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International Library of Sociology

The International Library of Sociology (ILS) is the most important series of books on sociology ever published. Founded in the 1940s by Karl Mannheim, the series became the forum for pioneering research and theory, marked by comparative approaches and the identification of new directions in sociology, publishing major figures in Anglo-American and European sociology, from Durkheim and Weber to Parsons and Gouldner, and from Ossowski and Klein to Jasanoff and Walby.

Its new editors, John Holmwood (University of Nottingham, UK) and Vineeta Sinha (National University of Singapore), plan to develop the series as a truly global project, reflecting new directions and contributions outside its traditional centres, and connecting with the original aim of the series to produce sociological knowledge that addresses pressing global social problems and supports democratic debate.

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1-10 of 378 results in International Library of Sociology
  1. Mobilising Modernity

    The Nuclear Moment

    By Ian Welsh

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    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

  2. The Nationalities Problem & Soviet Administration

    Selected Readings on the Development of Soviet Nationalities

    By Rudolf Schlesinger

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Transforming Images

    Screens, affect, futures

    By Rebecca Coleman

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Contemporary social and cultural life is increasingly organised around a logic of self-transformation, where changing the body is seen as key. Transforming Images examines how the future functions within this transformative logic to indicate the potential of a materially better time. The book...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Psych Soc Work Gt Brit Ils 264

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Social Policies for Old Age

    A Review of Social Provision for Old Age in Great Britain

    By B. E. Shenfield

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Adoles Girl Apprv Schl Ils 214

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Travel Connections

    Tourism, Technology and Togetherness in a Mobile World

    By Jennie Germann Molz

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Living in a world that is increasingly ‘on the move’ means that many of us now rely on mobile devices, social media, and networking technologies to coordinate togetherness with our social networks even when we are apart. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in the emerging practices of ‘...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Visual Worlds

    Edited by John R Hall, Blake Stimson, Lisa Tamiris Becker

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    As many observers have noted, the world is becoming increasingly visually mediated, with the rise of computers and the internet being central factors in the emergence of new tools and conventions. Exploring the social structure of visuality, this volume contains a collection of essays by...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Theories of the Information Society

    4th Edition

    By Frank Webster

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Information is regarded as a distinguishing feature of our world. Where once economies were built on industry and conquest, we are now part of a global information economy. Pervasive media, expanding information occupations and the development of the internet convince many that living in an...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. A History of autobiography in Antiquity

    Part 1

    By Georg Misch

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Illness as a Work of Thought: A Foucauldian Perspective on Psychosomatics
    By Monica Greco
    To Be Published July 23rd 2015
  2. Process Of Independence Ils 51

    To Be Published August 14th 2015
  3. Coop Living Palestine Ils 106
    Edited by Henrik F. Infield
    To Be Published August 17th 2015
  4. Economics & Society Ils Usa

    To Be Published June 11th 2016
  5. The Sociology of Law and Criminology
    By Terence Morris, Pauline Morris
    To Be Published June 11th 2016
  6. Personality and Problems of Adjustment
    By Kimbell Young
    To Be Published June 11th 2016
  7. Handbook of Social Psychology
    By Kimball Young
    To Be Published June 11th 2016
  8. Disaster: A Psychological Essay
    By Martha Wolfenstein
    To Be Published June 11th 2016
  9. Class, Race and Social Structure
    By Oliva M Espin
    To Be Published June 11th 2016
  10. The Sociology of Mental Health
    By Professor Kathleen Jones, S Clement Brown, M Ashdown, Roy Sidebotham
    To Be Published June 11th 2016

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