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  • The Social after Gabriel Tarde

    Debates and Assessments, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Matei Candea

    Gabriel Tarde was a highly influential figure in 19th century French sociology: a prolific and evocative writer whose understanding of the social differed radically from that of his younger opponent Emile Durkheim. Whereas Durkheimian sociology went on to become the core of the social scientific…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Song and Democratic Culture in Britain

    An Approach to Popular Culture in Social Movements

    By Ian Watson

    Originally published in 1983. Song has always been a natural way to record everyday experiences – an expression of celebration, commiseration, complaint and protest. This innovative book is a study of popular and working-class song combining several approaches to the subject. It is a history of…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Rethinking the Politics of Absurdity

    Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Innocence

    By Matthew H. Bowker

    What does it mean to describe something or someone as absurd? Why did absurd philosophy and literature become so popular amidst the violent conflicts and terrors of the mid- to late-twentieth century? Is it possible to understand absurdity not as a feature of events, but as a psychological posture…

    Paperback – 2015-12-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Theorizing Social Memories

    Concepts and Contexts

    Edited by Gerd Sebald, Jatin Wagle

    Public debates over the last two decades about social memories, about how as societies we remember, make sense of, and even imagine and invent, our collective pasts suggest that grand narratives have been abandoned for numerous little stories that contest the unified visions of the past. But, while…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The New Humanitarians in International Practice

    Emerging actors and contested principles

    Edited by Zeynep Sezgin, Dennis Dijkzeul

    As humanitarian needs continue to grow rapidly, humanitarian action has become more contested, with new actors entering the field to address unmet needs, but also challenging long-held principles and precepts. This volume provides detailed empirical comparisons between emerging and traditional…

    Hardback – 2015-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Identity Troubles

    An introduction

    By Anthony Elliott

    In our turbulent world of global flows and digital transformations pervasive identity crises and self-reinvention have become increasingly central to everyday life. In this fascinating book, Anthony Elliott shows how global transformations – the new electronic economy, digital worlds,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-09 
    Routledge

  • The Olympic Legacy

    Social Scientific Explorations

    Edited by Alan Tomlinson

    This comprehensive collection provides an overview of social scientific perspectives on Olympic legacy, using specialist analyses and selected cases to illuminate the recurring anthropological, political, and sociological dimensions of the legacy debate. Drawing upon research conducted on the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-09 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • Ideocracies in Comparison

    Legitimation – Cooptation – Repression

    Edited by Uwe Backes, Steffen Kailitz

    Ideocracies, or ideological dictatorships, such as the "Third Reich", the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China have, much more than any other kinds of autocracy, characterized the history of the 20th century. Despite their undeniable loss of significance, ideocracies have not disappeared…

    Hardback – 2015-11-04 
    Routledge
    Extremism and Democracy

  • Civil Disobedience and Deliberative Democracy

    By William Smith

    Civil disobedience is a public, nonviolent, conscientious yet political act, contrary to law, carried out to communicate opposition to law and policy of government. This book presents a theory of civil disobedience that draws on ideas associated with deliberative democracy. This book explores the…

    Paperback – 2015-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • The Art of Post-Dictatorship

    Ethics and Aesthetics in Transitional Argentina

    By Vikki Bell

    Since the end of the last dictatorship in 1983, Argentina’s visual artists and art-activists have been central to campaigns to demand the criminal prosecution of those initially granted amnesty and to a variety of commemorative projects. In The Art of Post-Dictatorship: Ethics and Aesthetics in…

    Paperback – 2015-09-16 
    Routledge
    Transitional Justice

  • Hemingway on Politics and Rebellion

    Edited by Lauretta Conklin Frederking

    Hemingway has been labeled a ‘communist sympathizer,’ ‘elitist’, and a ‘rugged individualist.’ This volume embraces the complexity of political advocacy in Hemingway’s novels and short stories. Hemingway’s characters physically, intellectually and spiritually become part of resisting current…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Bourdieu's Theory of Social Fields

    Concepts and Applications

    Edited by Mathieu Hilgers, Eric Mangez

    Bourdieu’s theory of social fields is one of his key contributions to social sciences and humanities. However, it has never been subjected to genuine critical examination. This book fills that gap and offers a clear and wide-ranging introduction to the theory. It includes a critical discussion of…

    Paperback – 2015-06-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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