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Forthcoming Social Theory Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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...

    To Be Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published May 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Indigenist Critical Realism

    Human Rights and First Australians’ Wellbeing

    By Gracelyn Smallwood

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Indigenist Critical Realism: Human Rights and First Australians’ Wellbeing consists of a defence of what is popularly known as the Human Rights Agenda in Indigenous Affairs in Australia. It begins with a consideration of the non-well-being of Indigenous Australians, then unfolding a personal...

    To Be Published May 11th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Internet Dating

    By Chris Beasley, Mary Holmes

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This volume presents and evaluates key social theories and a global range of empirical studies on internet dating, considering whether internet dating is driven by commercial or consumerist logic or by more technical or reflexive approaches to finding sexual or love partners. It pays particular...

    To Be Published May 15th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of Expertise

    By Stephen P. Turner

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book collects case studies and theoretical papers on expertise, focusing on four major themes: legitimation, the aggregation of knowledge, the distribution of knowledge and the distribution of power. It focuses on the institutional means by which the distribution of knowledge and the...

    To Be Published May 15th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Understanding the Tacit

    By Stephen P. Turner

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book outlines a new account of the tacit, meaning tacit knowledge, presuppositions, practices, traditions, and so forth. It includes essays on topics such as underdetermination and mutual understanding, and critical discussions of the major alternative approaches to the tacit, including...

    To Be Published May 15th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Understanding Social Movements

    By Greg Martin

    This book offers a new and fresh approach to understanding social movements. It provides interdisciplinary perspectives on social and cultural protest and contentious politics. It considers major theories and concepts, which are presented in an accessible and engaging format. Historical and...

    To Be Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Social Science of Sport

    A Critical Analysis

    Edited by Bo Carlsson, Susanna Hedenborg

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    In this book questions about definitions and demarcations of sport science are discussed. Not the least the many normative ideas of sport as good or as bad are problematized in relation to the academic field. These ideas permeate sport science in ways that are not seen in other academic fields like...

    To Be Published May 25th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies

    Edited by Matthias Gross, Linsey McGoey

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Once treated as the absence of knowledge, ignorance today has become a highly influential topic in its own right, commanding growing attention across the natural and social sciences where a wide range of scholars have begun to explore the social life and political issues involved in the...

    To Be Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  10. In Praise of Sociology

    By Professor Gordon Marshall, Gordon Marshall

    In this lively and entertaining book, Gordon Marshall explores ten classic studies of British society to demonstrate the valuable qualities of British sociology, and its importance for understanding contemporary society. In each case he provides a precis of the research undertaken, assuming no...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge