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  1. The Trickster and the System

    Identity and agency in contemporary society

    By Helena Bassil-Morozow

    For centuries, the trickster has been used in various narratives, including mythological, literary and cinematic, to convey the idea of agency, rebellion and, often turbulent, progress. In The Trickster and the System: Identity and Agency in Contemporary Society, Helena Bassil-Morozow shows how the...

    To Be Published October 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sociology in Action (Routledge Revivals)

    A Critique of Selected Conceptions of the Social Role of the Sociologist

    By Christopher G. A. Bryant

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1976, discusses four classical paradigms for sociology – the positivism of Saint-Simon and Comte, Durkheim, Marx and Weber – and four contemporary developments or revisions of them – the sociologie active of Dumazedier and his colleagues in France, sociology in...

    Published October 1st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sociological Impressionism (Routledge Revivals)

    A Reassessment of Georg Simmel's Social Theory

    By David Frisby

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    When Sociological Impressionism was first published in 1981, it was the first comprehensive study on Simmel’s social theory to appear in English since 1925. A pioneering work, it did much to bring about the rediscovery of Georg Simmel as one of the key sociologists of the twentieth century. David...

    Published October 1st 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Alienated Mind (Routledge Revivals)

    The Sociology of Knowledge in Germany 1918-1933

    By David Frisby

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1983 with a second edition in 1992, investigates the emergence of the sociology of knowledge in Germany in the critical period from 1918 to 1933. These years witnessed the development of distinctive paradigms centred on the works of Max Scheler, Georg Lukács and Karl...

    Published October 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Renewable Energies

    By Matthias Gross, Rüdiger Mautz

    Series: Key Ideas

    Renewable Energy normally refers to usable energy sources that are an alternative to fuel sources, but without the negatively evaluated consequences of the replaced fuels. Although energy issues have a long tradition in sociology and other social sciences, it may now be high time to conceptualize...

    Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Unmasking Masculinity (Routledge Revivals)

    A Critical Autobiography

    By David Jackson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this detailed investigation of ‘masculine’ gendered identity, first published in 1990, David Jackson uses his own personal history to look at the specific ways in which men become ‘masculine’. In doing so he examines, but also offers some positive challenges to, the assumed qualities and values...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Handbook of European Sociology

    Edited by Sokratis Koniordos, Alexandros Kyrtsis

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of European Sociology explores the main aspects of the work and scholarship of European sociologists during the last sixty years (1950-2010), a period that has shaped the methods and identity of the sociological craft. European social theory has produced a vast...

    Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Deleuze & Guattari

    Emergent Law

    By Jamie Murray

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Deleuze & Guattari: Emergent Law is an exposition and development of Deleuze & Guattari's legal theory. Although there has been considerable interest in Deleuze & Guattari in critical legal studies, as well as considerable interest in legality in Deleuze & Guattari studies, this is...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge-Cavendish

  9. Development and Underdevelopment in Historical Perspective

    Populism, Nationalism and Industrialisation

    By Gavin Kitching

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    How do the intellectual origins and historical background of western and other theories of development affect their relevance to contemporary Third-World conditions? This is the central question behind Gavin Kitching’s examination of ‘development studies’, first published in 1982, from its origins...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Use of Models in the Social Sciences

    Edited by Lyndhurst Collins

    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge