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  • The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America, 1880 - 1930

    1st Edition

    By Cesare Silla

    This book offers a genealogical account of the rise of consumer capitalism, tracing its origins in America between 1880 and 1930 and explaining how it emerged to become the dominant form of social organization of our time. Asking how it was that we came to be consumers who live in societies that…

    Paperback – 2019-12-23 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • The Sociology of Structural Disaster

    Beyond Fukushima, 1st Edition

    By Miwao Matsumoto

    How and why did credible scientists, engineers, government officials, journalists, and others collectively give rise to a drastic failure to control the threat to the population of the Fukushima disaster? Why was there no effort on the part of inter-organizational networks, well-coordinated in the…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Caste in Early Modern Japan

    Danzaemon and the Edo Outcaste Order, 1st Edition

    By Timothy Amos

    ‘Caste’, a word normally used in relation to the Indian subcontinent, is rarely associated with Japan in contemporary scholarship. This has not always been the case, and the term was often used among earlier generations of scholars, who introduced the Buraku problem to Western audiences. Amos…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The History of Utopian Thought

    1st Edition

    By Joyce Oramel Hertzler

    This book, originally published in 1923, embodies two related and yet distinct types of sociological endeavour. It is a study in the history of social thought, a field which had only been receiving serious and widespread attention in recent years, and attempts to give an historical cross-section of…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Utopias

  • Routledge Library Editions: Utopias

    6 Volume Set, 1st Edition

    By Various

    Routledge Library Editions: Utopias (6 volume set) contains titles, originally published between 1923 and 1982. It includes volumes focusing on Utopian fiction, both as a genre in its own right and also from a feminist perspective. In addition, there are sociological texts that examine the history…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Utopias

  • State Violence in Nazi Germany

    From Kristallnacht to Barbarossa, 1st Edition

    By Emanuel Marx

    Through analyses of three eventful years in Nazi Germany’s history - the Kristallnacht pogrom, the invasion of Poland and the invasion of Soviet Russia - this book explores the violence of states. All three events were part of the Nazi colonial project and led to mass killings, eventually resulting…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge

  • 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 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

  • Postnational Memory

    Peace, War: Making Pasts Beyond Borders, 1st Edition

    By Nigel Young

    This book examines the phenomenon of modern memory as a reaction to total war, an aspiration to truth-seeking provoked by the independent forces of modern war and collective violence which is transnational, or postnational, in character. Using examples from prose and poetry, film and theatre,…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29 
    Routledge
    Memory Studies: Global Constellations

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Perpetrator Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Susanne C. Knittel, Zachary J. Goldberg

    The Routledge International Handbook of Perpetrator Studies traces the growth of an important interdisciplinary field, its foundations, key debates and core concerns, as well as highlighting current and emerging issues and approaches and pointing to new directions for enquiry. With a focus on the…

    Hardback – 2019-11-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Legacy of M. N. Srinivas

    His Contribution to Sociology and Social Anthropology in India, 1st Edition

    By A. M. Shah

    M. N. Srinivas is acclaimed as a doyen of modern sociology and social anthropology in India. In this book, A. M. Shah, a distinguished Indian sociologist and a close associate of Srinivas’, reflects on his legacy as a scholar, teacher, and institution builder. The book is a collection of Shah’s…

    Hardback – 2019-11-18 
    Routledge India

  • The Impact of World War I on Marriages, Divorces, and Gender Relations in Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sandra Brée, Saskia Hin

    How did WWI affect the love lives of ordinary citizens and their interactions as couples? This book focuses on how dramatic changes in living conditions affected key parts of the life course of ordinary citizens: marriage and divorce. Innovative in bringing together demographic and gender…

    Hardback – 2019-11-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and History

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