From Bio Power to Social Movements
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology
This book describes the emergence of a new materialist orientation in social theory, driven by acknowledgement of the centrality and irreducibility of difference as a key concept in both the social and natural sciences and the problems this poses for scientific enquiry, political decision-making...
To Be Published January 31st 2016 by Routledge
Eco-Politics in the Post-Ecologist Era
Two decades after its launch by the UN Brundtland Commission, the paradigm of sustainability seems to have reached its limits. Whilst the concept figures more prominently in public debate and policy making than ever before, the ecological footprint of advanced liberal consumer societies continues...
Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge
The Nuclear Moment
During the nuclear heyday of the post-war years advocates of atomic power promised cheap electricity and a prosperous future. From the present, however, this promise seems tarnished by accidents, leaks and a lack of public confidence. Mobilising Modernity traces this journey from confidence in...
Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge
Series: Routledge Key Guides
Social Movements: The Key Concepts provides an insightful, contemporary introduction to some of the frequently encountered terms and groups that are central to the study of collective action and social and political activism. Following an A-Z format, the entries defined and discussed are drawn from...
Published September 29th 2010 by Routledge
Multitudes at the Edge of Chaos
Fusing two key concerns of contemporary sociology: globalization and its discontents, and the 'complexity turn' in social theory, authors Chesters and Welsh utilize complexity theory to analyze the shifting constellation of social movement networks that constitute opposition to neo-liberal...
Published March 22nd 2007 by Routledge