Contemporary Social Theory Products

  • Writing the Body Politic

    A John O’Neill Reader, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Kemple, Mark Featherstone

    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 – 2019-08-22 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • The Psychoanalytic Ear and the Sociological Eye

    Toward an American Independent Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Nancy Chodorow

    In The Psychoanalytic Ear and the Sociological Eye: Toward an American Independent Tradition, Nancy J Chodorow brings together her two professional identities, psychoanalyst and sociologist, as she also brings together and moves beyond two traditions within American psychoanalysis, naming for the…

    Paperback – 2019-07-19 
    Routledge

  • European Solidarity in Times of Crisis

    Insights from a Thirteen-Country Survey, 1st Edition

    By Jurgen Gerhards, Holger Lengfeld, Zsófia Ignácz, Florian K Kley, Maximilian Priem

    The euro crisis, several sovereign debt crises, the Great Recession, the refugee crisis, and Brexit have all challenged Europeans’ willingness to show solidarity with other European citizens and member states of the European Union. European Solidarity in Times of Crisis provides a clear theoretical…

    Hardback – 2019-07-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • 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 – 2019-07-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Stranger

    1st Edition

    By Shaun Best

    This book explores the concept of the stranger as a ‘modern’ social form, identifying the differing conceptions of strangerhood presented in the literature since the publication of Georg Simmel’s influential essay ‘The Stranger’, questioning the assumptions around what it means to be regarded as ‘…

    Paperback – 2019-06-26 
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • The Social Life of Nothing

    Silence, Invisibility and Emptiness in Tales of Lost Experience, 1st Edition

    By Susie Scott

    Nothing really matters. All the things that we do not do, have or become in our lives can be important in shaping self-identity. From jobs turned down to great loves lost, secrets kept and truths untold, people missed and souls unborn, we understand ourselves through other, unlived lives that are…

    Hardback – 2019-06-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • The Nature of Social Reality

    Issues in Social Ontology, 1st Edition

    By Tony Lawson

    The social sciences often fail to examine in any systematic way the nature of their subject matter. Demonstrating that this is a central explanation of the widely acknowledged failings of the social sciences, not least of modern economics, this book sets about rectifying matters. Providing an…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10 
    Routledge
    Economics as Social Theory

  • The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Feminism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tasha Oren, Andrea Press

    Feminism as a method, a movement, a critique and an identity has been the subject of debates, contestations and revisions in recent years, yet contemporary global developments and political upheavals have again refocused feminism’s collective force. What is feminism now? How do scholars and…

    Hardback – 2019-05-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • 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 – 2019-05-20 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Social Beings, Future Belongings

    Reimagining the Social, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Tsalapatanis, Miranda Bruce, David Bissell, Helen Keane

    Social Beings, Future Belongings is a collection of sociological essays that address an increasingly relevant matter: what does belonging look like in the 21st century? The book critically explores the concept of belonging and how it can respond to contemporary problems in not only the traditional…

    Hardback – 2019-05-17 
    Routledge
    Sociological Futures

  • Social Change in a Material World

    1st Edition

    By Theodore R. Schatzki

    Social Change in a Material World offers a new, practice theoretical account of social change and its explanation. Extending the author’s earlier account of social life, and drawing on general ideas about events, processes, and change, the book conceptualizes social changes as configurations of…

    Paperback – 2019-05-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Markets

    Perspectives from Economic and Social Theory, 1st Edition

    By William A. Jackson

    Defining markets has never been an easy task. Despite their importance for economic theory and practice, they are hard to pin down as a concept and economists have tended to adopt simplified axiomatic models or rely on piecemeal case studies. This book argues that an extended range of theory,…

    Paperback – 2019-05-15 
    Routledge
    Economics as Social Theory

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