Publisher of Humanities, Social Science & STEM Books

View All Book Series

BOOK SERIES


Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory


91 Series Titles

Per Page
Sort

Display
Max Weber's 'Science as a Vocation'

Max Weber's 'Science as a Vocation'

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Lassman, Irving Velody, Herminio Martins
December 18, 2015

Max Weber’s lecture ‘Science as a Vocation’ is a classic of social thought, in which central questions are posed about the nature of social and political thought and action. The lecture has often taken to be a summation of Weber’s thought. It can also be argued that, together with the responses of ...

Men, Masculinities and Social Theory (RLE Social Theory)

Men, Masculinities and Social Theory (RLE Social Theory)

1st Edition

Edited By Jeff Hearn, D.H.J. Morgan
December 18, 2015

This volume presents a series of illustrative and critical perspectives upon the developing study of men and masculinities and its importance for sociological theory. The contributions, by women and men from Britain and the United States, are organized around the unifying themes of Power and ...

Rationality and the Social Sciences (RLE Social Theory) Contributions to the Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences

Rationality and the Social Sciences (RLE Social Theory): Contributions to the Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences

1st Edition

By S.I. Benn, G.W. Mortimore
December 18, 2015

The concepts of rationality that are used by social scientists in the formation of hypotheses, models and explanations are explored in this collection of original papers by a number of distinguished philosophers and social scientists. The aim of the book is to display the variety of the concepts ...

Social Theory and the Family (RLE Social Theory)

Social Theory and the Family (RLE Social Theory)

1st Edition

By D.H.J. Morgan
December 18, 2015

An experienced teacher of courses on the sociology of the family, D.H.J. Morgan frequently encounters a gulf between ‘the family’ as it is often treated in sociological texts and ‘the family’ as it is usually experienced. In this book he provides an extremely valuable bridge between the two by ...

Sociological Theory in Transition (RLE Social Theory)

Sociological Theory in Transition (RLE Social Theory)

1st Edition

Edited By Mark L. Wardell, Stephen P. Turner
December 18, 2015

Current sociological theories appear to have lost their general persuasiveness in part because, unlike the theories of the ‘classical era’, they fail to maintain an integrated stance toward society, and the practical role that sociology plays in society. The authors explore various facets of this ...

Sociological Theory in Use (RLE Social Theory)

Sociological Theory in Use (RLE Social Theory)

1st Edition

By Kenneth Menzies
December 18, 2015

Central to most sociologists’ self-image is the claim that their theories are based on research. However, using a random sample of 680 articles appearing in major American, British and Canadian journals, Dr Menzies shows that in some areas of sociology the wide gap between theory and research means...

Sociology and the Demystification of the Modern World (RLE Social Theory)

Sociology and the Demystification of the Modern World (RLE Social Theory)

1st Edition

Edited By John Rex
December 18, 2015

Professor Rex’s controversial book concerns not only those who are professional sociologists but all thinking people who live in the modern world. One of the objects of sociology is to give ‘power to the people’, to make a contribution to the understanding of political problems. Rex writes from a ...

Structure, Interaction and Social Theory (RLE Social Theory)

Structure, Interaction and Social Theory (RLE Social Theory)

1st Edition

By Derek Layder
December 18, 2015

A central problem in contemporary social theory is that of providing an account of social interaction that does justice both to the self-monitoring capacities of the individuals involved and to the society that ‘frames’ the interaction. This book attempts to resolve this problem, arguing for an ...

Studies in Social and Political Theory (RLE Social Theory)

Studies in Social and Political Theory (RLE Social Theory)

1st Edition

By Anthony Giddens
December 18, 2015

The studies which comprise this book are essentially organized around a critical encounter with European social theory in its 'classical period' – i.e. from the middle years of the nineteenth century until the First World War – and have the aim of working out some of the implications of that ...

The Essential Comte (RLE Social Theory) Selected from 'Cours de philosophie positive' by Auguste Comte

The Essential Comte (RLE Social Theory): Selected from 'Cours de philosophie positive' by Auguste Comte

1st Edition

Edited By Stanislav Andreski
December 18, 2015

Auguste Comte proclaimed himself the founder of sociology and, on the whole, this claim is accepted. His most important work is the six-volume Cours de Philosophie Positive of which this present book is a selective abridgement. Comte, as this selection shows, was a methodological visionary. He was ...

The Scope of Understanding in Sociology (RLE Social Theory)

The Scope of Understanding in Sociology (RLE Social Theory)

1st Edition

By Werner Pelz
December 18, 2015

In their efforts to emulate the methodology which had proved so successful in the natural sciences, the social sciences – including sociology – have not yet faced the question as to what constitutes understanding in their area with sufficient seriousness. This book asks again: what does ...

Value Theory in Philosophy and Social Science (RLE Social Theory)

Value Theory in Philosophy and Social Science (RLE Social Theory)

1st Edition

By James B. Wilbur, James B. Wilbur
December 18, 2015

The annual Conferences on Value Inquiry bring together philosophers, scientists and humanists to discuss the many facets of the problem of value in the experience of the individual and in contemporary society. One of the criteria in choosing papers for the Conference is the ability to stimulate ...

49-60 of 91
AJAX loader