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  • Sustainability

    By Thomas Pfister, Martin Schweighofer, André Reichel

    Sustainability as a reference frame for dealing with the interconnection of environmental, economic and social issues on a global scale is not only characterized by complex problems and long-term strategies but also by differences and disagreements with regard to its meanings and how they should be…

    Hardback – 2016-05-27 
    Key Ideas

  • Science, Risk, and Policy

    By Andrew J. Knight

    For decades, experts and the public have been at odds over the nature and magnitude of risks and how they should be mitigated through policy. Experts argue that the fears of the public are irrational, and that public policy should be based on sound science. The public, on the other hand, is…

    Hardback – 2016-05-16 
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Eurocentrism at the Margins

    Encounters, Critics and Going Beyond

    By Lutfi Sunar

    Eurocentrism remains a prevailing feature of Western-dominated social scientific perspectives, tending to ignore alternative views originating outside the West and thus maintaining a form of scholarly hegemony. As such, there is an urgent need to reconsider Eurocentrism in social science, to ask…

    Hardback – 2016-05-13 
    Global Connections

  • A Cultural History of Climate Change

    Edited by Tom Bristow, Thomas H. Ford

    Charting innovative directions in the environmental humanities, this book examines the cultural history of climate change under three broad headings: history, writing and politics. Climate change compels us to rethink many of our traditional means of historical understanding, and demands new ways…

    Hardback – 2016-05-05 
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Shifts in Ways of Knowing?

    From Oral (Auto)Biography to the Structure of Knowledge in Sociology

    By Devorah Kalekin-Fishman

    How is the process of globalization effect changes in the structure of knowledge in sociology? This path-breaking volume looks at the human dimension of developments in the discipline by compiling a set of interviews that exemplify the life and work of a sociologist today. Their ideas and…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Public Intellectuals and the Sociology of Knowledge

  • Knowing and Not Knowing

    Thinking psychosocially about learning and resistance to learning

    Edited by Claudia Lapping, Tamara Bibby

    The social world is saturated with powerful formations of knowledge that colonise individual and institutional identities. Some knowledge emerges as legitimised and authoritative; other knowledge is resisted or repressed. Psychosocial approaches highlight the unstable basis of knowledge, learning…

    Hardback – 2016-04-22 

  • Institutions Unbound

    Social Worlds and Human Rights

    Edited by David L. Brunsma, Keri E. Iyall Smith, Brian K. Gran

    Institutions--like education, family, medicine, culture, and law--, are powerful social structures shaping how we live together. As members of society we daily express our adherence to norms and values of institutions as we consciously and unconsciously reject and challenge them. Our everyday…

    Paperback – 2016-04-06 

  • A Critical Realist Approach to Pupil Assessment

    Global Challenges and Dilemmas

    By Stephen Dobson, Erling Lars Dale

    In an increasingly more global society there are several arguments for looking at international and not the least national trends in pupil assessment. Firstly, there has been increasing attention about comparable levels of national performance in PISA tests. Secondly, looking at the experiences of…

    Hardback – 2016-01-10
    New Studies in Critical Realism and Education (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Young People's Understanding of Society

    By Adrian Furnham

    First published in 1991, this book represents the first wide-ranging review of young people’s understanding of the social world and the functioning of society. Taking a social cognitive view of adolescence, it focuses on the processes by which young people learn to understand other people’s…

    Hardback – 2016-01-05

  • The Social Scientific Gaze

    The Social Question and the Rise of Academic Social Science in Sweden

    By Per Wisselgren

    The social sciences have, ever since they were first established as academic disciplines, played a foundational role in most spheres of modern society - in policy-making, education, the media and public debate - and hence also, indirectly, for our self-understanding as social beings. The Social…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28
    Public Intellectuals and the Sociology of Knowledge

  • Knowledge Production in the Arab World

    The Impossible Promise

    By Sari Hanafi, Rigas Arvanitis

    Over recent decades we have witnessed the globalization of research. However, this has yet to translate into a worldwide scientific network, across which competencies and resources can flow freely. Arab countries have strived to join this globalized world and become a ‘knowledge economy,’ yet…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

  • Sociology, Phenomenology and Marxian Analysis

    A Critical Discussion of the Theory and Practice of a Science of Society

    By Barry Smart

    Sociology is an established academic discipline but there has been continuing debate over its status as a science and the nature of its subject matter. This led to the emergence of a phenomenological sociology and to critiques of positivist sociology. This critical reappraisal of the relevance of…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

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