Classical Social Theory Products

  • Humanist Realism for Sociologists

    By Terrence Leahy

    Recent critiques treat humanism as a mistaken value framework. Indeed, the concept of human nature is in fact essential for sociology, but is often being denied at the same time as it appears without acknowledgement. While classic authors can show us how to connect an ethics with a concept of human…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Sociological Noir

    Irruptions and the Darkness of Modernity

    By Kieran Flanagan

    Contrary to secular claims regarding the expulsion of religion, modernity does in fact produce unprecedented forms whose understanding re-casts the relationships between sociology and theology. This book explores ‘irruptions’ which disturb modernity from without: fragments or deposits of history…

    Hardback – 2016-10-06
    Morality, Society and Culture

  • Elementary Forms of Social Relations

    Status, power and reference groups

    By Theodore D. Kemper

    Elementary Forms of Social Relations introduces the reader to social life as a perpetual quest by individuals to gain attention, respect and regard (status) accompanied by an effort to marshal defensive and offensive means (power) to overcome the reluctance of others to grant status. This work is…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Social Theory Re-Wired

    New Connections to Classical and Contemporary Perspectives, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Wesley Longhofer, Daniel Winchester

    This social theory text combines the structure of a print reader with the ability to tailor the course via an extensive interactive website. Readings from important classical and contemporary theorists are placed in conversation with one another through core themes—the puzzle of social order, the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-18
    Sociology Re-Wired

  • Contemporary Society

    An Introduction to Social Science, 14th Edition

    By John A Perry, Erna K Perry

    This best-selling text emphasizes why social and cultural changes are the pervasive realities of our time. A key theme of Contemporary Society is that the transition from an industrial to a post-industrial order in today’s world is fraught with difficulties, as was the transition from an…

    Paperback – 2016-04-18

  • Social Theory, Sport, Leisure

    By Ken Roberts

    Ken Roberts’ Social Theory, Sport and Leisure offers a clear, compact primer in social theory for students needing to engage with the application of sociological perspectives to the study of sport and leisure. Written in a straightforward style and assuming no prior knowledge, the book offers a…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30

  • 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 – 2015-12-08
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Applying Ibn Khaldun

    The Recovery of a Lost Tradition in Sociology

    By Syed Farid Alatas

    The writings of Ibn Khaldun, particularly the Muqaddimah (Prolegomenon) have rightly been regarded as being sociological in nature. For this reason, Ibn Khaldun has been widely regarded as the founder of sociology, or at least a precursor of modern sociology. While he was given this recognition,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-08
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Perspectives in Sociology

    6th Edition

    By E.C. Cuff, A.J. Dennis, D.W. Francis, W.W. Sharrock

    From its first edition in 1979, Perspectives in Sociology has provided generations of undergraduates with a clear, reassuring introduction to the complications of sociological theory. This revised and updated edition features: a completely rewritten general introduction and conclusion; all-new…

    Paperback – 2015-09-25

  • Sociology of Economic Innovation

    By Francesco Ramella

    This book offers a sociological overview of the theories and research on economic innovation. Over the past few decades, the economics of innovation has given rise to a lively flow of studies, and innovation studies continues to develop as an interdisciplinary field of research. Sociology in…

    Hardback – 2015-07-22
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Class, Politics and the Economy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Stewart Clegg, Paul Boreham, Geoff Dow

    This study, first published in 1986, provides a systematic account of the processes and structure of class formation in the major advanced capitalist societies. The focus is on the organizational mechanisms of class cohesion and division, theoretically deriving from a neo-Marxian perspective.…

    Paperback – 2014-12-04
    Routledge Revivals

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