Theory & Political Sociology Products

  • The Routledge Handbook of Disability in Southern Africa

    Edited by Tsitsi Chataika

    This comprehensive ground-breaking southern African-centred collection spans the breadth of disability research and practice. Reputable and emerging scholars, together with disability advocates adopt a critical and interdisciplinary stance to prove, challenge, and shift commonly held social…

    Hardback – 2018-08-12 
    Routledge

  • Utopian Desire

    A Cultural Studies Approach

    By John Storey

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Consumer Culture and Society

    A Critical Introduction

    By Mark Davis

    This book is arguably the definitive guide to understanding consumerism as a way of life in the twenty-first century. In his original and accessible introduction to the field, Mark Davis takes the reader on a tour of major theories of consumerism to show how they each offer enlightenment in our…

    Paperback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Killing African Americans

    Police and Vigilante Violence as a Racial Control Mechanism

    By Noel A. Cazenave

    Killing African Americans examines the pervasive, disproportionate, and persistent police and vigilante killings of African Americans in the United States as a racial control mechanism that sustains the racial control system of systemic racism. Noel Cazenave’s well researched and conceptualized…

    Paperback – 2018-05-30 
    Routledge
    New Critical Viewpoints on Society

  • Meaning and Melancholia

    Life in the Age of Bewilderment

    By Christopher Bollas

    Meaning and Melancholia: Life in the Age of Bewilderment sees Christopher Bollas apply his creative and innovative psychoanalytic thinking to various contemporary social, cultural and political themes. This book offers an incisive exploration of powerful trends within, and between, nations in the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-24 
    Routledge

  • Communication in International Development

    Doing Good or Looking Good?

    Edited by Florencia Enghel, Jessica Noske-Turner

    International development stakeholders harness communication with two broad purposes: to do good, via communication for development and media assistance, and to communicate do-gooding, via public relations and information. This book unpacks various ways in which different efforts to do good are…

    Paperback – 2018-05-23 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • The Dark Side of Podemos?

    Carl Schmitt and Contemporary Progressive Populism

    By Josh Booth, Patrick Baert

    In 2014 a new progressive party, Podemos, emerged on the Spanish political scene. Within just over two years it had become the country’s third-biggest party, winning a slew of seats in parliament and regularly making headline news. While some see Podemos as the saviour of Spanish democracy, others…

    Hardback – 2018-05-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Sociology and Military Studies

    Classical and Current Foundations

    By Joseph Soeters

    This book examines the connection between sociology and the challenges faced by the modern military. Military sociology has received little attention in the broader academic world, and is mostly focused on civil-military relations. This book seeks to address this gap and combines ideas, theories…

    Paperback – 2018-03-29 
    Routledge

  • Reframing Latin American Development

    Edited by Ronaldo Munck, Raul Delgado Wise

    Since the year 2000 Latin America has been at the forefront of a series of diverse experiments with alternative forms, pathways and models of economic development and at the cutting edge of the international theoretical and political debates that surround these experiments. Reframing Latin American…

    Hardback – 2018-03-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Development Studies

  • Releasing the Commons

    Rethinking the futures of the commons

    Edited by Ash Amin, Philip Howell

    This book moves beyond seeing the commons in the past tense, an entity passed over from the public into the private, to reimagine the commons as a process, a contest of force, a reconstitution, and a site of convening practices. It highlights new spaces of gathering opening up, such as the digital…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • 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 – 2018-02-01
    Routledge

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