Contemporary Social Theory Products

  • International Institutions in World History

    Divorcing International Relations Theory from the State and Stage Models

    By Laust Schouenborg

    This book presents a case for a basic reorientation of International Relations away from the state and towards the study of social institutions in the sense of patterned practices, ideas and norms/rules. IR has always suffered from a parochial occupation with the state and the Western system of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Worlding Beyond the West

  • Social Capital

    3rd Edition

    By John Field

    The term ‘social capital’ is a way of defining the intangible resources of community, shared values and trust upon which we draw in daily life. It has achieved considerable international currency across the social sciences through the very different work of Pierre Bourdieu in France and James…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25 
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Habermas and Social Research

    Between Theory and Method

    Edited by Mark Murphy

    One of the greatest contributors to the field of Sociology, Jürgen Habermas has had a wide-ranging and significant impact on understandings of social change and social conflict. He has inspired researchers in a range of disciplines with his multidimensional social theory, however an overview of his…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Time, Globalization and Human Experience

    Interdisciplinary Explorations

    Edited by Paul Huebener, Susie O'Brien, Tony Porter, Liam Stockdale, Yanqiu Rachel Zhou

    This edited volume focuses on the intersection of time and globalization, as manifested across a variety of economic, political, cultural, and environmental contexts. Since the influential characterization of globalization as "time-space compression", ample research has looked at the spatial aspect…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • Queer Sex Work

    Edited by Mary Laing, Katy Pilcher, Nicola Smith

    Sex work is a subject of significant contestation across academic disciplines, as well as within legal, medical, moral, feminist, political and socio-cultural discourses. A large body of research exists, but much of this focuses on the sale of sex by women to men and ignores other performances,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09 
    Routledge

  • Erotic Performance and Spectatorship

    New Frontiers in Erotic Dance

    By Katy Pilcher

    Erotic dance is one of the most contentious issues in feminist debates today and a source of fascination in media and popular cultural representations. Yet, why is it that we currently know so little about those who perform erotic dance for female customers, or the experiences of these spectators…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Studies in Sex for Sale

  • Education Policy Analysis for a Complex World

    Poststructural possibilities

    Edited by Kalervo N. Gulson, Amy Scott Metcalfe

    In the past decade, post-structural policy analysis in education has evolved, primarily focusing on disrupting dominant narratives about education policy research, development and implementation, and the aims and outcomes of the policy-research nexus. This book originates from an ‘Education Policy…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03 
    Routledge

  • State of Fear in a Liquid World

    By Carlo Bordoni

    This book examines the insecurity that besets our lives in the contemporary world, whether as a result of natural disasters, human negligence or, more recently, threats to security in the form of terrorist activity, which itself gives rise to new fears: fear of travel, agoraphobia, distrust of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Bourdieusian Prospects

    Edited by Lisa Adkins, Caragh Brosnan, Steven Threadgold

    Bourdieusian Prospects considers the ongoing relevance of Bourdieu's social theory for contemporary social science. Breaking with the tendency to reflect on Bourdieu's legacies, it brings established and emergent scholars together to debate the futures of a specifically Bourdieusian sociology.…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Meanings and Situations (RLE Social Theory)

    By Arthur Brittan

    Meanings and Situations is an account of the ‘interactionist’ position. It is a committed account in the sense that it sees the central concerns of social psychology and sociology as being located in an interpretative and humanistic framework. At the same time, it argues for a bio-social image of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

  • Logic and Social Choice (RLE Social Theory)

    By Yasusuke Murakami

    How is a social decision made out of individual members' decisions? This is one of the primary questions in the social sciences. Logic and Social Choice provides an answer to the topic by the application of mathematical logic. Yasusuke Murakami formulates social decision-making in logical terms,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

  • Back to the Future (RLE Social Theory)

    Modernity, Postmodernity and Locality

    By Philip Cooke

    Is modernity being replaced by an opposite culture of postmodernity, or is postmodernism simply an internal critique of modernist culture? This key question is central to this stimulating book which explores the transformations taking place in social life, cultural preferences, economic…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

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