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  • Introduction to Sociology

    1st Edition

    By Frank van Tubergen

    Comprehensive and engaging, this textbook introduces students not only to foundational sociological work, but also to insights from contemporary sociological theory and research. This combined approach ensures that students become familiar with the core of sociology: key concepts, theories,…

    Paperback – 2020-03-02 
    Routledge

  • Charisma

    A Micro-Sociological Theory, 1st Edition

    By Randall Collins

    What is charisma? And how does it generate influence and power? World-renowned sociologist Randall Collins explores these and many other questions in a highly readable exploration of the various forms of charisma and how charisma elevated Jesus, Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, Queen Elizabeth,…

    Paperback – 2020-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Criminology

    A Sociological Introduction, 4th Edition

    By Eamonn Carrabine, Alexandra Cox, Pamela Cox, Isabel Crowhurst, Anna Di Ronco, Pete Fussey, Anna Sergi, Nigel South, Darren Thiel, Jackie Turton

    Comprehensive, critical and accessible, Criminology: A Sociological Introduction offers an authoritative overview of the study of criminology, from early theoretical perspectives to pressing contemporary issues such as the globalization of crime, crimes against the environment, terrorism and…

    Paperback – 2020-02-17 
    Routledge

  • Universal Basic Income

    1st Edition

    By Brian McDonough, Jessie Bustillos Morales

    Universal basic income is a controversial policy which is causing a stir amongst academics, politicians, journalists and policy-makers all over the world. The idea of receiving ‘money for nothing’, with no strings attached, has for a long time appeared a crazy or radical proposal. But today, this…

    Paperback – 2019-12-04
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Poverty

    1st Edition

    By Bent Greve

    Poverty has dire consequences on the ability to fulfil one’s aspirations for life. Poverty has strong implications for social cohesion and societies’ abilities to function in harmonious ways. This book presents the readers with the core concepts, latest development and knowledge about policies that…

    Paperback – 2019-10-29
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Anxious Creativity

    When Imagination Fails, 1st Edition

    By David Trend

    Creativity is getting new attention in today’s America––along the way revealing fault lines in U.S. culture. Surveys show people overwhelmingly seeing creativity as both a desirable trait and a work enhancement, yet most say they just aren’t creative. Like beauty and wealth, creativity seems…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge
    Critical Interventions

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Black Sociology

    1st Edition

    By Earl Wright II, Edward V Wallace

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Black Sociology provides the most up to date exploration and analysis of research focused on Blacks in America. Beginning with an examination of the project of Black Sociology, it offers studies of recent events, including the ‘Stand Your Ground’ killing of Trayvon…

    Paperback – 2019-06-18
    Routledge

  • Management, Organizations and Contemporary Social Theory

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stewart Clegg, Miguel Pina e Cunha

    Social theorists speculate about large-scale social questions, asking of any phenomenon, how is it possible? This book addresses how various social theories contribute key insights into the nature of organizations and management. The cast of characters to be found in this book have had a…

    Paperback – 2019-06-12
    Routledge

  • Mechanistic Criminology

    1st Edition

    By K. Ryan Proctor, Richard E. Niemeyer

    The science of criminology is at a crossroads. Despite accumulating a dizzying array of facts about crime, the field has yet to identify a body of theories that allows for the adequate prediction, explanation, and control of phenomena of central interest to criminologists. Mechanistic Criminology…

    Paperback – 2019-05-31
    Routledge
    Evolutionary Analysis in the Social Sciences

  • Aging A-Z

    Concepts Toward Emancipatory Gerontology, 1st Edition

    By Carroll L. Estes, Nicholas B. DiCarlo

    This provocative, intellectually charged treatise serves as a concise introduction to emancipatory gerontology, examining multiple dimensions of persistent and hotly debated topics around aging, the life course, the roles of power, politics and partisanship, culture, economics, and communications.…

    Paperback – 2019-04-24
    Routledge
    Aging and Society

  • The Anarchist Imagination

    Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and the Social Sciences, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carl Levy, Saul Newman

    This is a broad ranging introduction to twenty-first-century anarchism which includes a wide array of theoretical approaches as well as a variety of empirical and geographical perspectives. The book demonstrates how the anarchist imagination has influenced the humanities and social sciences…

    Paperback – 2019-04-11
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Explaining Society

    Critical Realism in the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition

    By Berth Danermark, Mats Ekström, Jan Ch. Karlsson

    Fully revised, with an updated bibliography and new, relevant illustrative examples based on work inspired by critical realism, this new edition of Explaining Society constitutes an up-to-date resource connecting methodology, theory, and empirical research. Including discussions of more recent…

    Paperback – 2019-04-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Critical Realism

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