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  1. Commodified Bodies

    Organ Transplantation and the Organ Trade

    By Oliver Decker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Commodified Bodies examines the social practice of organ transplantation and trafficking and scrutinises the increasingly neoliberal tendencies in the medical system. It analyses phenomena such as the denomination of human body parts as "raw materials" and "commodities," or the arguments used by...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Beyond Methodological Nationalism

    Research Methodologies for Cross-Border Studies

    Edited by Anna Amelina, Devrimsel D. Nergiz, Thomas Faist, Nina Glick Schiller

    Series: Routledge Research in Transnationalism

    Cross-border studies have become attractive for a number of fields, including international migration, studies of material and cultural globalization, and history. While cross-border studies have expanded, the critique on nation-centered research lens has also grown. This book revisits drawbacks of...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Psychology and Politics of the Collective

    Groups, Crowds and Mass Identifications

    Edited by Ruth Parkin-Gounelas

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    What are the psychological factors in operation when we form groups or crowds, and how are these affected by socio-historical circumstances? History offers endless examples of different forms of human collectivity, both private and public, small-scale and large: from the primal horde to the modern...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Managing Overflow in Affluent Societies

    Edited by Barbara Czarniawska, Orvar Löfgren

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    “It is simply too much” is a common complaint of the modern age. This book looks at how people and institutions deal with overflow - of information, consumption or choices. The essays explore the ways in which notions of overflow – framed in terms of excess and abundance or their implicit...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. On Durkheim's Elementary Forms of Religious Life

    Edited by N.J. Allen, W.S.F. Pickering, W. Watts Miller

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This is the first collection of essays to be published on Durkheim's masterpiece The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. It represents the work of the most important international Durkheim scholars from the fields of anthropology, philosophy and sociology. The essays focus on key topics including:*...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Reading of Theoretical Texts

    By Peter Ekegren

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Since the structuralist debates of the 1970s the field of textual analysis has largely remained the preserve of literary theorists. Social scientists, while accepting that observation is theory laden have tended to take the meaning of texts as given and to explain differences of interpretation...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Durkheim and Representations

    Edited by W. S. F. Pickering

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Durkheim's sociological thought is based on the premise that the world cannot be known as a thing in itself, but only through representations, rough approximations of the world created either individually or collectively. This set of papers by leading Durkheimians from Britain, America and...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Rise of Critical Animal Studies

    From the Margins to the Centre

    Edited by Nik Taylor, Richard Twine

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    As the scholarly and interdisciplinary study of human/animal relations becomes crucial to the urgent questions of our time, notably in relation to environmental crisis, this collection explores the inner tensions within the relatively new and broad field of animal studies. This provides a platform...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Feminist Knowledge (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Critique and Construct

    Edited by Sneja Gunew

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    The ‘minority’ feminist viewpoints have often been submerged in the interests of maintaining a mainstream, universal model of feminism. This anthology takes into account the various differences among women while looking at the important areas of feminist struggle. While sisterhood is indeed global,...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Feminists and State Welfare (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Edited by JENNIFER DALE, PEGGY FOSTER

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Designed for students of social policy and women’s studies, this text gives a readable account of the wide range of feminist ideas about women and welfare. The authors draw on feminist theory, research and analysis to explore women’s experiences of welfare, and the debates within feminism on how...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge