Identity Troubles: An Introduction provides a wide-ranging, accessible and critical introduction to theories of identity in the social sciences and humanities. The book explores transformations affecting our personal, professional, cultural, sexual and racial identities – and develops new ideas and...
To Be Published January 30th 2015 by Routledge
Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology
A term of antique provenance, ‘identity’ has developed and cohered into a critical concept in contemporary social and cultural analysis. However, the daunting quantity (and variable quality) of the available research exploring the many, often controversial, issues attendant upon identity—and the...
To Be Published November 14th 2014 by Routledge
The Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalysis in the Social Sciences and Humanities provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the historical, theoretical and applied forms of psychoanalytical criticism. This path-breaking Handbook offers students new ways of understanding the powers and limits of...
To Be Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge
An introduction, 2nd Edition
In this comprehensive, stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott examines the major social theoretical traditions. The first edition set new standards for introductory textbooks, such was the far-reaching sweep of social theorists discussed – including...
Published February 9th 2014 by Routledge
In this comprehensive, stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott and Charles Lemert examine the major theoretical traditions from the Frankfurt School to globalization and beyond. When first published, the book’s wide range set new standards for introductory...
Published February 2nd 2014 by Routledge
The Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies offers an exceptionally clear overview of the analysis of identity in the social sciences, and in so doing seeks to develop a new agenda for identity-studies in the twenty-first century. The key theories of identity, ranging from classical accounts to...
Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge
If today students of social theory read Jurgen Habermas, Michel Foucault and Anthony Giddens, then proper regard to the question of culture means that they should also read Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall and Slavoj Zizek. The Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory offers a concise,...
Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge
From Individualization to Globalization in Japan Today
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology
The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theory breaks new ground in providing a detailed, systematic appraisal of the major traditions of social theory prominent in Japan today – from theories of identity and individualization to globalization studies. The volume introduces readers...
Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge
Ours is the era of ‘reinvention’. From psychotherapy to life coaching, from self-help manuals to cosmetic surgery, and from corporate rebranding to urban redesign: the art of reinvention is inextricably interwoven with the lure of the next frontier, the breakthrough to the next boundary –...
Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge
Managing Risk and Resilience
This book makes an important and timely contribution to debates about the relationship between climate change and security in Southeast Asia. It does so through a human security lens, drawing on local and regional expertise to discuss the threats that climate change poses to human security in...
Published August 5th 2012 by Routledge