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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 – 2020-04-02 

  • 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 

  • 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 
    Morality, Society and Culture

  • Politics and Recognition

    Towards a New Political Aesthetics, 1st Edition

    By Adam Chmielewski

    This book outlines a new conception of political aesthetics based on the notion of order as an aesthetic category pertaining to human perception. Engaging with the thought of a range of figures, including Veblen, Honneth, Foucault, Popper and MacIntyre, it explores the nature of political…

    Hardback – 2020-03-20 
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • 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 

  • Nostalgia Now

    Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on the Past in the Present, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    This volume explores the nature of nostalgia as an important emotion in contemporary society and social theory. Situated between the ‘sociology of emotions’ and ‘nostalgia studies’, it considers the reasons for which nostalgia appears to be becoming an increasingly significant and debated emotion…

    Hardback – 2020-03-17 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Magical Realist Sociologies of Belonging and Becoming

    The Explorer, 1st Edition

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    At the bottom of the sea, freedivers find that the world bestows humans with the magic of bodily and mental freedom, binding them in small communities of play, affect and respect for nature. On land, rational human interests dissolve this magic into prescriptive formulas of belonging to a…

    Hardback – 2020-03-17 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • 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 

  • Academic Experiences of International Students in Chinese Higher Education

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mei Tian, Fred Dervin, Genshu Lu

    Since China proposed its “Belt and Road Initiative” in 2013 to boost its influence on international affairs and “cultivate international personnel who are friendly toward China”, the number of foreign students in China has surge exponentially. Yet the global political changes have added tensions…

    Hardback – 2020-03-07 
    China Perspectives

  • Charting Transnational Fields

    Methodology for a Political Sociology of Knowledge, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christian Schmidt-Wellenburg, Stefan Bernhard

    The volume provides a field-analytical methodology for researching knowledge based sociopolitical processes of transnationalization. Drawing on the seminal work by Pierre Bourdieu, we apply concepts of practice, habitus, and field to phenomena such as cross-national social trajectories,…

    Hardback – 2020-03-04 

  • 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 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 Revivals

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