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  1. Max Weber

    2nd Edition

    By Frank Parkin

    Series: Key Sociologists

    This study of Weber's sociology, written by an eminent authority, is a clear and illuminating discussion of the most important elements of Weber's thinking. The book concentrates on four main elements of Weber's work: his approach to sociological method, ethical neutrality and historical...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  2. Bruno Latour

    Hybrid Thoughts in a Hybrid World

    By Anders Blok, Torben Elgaard Jensen

    Series: Key Sociologists

    French sociologist and philosopher, Bruno Latour, is one of the most significant and creative thinkers of the last decades. Bruno Latour: Hybrid Thoughts in a Hybrid World is the first comprehensive and accessible English-language introduction to this multi-faceted work. The book focuses on core...

    Published September 13th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Niklas Luhmann

    By Christian Borch

    Series: Key Sociologists

    Niklas Luhmann offers an accessible introduction to one of the most important sociologists of our time. It presents the key concepts within Luhmann’s multifaceted theory of modern society, and compares them with the work of other key social theorists such as Jürgen Habermas, Michel Foucault, and...

    Published March 25th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Jean Baudrillard

    Against Banality

    By William Pawlett

    Series: Key Sociologists

    This uniquely engaging introduction to Jean Baudrillard’s controversial writings covers his entire career focusing on Baudrillard’s central, but little understood, notion of symbolic exchange. Through the clarification of this key term a very different Baudrillard emerges: not the nihilistic...

    Published November 15th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Erving Goffman

    By Greg Smith

    Series: Key Sociologists

    Decades after his death, the figure of Erving Goffman (1922–82) continues to fascinate. Perhaps the best-known sociologist of the second half of the twentieth century, Goffman was an unquestionably significant thinker whose reputation extended well beyond his parent discipline. A host of concepts...

    Published August 3rd 2006 by Routledge

  6. Auguste Comte

    By Mike Gane

    Series: Key Sociologists

    Auguste Comte is widely acknowledged as the founder of the science of sociology and the 'Religion of Humanity'. In this fascinating study, the first major reassessment of Comte’s sociology for many years, Mike Gane draws on recent scholarship and presents a new reading of this remarkable figure....

    Published July 6th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Zygmunt Bauman

    By Tony Blackshaw

    Series: Key Sociologists

    This timely book provides the definitive concise introduction to the phenomenon of Zygmunt Bauman. After introducing the man, his major influences and his special way of 'thinking sociologically', author Blackshaw traces the development of Bauman's project by identifying and explaining the major...

    Published August 18th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Marx and Marxism

    2nd Edition

    By Peter Worsley

    Series: Key Sociologists

    Karl Marx probably had more influence on the political course of the last century than any other social thinker. There are many different kinds of Marxism, and the Twentieth Century saw two huge Marxist states in total opposition to one another. In the West, Marxism has never presented a...

    Published November 14th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Pierre Bourdieu

    2nd Edition

    By Richard Jenkins

    Series: Key Sociologists

    This short critical introduction to Pierre Bourdieu's thought is a model of clarity and insight. Where Bourdieu's own writings are often complex, even ambiguous, Richard Jenkins is direct, concise and to the point. He emphasizes Bourdieu's contributions to theory and methodology while also dealing...

    Published October 10th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Pierre Bourdieu

    2nd Edition

    By Richard Jenkins

    Series: Key Sociologists

    This short critical introduction to Pierre Bourdieu's thought is a model of clarity and insight. Where Bourdieu's own writings are often complex, even ambiguous, Richard Jenkins is direct, concise and to the point. He emphasizes Bourdieu's contributions to theory and methodology while also dealing...

    Published October 3rd 2002 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Jurgen Habermas
    By Michael Pusey
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  2. Georges Bataille: The Sacred and Society
    By William Pawlett
    To Be Published June 30th 2015

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