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  • Thinking on Housing

    Words, Memories, Use

    By Peter King

    If we do stop to think on housing, what do we see? What is housing and what does it do? These seem deceptively simple questions, but they are often left unanswered. The reason for this is that a lot of discourse on housing is really a concern for policy-making and the critical evaluation of…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03 
    Routledge

  • Myth and the Human Sciences

    Hans Blumenberg's Theory of Myth

    By Angus Nicholls

    This is the first book-length critical analysis in any language of Hans Blumenberg’s theory of myth. Blumenberg can be regarded as the most important German theorist of myth of the second half of the twentieth century, and his Work on Myth (1979) has resonated across disciplines ranging from…

    Paperback – 2016-11-10
    Routledge
    Theorists of Myth

  • Social Contract Theory for a Diverse World

    Beyond Tolerance

    By Ryan Muldoon

    Very diverse societies pose real problems for Rawlsian models of public reason. This is for two reasons: first, public reason is unable accommodate diverse perspectives in determining a regulative ideal.  Second, regulative ideals are unable to respond to social change.  While models based on…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07
    Routledge

  • Social Capital

    3rd Edition

    By John Field

    The term ‘social capital’ is a way of defining the intangible resources of community, shared values and trust upon which we draw in daily life. It has achieved considerable international currency across the social sciences through the very different work of Pierre Bourdieu in France and James…

    Paperback – 2016-10-21
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Jameson, Althusser, Marx

    An Introduction to 'The Political Conscious'

    Edited by William C. Dowling

    Frederic Jameson is widely regarded as one of the most original and influential Marxist critics of the last decades. His most controversial work, The Political Unconscious, had an enormous impact on literary criticism and cultural studies. In Jameson, Althusser, Marx, first published in 1984,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
    Routledge

  • The Philosophy of Marx

    By William Leon McBride

    This book, first published in 1977, presents for the first time a serious and systematic assessment of Marx primarily as a philosopher. It considers all major aspects of Marx’s theory – its methodology, its ontological dimensions, its approaches to the descriptions of history and of societies and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14
    Routledge

  • The Ethical Foundations of Marxism

    By Eugene Kamenka

    The Ethical Foundations of Marxism, first published in 1962 and corrected and revised for a 1972 edition, examines carefully and critically the origin, precise nature and subsequent role of Marx’s ethical beliefs. Drawing freely on Marx’s still largely untranslated philosophical works and drafts…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14
    Routledge

  • Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

    An Analytical Bibliography

    By Cecil L. Eubanks

    The project to publish the works of Marx and Engels continues, and this book, published in 1984, puts together a comprehensive bibliography of their works either written in or translated into English, including books, monographs, articles, chapters and doctoral dissertations, together with the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14
    Routledge

  • Marx and the New Individual

    By Ian Forbes

    In what is the first sustained analysis of Marx’s attitude to the puzzle of the individual in history and society, this book, first published in 1990, challenges received views on the importance of class analysis and the place of a theory of human nature in Marx’s thought. The radical…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14
    Routledge

  • Marxism, Class Analysis and Socialist Pluralism

    A Theoretical and Political Critique of Marxist Conceptions of Politics

    By Les Johnston

    This book, first published in 1986, presents a radical challenge to socialist orthodoxy, subjecting a key component of that orthodoxy – Marxism – to sustained criticism. Les Johnston argues that Marxism cannot provide the foundations for a rigorous socialist theory or an effective socialist…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14
    Routledge

  • Marxism in Asia

    By Colin Mackerras, Nick Knight

    Marxism is a theory which originated in the context of nineteenth-century industrialised Europe. Despite its European origins, Marxism has actually found greatest significance as a doctrine for change in the context of the underdeveloped peasant societies of Asia. This paradox has only been…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14
    Routledge

  • Marx's Construction of Social Theory

    By J. M. Barbalet

    This study, first published in 1983, explores the connections between Marx’s philosophy and his empirical analysis of society and state, by showing the different meanings of many of Marx’s concepts as their role in his theory changes and the theory itself develops. Beginning with an examination of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14
    Routledge

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