Sociology of Knowledge Products

  • Knowledge Production, Area Studies and Global Cooperation

    By Claudia Derichs

    While the areas conventionally studied in Area Studies or Comparative Area Studies are demarcated primarily by geographical boundaries, areas serving the idea of ‘the good life’ in an emotional sense are hardly comprehended as such. The fact of pluri-local connectivity should, however, be…

    Hardback – 2016-12-30 
    Routledge Global Cooperation Series

  • Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship

    An Ethnography of Academia

    By Maria do Mar Pereira

    Feminist scholarship is sometimes dismissed as not quite ‘proper’ knowledge – it’s too political or subjective, many argue. But what are the boundaries of ‘proper’ knowledge? Who defines them, and how are they changing? How do feminists negotiate them? And how does this boundary-work affect women’s…

    Hardback – 2016-12-26 

  • The Philosophy of Social Science

    New Perspectives, 2nd edition

    By Garry Potter

    Now in its second edition, this comprehensive textbook offers an exceptionally accessible yet in-depth introduction to the philosophy of social science. Students with no previous knowledge will find themselves taken on an engaging philosophical journey: the book’s unique dialogue format anticipates…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13 

  • Practicing Social Science

    Sociologists and their Craft

    By Devorah Kalekin-Fishman

    How is the process of globalization effecting 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 – 2016-12-06 
    Public Intellectuals and the Sociology of Knowledge

  • Learning and Calamities

    Practices, Interpretations, Patterns

    Edited by Heike Egner, Maren Schorch, Martin Voss

    It is widely assumed that humanity should be able to learn from calamities (e.g., emergencies, disasters, catastrophes) and that the affected individuals, groups, and enterprises, as well as the concerned (disaster-) management organizations and institutions for prevention and mitigation, will be…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society

  • Social Movements and World-System Transformation

    Edited by Jackie Smith, MICHAEL GOODHART, Patrick Manning, John Markoff

    At a particularly urgent world-historical moment, this volume brings together some of the leading researchers of social movements and global social change and other emerging scholars and practitioners to advance new thinking about social movements and global transformation. Social movements around…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19 
    Political Economy of the World-System Annuals

  • Trends in Chinese Education

    Edited by Chen Hongjie, W. James Jacob

    This book considers a wide range of key developments and key areas of debate in China’s education system. Marketization, quality assurance, and issues of inequality and gender are all discussed, as are expansion in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, the impact of globalization, and the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-13 
    Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

  • Evaluating Progress in International Relations

    How do you know?

    Edited by Annette Freyberg-Inan, Ewan Harrison, Patrick James

    This edited volume offers a systematic evaluation of how knowledge is produced by scholarly research into International Relations. The contributors explore three key questions: To what extent is scientific progress and accumulation of knowledge possible? What are the different accounts of how this…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11 
    New International Relations

  • The Silences of Science

    Gaps and Pauses in the Communication of Science

    Edited by Felicity Mellor, Stephen Webster

    Over the last half century scholars from a range of disciplines have attempted to theorise silence. Naively we tend to think of silence negatively, as a lack, an emptiness. Yet silence studies shows that silence is more than mere absence. All speech incorporates silence, not only in the gaps…

    Hardback – 2016-09-28 

  • Knowledge

    Is Knowledge Power?, 2nd Edition

    By Marian Adolf, Nico Stehr

    As we move through our modern world, the phenomenon we call knowledge is always involved. Whether we talk of know-how, technology, innovation, politics or education, it is the concept of knowledge that ties them all together. But despite its ubiquity as a modern trope we seldom encounter knowledge…

    Paperback – 2016-09-22
    Key Ideas

  • Movements for Human Rights

    Locally and Globally

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

    How do people work together to advance human rights? Do people form groups to prevent human rights from being enforced? Why? In what ways do circumstances matter to the work of individuals collectively working to shape human rights practices? Human society is made of individuals within…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01

  • Service Sociology and Academic Engagement in Social Problems

    By A. Javier Trevino, Karen M. McCormack

    This book challenges sociologists and sociology students to think beyond the construction of social problems to tackle a central question: What do sociologists do with the analytic tools and academic skills afforded by their discipline to respond to social problems? Service Sociology posits that…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26

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