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  1. The Possibility of Naturalism

    A philosophical critique of the contemporary human sciences, 4th Edition

    By Roy Bhaskar

    Since its original publication in 1979, The Possibility of Naturalism has been one of the most influential works in contemporary philosophy of science and social science. It is one of the cornerstones of the critical realist position, which is now widely seen as offering perhaps the only viable...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Sociology of Knowledge in a Time of Crisis

    Challenging the Phantom of Liberty

    By Onofrio Romano

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    The speed of social dynamics has overtaken the speed of thought. Adopting a dialectical perspective towards reality, social theory has always detected faults in the dominant social pattern, foreseeing crises and outlining in advance the features of new social models. Thought has always moved...

    Published July 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. What Holism Can Do for Social Theory

    By Barbara Hanson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book reconsiders the nature of positivist philosophy in social science theory based on classical and medieval thought in what later became "Europe." It argues that social theory is being held back by antagonistic debates over science, positivism, objectivity, and universal law - ...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Cultural Studies of Rights

    Critical Articulations

    Edited by John Nguyet Erni

    At a time of global uncertainties and erosion of liberties, how will cultural studies clear a space for a parallel intellectual and political engagement with human rights practice? How will human rights thinking be liberated from its doctrinal approach to ethics and legal justice? This book forges...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Feminist Experiences (RLE Feminist Theory)

    The Women's Movement in Four Cultures

    By Susan Bassnett

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    The Women’s Movement is usually referred to as if it were a constant, global phenomenon. There are women’s movements in Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, India, Japan and Australia, and many women and men assume that they are regional manifestations of the same thing, and...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Coming to Terms (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Feminism, Theory, Politics

    By Elizabeth Weed

    For over a decade, feminist studies have occupied an extraordinary position in the United States. On the one hand, they have contributed to the development of a strong ‘identity’ politics; on the other, they have been part of the post-structuralist critique of the unified subject – its experience,...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Ethics and Human Reproduction (RLE Feminist Theory)

    A Feminist Analysis

    By Christine Overall

    In Ethics and Human Reproduction, Christine Overall blends feminist theory and philosophical expertise to provide a coherent analysis of a range of moral questions and social policy issues pertaining to human reproduction and the new reproductive technologies. Topics covered include: sex...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Feminism for Girls (RLE Feminist Theory)

    An Adventure Story

    Edited by Angela McRobbie, Trisha McCabe

    Feminism for Girls presents feminist perspectives on aspects of adolescence which have been chosen for their special relevance to the lives and experiences of girls and young women today. Illustrated throughout, chapters cover themes and topics which include romance and sexuality, girls’ magazines,...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Colonial Discourse and Gender in U.S. Criminal Courts

    Cultural Defenses and Prosecutions

    By Caroline Braunmühl

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    The occurrence in some criminal cases of "cultural defenses" on behalf of "minority" defendants has stirred much debate. This book is the first to illuminate how "cultural evidence" — i.e., "evidence" regarding ethnicity — is actually negotiated by attorneys, expert/lay witnesses, and defendants in...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Environmental Solidarity

    How Religions Can Sustain Sustainability

    By Pablo Martínez de Anguita

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    The past few decades have seen the beginnings of a convergence between religions and ecological movements. The environmental crisis has called the religions of the world to respond by finding their voice within the larger Earth community. At the same time, a certain religiosity has started to...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge