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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 – 2019-06-14
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Work: Marxist and Systems-Theoretical Approaches

    1st Edition

    By Stefan Kühl

    Using Marxist and systems theory as guides, this book offers an entry point to the current debate on the role of economy in modern society, the change in work organizations and the effect of the economy on the individual. It explores the concepts of ‘work society’, ‘industrial society’ and ‘…

    Hardback – 2019-05-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Disability and Postsocialism

    1st Edition

    By Teodor Mladenov

    In the decades following the collapse of state socialism at the end of 1980s, disabled people in Central and Eastern Europe endured economic marginalisation, cultural devaluation and political disempowerment. Some of the mechanisms producing these injustices were inherited from state socialism,…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Latin America in the Vortex of Social Change

    Development and Resistance Dynamics, 1st Edition

    By Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras

    This book explores the dynamics of the recent ‘progressive cycle’ in Latin American politics, associated with a red and pink tide of regime change. With this cycle of centre-left regimes oriented towards an alternative post-neoliberal form of development now coming to an end, coinciding with the…

    Hardback – 2019-04-11
    Routledge
    Capitalism, Power and the Imperial State

  • Agonistic Articulations in the 'Creative' City

    On New Actors and Activism in Berlin’s Cultural Politics, 1st Edition

    By Friederike Landau

    This book offers an empirically-grounded account of the emergence and political activities of a new collective actor in Berlin’s art field. Investigating the organizational and representative practices of Koalition der Freien Szene (Coalition of the Independent Scene) – a trans-disciplinary action…

    Hardback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Political Sociology

  • 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

  • Justice, Community and Globalization

    Groundwork to a Communal-Cosmopolitanism, 1st Edition

    By Joshua Anderson

    This book takes up the tension between globalization and community in order to articulate a new theory of global justice. Although the process of globalization is not new, its current manifestation and consequences are. At the same time, there is a growing recognition of the importance of…

    Hardback – 2019-03-26
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Critical International Relations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jenny Edkins

    Critical international relations is both firmly established and rapidly expanding, and this Handbook offers a wide-ranging survey of contemporary research. It affords insights into exciting developments, more challenging issues and less prominent topics, examining debates around questions of…

    Hardback – 2019-03-11
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Disembedded Markets

    Economic Theology and Global Capitalism, 1st Edition

    By Christoph Deutschmann

    This book offers a sociological analysis of globalised capitalist markets, advancing the notion of ‘disembedded markets’ to challenge the idea of ‘social embeddedness’ common in economic sociology. Avoiding an exclusive focus on institutions, networks and trust relationships surrounding markets,…

    Hardback – 2019-02-28
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • 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

  • Social Movements, Nonviolent Resistance, and the State

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hank Johnston

    This volume probes the intersections between the fields of social movements and nonviolent resistance. Bringing together a range of studies focusing on protest movements around the world, it explores the overlaps and divergences between the two research concentrations, considering the dimensions of…

    Hardback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge
    The Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest, and Culture

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