Paperbacks Direct: Social Sciences

  • HBO’s Original Voices: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Power book cover

    HBO’s Original Voices

    Race, Gender, Sexuality and Power, 1st Edition

    Edited by Victoria McCollum, Giuliana Monteverde

    This book constitutes the first major exploration of HBO's current programming, examined in the context of the transformation of American television and global society. With studies of well-known shows such as Game of Thrones, Girls, Insecure, Looking, Silicon Valley, The Comeback, The Leftovers,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Metaphysical Sociology: On the Work of John Carroll book cover

    Metaphysical Sociology

    On the Work of John Carroll, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sara James

    This volume critically engages with the work of the acclaimed Australian sociologist John Carroll. It makes the argument for a metaphysical sociology, which Carroll has proposed should focus on the questions of fundamental existence that confront all humans: ‘Where do I come from?’, ‘What should I…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    Morality, Society and Culture

  • Archiving Loss: Holding Places for Difficult Memories book cover

    Archiving Loss

    Holding Places for Difficult Memories, 1st Edition

    By Martine Hawkes

    Drawing together many stories from the archives of difficult events and volatile histories, Archiving Loss: Holding Places for Difficult Memories asks how we might cut and walk a path for memory, loss, and silence in the archive. The difficult events discussed in this book include state responses…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Ethical Consumption: Practices and Identities: A Realist Approach book cover

    Ethical Consumption: Practices and Identities

    A Realist Approach, 1st Edition

    By Yana Manyukhina

    This book engages with the topic of ethical consumption and applies a critical-realist approach to explore the process of becoming and being an ethical consumer. By integrating Margaret Archer’s theory of identity formation and Christian Coff’s work on food ethics, it develops a theoretical account…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Critical Realism

  • Entanglements of Modernity, Colonialism and Genocide: Burundi and Rwanda in Historical-Sociological Perspective book cover

    Entanglements of Modernity, Colonialism and Genocide

    Burundi and Rwanda in Historical-Sociological Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Jack Palmer

    This book offers a novel sociological examination of the historical trajectories of Burundi and Rwanda. It challenges both the Eurocentric assumptions which have underpinned many sociological theorisations of modernity, and the notion that the processes of modernisation move gradually, if…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Professional Emotions in Court: A Sociological Perspective book cover

    Professional Emotions in Court

    A Sociological Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Stina Bergman Blix, Åsa Wettergren

    Professional Emotions in Court examines the paramount role of emotions in the legal professions and in the functioning of the democratic judicial system. Based on extensive interview and observation data in Sweden, the authors highlight the silenced background emotions and the tacitly habituated…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge

  • States of Intoxication: The Place of Alcohol in Civilisation book cover

    States of Intoxication

    The Place of Alcohol in Civilisation, 1st Edition

    By John O'Brien

    This book provides an illuminating perspective on alcohol use, drawing on approaches from both anthropological research and historical sociology to examine our ambivalent attitudes to alcohol in the modern West. From anthropological research on non-Western, non-modern cultures, the author…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge International Handbook of European Social Transformations book cover

    The Routledge International Handbook of European Social Transformations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peeter Vihalemm, Anu Masso, Signe Opermann

    This book focuses on social transformations as one of the central topics in the social sciences. The study of European social transformations is very valuable in the context of universal discussions within social sciences: explaining invariable, universal attributes of societies and examining…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Age of the Social: The Discovery of Society and The Ascendance of a New Episteme book cover

    The Age of the Social

    The Discovery of Society and The Ascendance of a New Episteme, 1st Edition

    By Sal Restivo

    The concept of society sui generis – society as a level of reality which could be studied scientifically – crystallized in the middle of the nineteenth century in Europe, with the work of Durkheim, Marx and Weber and today, more than at any other period in history, the idea of the social has gained…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge

  • The Iron Cage Revisited: Max Weber in the Neoliberal Era book cover

    The Iron Cage Revisited

    Max Weber in the Neoliberal Era, 1st Edition

    By R. Bruce Douglass

    At the start of the twentieth century, when Germany, among other nations, was undergoing industrialization, Max Weber famously characterized modern life in words that have often been translated as "iron cage." During the industrial era, that image caught on and was often used by scholars to express…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Progressive Violence: Theorizing the War on Terror book cover

    Progressive Violence

    Theorizing the War on Terror, 1st Edition

    By Michael Blain, Angeline Kearns-Blain

    This book examines the role of collective violence in the achievement of solidarity, shedding light on the difficulty faced by sociology in theorizing violence and warfare as a result of the discipline’s tendency to idealize society in an attempt to legitimize the idea of progressive social change.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Routledge Handbook on Offenders with Special Needs book cover

    Routledge Handbook on Offenders with Special Needs

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kimberly D. Dodson

    Current estimates indicate that approximately 2.2 million people are incarcerated in federal, state, and local correctional facilities across the United States. There are another 5 million under community correctional supervision. Many of these individuals fall into the classification of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16 
    Routledge

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