Sociology: Historical Sociology

  • Updating Charles H. Cooley: Contemporary Perspectives on a Sociological Classic book cover

    Updating Charles H. Cooley

    Contemporary Perspectives on a Sociological Classic

    Edited by Natalia Ruiz-Junco, Baptiste Brossard

    This book explores the contemporary relevance of Charles H. Cooley’s thought, bringing together scholars from the US, the UK, Europe and Australia to reflect on Cooley’s theory and legacy. Offering an up-to-date analysis of Cooley’s reception in the history of the social sciences, an examination of…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • China and England: The Preindustrial Struggle for Justice in Word and Image book cover

    China and England

    The Preindustrial Struggle for Justice in Word and Image

    By Martin Powers

    This book examines egalitarian social ideals and institutions that arose in preindustrial China and England, and in the process, uncovers China’s forgotten role in the history of social justice debate and legislation during the eighteenth century. Drawing on a wide range of visual and documentary…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge

  • The Sociology of

    The Sociology of "Structural Disaster"

    Beyond Fukushima

    By Miwao Matsumoto

    How and why did credible scientists, engineers, government officials, journalists, and others collectively give rise to a drastic failure to control the threat to the population of the Fukushima disaster? Why was there no effort on the part of inter-organizational networks, well-coordinated in the…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Main Currents in Sociological Thought: Volume One: Montesquieu, Comte, Marx, De Tocqueville and the Sociologists and the Revolution of 1848 book cover

    Main Currents in Sociological Thought: Volume One

    Montesquieu, Comte, Marx, De Tocqueville and the Sociologists and the Revolution of 1848

    By Raymond Aron

    This is the first part of Raymond Aron's landmark two-volume study of the sociological tradition—arguably the definitive work of its kind. More than a work of reconstruction, Aron's study is, at its deepest level, an engagement with the very question of modernity: How did the intellectual currents…

    Paperback – 2018-09-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Classics

  • Main Currents in Sociological Thought: Volume 2: Durkheim, Pareto, Weber book cover

    Main Currents in Sociological Thought: Volume 2

    Durkheim, Pareto, Weber

    By Raymond Aron

    This is the second of Raymond Aron's classic two-volume survey of the sociological tradition - arguably the definitive work of its kind. Aron explores the work of three figures who profoundly shaped sociology as it entered the twentieth century: Emile Durkheim, who continued Auguste Comte's quest…

    Paperback – 2018-09-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Classics

  • Professional Ethics and Civic Morals book cover

    Professional Ethics and Civic Morals

    By Emile Durkheim

    Emile Durkheim is one of the founding fathers of sociology and Professional Ethics and Civic Morals is one of his most neglected yet insightful works. His view that the instability of industrial society was connected to the decline of religion and his characterization of the state as the ultimate…

    Paperback – 2018-09-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Classics

  • Main Currents in Sociological Thought: 2 Volume Set book cover

    Main Currents in Sociological Thought

    2 Volume Set

    By Raymond Aron

    Raymond Aron's classic two-volume study of the sociological tradition is arguably the definitive work of its kind. More than a work of reconstruction, Aron's study is, at its deepest level, an engagement with the question of modernity: What constitutes the essence of the modern order that, having…

    Paperback – 2018-09-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Classics

  • Christianity and Sociological Theory: Reclaiming the Promise book cover

    Christianity and Sociological Theory

    Reclaiming the Promise

    By Joseph A. Scimecca

    This book offers a history of sociological theory from a Christian perspective, tracing the origins of sociology from the beginnings of Western science as introduced by the scholastics of the twelfth century, which, when combined with their emphasis on rationality, led to the Enlightenment ‘science…

    Hardback – 2018-09-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • International Humanitarian Law and Justice:: Historical and Sociological Perspectives book cover

    International Humanitarian Law and Justice:

    Historical and Sociological Perspectives

    Edited by Mats Deland, Mark Klamberg, Pål Wrange

    In the last decade, there has been a turn to history in international humanitarian law and its accompanying fields. In parallel historians have deepened their interest in the place of norms of history, the establishment and development of international institutions. This book brings together…

    Hardback – 2018-09-15 
    Routledge

  • Law and Disaster: Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown in Japan book cover

    Law and Disaster

    Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown in Japan

    By Shigenori Matsui

    On the 11th of March 2011, an earthquake registering 9.0 on the Richter scale (the most powerful to ever strike Japan) hit the Tohoku region in northern Japan. The earthquake produced a devastating tsunami that wiped out coastal cities and towns, leaving 19,000 people dead and registered as missing…

    Hardback – 2018-08-16 
    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 – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge
    New Critical Viewpoints on Society

  • The Failure of Land Reform in Twentieth Century England: The Triumph of Private Property book cover

    The Failure of Land Reform in Twentieth Century England

    The Triumph of Private Property

    By Michael Tichelar

    Based on a mixture of primary historical research and secondary sources, this book explores the reasons for the failure of the state in England during the twentieth century to regulate, tax, and control the market in land for the common or public good. It is maintained that this created the…

    Hardback – 2018-08-02 
    Routledge

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