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  • Working-Class Images of Society

    Edited by Martin Bulmer

    First published in 1975. How do men come to perceive and evaluate a world in which marked inequalities of class and status exist? This book considers the nature of class images and their underlying work and community structures. Beginning with the argument that the perception of society varies…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Outlines of Social Philosophy

    By J.S. Mackenzie

    Social philosophy can be considered the study of what unifies mankind and the study of values and ideals and what their meaning and worth is to human existence. Originally published in 1918, Mackenzie’s study provides a basic outline of what he believes is the origin of social philosophy whilst…

    Hardback – 2016-01-11 
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Critical Realist Approach to Pupil Assessment

    Global Challenges and Dilemmas

    By Stephen Dobson, Erling Lars Dale

    In an increasingly more global society there are several arguments for looking at international and not the least national trends in pupil assessment. Firstly, there has been increasing attention about comparable levels of national performance in PISA tests. Secondly, looking at the experiences of…

    Hardback – 2016-01-10 
    New Studies in Critical Realism and Education (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • A Sociological Theory of Law

    By Niklas Luhmann

    Edited by Martin Albrow

    Niklas Luhmann is recognised as a major social theorist, and his treatise on the sociology of law is a classic text. For Luhmann, law provides the framework of the state, lawyers are the main human resource for the state, and legal theory provides the most suitable base from which to theorize…

    Paperback – 2015-12-30 

  • Social Structure

    By Henry A. Mess

    Originally published in 1942, during the Second World War and a time of great social and economic upheaval, Henry A. Mess endeavours to give a succinct account of the main elements in social structure and of their interrelations. He offers discussions on such broad topics as human nature, the role…

    Hardback – 2015-12-25 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Bourdieu: The Next Generation

    The Development of Bourdieu's Intellectual Heritage in Contemporary UK Sociology

    Edited by Nicola Ingram, Jenny Thatcher, Ciaran Burke, Jessie Abrahams

    This book will give unique insight into how a new generation of Bourdieusian researchers apply Bourdieu to contemporary issues. It will provide a discussion of the working mechanisms of thinking through and/or with Bourdieu when analysing data. In each chapter, individual authors discuss and…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Sociological Futures

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies

    Second edition

    Edited by Bryan S Turner, Robert Holton

    The second edition of the Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies offers students clear and informed chapters on the history of globalization and key theories that have considered the causes and consequences of the globalization process. There are substantive sections looking at…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • An End to the Crisis of Empirical Sociology?

    Trends and Challenges in Social Research

    Edited by Linda McKie, Louise Ryan

    Research data are everywhere. In our everyday interactions, through social media, credit cards and even public transport, we generate and use data. The challenge for sociologists is how to collect, analyse and make best use of these vast arrays of information. The chapters in this book address…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18 
    Sociological Futures

  • 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 Advances in Sociology

  • On the Frontlines of the Welfare State

    How the Fire Service and Police Shape Social Problems

    By Barry Goetz

    This book assesses the broader goals of public safety agencies as welfare state agencies. Based in empirical case studies, the volume takes the vantage point of an organizational and political sociology approach, focusing on the interplay among organizational structures, procedures and sub-cultural…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Revisiting Institutionalism in Sociology

    Putting the “Institution” Back in Institutional Analysis

    By Seth Abrutyn

    There may not be a concept so central to sociology, yet so vaguely defined in its contemporary usages, than institution. In Revisiting Institutionalism in Sociology, Abrutyn takes an in-depth look at what institutions are by returning to some of the insights of classical theorists like Max Weber…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Addiction, Modernity, and the City

    A Users’ Guide to Urban Space

    By Christopher B.R. Smith

    Examining the interdependent nature of substance, space, and subjectivity, this book constitutes an interdisciplinary analysis of the intoxication indigenous to what has been termed "our narcotic modernity." The first section – Drug/Culture – demonstrates how the body of the addict and the social…

    Hardback – 2015-12-14 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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