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  • The Metaphysics of Technology

    By David Skrbina

    What is technology? Why does it have such power in our lives? Why does it seemingly progress of its own accord, and without regard to social or environmental well-being? The quest for the essence of technology is an old one, with roots in the pre-Socratic philosophy of ancient Greece. It was then…

    Paperback – 2016-11-07
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Race Critical Public Scholarship

    Edited by Karim Murji, Gargi Bhattacharyya

    This edited collection addresses the challenges for critically engaged research, teaching and scholarship on race and racism in a climate marked by sweeping changes in universities. Each chapter engages with debates about universities and ‘publics’, and the public orientation and reach of academic…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28
    Ethnic and Racial Studies

  • Social Philosophy

    By Hans Fink

    The programmes of political parties and movements are attempts to formulate policies or guidelines in relation to social change. Social philosophy concerns the fundamental issues on which those programmes divide. This introductory work gives an account of several highly influential systems of…

    Paperback – 2016-05-20
    Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

  • Gender and Sexuality in Muslim Cultures

    By Gul Ozyegin

    A must-read for anyone interested in Muslim cultures, this volume not only explores Muslim identities through the lens of sexuality and gender - their historical and contemporary transformations and local and global articulations - but also interrogates our understanding of what constitutes a '…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24

  • Crafting Collectivity

    American Rainbow Gatherings and Alternative Forms of Community

    By Chelsea Schelly

    Every summer, thousands of people assemble to live together to celebrate the Annual Gathering of the Rainbow Family. Participants establish temporary systems of water distribution and filtration, sanitation, health care, and meals provided freely to all who gather, and they develop sharing and…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29

  • The Dominant Ideology Thesis

    By Bryan S. Turner, Nicholas Abercrombie, Stephen Hill

    As a radical critique of theoretical sociological orthodoxy, The Dominant Ideology Thesis has generated controversy since first publication. It has also been widely accepted, however, as a major critical appraisal of one central theoretical concern within modern Marxism and an important…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

  • Sociological Theory in Use (RLE Social Theory)

    By Kenneth Menzies

    Central to most sociologists’ self-image is the claim that their theories are based on research. However, using a random sample of 680 articles appearing in major American, British and Canadian journals, Dr Menzies shows that in some areas of sociology the wide gap between theory and research means…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

  • Capital, Labour and the Middle Classes

    By John Urry, Nicholas Abercrombie

    Most recent sociological work on the theory of class is based on a distinction between Weberian and Marxist approaches. For the first part of this volume, the authors use this distinction to review the literature on the middle class, concentrating particularly on the traditions of Marxist theory…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09
    Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

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