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  • Law Unlimited

    By Margaret Davies

    This book engages with the traditional questions of legal theory but its analysis rests on the contention that ‘law’ is not confined to the state. Despite the increasing range of contemporary approaches to law, nearly all legal theory maintains the presumption that ‘the legal’ is essentially,…

    Hardback – 2017-02-06 
    Social Justice

  • Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship

    An Ethnography of Academia

    By Maria do Mar Pereira

    Feminist scholarship is sometimes dismissed as not quite ‘proper’ knowledge – it’s too political or subjective, many argue. But what are the boundaries of ‘proper’ knowledge? Who defines them, and how are they changing? How do feminists negotiate them? And how does this boundary-work affect women’s…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21 

  • Atoms, Bytes and Genes

    Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses

    By Martin W. Bauer

    "Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific developments of the 20th century: nuclear power, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance continues to challenge these developments in public opinion. This book traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised…

    Paperback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Humanist Realism for Sociologists

    By Terrence Leahy

    Recent critiques treat humanism as a mistaken value framework. Indeed, the concept of human nature is in fact essential for sociology, but is often being denied at the same time as it appears without acknowledgement. While classic authors can show us how to connect an ethics with a concept of human…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Nexus of Practices

    Connections, constellations and practitioners

    Edited by Allison Hui, Theodore R Schatzki, Elizabeth Shove

    The Nexus of Practices: connections, constellations, practitioners brings leading theorists of practice together to provide a fresh set of theoretical impulses for the surge of practice-focused studies currently sweeping across the social disciplines. The book addresses key issues facing practice…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16 

  • 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 
    Worlding Beyond the West

  • 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 David Harvey’s influential characterization of globalization as "time-space compression", ample research has looked at the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • 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 Advances in Sociology

  • 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 

  • 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 – 2016-11-04 
    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, poststructural 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 – 2016-11-01 

  • 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 

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