Sociology of Knowledge Products

  • Science In Society

    An Introduction to Social Studies of Science, 2nd Edition

    By Massimiano Bucchi

    The world around us is continually being shaped by science, and by society’s relationship to it. In recent years sociologists have been increasingly preoccupied with the latter, and now in this fascinating book, Massimiano Bucchi provides a brief introduction to this topical issue. Bucchi provides…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge

  • New Directions in Elite Studies

    Edited by Olav Korsnes, Johan Heilbron, Johs. Hjellbrekke, Felix Bühlmann, Mike Savage

    Since the financial crisis, the issue of the ‘one percent’ has become the centre of intense public debate, unavoidable even for members of the elite themselves. Moreover, inquiring into elites has taken centre-stage once again in both journalistic investigations and academic research. New…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Literacy

    Writing, Reading and Social Organisation

    By John Oxenham

    Originally published in 1980. The skills of reading and writing have been proclaimed as universal human rights. This book explores why this should be so. In particular, it examines whether or not the possession of reading or writing skills has, or has not, influenced the values and organisation of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literacy

  • Reflections on Knowledge, Learning and Social Movements

    History's Schools

    Edited by Aziz Choudry, Salim Vally

    How do educators and activists in today’s struggles for change use historical materials from earlier periods of organizing for political education? How do they create and engage with independent and often informal archives and debates? How do they ultimately connect this historical knowledge with…

    Hardback – 2017-12-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Food Sovereignty, Agroecology and Biocultural Diversity

    Constructing and contesting knowledge

    Edited by Michel. P. Pimbert

    Contestations over knowledge – and who controls its production – are a key focus of social movements and other actors that promote food sovereignty, agroecology and biocultural diversity. This book critically examines the kinds of knowledge and ways of knowing needed for food sovereignty,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • 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 – 2017-11-07 
    Routledge

  • Science and Narratives of Nature

    East and West

    Edited by Jobin M. Kanjirakkat, Gordon McOuat, Sundar Sarukkai

    The discourse and practice of science are deeply connected to explicit and implicit narratives of nature. However, nature has been understood in diverse ways by cultures across the world. Could these different views of nature generate the possibility of alternate views on science? Part of the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge India
    Science and Technology Studies

  • The Sociology of Epigenetics

    A New Biopolitical Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century

    By Maurizio Meloni

    Epigenetics is now the liveliest area of biology, with far-reaching consequences. This book brings together social study of science, sociology of knowledge, and the history of science to advance the study of epigenetics as a new critical frontier. It offers a panoramic, accessible, and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Marxism, Religion and Ideology

    Themes from David McLellan

    Edited by David Bates, Iain MacKenzie, Sean Sayers

    As austerity measures are put into place the world over and global restructuring is acknowledged by all as an attempt to bolster the economic system that lead to the crash, there is a great need to come to grips with the economic, political and philosophical legacy of Marx. Of particular interest…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Changing Mobilities

    By Monika Büscher

    The hypermobility of the twenty-first century is fragile, arguably on the verge of momentous change. Public space is a particularly important locale of socio-technical innovation in mobile living. Based on studies of emerging mobility practices in and around public places, undertaken as part…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Changing Mobilities

  • Applied Sociology

    By Neil Thompson

    Sociology offers fascinating insights into social life that tell us so much about people and society. But what can we do with those insights? How can we put them to good use? That is exactly what this book is all about. It explores the practical value of sociology, how sociological understanding…

    Paperback – 2017-09-27 
    Routledge

  • Peter Berger on Modernization and Modernity

    An Unvarnished Overview

    By Robert Bickel

    With particular attention to his work on modernization and modernity as construed by a sociologist of knowledge, this book offers a sympathetic exposition and evaluation of Peter Berger’s work as one of the world’s most accomplished and influential sociologists. In the context of an examination of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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