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  • Gramsci, Materialism, and Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By Esteve Morera

    Western critical theory, Marxism included, has largely been based on a view of historical materialism that Gramsci, among others, developed in his prison notebooks.  For many, Gramsci’s philosophical reflections in prison offered a new foundation for the philosophy of the future.  His…

    Hardback – 2014-03-25
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • The Gift and its Paradoxes

    Beyond Mauss, 1st Edition

    By Olli Pyyhtinen

    Bringing social theory and philosophy to bear on popular movies, novels, myths, and fairy tales, The Gift and its Paradoxes explores the ambiguity of the gift: it is at once both a relation and a thing, alienable and inalienable, present and poison. Challenging the nature of giving as reciprocal,…

    Hardback – 2014-01-28
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Hegel, Institutions and Economics

    Performing the Social, 1st Edition

    By Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Ivan Boldyrev

    Hegel’s philosophy  has witnessed periods of revival and oblivion, at times considered to be an unrivalled and all-embracing system of thought, but often renounced with no less ardour. This book renews the dialogue with Hegel by looking at his legacy as a source of insight and judgement…

    Hardback – 2014-01-14
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • The Gender of Suicide

    Knowledge Production, Theory and Suicidology, 1st Edition

    By Katrina Jaworski

    Drawing on diverse theoretical and textual sources, The Gender of Suicide presents a critical study of the ways in which contemporary society understands suicide, exploring suicide across a range of key expert bodies of knowledge. With attention to Durkheim's founding study of suicide, as well as…

    Hardback – 2014-01-10

  • Affectivity and the Social Bond

    Transcendence, Economy and Violence in French Social Theory, 1st Edition

    By Tiina Arppe

    Affectivity and the Social Bond offers a fresh and original perspective on the relationship between affectivity and transcendence in nineteenth and twentieth century French social theory. Engaging in a conceptual analysis of the works of Comte, Durkheim, Bataille and Girard, this book exposes a…

    Hardback – 2013-12-28
    Rethinking Classical Sociology

  • The Politics of Rationality

    Reason through Occidental History, 1st Edition

    By Charles Webel

    What are reason and rationality? How significant are recent postmodernist and neuroscientific challenges to these longheld notions? Should we abandon a belief in reason and an adherence to rationality? Or can reason and rationality be reformulated and reframed? And what does politics have to do…

    Hardback – 2013-12-16
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Reframing the Intercultural Dialogue on Human Rights

    A Philosophical Approach, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey Flynn

    In this book, Flynn stresses the vital role of intercultural dialogue in developing a non-ethnocentric conception of human rights. He argues that Jürgen Habermas’s discourse theory provides both the best framework for such dialogue and a much-needed middle path between philosophical approaches that…

    Hardback – 2013-12-07
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Kantian Theory and Human Rights

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andreas Follesdal, Reidar Maliks

    Human rights and the courts and tribunals that protect them are increasingly part of our moral, legal, and political circumstances. The growing salience of human rights has recently brought the question of their philosophical foundation to the foreground. Theorists of human rights often assume that…

    Hardback – 2013-12-05
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Liquid Sociology

    Metaphor in Zygmunt Bauman’s Analysis of Modernity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Davis

    Zygmunt Bauman’s ’liquid sociology’ confronts the awesome task of reminding individual men and women that an alternative way of living together is within our eminent capabilities, if only we start to think differently about our world. The metaphor of ’liquidity’, which has become such a prominent…

    Hardback – 2013-11-22

  • A Genealogy of Social Violence

    Founding Murder, Rawlsian Fairness, and the Future of the Family, 1st Edition

    By Clint Jones

    Examining the mimetic theory of René Girard, this book investigates the development of society as a result of an original crime (a murder) that shaped the way the earliest humans organized the social structures we live with today - an analysis that reveals the dangerous structure of the most basic…

    Hardback – 2013-11-20
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Giorgio Agamben

    Legal, Political and Philosophical Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tom Frost

    This book collects new contributions from an international group of leading scholars – including many who have worked closely with Agamben – to consider the impact of Agamben’s thought on research in the humanities and social sciences. Giorgio Agamben: Legal, Political and Philosophical…

    Hardback – 2013-11-15

  • Pragmatism, Law, and Language

    1st Edition

    Edited by Graham Hubbs, Douglas Lind

    This volume puts leading pragmatists in the philosophy of language, including Robert Brandom, in contact with scholars concerned with what pragmatism has come to mean for the law. Each contribution uses the resources of pragmatism to tackle fundamental problems in the philosophy of language, the…

    Hardback – 2013-11-14
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

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