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  • Complex Life

    Nonmodernity and the Emergence of Cognition and Culture, 1st Edition

    By Alan Dean

    This title was first published in 2000:  Complex Life argues for the importance of the new perspective of non modern social theory in understanding human agency. Darwinian natural selection theory and complexity theory are used to provide new insights into human origins, mind and culture.…

    Hardback – 2019-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Youth, Risk and Russian Modernity

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Williams, Vladimir Chuprov

    Title first published in 2003. This timely and original book is the most comprehensive and authoritative analysis of Russia's risk society to date. Referring to the works of Douglas, Beck and Giddens, it considers a variety of theories of risk and applies them to young people in different risk…

    Paperback – 2019-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Port in Global Capitalism

    Unveiling Entangled Accumulation in Rio de Janeiro, 1st Edition

    By Sérgio Costa, Guilherme Leite Gonçalves

    Through a study of the port district of Rio de Janeiro and its history, from its emergence as a major slave market to its modern-day incarnation as a hub of tourism, real estate and financial speculation, this book examines the different dimensions of the manner in which capitalism expands its…

    Hardback – 2019-10-30
    Routledge
    Entangled Inequalities: Exploring Global Asymmetries

  • (Inter)Facing Death

    Life in Global Uncertainty, 1st Edition

    By Sam Han

    In modern times, death is understood to have undergone a transformation not unlike religion. Whereas in the past it was out in the open, it now resides mostly in specialized spaces of sequestration—funeral homes, hospitals and other medical facilities. A mainstay in so-called traditional societies…

    Paperback – 2019-10-29
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • 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

  • Max Weber's Interpretive Sociology of Law

    1st Edition

    By Michel Coutu

    This book presents a clear and precise account of the structure and content of Max Weber's sociology of law: situating its methodological and epistemological specificity in relation to other approaches to the sociology of law; as well as offering a critical evaluation of Weber's usefulness for…

    Paperback – 2019-10-23
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Art and Artifact in Laboratory Science (1985)

    A study of shop work and shop talk in a research laboratory, 1st Edition

    By Michael Lynch

    First published in 1985, this book provides a descriptive study of social activities in a neurosciences laboratory. Based on fieldwork conducted by the author in the laboratory during 1975 and 1976, and taking an ethnomethodological approach, it focuses on the phenomenon of the social…

    Paperback – 2019-10-21
    Routledge
    Directions in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

  • Refracting through Technologies

    Bodies, Medical Technologies and Norms, 1st Edition

    By Ericka Johnson

    This book explores the ‘material-discursive entanglement’ of how we both make the world with our words and how the materiality of the world forces us to put words on it. Beginning with the conundrum of how the things that make up our world are both shaped by and shape the ways in which we talk…

    Paperback – 2019-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Metaphysical Sociology

    On the Work of John Carroll, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sara James

    This volume critically engages with the work of the acclaimed Australian sociologist John Carroll. It makes the argument for a metaphysical sociology, which Carroll has proposed should focus on the questions of fundamental existence that confront all humans: ‘Where do I come from?’, ‘What should I…

    Paperback – 2019-10-17
    Routledge
    Morality, Society and Culture

  • Entanglements of Modernity, Colonialism and Genocide

    Burundi and Rwanda in Historical-Sociological Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Jack Palmer

    This book offers a novel sociological examination of the historical trajectories of Burundi and Rwanda. It challenges both the Eurocentric assumptions which have underpinned many sociological theorisations of modernity, and the notion that the processes of modernisation move gradually, if…

    Paperback – 2019-10-17
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • States of Intoxication

    The Place of Alcohol in Civilisation, 1st Edition

    By John O'Brien

    This book provides an illuminating perspective on alcohol use, drawing on approaches from both anthropological research and historical sociology to examine our ambivalent attitudes to alcohol in the modern West. From anthropological research on non-Western, non-modern cultures, the author…

    Paperback – 2019-10-17
    Routledge
    The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization

  • The Age of the Social

    The Discovery of Society and The Ascendance of a New Episteme, 1st Edition

    By Sal Restivo

    The concept of society sui generis – society as a level of reality which could be studied scientifically – crystallized in the middle of the nineteenth century in Europe, with the work of Durkheim, Marx and Weber and today, more than at any other period in history, the idea of the social has gained…

    Paperback – 2019-10-17
    Routledge

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