Theory & Political Sociology Products

  • Populist Nationalism in Europe and the Americas

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fernando López-Alves, Diane E. Johnson

    Populist nationalism fuses beliefs that citizens are being exploited by a privileged elite with claims that the national culture and interests are under threat from enemies within or without. Ideologically fluid, populist nationalists decry “out-of-touch” institutions such as political parties and…

    Paperback – 2018-10-16
    Routledge

  • Ritual, Emotion, Violence

    Studies on the Micro-Sociology of Randall Collins, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elliott B. Weininger, Annette Lareau, Omar Lizardo

    Microsociologists seek to capture social life as it is experienced, and in recent decades no one has championed the microsociological approach more fiercely than Randall Collins. The pieces in this exciting volume offer fresh and original insights into key aspects of Collins’ thought, and of…

    Paperback – 2018-07-19
    Routledge

  • Killing African Americans

    Police and Vigilante Violence as a Racial Control Mechanism, 1st Edition

    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 A. Cazenave’s well-researched and conceptualized…

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

  • Uncovering Social Life

    Critical Perspectives from Sociology, 1st Edition

    By Chris Shilling, Philip A. Mellor

    In an era when rapid social change, the disappearance of traditional communities, the rise of political populism and the threat posed by radical religious movements makes it appear that ‘all that is solid melts into air’, the classical sociological problem of how peaceable societies can be created…

    Paperback – 2017-12-07
    Routledge

  • Engagement and Disengagement

    Class, Authority, Politics, and Intellectuals, 1st Edition

    By Howard G. Schneiderman

    Part dialogue, part debate between Howard Schneiderman and a small number of social theorists, Engagement and Disengagement represents the culmination of a life’s work in social theory. On the one hand, it is about cohesive social, cultural, and intellectual forces, such as authority, community,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge

  • Identity Troubles

    An introduction, 1st Edition

    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 – 2015-10-22
    Routledge

  • Critical Sociology

    2nd Edition

    By Steven M. Buechler

    Critical Sociology is a thoroughly revised, updated, and sophisticated introduction to the sociological perspective as a critical lens on society. Much has happened since the first edition: the Great Recession, the Obama presidency, the burgeoning role of social media, and recent global social…

    Paperback – 2014-06-30
    Routledge

  • Globalization

    A Reader, 1st Edition

    Edited by Charles Lemert, Anthony Elliott, Daniel Chaffee, Eric Hsu

    Expected to become a classic in the field and the classroom standard for teachers and their students, this book offers the most comprehensive, engaging selection of classic and contemporary readings on globalization currently available. Here, for the first time in print, is the full historical…

    Paperback – 2010-03-29
    Routledge

  • Critical Theory of International Politics

    Complementarity, Justice, and Governance, 1st Edition

    By Steven C. Roach

    Critical international theory encompasses several distinct, radical approaches that focus on identity, difference, hegemonic power, and order. As an applied theory, critical international theory draws on critical social theories to shed light on international processes and global transformations.…

    Paperback – 2010-01-25
    Routledge

  • Social Movements and Activism in the USA

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Valocchi

    What can we learn when we listen closely to and engage in dialogue with social movement activists? Social Movements and Activism in the USA addresses this question for a group of progressive activists in Hartford, Connecticut, who do community, labor, feminist, gay and lesbian, peace, and…

    Paperback – 2009-09-07
    Routledge

  • Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Social Justice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Heather D. Gautney, Neil Smith, Omar Dahbour, Ashley Dawson

    Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Social Justice draws on the fields of geography, political theory, and cultural studies to analyze experiments with novel forms of democracy, highlighting the critical issue of the changing nature of the state and citizenship in the contemporary…

    Paperback – 2009-03-06
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Anarchist Studies

    An Introductory Anthology of Anarchy in the Academy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Randall Amster, Abraham DeLeon, Luis Fernandez, Anthony J. Nocella, II, Deric Shannon

    This volume of collected essays by some of the most prominent academics studying anarchism bridges the gap between anarchist activism on the streets and anarchist theory in the academy. Focusing on anarchist theory, pedagogy, methodologies, praxis, and the future, this edition will strike a chord…

    Paperback – 2009-02-10
    Routledge

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