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  • (Inter)Facing Death

    Life in Global Uncertainty, 1st Edition

    By Sam Han

    In modern times, death is understood to have undergone a transformation not unlike religion. Whereas in the past it was out in the open, it now resides mostly in specialized spaces of sequestration - funeral homes, hospitals, and other medical facilities. A mainstay in so-called traditional…

    Paperback – 2019-10-31 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Modern German Sociology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Volker Meja, Dieter Misgeld, Nico Stehr

    Originally published in 1987 Modern German Sociology is a collection of essays containing sociological work published in German since World War II. Included are sections from such out-standing figures as Theodor Adorno, Alexander Mitscherlich, Jürgen Habermas, Niklas Luhmann, and Ralf Darendorf.…

    Hardback – 2019-09-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Sociology of Economic Innovation

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Writing the Body Politic

    A John O’Neill Reader, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Featherstone, Thomas Kemple

    This book brings together key essays from the career of social theorist John O’Neill, including his uncollected later writings, focusing on embodiment to explore the different ways in which the body trope informs visions of familial, economic, personal, and communal life. Beginning with an…

    Hardback – 2019-08-26 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Conflict and the Social Bond

    Peace in Modern Societies, 1st Edition

    By Michalis Lianos

    Is violent conflict inevitable? What is it in our social nature that makes us conduct wars, genocides and persecutions? The answer lies in how we are programmed to bond and form communities that demand loyalty in order to let us belong. The analysis in this book cuts through the social sciences in…

    Hardback – 2019-06-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Unmasking Style in Social Theory

    1st Edition

    By Peter Baehr

    This book examines the nature of unmasking in social theory, in revolutionary movements and in popular culture. Unmasking is not the same as scientific refutation or principled disagreement. When people unmask, they claim to rip off a disguise, revealing the true beneath the feigned. The author…

    Paperback – 2019-05-13
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • The New Narcissus in the Age of Reality Television

    1st Edition

    By Megan Collins

    This book explores the emergence and encouragement of the new narcissus in our society and the ways in which this is portrayed in reality television. Through studies of well-known reality shows, including Toddlers and Tiaras, Hoarders, Sister Wives, Catfish: The TV Show, Celebrity Rehab with Dr.…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • From the Peaceable to the Barbaric

    Thorstein Veblen and the Charro Cowboy, 1st Edition

    By Beatriz Aldana Marquez

    This book applies Thorstein Veblen’s cultural theory to a qualitative study of the charro cowboy culture and community in Mexico. Drawing on Veblen’s arguments regarding cultural lag, the peaceable and the barbaric, predatory culture, vested interest, and pecuniary interest, it examines the…

    Hardback – 2019-02-26
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Erving Goffman

    From the Perspective of the New Sociology of Knowledge, 1st Edition

    By Jürgen Raab

    While Erving Goffman’s books are among the most widely read sociological works, covering issues including the presentation of the self, total institutions, interaction order to frame analysis, they are in fact guided by a single theme: the analysis of the form of interaction in social situations…

    Hardback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Knowledge, Communication and Society

  • Routledge International Handbook of Critical Mental Health

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bruce M.Z. Cohen

    The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Mental Health offers the most comprehensive collection of theoretical and applied writings to date with which students, scholars, researchers and practitioners within the social and health sciences can systematically problematise the practices,…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Existence, Meaning, Excellence

    Aristotelian Reflections on the Meaning of Life, 1st Edition

    By Andrius Bielskis

    This book addresses the ‘perennial’ question of the meaning of life from the point of view of a novel interpretation of Aristotle’s teleology. Beginning with the premise that at the core of modernity and modern moral imagination are the entropy of meaning and the sense of meaninglessness, the…

    Paperback – 2019-02-04
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Elementary Forms of Social Relations

    Status, power and reference groups, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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