Sociology: Historical Sociology

  • Fashion Theory: A Reader, 2nd edition book cover

    Fashion Theory

    A Reader, 2nd edition

    By Malcolm Barnard

    This revised and fully updated collection of essential readings surveys and contextualizes the ways in which a wide range of disciplines have used a variety of theoretical approaches to explain, and sometimes to explain away, the astonishing variety, complexity and beauty of fashion. Existing…

    Paperback – 2018-12-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Student Readers

  • 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 – 2018-11-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • 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

  • Social Constructivism as Paradigm?: The Legacy of The Social Construction of Reality book cover

    Social Constructivism as Paradigm?

    The Legacy of The Social Construction of Reality

    Edited by Hubert Knoblauch, Michaela Pfadenhauer

    Social constructivism is one of the most prominent theoretical approaches in the social sciences. This volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first formulation in Peter Berger and Luckmann’s classic foundational text, The Social Construction of Reality. Addressing the work’s contribution to…

    Hardback – 2018-10-19 
    Routledge
    Knowledge, Communication and Society

  • 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 – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Populist Nationalism in Europe and the Americas book cover

    Populist Nationalism in Europe and the Americas

    Edited by Fernando López-Alves, Diane E. Johnson

    Populist nationalism fuses the belief that the common people are being exploited by a privileged elite with claims that the national culture and interests are under threat from "enemies" within or without. Populist nationalists decry "out-of-touch" institutions such as political parties and the…

    Paperback – 2018-10-11 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2018-10-10 
    Routledge

  • Africa in Black Liberation Activism: Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael and Walter Rodney book cover

    Africa in Black Liberation Activism

    Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael and Walter Rodney

    By Tunde Adeleke

    This book revisits and analyzes three of the most accomplished twentieth century Black Diaspora activists: Malcolm X (1925–1965), Stokely Carmichael (1941–1998) and Walter Rodney (1942–1980). All three began their careers in the Diaspora and later turned toward Africa. This became the foundation…

    Paperback – 2018-10-05 
    Routledge

  • Collective Memories in War book cover

    Collective Memories in War

    Edited by Elena Rozhdestvenskaya, Victoria Semenova, Irina Tartakovskaya, Krzysztof Kosela

    This edited collection offers an empirical exploration of social memory in the context of politics, war, identity and culture. With a substantive focus on Eastern Europe, it employs the methodologies of visual studies, content and discourse analysis, in-depth interviews and surveys to substantiate…

    Paperback – 2018-10-02 
    Routledge

  • On Symbolism and Symbolisation: The Work of Freud, Durkheim and Mauss book cover

    On Symbolism and Symbolisation

    The Work of Freud, Durkheim and Mauss

    By Éric Smadja

    In On Symbolism and Symbolisation: The Work of Freud, Durkheim and Mauss, Éric Smadja returns to the end of the nineteenth century and explores how the concepts of symbolism and symbolisation have been discussed among theorists, and how this discussion has developed and revolutionised the human…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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

    Main Currents in Sociological Thought: Volume One

    Montesquieu, Comte, Marx, De Tocqueville: 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

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