Sociology of Knowledge Products

  • Émile Durkheim and the Birth of the Gods

    Clans, Incest, Totems, Phratries, Hordes, Mana, Taboos, Corroborees, Sodalities, Menstrual Blood, Apes, Churingas, Cairins, and Other Mysterious Things

    By Alexandra Maryanski

    The Birth of the Gods is dedicated to Durkheim's effort to understand the basis of social integration. Unlike most social scientists, then and now, Durkheim concluded that humans are naturally more individualistic than collectivistic, that the primal social unit for humans is the macro-level unit (…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28 

  • The Age of the Social

    1840 to the Present and Beyond

    By Sal Restivo

    Hardback – 2018-05-31 

  • Orientalism, Zionism and Academic Practice

    Middle East & Islamic Studies in Israeli Universities

    By Eyal Clyne

    This book examines the political relationship between academia and society in the case of Israeli ‘Middle East and Islamic studies’ (MEIS).…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

  • Indigenous Knowledge Production

    Navigating Humanity within a Western World

    By Marcus Woolombi Waters

    Despite many scholars noting the interdisciplinary approach of Aboriginal knowledge production as a methodology within a broad range of subjects – including quantum mathematics, biodiversity, sociology and the humanities - the academic study of Indigenous knowledge and people is struggling to…

    Hardback – 2018-04-23 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Developing Transformative Spaces in Higher Education

    Learning to Transgress

    Edited by Sue Jackson

    Higher education has been presented as a solution to a host of local and global problems, despite the fact that learning and assessment can also be used as mechanisms for exclusion and social control. Developing Transformative Spaces in Higher Education: Learning to Transgress demonstrates that…

    Hardback – 2018-04-03 
    Routledge Research in Higher Education

  • Cognitive Science and the Social

    A Primer

    By Stephen P. Turner

    The rise of cognitive neuroscience is the most important scientific and intellectual development of the last thirty years. Findings pour forth, and major initiatives for brain research continue. The social sciences have responded to this development slowly--for good reasons. The implications of…

    Paperback – 2018-03-21 

  • The Sociology of Knowledge in a Time of Crisis

    Challenging the Phantom of Liberty

    By Onofrio Romano

    The speed of social dynamics has overtaken the speed of thought. Adopting a dialectical perspective towards reality, social theory has always detected faults in the dominant social pattern, foreseeing crises and outlining in advance the features of new social models. Thought has always moved…

    Paperback – 2018-03-08 
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • What Holism Can Do for Social Theory

    By Barbara Hanson

    This book reconsiders the nature of positivist philosophy in social science theory based on classical and medieval thought in what later became "Europe." It argues that social theory is being held back by antagonistic debates over science, positivism, objectivity, and universal law - …

    Paperback – 2018-03-08 
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • American Social Theory

    By Charles Lemert

    Due to the importance of philosophy in the Enlightenment, European social theory has dominated discourses of theory to the present day. Yet, looking deeper, Americans have made important contributions from very different social and cultural perspectives. Drawing from Euro and American traditions…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 

  • Skepticism

    Historical and Contemporary Inquiries

    Edited by G. Anthony Bruno, A.C. Rutherford

    Skepticism is one of the most enduring and profound of philosophical problems. With its roots in Plato and the Sceptics to Descartes, Hume, Kant and Wittgenstein, skepticism presents a challenge that every philosopher must reckon with. In this outstanding collection philosophers engage with…

    Hardback – 2017-12-22

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21

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