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New and Published Books

  1. Philippine Politics

    Progress and Problems in a Localist Democracy

    By Lynn T. White III

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Philippine political history, especially in the twentieth century, challenges the image of democratic evolution as serving the people, and does so in ways that reveal inadequately explored aspects of many democracies. In the first decades of the twenty-first century the Philippines has nonetheless...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Re-Use of Urban Ruins

    Atmospheric Inquiries of the City

    By Hanna Katharina Göbel

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    How does architecture translate its cultural memory? How do urban ruins provoke their cultural revaluation? This book offers a unique sociological analysis about atmospheric knowledge of buildings in the making. It draws on ethnographic research in Berlin in order to make visible an...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. In Other Words (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Writing as a Feminist

    Edited by Gail Chester, Sigrid Nielsen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    This is a book for all women writers, professional, amateur or aspiring, in which forty women talk about writing and the part it plays in their lives. Self-discovery, work, personal liberation, communication, hope for change – all these motives inspire these short and direct personal statements....

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Globalization and the Critique of Political Economy

    New Insights from Marx's Writings

    By Lucia Pradella

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The nature of the contemporary global political economy and the significance of the current crisis are a matter of wide-ranging intellectual and political debate, which has contributed to a revival of interest in Marx’s critique of political economy. This book interrogates such a critique within...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Rethinking Serial Murder, Spree Killing, and Atrocities

    Beyond the Usual Distinctions

    By Robert Shanafelt, Nathan W. Pino

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Multiple killings by serial or spree killers and the mass violence seen in war crimes and other atrocities have typically been understood as discrete category types, which can foster the view that there are fundamentally different kinds of human beings, including "deviants" who are born evil and...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Atoms, Bytes and Genes

    Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses

    By Martin W. Bauer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    "Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific developments of the 20th century: nuclear power, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance continues to challenge these developments in public opinion. This book traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Deviant Behaviour (Routledge Revivals)

    By Paul Rock

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1973, explores the manner in which conceptions of deviancy arise and shows how the attitudes of non-deviants, of society and of authority, are as instrumental in forming these conceptions as the actions of the deviants themselves. Chapters include discussions on the...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Class, Politics and the Economy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Stewart Clegg, Paul Boreham, Geoff Dow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This study, first published in 1986, provides a systematic account of the processes and structure of class formation in the major advanced capitalist societies. The focus is on the organizational mechanisms of class cohesion and division, theoretically deriving from a neo-Marxian perspective....

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Industrial Society (Routledge Revivals)

    Class, Cleavage and Control

    Edited by Richard Scase

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Any study of contemporary industrial societies must take into account the role of power, ideology and class, and the degree to which these determine the development of social structures. This book, first published in 1977 and based on a selection of eleven papers given at a conference of the...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Presocratic Reflexivity: The Construction of Philosophical Discourse c. 600-450 B.C.

    Logological Investigations: Volume Three

    By Barry Sandywell

    In this third Volume of Logological Investigations Sandywell continues his sociological reconstruction of the origins of reflexive thought and discourse with special reference to pre-Socratic philosophy and science and their socio-political context....

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge