Justice and Political Theory
Jean-Francois Lyotard is still considered to be the father of postmodernism. An international range of contributors in the field of cultural and philosophical studies, including Barry Smart, John O' Neill and Victor J. Seidler consider Lyotard's writings on justice and politics of difference,...
To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge
The Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia provides a strong and comprehensive overview of religion in contemporary Asia. Compiled and introduced by Bryan S. Turner, one of the world’s leading sociologists of religion, the Handbook contains specially written chapters by experts in their respective...
To Be Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge
Population, Society and the Nature of the State
Singapore, like many other advanced economies, has a relatively low, and declining, birth-rate. One consequence of this, and a consequence also of the successful economy, is that migrants are being drawn in, and are becoming an increasing proportion of the overall population. This book examines...
To Be Published May 21st 2014 by Routledge
Legal pluralism has often been associated with post-colonial legal developments especially where common law survived alongside tribal and customary laws. Focusing on Shari‘a, this book examines the legal policies and experiences of various societies with different traditions of citizenship,...
Published July 16th 2013 by Routledge
In the last three decades, the human body has gained increasing prominence in contemporary political debates, and it has become a central topic of modern social sciences and humanities. Modern technologies – such as organ transplants, stem-cell research, nanotechnology, cosmetic surgery and...
Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge
The Handbook of the Sociology of Medical Education provides a contemporary introduction to this classic area of sociology by examining the social origin and implications of the epistemological, organizational and demographic challenges facing medical education in the twenty-first century....
Published February 20th 2012 by Routledge
Developmental Politics, National Unity, and Globalization
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology
Theories of citizenship from the West – pre-eminently those by T.H. Marshall – provide only a limited insight into East Asian political history. The Marshallian trajectory – juridical, political and social rights – was not repeated in Asia and the late nineteenth-century debate about...
Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge
Essays in Medical Sociology
Bryan Turner is generally acknowledged to have been the key figure in opening up the sociological debate about the body. In this coruscating and fascinating book he shows how his thinking on the subject has developed and why sociologists must take the body seriously....
Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge
First published in 1989, this reissue concerns itself with the relevance of Max Weber's sociology for the understanding of modern times. The book outlines key tennets of Weber's sociology and points to the valuable legacy of Weber's thought in contemporary intellectual debate,...
Published July 31st 2011 by Routledge
The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies offers students clear and informed chapters on the history of globalization and key theories that have considered the causes and consequences of the globalization process. There are substantive sections looking at demographic, economic,...
Published July 20th 2011 by Routledge