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  • The Stranger

    1st Edition

    By Shaun Best

    This book explores the concept of the stranger as a ‘modern’ social form, identifying the differing conceptions of strangerhood presented in the literature since the publication of Georg Simmel’s influential essay ‘The Stranger’, questioning the assumptions around what it means to be regarded as ‘…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Hubris and Progress

    A Future Born of Presumption, 1st Edition

    By Carlo Bordoni

    This book explores the ancient question of why man seeks to go beyond his limits. A presumptuous tendency known by the ancient Greeks as hubris and believed to be punished by the gods, it developed from a need for our survival to a habit, as humanity has subdued animals, dominated nature, increased…

    Paperback – 2019-03-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Mapping Place Names of India

    1st Edition

    By Anu Kapur

    This book is the first of its kind to chart the terrain of contemporary India’s many place names. It explores different ‘place connections’, investigates how places are named and renamed, and looks at the forces that are remaking the future place name map of India. Lucid and accessible, this book…

    Paperback – 2019-03-07
    Routledge India

  • Radical Utopianism and Cultural Studies

    On Refusing to be Realistic, 1st Edition

    By John Storey

    In Radical Utopianism and Cultural Studies, John Storey looks at the concept of utopianism from a cultural studies perspective and argues that radical utopianism can awaken the political promise of cultural studies. Between the Preface and the Postscript, there are seven chapters that…

    Paperback – 2019-02-01
    Routledge

  • Theorising Noncitizenship

    Concepts, Debates and Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Katherine Tonkiss, Tendayi Bloom

    ‘Noncitizenship’, if it is considered at all, is generally seen only as the negation or deprivation of citizenship. It is rarely examined in its own right, whether in relation to States, to noncitizens, or citizens. This means that it is difficult to examine successfully the status of noncitizens,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge

  • Citizenship Agendas in and beyond the Nation-State

    1st Edition

    Edited by Martijn Koster, Rivke Jaffe, Anouk de Koning

    In today’s world, citizenship is increasingly defined in normative terms. Political belonging comes to be equated with specific norms, values and appropriate behaviour, with distinctions made between virtuous, desirable citizens and deviant, undesirable ones. In this book, we analyze the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge

  • Comparative Regional Protection Frameworks for Refugees

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge

  • Power, Legitimacy and the Public Sphere

    The Iranian Ta’ziyeh Theatre Ritual, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-10-26
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Ecology and Revolution

    Herbert Marcuse and the Challenge of a New World System Today, 1st Edition

    By Charles Reitz

    A timely addition to Henry Giroux’s Critical Interventions series, Ecology and Revolution is grounded in the Frankfurt School critical theory of Herbert Marcuse. Its task is to understand the economic architecture of wealth extraction that undergirds today’s intensifying inequalities of class, race…

    Paperback – 2018-10-24
    Routledge
    Critical Interventions

  • Communication in International Development

    Doing Good or Looking Good?, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-05-29
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Meaning and Melancholia

    Life in the Age of Bewilderment, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-04-06
    Routledge

  • Sociology and Military Studies

    Classical and Current Foundations, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-03-23
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

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