Sociology: Sociology of Knowledge

  • Impressionable Biologies: From the Archaeology of Plasticity to the Sociology of Epigenetics book cover

    Impressionable Biologies

    From the Archaeology of Plasticity to the Sociology of Epigenetics

    By Maurizio Meloni

    Today environmental epigenetics and microbiomics are significantly contributing to a reconfiguration of the body as profoundly permeable to its surroundings and extensively shaped by environmental factors. These views of biological plasticity represent an important discontinuity with the bounded…

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Artificial Intelligence: Evolution, Ethics and Public Policy book cover

    Artificial Intelligence

    Evolution, Ethics and Public Policy

    By Saswat Sarangi, Pankaj Sharma

    What will the future be? A dystopian landscape controlled by machines or a brave new world full of possibilities?  Perhaps the answer lies with artificial intelligence (AI) — a phenomenon much beyond technology that has, continues to and will shape lives in ways we do not understand yet.   This…

    Paperback – 2018-09-24 
    Routledge India

  • Data Politics: Worlds, Subjects, Rights book cover

    Data Politics

    Worlds, Subjects, Rights

    Edited by Didier Bigo, Engin F. Isin, Evelyn Ruppert

    Data has become a major object of struggle over meanings, production, uses, and abuses giving rise to political and intellectual questions about the ways in which it is vested with certain powers, influence, and rationalities. Data Politics: Worlds, Subjects, Rights explores the ways in which data…

    Paperback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in International Political Sociology

  • Sociology as Analysis of the Unintended: From the Problem of Ignorance to the Discovery of the Possible book cover

    Sociology as Analysis of the Unintended

    From the Problem of Ignorance to the Discovery of the Possible

    By Adriana Mica

    Sociology of unintended consequences is commonly depicted as a framework for understanding the outcomes that run counter to the initial intentions of social actors because of factors such as ignorance, error and complexity. This conventional approach, however, is now undergoing change under the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Ignorance Studies

  • Epistemic Freedom in Africa: Deprovincialization and Decolonization book cover

    Epistemic Freedom in Africa

    Deprovincialization and Decolonization

    By Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

    Epistemic Freedom in Africa is about the struggle for African people to think, theorize, interpret the world and write from where they are located, unencumbered by Eurocentrism. The imperial denial of common humanity to some human beings meant that in turn their knowledges and experiences lost…

    Paperback – 2018-07-06 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Translation and Travelling Theory: Feminist Theory and Praxis in China book cover

    Translation and Travelling Theory

    Feminist Theory and Praxis in China

    By Dongchao Min

    Research has shown that feminist theory has flowed far more easily from North to South and from West to East, wheras travel in other directions has proved almost non-existent. While the hegemony of US feminist theory has been challenged in Europe, for example, there remain many ‘invisible’…

    Paperback – 2018-06-26 
    Routledge
    The Feminist Imagination - Europe and Beyond

  • Émile Durkheim and the Birth of the Gods: Clans, Incest, Totems, Phratries, Hordes, Mana, Taboos, Corroborees, Sodalities, Menstrual Blood, Apes, Churingas, Cairns, and Other Mysterious Things book cover

    Émile Durkheim and the Birth of the Gods

    Clans, Incest, Totems, Phratries, Hordes, Mana, Taboos, Corroborees, Sodalities, Menstrual Blood, Apes, Churingas, Cairns, and Other Mysterious Things

    By Alexandra Maryanski

    The Birth of the Gods is dedicated to Durkheim's effort to understand the basis of social integration. Unlike most social scientists, then and now, Durkheim concluded that humans are naturally more individualistic than collectivistic, that the primal social unit for humans is the macro-level unit (…

    Paperback – 2018-06-18 
    Routledge

  • The Age of the Social: The Discovery of Society and The Ascendance of a New Episteme book cover

    The Age of the Social

    The Discovery of Society and The Ascendance of a New Episteme

    By Sal Restivo

    The concept of society sui generis – society as a level of reality which could be studied scientifically – crystallized in the middle of the nineteenth century in Europe, with the work of Durkheim, Marx and Weber and today, more than at any other period in history, the idea of the social has gained…

    Hardback – 2018-06-06 
    Routledge

  • Indigenous Knowledge Production: Navigating Humanity within a Western World book cover

    Indigenous Knowledge Production

    Navigating Humanity within a Western World

    By Marcus Woolombi Waters

    Despite many scholars noting the interdisciplinary approach of Aboriginal knowledge production as a methodology within a broad range of subjects – including quantum mathematics, biodiversity, sociology and the humanities - the academic study of Indigenous knowledge and people is struggling to…

    Hardback – 2018-05-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Industrialization of Intelligence: Mind and Machine in the Modern Age book cover

    The Industrialization of Intelligence

    Mind and Machine in the Modern Age

    By Noah Kennedy

    Originally published in 1989 The Industrialization of Intelligence is a spirited blend of the principles of social science and computer technology. Critically praised in the United States and England by leading lights both literary and technological, it develops an original and provocative model of…

    Hardback – 2018-05-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Artificial Intelligence

  • Practice and Progress: British Sociology 1950-1980 book cover

    Practice and Progress

    British Sociology 1950-1980

    Edited by Philip Abrams, Rosemary Deem, Janet Finch, Paul Rock

    Originally published in 1981 Practice and Progress is a collection examining the changes that have occurred in the theories, methodologies and practices of sociology, in the institutional and educational setting of the subject, and in British society. The themes pursued include the…

    Hardback – 2018-05-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: British Sociological Association

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