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  • Law Unlimited

    By Margaret Davies

    This book engages with the traditional questions of legal theory but its analysis rests on the contention that ‘law’ is not confined to the state. Despite the increasing range of contemporary approaches to law, nearly all legal theory maintains the presumption that ‘the legal’ is essentially,…

    Hardback – 2017-02-06 
    Social Justice

  • On the Frontlines of the Welfare State

    How the Fire Service and Police Shape Social Problems

    By Barry Goetz

    Although public safety agencies protect our well-being, they also shape social problems and community inequities. Public safety protections promote what T.H. Marshall called "social rights" of equitable citizenship. Frontlines of Welfare State shows how public safety agencies function as welfare…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Canonical Authors in Consumption Theory

    Edited by Soren Askegaard, Benoit Heilbrunn

    Canonical Authors in Consumption Theory is the first reference work to compile the contributions of the greatest social thinkers to the global conversation about consumption and consumer culture. A prestige reference work, it offers original chapters by the world's most prominent thought…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 

  • Opting Out and In

    On Women’s Careers and New Lifestyles

    By Ingrid Biese

    Opting Out and In: On Women’s Careers and New Lifestyles, introduces a new perspective and definition of opting out that better reflects contemporary issues and lifestyles. The book offers a timely and comprehensive analysis of the phenomenon of women leaving high-powered careers, adding to current…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 

  • Bodies and Enhancement Technology

    A Posthumanist Exploration of Somatechnologies

    By Lucie Dalibert

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 

  • Negativity and Democracy

    Marxism and the Critical Theory Tradition

    By Vasilis Grollios

    The current political climate of uncompromising neoliberalism means that the need to study the logic of our culture that is, the logic of the capitalist system is compelling. Providing a rich philosophical analysis of democracy from a negative, non-identity, dialectical perspective, Vasilis…

    Hardback – 2017-01-24 
    Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

  • Social Theory

    Classical and Contemporary – A Critical Perspective

    By Berch Berberoglu

    Social Theory provides a sophisticated yet highly accessible introduction to classical and contemporary social theories. The author’s concise presentation allows students and instructors to focus on central themes. The text lets theorists speak for themselves, presenting key passages from each…

    Paperback – 2017-01-17 

  • Anthropological Explorations in Queer Theory

    By Mark Graham

    Anthropological Explorations in Queer Theory offers a wide ranging fusion of queer theory with anthropological theory, shifting away from the discussion of gender categories and identities that have often constituted a central concern of queer theory and instead exploring the queer elements of…

    Paperback – 2017-01-15 
    Queer Interventions

  • A Sociology of the Total Organization

    Atomistic Unity in the French Foreign Legion

    By Mikaela Sundberg

    Examining the organization of everyday life inside the regiments of the French Foreign Legion, this book takes its theoretical point of departure in the notion of the voluntary total organization; that is to say, an institution that constitutes a geographically delimited place of residence and work…

    Paperback – 2017-01-13 
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Critical Theory and Social Media

    Between Emancipation and Commodification

    By Thomas Allmer

    Social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are enormously popular: they are continuously ranked among the most frequently accessed websites worldwide. However there are as yet few studies which combine critical theoretical and empirical research in the context of digital and…

    Paperback – 2017-01-11 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Law, Society and Community

    Socio-Legal Essays in Honour of Roger Cotterrell

    By Richard Nobles, David Schiff

    This collection of socio-legal studies, written by leading theorists and researchers from around the world, offers original, perceptive and critical contributions to ideas and theories that have been expounded by Roger Cotterrell over a long and distinguished career. Engaging with many classic…

    Paperback – 2017-01-11 

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