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  • Paul Lazarsfeld and the Origins of Communications Research

    By Hynek Jeřábek

    The manuscript discusses the early days of communication research, explicitly the first works of Paul Lazarsfeld radio and media research in Vienna, Newark,N.J., Priceton and New York during the years between the early thirties and the end of the forties. Lazarsfeld’s Viennese radio research,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-08 
    Routledge

  • Ghosts, Landscapes and Social Memory

    By Martyn Hudson

    This book is a groundbreaking attempt to rethink the landscapes of the social world and historical practice by theorising ‘social haunting’: the ways in which the social forms, figures, phantasms and ghosts of the past become present to us time and time again. Examining the relationship between…

    Hardback – 2017-06-06 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Cities of Culture

    A Global Perspective

    By Deborah Stevenson

    Culture now has a prominent place on the urban policy and re-profiling agendas of cities around the world. City-based cultural planning emphasising creativity in all its guises has emerged as a significant local policy initiative, while the notion of the ‘creative city’ has become an urban imaging…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Sociology of Postmarxism

    By Richard Howson

    Postmarxism is often depicted as a point of intersection for a set of inter-disciplinary theories that are in themselves complex and dense. Bringing the postmarxist theory of Ernesto Laclau into the field of political sociology through a close reading and analysis of postmarxism and its…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Meta-Regulation in Practice

    Beyond Normative Views of Morality and Rationality

    By F.C. Simon

    Meta-regulation presents itself as a progressive policy approach that can manage complexity and conflicting objectives better than traditional command and control regulation. It does this by ‘harnessing’ markets and enlisting a broad range of stakeholders to reach a more inclusive view of the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Football Fans, Rivalry and Cooperation

    Edited by Christian Brandt, Fabian Hertel, Sean Huddleston

    Football is undoubtedly the sport with the largest following in the world, attracting billions of fans across the globe. These fans play an integral part in determining the identity of the football club they support. Many studies have focused on the intense rivalry between clubs, its fans and the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Power, Legitimacy and the Public Sphere

    The Iranian Ta’ziyeh Theatre Ritual

    By Amin Sharifi Isaloo

    A ground-breaking study of political transformations in non-Western societies, this book applies anthropological, sociological and political concepts to the recent history of Iran to explore the role played by a ritual theatrical performance (Ta’ziyeh) and its symbols on the construction of public…

    Hardback – 2017-05-09 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Critical Urban Theory, Common Property, and “the Political”

    Desire and Drive in the City

    By Dan Webb

    Dan Webb explores an undervalued topic in the formal discipline of Political Theory (and Political Science, more broadly): the urban as a level of political analysis and political struggles in urban space. Because the city and urban space is so prominent in other critical disciplines, most notably,…

    Hardback – 2017-05-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Existence, Meaning, Excellence

    Aristotelian Reflections on the Meaning of Life

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-04-01 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • The Biopolitics of Information

    Recoding Life

    By Sakari Tamminen, Eric Deibel

    Against the backdrop of unprecedented convergence between the digital and the corporeal in the life sciences, this book examines the ‘meta-code of life’: the conditions under which life is not only known or decoded, but also remade (or recoded) or rematerialised through bioinformatics and material…

    Hardback – 2017-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Social Theory

    A Textbook

    By Carsten Bagge Laustsen, Lars Thorup Larsen, Mathias Wullum Nielsen, Tine Ravn, Mads P. Sørensen

    This textbook offers a new approach to understanding social theory. Framed around paired theoretical perspectives on a series of sociological problems, the book shows how distinctive viewpoints shed light on different facets of social phenomena. The book includes sociology’s "founding fathers",…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29 
    Routledge

  • Toward Justice

    Broadening the Study of Criminal Justice

    By Kristi Holsinger, Lori Sexton

    Designed as a text for Criminal Justice and Criminology capstone courses, Toward Justice encourages students to engage critically with conceptions of justice that go beyond the criminal justice system, in order to cultivate a more thorough understanding of the system as it operates on the ground in…

    Paperback – 2017-03-24 
    Routledge

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