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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.

New and Published Books

371-377 of 377 results in International Library of Sociology
  1. Lifestyle Shopping

    The Subject of Consumption

    Edited by Rob Shields

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 3rd 1992 by Routledge

  2. Race, Discourse and Labourism

    By Caroline Knowles

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Race, Discourse and Labourism argues that the commonwealth of socialism is founded upon a well-concealed history of brutality and repression. Caroline Knowles details the historical conditions of the emergence of race through Labour's dealings with Indian independence negotiations and anti-semitism...

    Published August 27th 1992 by Routledge

  3. Fragmenting Societies?

    A Comparative Analysis of Regional and Urban Development

    By David C. Thorns

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 4th 1992 by Routledge

  4. Places on the Margin

    Alternative Geographies of Modernity

    By Rob Shields

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    The debate on modernity and postmodernity has awakened interest in the importance of the spatial for cultural formations. But what of those spaces that exist as much in the imagination as in physical reality? This book attempts to develop an alternative geography and sociology of space by examining...

    Published May 7th 1992 by Routledge

  5. Professions and Patriarchy

    By Anne Witz

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    This impressive and original study is one of the first books to combine mainstream sociology with feminism in exploring the subject of the professions and power.This is an important addition to the corpus of feminist scholarship... It provides fresh insights into the way in which male power has...

    Published January 9th 1992 by Routledge

  6. Global Finance and Urban Living

    A Study of Metropolitan Change

    Edited by Leslie Budd, Sam Whimster

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    This incisive inter-disciplinary text provides a major contribution to the study of finance capital and the metropolis. It is the first authoritative account of the momentous changes in the organisation of finance capital that occurred in the 1980s. But it never contents itself with a mere record...

    Published January 9th 1992 by Routledge

  7. Structures of Control in Health Management

    By Rob Flynn

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Using a variety of evidence the author documents the rise of general management, the application of new techniques to reduce medical costs and improve efficiency, and other methods to control use and evaluate clinical performance....

    Published November 7th 1991 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Coop Living Palestine Ils 106
    Edited by Henrik F. Infield
    To Be Published December 2nd 2014
  2. Illness as a Work of Thought: A Foucauldian Perspective on Psychosomatics
    By Monica Greco
    To Be Published January 4th 2015

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