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  • Children as Agents in Their Worlds

    A Critical, Psychosocial Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Sheila Greene, Elizabeth Nixon

    Are children the passive recipients of influence from their parents and from society? Is their development determined by their genes and their neurons, or do they have the capacity to think about and influence their own lives and the world around them? Are they agents, and what do we mean by agency…

    Paperback – 2020-04-01 
    Routledge

  • On Social Evolution

    Phenomenon and Paradigm, 1st Edition

    By Shiping Tang

    Tang provides a coherent and systematic exploration of social evolution as a phenomenon and as a paradigm. He critically builds on existing discussions on social evolution, while drawing from a wide range of disciplines, including archaeology, evolutionary anthropology, sociology, economics,…

    Paperback – 2020-03-25 
    Routledge

  • On Guilt

    The Force Shaping Character, History, and Culture, 1st Edition

    By John Carroll

    Guilt is the dark force behind haunting anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviour, life meaninglessness, and depression - a force to be kept in check. Yet guilt is equally our richest and most hidden resource, the essence of our humanness, and it drives us on to our highest achievements. Today, when…

    Paperback – 2020-03-20 
    Routledge
    Morality, Society and Culture

  • Sociological Theory in the Digital Age

    1st Edition

    By Gabe Ignatow

     Focusing on practical or ‘usable theory,’ it surveys the challenges and opportunities of conducting social science in the information age, as well as the theoretical solutions that sociologists have developed and applied over the last two decades. With specific attention to three theoretical…

    Paperback – 2020-03-20 
    Routledge

  • Critical Theory and Social Transformation

    Crises of the Present and Future Possibilities, 1st Edition

    By Gerard Delanty

    Critical Theory and Social Transformation provides an exploration of the major themes in critical social theory of recent years. Delanty argues that a critical theory perspective can offer much needed insights into the pressing socio-political challenges of our time. In this volume, he advances the…

    Paperback – 2020-03-12 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: What's Wrong With Ethnography? (1992)

    Methodological Explorations, 1st Edition

    By Martyn Hammersley

    Originally published 1992 What's Wrong With Ethnography? provides a fresh look at the rationale for and distinctiveness of ethnographic research in sociology, education and related fields. Relativism, critical theory, the uniqueness of the case study and the distinction between qualitative and…

    Paperback – 2020-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Revivals: The Dilemma of Qualitative Method (1989)

    Herbert Blumer and the Chicago Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Martyn Hammersley

    Originally published in 1989, The Dilemma of Qualitative Method is a stimulating guide to the discussion of qualitative versus quantitative approaches to social research, originated in nineteenth-century debates about the relationship between the methods of history and natural science. One of the…

    Paperback – 2020-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Culture, Community, and Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rhonda Phillips, Mark A. Brennan

    Culture is a living thing. In social settings, it is often used to represent entire ways of life, including rules, values and expected behavior. Varying from nation to nation, neighborhood to neighborhood, and beyond even in the smallest localities, culture is a motivating factor in the creation of…

    Paperback – 2020-02-21 
    Routledge
    Community Development Research and Practice Series

  • Max Weber on Power and Social Stratification

    An Interpretation and Critique, 1st Edition

    By Catherine Brennan

    First published in 1997, this book revolves around a textual analysis of the Weberian thesis that 'classes', 'status groups' and 'parties’ are phenomena of the distribution of power within a 'community'. An internal reconstruction of Weber’s own ideas on what is called social stratification in…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Social Assessment Theory and Practice

    A Multi-Disciplinary Framework, 1st Edition

    By Derek Clifford

    First published in 1998, Social Assessment Theory and Practice provides an innovative and comprehensive theoretical and practical basis for social assessment. It examines both multi-disciplinary and multi-professional issues in social assessment and is based on perspectives drawn from all the major…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Sociology and the Future of Work

    Contemporary Discourses and Debates, 1st Edition

    By Paul Ransome

    First published in 1999, this book adopts an explicitly forward-looking and dynamic approach in trying to understand not only where the sociology of work has come from but of where it is likely to go next. For the first time in a single volume, it reviews the continuing usefulness of the 'classical…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Routes of Resistance

    Travellers and Second-level Schooling, 1st Edition

    By Máirín Kenny

    First published in 1997, this study is an attempt to read and critique answers to that question, answers offered in policy and provision, and answers to those answers, in talk and texts, and in classroom performances, an often fraught ‘conversation’ which goes on in spirals.…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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