Sociology: Historical Sociology

  • Professions and Power (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    Professions and Power (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Terence J. Johnson

    First published in 1972, this book rejects as inadequate the ‘trait’ and ‘functionalist’ theories of the professions and instead presents an alternative framework to analyse the contemporaneous occupational change in industrial societies. The author describes how occupational specialisation creates…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Normality and Disability: Intersections among Norms, Law, and Culture book cover

    Normality and Disability

    Intersections among Norms, Law, and Culture

    Edited by Gerard Goggin, Linda Steele, Jessica Robyn Cadwallader

    Hotly contested, normality remains a powerful, complex category in contemporary law and culture. What is little realized are the ways in which disability underpins and shapes the operation of norms and the power dynamics of normalization. This pioneering collection explores the place of law in…

    Hardback – 2018-01-17 
    Routledge

  • When Rape was Legal: The Untold History of Sexual Violence during Slavery book cover

    When Rape was Legal

    The Untold History of Sexual Violence during Slavery

    By Rachel Feinstein

    When Rape was Legal is the first book to solely focus on the widespread rape perpetrated against enslaved black women by white men in the United States. The routine practice of sexual violence against enslaved black women by white men, the motivations for this rape, and the legal context that…

    Paperback – 2018-01-15 
    Routledge
    New Critical Viewpoints on Society

  • The Victorian Novelist: Social Problems and Change book cover

    The Victorian Novelist

    Social Problems and Change

    Edited by Kate Flint

    First published in 1987. Many Victorian novels that considered social problems made extensive use of contemporary source material for their descriptions. This book aims to provide a greater acquaintance with this non-literary material — illustrating and exemplifying issues that the authors treated…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • The Working-Classes in Victorian Fiction book cover

    The Working-Classes in Victorian Fiction

    By Peter Keating

    First published in 1971. The book examines the presentation of the urban and industrial working classes in Victorian fiction. It considers the different types of working men and women who appear in fiction, the environments they are shown to inhabit, and the use of phonetics to indicate the sound…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Elizabeth Gaskell book cover

    Elizabeth Gaskell

    By Angus Easson

    First published in 1979, this book looks at every aspect of the life and work of Elizabeth Gaskell, including her lesser known novels and writings — especially those concerning life in the industrial north of Victorian England. It shows how her work springs from a culture and society which pervades…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • A Theory of the Classical Novel book cover

    A Theory of the Classical Novel

    By Everett Knight

    First published in 1969, this book asserts that two concepts, structure and praxis, make it impractical for scholars to ignore the necessity of a theory of the novel — with the term ‘classical novel’ used to cover western fiction. The author argues that the novel is fundamentally an ‘enterprise’ —…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Elizabeth Gaskell book cover

    Elizabeth Gaskell

    By John McVeagh

    First published in 1970, this study demonstrates both the range and essential unity of the works of Mrs. Gaskell. The author analyses the novels of social criticism, the biography of Charlotte Brontë and the novels of country life as distinct expressions of her genius, commenting on recurrent…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • The Literature of Change: Studies in the Nineteenth Century Provincial Novel book cover

    The Literature of Change

    Studies in the Nineteenth Century Provincial Novel

    By John Lucas

    First published in 1977, this book studies three important nineteenth-century novelists: Mrs Gaskell, William Hale White and Thomas Hardy. They are all provincial novelists who wrote about social change and the attendant problems and pressures this brought with it. Unlike previous critics, who have…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Barbed Wire: Capitalism and the Enclosure of the Commons book cover

    Barbed Wire

    Capitalism and the Enclosure of the Commons

    By Patrick Brantlinger

    A call to transform the way we think about property, this book examines how capitalism has from its origins sought to enclose or privatize the commons, or land and other forms of property that had been viewed as communally owned, and argues that neoliberal economic policies and the corporate…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Schools in an Urban Community: A Study of Carbrook 1870-1965 book cover

    Schools in an Urban Community

    A Study of Carbrook 1870-1965

    By Cheryl Parsons

    Originally published in 1978, Schools in an Urban Community is an ethnography of the Carbrook and Hill Top area of the Attercliffe district of Sheffield before it was cleared for redevelopment. The book provides an in depth look at the community and schools of the area and provides a valued…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban Education

  • A Genealogy of Public Security: The Theory and History of Modern Police Powers book cover

    A Genealogy of Public Security

    The Theory and History of Modern Police Powers

    By Giuseppe Campesi

    There are many histories of the police as a law-enforcement institution, but no genealogy of the police as a form of power. This book provides a genealogy of modern police by tracing the evolution of "police science" and of police institutions in Europe, from the ancien régime to the early 19th…

    Paperback – 2017-12-03 
    Routledge

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