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New and Published Books

  1. Riots and Political Protest

    By Simon Winlow, Steve Hall, Daniel Briggs, James Treadwell

    The years 2008 to 2013 saw a new generation of political protestors take to the streets. Riots disrupted many Western cities and new protest movements emerged, keen to address a bleak context of economic collapse and austerity politics. In this groundbreaking new study, Winlow, Hall, Briggs and...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Bourdieu's Theory of Social Fields

    Concepts and Applications

    Edited by Mathieu Hilgers, Eric Mangez

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Bourdieu’s theory of social fields is one of his key contributions to social sciences and humanities. However, it has never been subjected to genuine critical examination. This book fills that gap and offers a clear and wide-ranging introduction to the theory. It includes a critical discussion of...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Race and the Origins of American Neoliberalism

    By Randolph Hohle

    Series: Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

    Why did the United States forsake its support for public works projects, public schools, public spaces, and high corporate taxes for the neoliberal project that uses the state to benefit businesses at the expense of citizens? The short answer to this question is race. This book argues that the...

    Published June 24th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Comedy and Social Science

    Towards a Methodology of Funny

    By Cate Watson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    While there have been many sociological and psychological studies of humor, few can claim to be funny. Humor may be regarded as a legitimate topic for social scientists, but in general, they present their research rather seriously. In academia, humor tends to be trivialized and dismissed. This is...

    Published June 24th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology

    Edited by Tom Perreault, Gavin Bridge, James McCarthy

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology presents a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the rapidly growing field of political ecology. Located at the intersection of geography, anthropology, sociology, and environmental history, political ecology is one of the most vibrant and...

    Published June 17th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Power, Politics and the Emotions

    Impossible Governance?

    By Shona Hunter

    Series: Social Justice

    How can we rethink ideas of policy failure to consider its paradoxes and contradictions as a starting point for more hopeful democratic encounters? Offering a provocative and innovative theorisation of governance as relational politics, the central argument of Power, Politics and the Emotions is...

    Published June 16th 2015 by Routledge-Cavendish

  7. Genealogies of Emotions, Intimacies, and Desire

    Theories of Changes in Emotional Regimes from Medieval Society to Late Modernity

    By Ann Brooks

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book traces changes in emotional regimes from medieval society to late modernity, in particular exploring the role of intimacy as a driver of emotions. It conducts a systematic study of key conceptual frameworks developed by theorists in understanding the relationship between emotional...

    Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Crowds in the 21st Century

    Perspectives from contemporary social science

    Edited by John Drury, Clifford Stott

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Social Science

    Crowds in the 21st Century presents the latest theory and research on crowd events and crowd behaviour from across a range of social sciences, including psychology, sociology, law, and communication studies. Whether describing the language of the crowd in protest events, measuring the ability of...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Bruno Latour

    The Normativity of Networks

    By Kyle McGee

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    The first extended study of Bruno Latour’s legal theory, this book presents a critical reconstruction of the whole of Latour’s oeuvre to date, from Laboratory Life to An Inquiry into the Modes of Existence. Based on the powerful insights into normative effects that actor-network theory makes...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge