Contemporary Social Theory Products

  • Strange Gods

    Legal Theology and the ‘Modernity’ of Law

    By Peter Fitzpatrick

    Strange Gods provides a genealogy of modern law as a secular theology, calling into question the received ideas that modern law is radically different from its religious antecedents, and that modernity involved a repudiation of theological concepts. Peter Fitzpatrick charts the lineage of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge-Cavendish

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology

    Edited by Nicholas J. L. Brown, Tim Lomas, Francisco Jose Eiroa-Orosa

    Since the turn of the 21st century, the field of positive psychology has sought to implement a science of human flourishing so that we may lead happier, more fulfilling lives. It has found expression not only in academic papers but also popular books and, increasingly, in government policy. The…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Emotional Market

    Capitalism, Consumption and Authenticity

    Edited by Eva Illouz

    Capitalism has made rationality into a pervasive feature of human action and yet, far from heralding a loss of emotionality, capitalist culture has been accompanied with an unprecedented intensification of emotional life. This raises a puzzle:  how could we have become increasingly rationalized and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Critical Realism for Welfare Professions

    Edited by Monica Kjørstad, May-Britt Solem

    As a discipline, social work needs an inclusive meta-theory for both research and practice that goes beyond positivism and constructivism. This is the first book to present and discuss how critical realism can contribute to a more useful and realistic approach to both research and practice in…

    Hardback – 2017-08-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Gender, Subjectivity and Cultural Work

    Classical Music Profession

    By Christina Scharff

    What is it like to work as a classical musician today? How can we explain ongoing gender, racial, and class inequalities in the classical music profession? What happens when musicians become entrepreneurial and think of themselves as a product that needs to be sold and marketed? Gender,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • The Cultural Contradictions of Anti-Capitalism

    The Liberal Spirit and the Making of Western Radicalism

    By Daniel Fletcher

    Does contemporary anti-capitalism tend towards, as Slavoj Žižek believes, nihilism, or does it tend towards, as Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri believe, true egalitarian freedom? Within The Cultural Contradictions of Anti-Capitalism, Fletcher presents an answer that manages to tend towards both…

    Hardback – 2017-08-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • The Structural Change of Knowledge and the Future of the Social Sciences

    Edited by Ronald Pohoryles, Andrew Sors

    This book is a compendium of pragmatism in the social sciences. While addressing several distinct spheres, it carries a common message: the future of the social sciences depends on a shared understanding of society based on the knowledge of various disciplines and transcending the currently…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Interdisciplinarity and Wellbeing

    A Critical Realist General Theory of Interdisciplinarity

    By Roy Bhaskar, Berth Danermark, Leigh Price

    In this book, the authors provide a much-needed general theory of interdisciplinarity and relate it to health/wellbeing research and professional practice. In so doing they make it possible for practitioners of the different disciplines to communicate without contradiction or compromise, resolving…

    Paperback – 2017-08-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Populism and the European Culture Wars

    The Conflict of Values between Hungary and the EU

    By Frank Furedi

    Concern and hostility towards populism has become a distinctive feature of contemporary political culture. In Europe such concerns are frequently directed at Eurosceptics, whose opposition to the European Union is often portrayed as a cultural crime. Ancient anti-democratic claims about the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-14 
    Routledge

  • Peer Abuse Among Young People

    a contextual account

    By Carlene Firmin

    Peer on peer abuse is on the rise but there is a lack of literature on the topic. Taking a sociological and feminist perspective, this book reshapes the way this abuse is perceived by examining the interplay between the nature of the abuse and the gendered social context. Using case studies,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-30 
    Routledge
    Adolescence and Society

  • Science and Sociology

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Jack P Gibbs

    Science and Sociology is from beginning to end an exploration of what this implies for the social sciences, and sociology in particular. The authors argue that over the last several decades, sociology has become less a science and more a quest for isolated assessments of situations, whether they…

    Paperback – 2017-07-26 
    Routledge

  • The Class Struggle in Latin America

    Making History Today

    By James Petras, Henry Veltmeyer

    The Class Struggle in Latin America: Making History Today analyses the political and economic dynamics of development in Latin America, through the lens of class struggle. Focusing in particular on Peru, Paraguay, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, the book identifies how the shifts…

    Paperback – 2017-07-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Development Studies

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