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  • Gender, Orientalism, and the ‘War on Terror'

    Representation, Discourse, and Intervention in Global Politics

    By Maryam Khalid

    This book offers an accessible and timely analysis of the ‘War on Terror’, based on an innovative approach to a broad range of theoretical and empirical research. It uses ‘gendered orientalism’ as a lens through which to read the relationship between the George W. Bush administration, gendered and…

    Hardback – 2017-06-09 
    Routledge
    Postcolonial Politics

  • The Sociology of Postmarxism

    By Richard Howson

    Postmarxism is often depicted as a point of intersection for a set of inter-disciplinary theories that are in themselves complex and dense. Bringing the postmarxist theory of Ernesto Laclau into the field of political sociology through a close reading and analysis of postmarxism and its…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Power, Legitimacy and the Public Sphere

    The Iranian Ta’ziyeh Theatre Ritual

    By Amin Sharifi Isaloo

    A ground-breaking study of political transformations in non-Western societies, this book applies anthropological, sociological and political concepts to the recent history of Iran to explore the role played by a ritual theatrical performance (Ta’ziyeh) and its symbols on the construction of public…

    Hardback – 2017-05-09 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Comparative Regional Protection Frameworks for Refugees

    Edited by Susan Kneebone

    This collection focuses on regional approaches to refugee protection, and specifically upon the norms, and the norm entrepreneurs of those approaches. It considers how recent crises in refugee protection (such as the Syrian and Andaman Sea crises) have highlighted the strengths and limits of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25 
    Routledge

  • Social Transformation and Chinese Experience

    By Peilin Li

    China's success on economic growth and its exploration on political reform in the past few decades have attracted the attention from worldwide economic and political experts. This book studies China's transformation and experience from a sociological perspective, which broadens the research…

    Hardback – 2017-03-13
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • Planet Utopia

    Utopia, Dystopia, and Globalisation

    By Mark Featherstone

    The key figure of the capitalist utopia is the individual who is ultimately free. The capitalist’s ideal society is designed to protect this freedom. However, within Planet Utopia: Utopia, Dystopia, Globalisation, Featherstone argues that capitalist utopian vision, which is most clearly expressed…

    Hardback – 2017-03-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Routledge Revivals: Understanding Interaction in Central Australia (1985)

    An Ethnomethodological Study of Australian Aboriginal People

    By Kenneth Liberman

    First published in 1985, this book gives an intimate account of the cultural-political conflict between Australian Aboriginal people and Anglo-Australians, presenting the Australian social world from the perspective of the Aboriginal person. Adopting a rigorous ethnomethodological analysis and the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24
    Routledge
    Directions in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

  • Dialectics in World Politics

    Edited by Shannon Brincat

    This volume explores the conceptual, methodological and praxeological aspects of dialectical analysis in world politics. As dialectics has remained an under-theorised analytical tool in international relations, this volume provides a critical resource for those seeking to deploy dialectics in their…

    Paperback – 2017-02-23
    Routledge
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • Atoms, Bytes and Genes

    Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses

    By Martin W. Bauer

    "Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific developments of the 20th century: nuclear power, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance continues to challenge these developments in public opinion. This book traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • International Institutions in World History

    Divorcing International Relations Theory from the State and Stage Models

    By Laust Schouenborg

    This book presents a case for a basic reorientation of International Relations away from the state and towards the study of social institutions in the sense of patterned practices, ideas and norms/rules. IR has always suffered from a parochial occupation with the state and the Western system of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Worlding Beyond the West

  • Social Research and Royal Commissions (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Martin Bulmer

    Social scientists have proposed several different models for the relationship between social science theory, empirical social research and the actual making of public social policy. This book, first published in 1980, seeks to provide a critical analysis of the impact of research on policy through…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Time, Globalization and Human Experience

    Interdisciplinary Explorations

    Edited by Paul Huebener, Susie O'Brien, Tony Porter, Liam Stockdale, Yanqiu Rachel Zhou

    This edited volume focuses on the intersection of time and globalization, as manifested across a variety of economic, political, cultural, and environmental contexts. Since David Harvey’s influential characterization of globalization as "time-space compression", ample research has looked at the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge
    Rethinking Globalizations

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