Social Theory and the Paradoxes of Religion
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology
The book intervenes into the contemporary debate on religion, politics and economy, focusing on the field of formation which emerges as these seemingly autonomous spheres encounter one another. Empirically, it concentrates on examples from literature, theatre and cinema as well as a case study of...
To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge
The Paradox of Society
In contemporary society the idea of ‘revolution’ seems to have become obsolete. What is more untimely than the idea of revolution today? At the same time, however, the idea of radical change no longer refers to exceptional circumstances but has become normalized as part of daily life. Ours is a ‘...
Published December 4th 2011 by Routledge
Series: Key Ideas
Most significant problems of contemporary life have their origins in nihilism and its paradoxical logic, which is simultaneously destructive to and constitutive of society. Yet, in social theory, nihilism is a surprisingly under-researched topic. This book develops a systematic account of nihilism...
Published November 20th 2008 by Routledge
Sociology through the Projector takes issue with the question of how contemporary film can help answering the general, abstract but still urgent question: what is the social today? This book explains the performative relation to contemporary social theory in which cinema functions as a tool for...
Published March 18th 2008 by Routledge
Sociology Facing the Camp
We live in an ever-fragmenting society, in which distinctions between culture and nature, biology and politics, law and transgression, mobility and immobility, reality and representation, seem to be disappearing. This book demonstrates the hidden logic beneath this process, which is also the logic...
Published June 22nd 2005 by Routledge