Anthem Companions to Sociology offer authoritative and comprehensive assessments of major figures in the development of sociology from the last two centuries. Covering the major advancements in sociological thought, these companions offer critical evaluations of key figures in the American and European sociological tradition, and will provide students and scholars with an in-depth assessment of the makers of sociology and chart their relevance to modern society.

Series Editor
Bryan S. Turner – City University of New York, USA / Australian Catholic University, Australia / University of Potsdam, Germany

Series Endorsements

The Anthem Companions to Sociology offers wide ranging and masterly overviews of the works of major sociologists. The volumes in the series provide authoritative and critical appraisals of key figures in modern social thought. These books, written and edited by leading figures, are essential additional reading on the history of sociology.

- Gerard Delanty, Professor of Sociology, University of Sussex, Brighton

This ambitious series provides an intellectually thoughtful introduction to the featured social theorists and offers a comprehensive assessment of their legacy. Each edited collection synthesizes the many dimensions of the respective theorist’s contributions and sympathetically ponders the various nuances in and the broader societal context for their body of work. The series will be appreciated by seasoned scholars and students alike.

- Michele Dillon, Professor of Sociology and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, University of New Hampshire

The orchestration and emergence of the Anthem Companions to Sociology represent a formidable and invaluable achievement. Each companion explores the scope, ingenuity, and conceptual subtleties of the works of a theorist indispensable to the sociological project. The editors and contributors for each volume are the very best in their fields, and they guide us towards the richest, most creative seams in the writings of their thinker. The results, strikingly consistent from one volume to the next, brush away the years, reanimate what might have been lost, and bring numerous rays of illumination to the most pressing challenges of the present.

- Rob Stones, Professor of Sociology, Western Sydney University, Australia

The Anthem Companions, those that have appeared already and those that are to come, will give every sociologist a handy and authoritative guide to all the giants of their discipline.

- Stephen Mennell, Professor Emeritus, University College Dublin

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The Anthem Companion to Robert K. Merton

Edited by Charles Crothers & Lorenzo Sabetta, Assisted by Larry Stern

£120.00, $195.00  Hardback

April 2022

The Anthem Companion to Raymond Aron

Edited by Joachim Stark & Christopher Adair-Toteff

£120.00, $195.00  Hardback

December 2021

The Anthem Companion to Philip Selznick

Edited by Paul van Seters

£120.00, $195.00  Hardback

August 2021

The Anthem Companion to Maurice Halbwachs

Edited by Robert Leroux & Jean-Christophe Marcel

£120.00, $195.00  Hardback

July 2021

The Anthem Companion to Robert N. Bellah

Edited by Matteo Bortolini

£80.00, $125.00  Hardback

June 2019

£80.00, $125.00  Hardback

May 2019

The Anthem Companion to Philip Rieff

Edited by Jonathan B. Imber

£70.00, $115.00  Hardback

April 2018

The Anthem Companion to Gabriel Tarde

Edited by Robert Leroux

£70.00, $115.00  Hardback

March 2018

The Anthem Companion to Karl Mannheim

Edited by Volker Meja & David Kettler

£70.00, $115.00  Hardback

December 2017

The Anthem Companion to Ernst Troeltsch

Edited by Christopher Adair-Toteff

£70.00, $115.00  Hardback

December 2017

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