Written by three eminent professors, it has been updated to reflect the shifts of sociological thought in the last five years, making it the most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date dictionary available. It is essential reading for all students and teachers of sociology and other related courses - and also the general reader.
Nicholas Abercrombie is Emeritus Fellow of Sociology at Lancaster University. Stephen Hill is the Principal of Royal Holloway, University of London. Bryan S. Turner is professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. These three authors have collaborated extensively, particularly in writing The Dominant Ideology Thesis (1980), Sovereign Individulas of Captialism (1986) and Dominant Ideologies (1990).