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New and Published Books

  1. Queer Sex Work

    Edited by Mary Laing, Katy Pilcher, Nicola Smith

    Series: Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

    Sex work is a subject of significant contestation across academic disciplines, as well as within legal, medical, moral, feminist, political and socio-cultural discourses. A large body of research exists, but much of this focuses on the sale of sex by women to men and ignores other performances,...

    To Be Published March 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Psychosocial Studies

    An Introduction

    By Kath Woodward

    There is expanding global interest in the relationship between the psychological and the social. The bringing together of affect, emotion and feeling with social, political and cultural forces offers a creative, innovative and rich set of ways of understanding what Charles Wright Mills called the...

    Published February 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The New Materialism

    Althusser, Badiou, and Žižek

    By Geoff Pfeifer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek have become two of the dominant voices in contemporary philosophy and critical theory. In this book, Geoff Pfeifer offers an in-depth look at their respective views. Using Louis Althusser’s materialism as a starting point—which, as Pfeifer shows, was built partially as...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Contradictions of Love

    Towards a feminist-realist ontology of sociosexuality

    By Lena Gunnarsson

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    The Contradictions of Love: Towards a feminist-realist ontology of sociosexuality offers a robust and multifaceted theoretical account of how, in contemporary western societies, women continue to be subordinated to men through sexual love. The book defends and elaborates Anna G. Jónasdóttir’s...

    Published February 21st 2015 by Routledge

  5. Community, Immunity and the Proper

    Roberto Esposito

    Edited by Greg Bird, Jon Short

    It is widely apparent in our hyper-globalized world that the epistemologies, institutions, and practices underwriting it have reached a state of profound crisis. In the globalized world, everything is inevitably brought into proximity and correlation. Wars, natural disasters, climatic upheaval, nor...

    Published February 20th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Non-Representational Methodologies

    Re-Envisioning Research

    Edited by Phillip Vannini

    Series: Routledge Advances in Research Methods

    Non-representational theory is one of the contemporary moment’s most influential theoretical perspectives within social and cultural theory. It is now widely considered to be the logical successor of postmodern theory, the logical development of post-structuralist thought, and the most notable...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Uses of Social Research (Routledge Revivals)

    Social Investigation in Public Policy-Making

    By Martin Bulmer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The growth and health of the social sciences owe a good deal to the generally held belief that they are socially useful, but is this really so? Do they deliver the goods they promise? In The Uses of Social Research, first published in 1982, Martin Bulmer answers these and other questions concerning...

    Published February 13th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Mining and Social Change (Routledge Revivals)

    Durham County in the Twentieth Century

    Edited by Martin Bulmer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The strong community ties of mining villages are the central concern of this book, which deals with the social history and sociology of mining in County Durham in the twentieth century. Focusing on the country as a whole, this title, first published in 1978, asks what is most distinctive about the...

    Published February 13th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Social Basis of Community Care (Routledge Revivals)

    By Martin Bulmer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Care for the elderly, disabled and mentally-ill within and by the community forms a vital part of current social policy. Martin Bulmer argues that this policy is inadequately thought out and rests on a series of poorly founded sociological assumptions. As a result there is a vacuum at the heart of...

    Published February 13th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Lived Economies of Default

    Consumer Credit, Debt Collection and the Capture of Affect

    By Joe Deville

    Series: CRESC

    Consumer credit borrowing – using credit cards, store cards and personal loans – is an important and routine part of many of our lives. But what happens when these everyday forms of borrowing go ‘bad’, when people start to default on their loans and when they cannot, or will not, repay? It is this...

    Published February 11th 2015 by Routledge