes by Steven Lukes( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The curious enlightenment of Professor Caritat : a novel of ideas by Steven Lukes( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A philosophy professor living in a futuristic autocratic society reluctantly becomes involved in a political struggle, causing him to reassess Western political philosophies
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Alternative Names
Luk, Satīwen
Luk, Satīwen 1941-
Lukes, S.
Lukes, S. 1941-
Lukes, S. (Steven)
Lukes, Steven
Lukes, Steven Michael 1941-
Luks, Stiven
Lūks, Stīvens 1941-
לוקס, סטיבן
ルークス, S
ルークス, S. M
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