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  1. Rationality, Education and the Social Organization of Knowledege (RLE Edu L)

    Edited by Chris Jenks

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Education

    The manner in which we variously come to an understanding of our world presents problems for us all, but the unified method by which we ought best to acquire such knowledge represents the particular problem of contemporary education. This important book seeks to explore some of the underlying...

    To Be Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Childhood

    Second edition, 2nd Edition

    By Chris Jenks

    Series: Key Ideas

    In this book Chris Jenks looks at what the ways in which we construct our image of childhood can tell us about ourselves. After a general discussion of the social construction of childhood, the book is structured around three examples of the way the image of the child is played out in society: the...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Visual Culture

    Edited by Chris Jenks

    In Visual Culture the 'visual' character of contemporary culture is explored in original and lively essays. The contributors look at advertising, film, painting and fine art, journalism, photography, television and propaganda. They argue that there is only a social, not a formal relation between...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Qualitative Complexity

    Ecology, Cognitive Processes and the Re-Emergence of Structures in Post-Humanist Social Theory

    By John Smith, Chris Jenks

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Offering a critique of the humanist paradigm in contemporary social theory, Qualitative Complexity is the first comprehensive sociological analysis of complexity theory. Drawing from sources in sociology, philosophy, complexity theory, 'fuzzy logic', systems theory, cognitive science and...

    Published February 13th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Transgression

    Edited by Chris Jenks

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    Transgression – a concept defined as conduct that breaks rules or exceeds boundaries – is a key idea for sociologists, anthropologists and cultural theorists, and is a major feature of postmodern thought. Providing an inter-disciplinary base to the notion of transgression, this four-volume set...

    Published August 24th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Childhood

    Critical Concepts

    Edited by Chris Jenks

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    An extremely complex and highly contested concept, ‘childhood’ refers to a life phase, to the age-group defined as children, as well as to a cultural construction that is part of the social and economic structure of communities. Reflecting this complexity, these comprehensive volumes introduce the...

    Published November 10th 2005 by Routledge

  7. Culture

    2nd Edition

    By Chris Jenks, Chris Jenks

    Series: Key Ideas

    Culture is a concept that has remained on the top of the agenda within the social sciences for two decades. It incites controversy and debate and always appears fresh. This book, updated throughout and with new sections on visual culture, urban culture and subcultures, argues that to understand the...

    Published September 23rd 2004 by Routledge

  8. Urban Culture

    Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Chris Jenks

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    This collection is an interdisciplinary study focusing on the various cultural aspects of city life. The works included are drawn from a broad range of canonical and secondary sources and emphasise the 'new', covering modernist and postmodernist perspectives of urban culture. The collection is...

    Published July 22nd 2004 by Routledge

  9. Transgression

    By Chris Jenks

    Series: Key Ideas

    Transgression is truly a key idea for our time. Society is created by constraint and boundaries, but as our culture is increasingly subject to uncertainty and flux we find it more and more difficult to determine where those boundaries lie. In this fast moving study, Chris Jenks ranges widely over...

    Published March 27th 2003 by Routledge

  10. Culture

    Critical Concepts in Sociology

    Edited by Chris Jenks

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    The history, various usages and different meanings of 'Culture' derive from diverse areas of study, including philosophy, critical aesthetics, literary criticism, anthropology, and sociology.These volumes introduce the reader to these multi-facets of the concept and the wide and often contradictory...

    Published October 31st 2002 by Routledge

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