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  • Escapism in Contemporary Capitalism

    Take the long way home

    By Greg Sharzer

    Hardback – 2019-02-15 
    Routledge

  • American Social Theory

    By Charles Lemert

    Due to the importance of philosophy in the Enlightenment, European social theory has dominated discourses of theory to the present day. Yet, looking deeper, Americans have made important contributions from very different social and cultural perspectives. Drawing from Euro and American traditions…

    Paperback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Utopian Desire

    A Cultural Studies Approach

    By John Storey

    Paperback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Borders

    Globalization, Bordering, Connectivity

    By Anthony Cooper

    The recent acceleration of transnationalising tendencies has brought about an increasing degree of institutional interest in borders. In this work, Cooper argues that border studies lacks a general approach to border theory and seeks to put forward a new and more productive framework within…

    Hardback – 2019-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Global and Transnational Politics

  • The Anarchist Imagination

    Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Edited by Carl Levy, Saul Newman

    This a a broad ranging introduction to 21st century anarchism which includes a wide array of theoretical approaches as well as a variety of empirical and geographical perspectives. The book demonstrates how this vibrant and often controversial ideology has influenced the humanities and social…

    Paperback – 2018-12-30 
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Revolution and History in Walter Benjamin

    A Conceptual Analysis

    By Alison Ross

    This book places Benjamin’s writing on revolution in the context of his conception of historical knowledge. The fundamental problem that faces any analysis of Benjamin’s approach to revolution is that he deploys notions that belong to the domain of individual experience. His theory of modernity…

    Hardback – 2018-11-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • Masculinities at the Margins

    Beyond the Hegemonic in the Study of Militaries, Masculinities and War

    Edited by Amanda Chisholm, Joanna Tidy

    Across a rich terrain of empirical and theoretical trajectories, the concept of military masculinity (now understood in its plural as military masculinities) has been a significant conceptual tool in both feminist international relations (IR) and in critical men and masculinities studies…

    Hardback – 2018-11-09 
    Routledge

  • Law and Resistance

    Toward a Performative Epistemology of the Political Trial

    By Awol Allo

    Taking Michel Foucault’s genealogical analysis of power and resistance as its starting point, the book asks, from below, is there something in the very nature of law – that is, in its discursive and institutional dynamics, in its spatial, material, and temporal coordinates; in its own conceptual…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30 
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • The World Multiple

    The Quotidian Politics of Knowing and Generating Entangled Worlds

    Edited by Kei'ichi Omura, Grant Otsuki, Shiho Satsuka, Atsuro Morita

    The World Multiple, as a collection, is an ambitious ethnographic experiment in understanding how the world is experienced and generated in multiple ways through people’s everyday practices. Against the dominant assumption that the world is a single universal reality that can only be known by…

    Hardback – 2018-10-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Constitutional Theory: Schmitt after Derrida

    By Jacques de Ville

    This book advances a new reading of the central works of Carl Schmitt and, in so doing, rethinks the primary concepts of constitutional theory. In this book, Jacques de Ville engages in a close analysis of a number of Schmitt’s texts, including Dictatorship (1921), The Concept of the Political (…

    Paperback – 2018-10-23 
    Birkbeck Law Press
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • The Meanings of Violence

    From Critical Theory to Biopolitics

    Edited by Gavin Rae, Emma Ingala

    Violence has long been noted to be a fundamental aspect of the human condition. Traditionally, however, philosophical discussions have tended to approach it through the lens of warfare and/or limit it to physical forms. This changed in the twentieth century as the nature and meaning of ‘violence’…

    Hardback – 2018-10-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Ecology and Revolution

    Herbert Marcuse and the Challenge of a New World System Today

    By Charles Reitz

    A timely addition to Henry Giroux’s Critical Interventions series, Ecology and Revolution is grounded in the Frankfurt School critical theory of Herbert Marcuse. Its task is to understand the economic architecture of wealth extraction that undergirds today’s intensifying inequalities of class, race…

    Paperback – 2018-10-08 
    Routledge
    Critical Interventions

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