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  • 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

  • Releasing the Commons

    Rethinking the futures of the commons, 1st Edition

    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

  • European Citizenship and Social Integration in the European Union

    1st Edition

    By Jürgen Gerhards, Holger Lengfeld

    Since 2008, the European Union has been affected by one of the most severe crises in the history of Europe. This book builds on the work of Jürgen Habermas to answer the key question: is Europe strong enough to overcome the recent crisis? Arguing that recovery can only take place if the citizens of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
    Routledge

  • Understanding Southern Social Movements

    1st Edition

    Edited by Simin Fadaee

    Southern social movements have played an important role in shaping world history and politics. Nevertheless, scholarly literature on movements of the global South remains limited and restricted to testing the social movement theory which was developed in the North. This Northern-centric approach…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
    Routledge

  • Ideocracies in Comparison

    Legitimation – Cooptation – Repression, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge
    Extremism and Democracy

  • Gifts of Cooperation, Mauss and Pragmatism

    1st Edition

    By Frank Adloff

    This book focuses on the contribution of Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) to social theory and a theory of cooperation. It shows that Mauss’s essay "The Gift" (1925) can be seen as a classic of a pragmatist, interactionist and anti-utilitarian sociology. It critiques the dichotomy of self-interest and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge

  • The New Humanitarians in International Practice

    Emerging actors and contested principles, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge

  • Song and Democratic Culture in Britain

    An Approach to Popular Culture in Social Movements, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Populism

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Manuel Anselmi

    Populism: An Introduction is the first introduction to the theme of populism. It will introduce the principal theories, definitions, models and contemporary debates. A number of global case studies will be used to illustrate the concept: • Russian populism; • Latin American populism; • Italian…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • The European Heritage

    A Critical Re-Interpretation, 1st Edition

    By Gerard Delanty

    Gerard Delanty offers a critical interpretation of the European heritage today in light of recent developments in the human and social sciences, and in view of a mood of crisis in Europe that compels us to re-think the European past. One of the main insights informing this book is that a…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10
    Routledge

  • The Olympic Legacy

    Social Scientific Explorations, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

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