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  1. Biopolitics of Security

    A Political Analytic of Finitude

    By Michael Dillon

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    Taking its inspiration from Michel Foucault, this volume of essays integrates the analysis of security into the study of modern political and cultural theory. Explaining how both politics and security are differently problematised by changing accounts of time, the work shows how, during the course...

    Published January 28th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Occupations and Society (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Dunkerley

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Work and the nature of occupations are matters of central concern to the sociologist. In this basic introduction to the sociology of professions, occupations and work, first published in 1975, David Dunkerley provides a theoretical basis for the study of a subject that previously had a strong...

    Published January 18th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Science, Technology, and Social Change (Routledge Revivals)

    By Steven Yearley

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1988, this book provides students with a way to increase their understanding of the role of science and technology in society. Steven Yearley draws on and develops ideas from research in the sociology and politics of science to address, in particular: the nature of scientific...

    Published January 18th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Industrial Societies (Routledge Revivals)

    Crisis and Division in Western Capatalism

    Edited by Richard Scase

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1989, addresses an issue that stood at the centre of sociological concern – the changing character of industrial societies. The authors examine the nature of the industrialization process, in terms of its impact upon and development within both state socialist and...

    Published January 18th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Metatheory for the 21st Century

    Critical Realism and Integral Theory in Dialogue

    Edited by Roy Bhaskar, Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Nicholas Hedlund-de Witt

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    In the fall of 2011, Integral Institute and the Integral Research Center hosted the Critical Realism & Integral Theory Symposium at John F. Kennedy University, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The event was dreamed up by Roy Bhaskar and Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, was envisaged with the intention of...

    Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Chronotopes of Law

    Jurisdiction, Scale and Governance

    By Mariana Valverde

    Series: Social Justice

    This book develops a new framework for analyzing the spatio-temporal workings of law and other forms of governance. Chronotopes of Law: Jurisdiction, Scale and Governance argues that studies of law and governance can be reinvigorated by drawing on a bundle of quite heterogenous analytical...

    Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Researching the Powerful

    Public Sociology in Action

    Edited by David Miller, Lucy Brown, William Dinan, Ludek Stavinoha

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book exemplifies the "public sociology" approach to sociological research popularised by Michael Burawoy, showcasing how an approach that focuses on the powerful can bring new insights into how our society works. As a collection of empirically-rich sociological writings on power, influence and...

    Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Sexual Violence and Political Transitions

    Tracing Shifting Meanings and Functions of Rape

    By Louise du Toit

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    This volume explores the meanings, nature and function of rape during political transitions, showing that high levels of sexual violence directed mainly against women and children during war-time normally do not cease or dissipate after the end of formal hostilities, and that post-conflict...

    Published December 30th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Observing International Relations

    Niklas Luhmann and World Politics

    Edited by Mathias Albert, Lena Hilkermeier

    Observing International Relations draws upon the modern systems theory of society, developed by Niklas Luhmann, to provide new perspectives on central aspects of contemporary world society and to generate theoretically informed insights on the possibilities and limits of regulation in global...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Re-Use of Urban Ruins

    Atmospheric Inquiries of the City

    By Hanna Katharina Göbel

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    How do urban ruins provoke their cultural revaluation? This book offers a unique sociological analysis about the social agencies of material culture and atmospheric knowledge of buildings in the making. It draws on ethnographic research in Berlin along the former Palace of the Republic, the E-Werk...

    Published December 21st 2014 by Routledge