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  • The Sociology of Zygmunt Bauman

    Challenges and Critique

    By Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    Edited by Poul Poder

    Zygmunt Bauman is one of the most inspirational and controversial thinkers on the scene of contemporary sociology. For several decades he has provided compelling analyses and diagnoses of a vast variety of aspects of modern and liquid modern living. This book considers the theoretical significance…

    Paperback – 2018-01-17 

  • The Transformation of Modernity

    Aspects of the Past, Present and Future of an Era

    By Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    Edited by Mikael Carleheden

    This title was first published in 2001: For over 30 years it has been argued that contemporary society is undergoing a fundamental transformation. The portrait of the modern society or modernity offered by philosophers and social scientists from Hobbes to Parsons is no longer understood as a…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge Revivals

  • Postmortal Society

    Towards a Sociology of Immortality

    Edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    Throughout history mankind has struggled to reconcile itself with the inescapability of its own mortality. This book explores the themes of immortality and survivalism in contemporary culture, shedding light on the varied and ingenious ways in which humans and human societies aspire to confront and…

    Hardback – 2017-04-10
    Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time

  • Beyond Bauman

    Critical engagements and creative excursions

    Edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    Bringing together leading interpreters of Zygmunt Bauman’s sociology, this volume thinks with and beyond Bauman’s work in order to show its continued relevance as a theory in its own right, as an object of criticism and as a stepping stone towards a fuller understanding of contemporary society.…

    Hardback – 2016-11-04
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Imaginative Methodologies in the Social Sciences

    Creativity, Poetics and Rhetoric in Social Research

    By Michael Hviid Jacobsen, Michael S. Drake, Anders Petersen

    Imaginative Methodologies in the Social Sciences develops, expands and challenges conventional social scientific methodology and language by way of literary, poetic and other alternative sources of inspiration, as sociologists, social workers, anthropologists, criminologists and psychologists all…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Utopia: Social Theory and the Future

    Edited by Keith Tester, Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    In the light of globalization's failure provide the universal panacea expected by some of its more enthusiastic proponents, and the current status of neo-liberalism in Europe, a search has begun for alternative visions of the future; alternatives to the free market and to rampant capitalism. Indeed…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Liquid Criminology

    Doing imaginative criminological research

    Edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen, Sandra Walklate

    This book explores the ways in which criminological methods can be imaginatively deployed and developed in a world increasingly characterized by the blurred nature of social reality. Whilst recognizing the importance of positivist approaches and research techniques, it advocates a commitment to…

    Hardback – 2016-07-04

  • The Poetics of Crime

    Understanding and Researching Crime and Deviance Through Creative Sources

    By Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    The Poetics of Crime provides an invitation to reconsider and reimagine how criminological knowledge may be creatively and poetically constructed, obtained, corroborated and applied. Departing from the conventional understanding of criminology as a discipline concerned with refined statistical…

    Hardback – 2014-10-17
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • The Contemporary Goffman

    Edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    The sociology of Erving Goffman has inspired generations of sociologists throughout the world. Students and scholars alike have in Goffman’s unsurpassable and generous ability to capture the world of everyday life discovered an emporium of useful, incisive and quite often humorous analyses,…

    Paperback – 2012-07-27
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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