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New and Published Books

  1. Collective Violence, Democracy and Protest Policing

    By David R Mansley

    Series: Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

    In this book David Mansley argues that the frequency with which violence intrudes on to the streets is related to both how society is governed and how it is policed. With the help of an innovative methodology, he quantifies and tests three variables – collective violence, democracy and protest...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Education of Radical Democracy

    By Sarah S. Amsler

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    The Education of Radical Democracy explores why radical democracy is so necessary, difficult, and possible and why it is important to understand it as an educative activity . The book draws on critical social theory and critical pedagogy to explain what enables and sustains work for radical...

    Published April 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Essays on: The Nature and State of Modern Economics

    By Tony Lawson

    Series: Economics as Social Theory

    What do modern academic economists do? What currently is mainstream economics? What is neoclassical economics? And how about heterodox economics? How do the central concerns of modern economists, whatever their associations or allegiances, relate to those traditionally taken up in the discipline?...

    Published April 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Disorder and the Disinformation Society

    The Social Dynamics of Information, Networks and Software

    By Jonathan Paul Marshall, James Goodman, Didar Zowghi, Francesca da Rimini

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    This book is the first general social analysis that seriously considers the daily experience of information disruption and software failure within contemporary Western society. Through an investigation of informationalism, defined as a contemporary form of capitalism, it describes the social...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Economies of Death

    Economic logics of killable life and grievable death

    Edited by Patricia Lopez, Kathryn A. Gillespie

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Economies of Death: Economic Logics of Killable Life and Grievable Death examines the economic logic involved in determining whose lives and deaths come to matter and why. Drawing from eight distinct case studies focused on the killability and grievability of certain humans, animals, and...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Critical Theory and Social Media

    Between Emancipation and Commodification

    By Thomas Allmer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are enormously popular: they are continuously ranked among the most frequently accessed websites worldwide. However there are as yet few studies which combine critical theoretical and empirical research in the context of digital and...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events

    Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In June 2014, Brazil opened the twentieth FIFA World Cup with a spectacular ceremony. Hosting the World Cup was a strategic developmental priority for Brazil: mega-events such as these allow the country to be ranked amongst the world’s political and economic leaders, and are supposed to propel the...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  8. An Anthropological Economy of Debt

    Edited by Bernard Hours, Pepita Ould Ahmed

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    Debt is often thought of as a mere economic variable governed by a simplistic mechanical logic, ignoring its other facets. Whose debt, and debt of what exactly? This volume analyzes debt as a political and social construct, with a multiplicity of purposes and agents. All of these are vectors of...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Making of Masculinities (Routledge Revivals)

    The New Men's Studies

    By Harry Brod

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1987, is both simple in conception and ambitious in intention. It aims at legitimating the new interdisciplinary field of men's studies as one of the most significant and challenging intellectual and curricular developments in academia. The fourteen essays included...

    Published April 18th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Cargomobilities

    Moving Materials in a Global Age

    Edited by Thomas Birtchnell, Satya Savitzky, John Urry

    Series: Changing Mobilities

    Objects and materials are on the move like never before, often at astonishing speeds and along hidden routeways. This collection opens to social scientific scrutiny the various systems which move objects about the world, examining their fateful implications for many people and places. Offering...

    Published April 16th 2015 by Routledge