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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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...

    To Be Published September 22nd 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...

    To Be Published September 30th 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...

    To Be Published September 30th 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...

    To Be Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Making of Masculinities (Routledge Revivals)

    The New Men's Studies

    By Harry Brod

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1987, is both simple in conception and ambitious in intention. It aims at legitimating the new interdisciplinary field of men's studies as one of the most significant and challenging intellectual and curricular developments in academia. The fourteen essays included...

    To Be Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Networks of Institutions

    Institutional Emergence, Social Structure and National Systems of Policies

    By Shuanping Dai

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    The questions such as, ‘why the focuses of national policies vary significantly across countries, although their sources of policies are to a great extent identical’; ‘why national development experiences mostly cannot be transplanted successfully among countries’; ‘why some ineffective...

    To Be Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Feminist Challenges

    Social and Political Theory

    Edited by Carole Pateman, Elizabeth Grosz

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In Feminist Challenges, new and established scholars demonstrate the application of feminism in a range of academic disciplines including history, philosophy, politics, and sociology. As Carole Pateman notes in her introduction, ‘all the contributors raise some extremely far-reaching questions...

    To Be Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Opening the Black Box

    The Work of Watching

    By Gavin J. D. Smith

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras are a prominent, if increasingly familiar, feature of urbanism. They symbolize the faith that spatial authorities place in technical interventions for the treatment of social problems. CCTV was principally introduced to sterilize municipalities, to govern...

    To Be Published October 16th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Routledge Companion to Bourdieu’s 'Distinction'

    Edited by Philippe Coulangeon, Julien Duval

    Series: CRESC

    This edited collection explores the genesis of Bourdieu's classical book Distinction and its international career in contemporary Social Sciences. It includes contributions from contemporary sociologists from diverse countries who question the theoretical legacy of this book in various fields and...

    To Be Published October 29th 2014 by Routledge