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  • 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

  • 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

  • The Alienated Mind (Routledge Revivals)

    The Sociology of Knowledge in Germany 1918-1933

    By David Frisby

    This book, first published in 1983 with a second edition in 1992, investigates the emergence of the sociology of knowledge in Germany in the critical period from 1918 to 1933. These years witnessed the development of distinctive paradigms centred on the works of Max Scheler, Georg Lukács and Karl…

    Paperback – 2014-11-13
    Routledge Revivals

  • Fragments of Modernity (Routledge Revivals)

    Theories of Modernity in the Work of Simmel, Kracauer and Benjamin

    By David Frisby

    Fragments of Modernity, first published in 1985, provides a critical introduction to the work of three of the most original German thinkers of the early twentieth century. In their different ways, all three illuminated the experience of the modern urban life, whether in mid nineteenth-century Paris…

    Paperback – 2014-11-13
    Routledge Revivals

  • Cultural Studies of Rights

    Critical Articulations

    Edited by John Nguyet Erni

    At a time of global uncertainties and erosion of liberties, how will cultural studies clear a space for a parallel intellectual and political engagement with human rights practice? How will human rights thinking be liberated from its doctrinal approach to ethics and legal justice? This book forges…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04

  • Erving Goffman

    By Tom Burns

    Decades after his death, the figure of Erving Goffman (1922-82) continues to fascinate. Perhaps the best-known sociologist of the second half of the twentieth century, Goffman was an unquestionably significant thinker whose reputation extended well beyond his parent discipline.A host of concepts…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19

  • Capitalism

    A Companion to Marx’s Economy Critique

    By Johan Fornäs

    In the most complete, accurate and accessible presentation of Karl Marx’s theory of capitalism to date, Johan Fornäs presents a guide for anyone who wants to understand how today’s crisis-ridden society has emerged and is able to sustain and intensify its own deep inner contradictions. Capitalism…

    Paperback – 2014-04-15
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Theoretical Logic in Sociology

    By Jeffrey C. Alexander

    This four volume work, originally published in the 1980s and out of print for some years, represents a major attempt to redirect the course of contemporary sociological thought. Jeffrey Alexander analyses the most general and fundamental elements of sociological thinking about action and order and…

    Hardback – 2014-02-03
    Theoretical Logic in Sociology

  • Max Weber

    Collected Methodological Writings

    Edited by Hans Henrik Bruun, Sam Whimster

    Weber’s methodological writings form the bedrock of key ideas across the social sciences. His discussion of value freedom and value commitment, causality, understanding and explanation, theory building and ideal types have been of fundamental importance, and their impact remains undiminished today.…

    Paperback – 2013-12-13
    Weber in Translation

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