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  • Disability and Animality

    Crip Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chloë Taylor, Kelly Struthers Montford, Stephanie Jenkins

    The fields of Critical Disability Studies and Critical Animal Studies are growing rapidly, but how do the implications of these endeavours intersect? Disability and Animality: Crip Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies explores some of the ways that the oppression of more-than-human animals and…

    Hardback – 2020-04-22 
    Routledge

  • Prime Time Soap Operas on Indian Television

    2nd Edition

    By Shoma Munshi

    This book examines the phenomenon of prime time soap operas on Indian television. An anthropological insight into social issues and practices of contemporary India through the television, this volume analyses the production of soaps within India’s cultural fabric. It deconstructs themes and issues…

    Hardback – 2020-04-21 
    Routledge India

  • Communal Forms

    A Sociological Exploration of Concepts of Community, 1st Edition

    By Aksel Tjora, Graham Scambler

    Drawing on a wide range of social theory, as well as empirical inputs from studies of work, neighbourhoods, events, meeting places and online self-help groups, this book suggests that communal forms are constructed on the basis of communicative, material, biographic-cultural, practice-based, and…

    Paperback – 2020-04-09 
    Routledge

  • The Ultimate Sacrifice

    Martyrdom, Sovereignty, and Secularization in the West, 1st Edition

    By Clayton Fordahl

    This book presents an interpretive, macro-historical and sociological account of martyrdom. Moving away from the notion of martyrdom as an object of individual behaviour and seeing it instead as a significant cultural work performed by communities in the wake of a violent death, it provides a novel…

    Hardback – 2020-04-08 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • The Development of Child Protection Law and Policy

    Children, Risk and Modernities, 1st Edition

    By Kieran Walsh

    This book examines how child protection law has been shaped by the transition to late modernity and how it copes with the ever-changing concept of risk. The book traces the evolution of the contemporary child protection system through historical changes, assessing the factors that have influenced…

    Hardback – 2020-04-07 
    Routledge

  • Urban Change and Citizenship in Times of Crisis

    Volume 1: Concepts and Theory, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bryan Turner, Hannah Wolf, Gregor Fitzi, Juergen Mackert

    Urban Change and Citizenship in Times of Crisis addresses the fact that in the beginning of the twenty-first century the majority of the world’s population is urbanized, a social fact that has turned cities more than ever into focal sites of social change. Multiple economic and political strategies…

    Hardback – 2020-04-06 
    Routledge
    Citizenship and Modern Society

  • Urban Change and Citizenship in Times of Crisis

    Volume 2: Changing Cities and Citizens’ Action, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bryan Turner, Hannah Wolf, Gregor Fitzi, Juergen Mackert

    The contributions to Urban Neo-liberalisation bring together critical analyses of the dynamics and processes neo-liberalism has facilitated in urban contexts. Recent developments, such as intensified economic investment and exposure to aggressive strategies of banks, hedge-funds and investors, and…

    Hardback – 2020-04-06 
    Routledge
    Citizenship and Modern Society

  • Urban Change and Citizenship in Times of Crisis

    Volume 3: Citizenship, Human Rights and Religion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bryan Turner, Hannah Wolf, Gregor Fitzi, Juergen Mackert

    At times of triumphant neo-liberalism cities increasingly become objects of financial speculation. Formally, social and political rights might not be abolished, yet factually they have become inaccessible for large parts of the population. The contributions gathered in this volume shed light on the…

    Hardback – 2020-04-06 
    Routledge
    Citizenship and Modern Society

  • 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 
    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 – 2020-03-25 
    Routledge
    Morality, Society and Culture

  • 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

  • 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 – 2020-03-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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