Historical Sociology Products

  • International Humanitarian Law and Justice:

    Historical and Sociological Perspectives

    Edited by Mats Deland, Mark Klamberg, Pål Wrange

    In the last decade, there has been a turn to history in international humanitarian law and its accompanying fields. In parallel historians have deepened their interest in the place of norms of history, the establishment and development of international institutions. This book brings together…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 

  • Eunuchs and Castrati

    Disability and Normativity in Early Modern Europe

    By Katherine Crawford

    This is an important interdisciplinary contribution arguing that the castration of male humans in the early modern period was not only a brutal practice, but also became a template for bigotry and discrimination against gender-transgressive disabled bodies. Through a series of interlocking…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 

  • The Age of the Social

    The Discovery of Society and The Ascendance of a New Episteme

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 

  • States of Intoxication

    The Place of Alcohol in Civilisation

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 
    The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization

  • Fashion Theory

    A Reader, 2nd edition

    By Malcolm Barnard, Malcolm Barnard

    This revised and fully updated collection of essential readings surveys and contextualizes the ways in which a wide range of disciplines have used a variety of theoretical approaches to explain, and sometimes to explain away, the astonishing variety, complexity and beauty of fashion. Existing…

    Paperback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge Student Readers

  • China and England

    The Preindustrial Struggle for Justice in Word and Image

    By Martin Powers

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 

  • Updating Charles H. Cooley

    Contemporary Perspectives on a Sociological Classic

    Edited by Natalia Ruiz-Junco, Baptiste Brossard

    This book explores the contemporary relevance of Charles H. Cooley’s thought, bringing together scholars from the US, the UK, Europe and Australia to reflect on Cooley’s theory and legacy. Offering an up-to-date analysis of Cooley’s reception in the history of the social sciences, an examination of…

    Hardback – 2018-06-20 
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Gender, Law and Economic Wellbeing in Early Modern and Modern Europe

    Edited by Anna Dr Bellavitis, Beatrice Dr Zucca Micheletto

    What is the link between gender, law and economic wellbeing? This book looks at how social, cultural, geographical and economic environment as well as different legal and juridical systems have shaped and influenced the access of women and men to the economy and to the market and how these systems…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Gender and Well-Being

  • Law and Disaster

    Lessons from Japan

    By Shigenori Matsui

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 

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

    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 organisation of our time. Asking how it was that we came to be consumers who live in societies that…

    Hardback – 2018-05-07 
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Sea Log

    Malabar to New York

    By May Joseph

    Migrations by sea have transformed modern conceptions of mobility and belonging, disrupting notions of how to write about movement, memory, displaced histories. The ocean has always been the harbringer of strangers to new shores. Sea Log is a memory theater of repressive hauntings based on urban…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Changing Mobilities

  • Civilized Rebels

    An Inside Story of the West’s Retreat from Global Power

    By Dennis Smith

    Civilized Rebels compares in depth four very well-known literary and political figures, all of whom opposed arrogant regimes and became prisoners. Through comparative biographies of Oscar Wilde, Jean Améry, Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi, it explores the long-term process of the retreat of the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Global Connections

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