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  1. Non-Representational Methodologies

    Re-Envisioning Research

    Edited by Phillip Vannini

    Series: Routledge Advances in Research Methods

    Non-representational theory is one of the contemporary moment’s most influential theoretical perspectives within social and cultural theory. It is now widely considered to be the logical successor of postmodern theory, the logical development of post-structuralist thought, and the most notable...

    Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Uses of Social Research (Routledge Revivals)

    Social Investigation in Public Policy-Making

    By Martin Bulmer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The growth and health of the social sciences owe a good deal to the generally held belief that they are socially useful, but is this really so? Do they deliver the goods they promise? In The Uses of Social Research, first published in 1982, Martin Bulmer answers these and other questions concerning...

    Published February 12th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Mining and Social Change (Routledge Revivals)

    Durham County in the Twentieth Century

    Edited by Martin Bulmer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The strong community ties of mining villages are the central concern of this book, which deals with the social history and sociology of mining in County Durham in the twentieth century. Focusing on the country as a whole, this title, first published in 1978, asks what is most distinctive about the...

    Published February 12th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Social Basis of Community Care (Routledge Revivals)

    By Martin Bulmer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Care for the elderly, disabled and mentally-ill within and by the community forms a vital part of current social policy. Martin Bulmer argues that this policy is inadequately thought out and rests on a series of poorly founded sociological assumptions. As a result there is a vacuum at the heart of...

    Published February 12th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Lived Economies of Default

    Consumer Credit, Debt Collection and the Capture of Affect

    By Joe Deville

    Series: CRESC

    Consumer credit borrowing – using credit cards, store cards and personal loans – is an important and routine part of many of our lives. But what happens when these everyday forms of borrowing go ‘bad’, when people start to default on their loans and when they cannot, or will not, repay? It is this...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Phenomenology of Youth Cultures and Globalization

    Lifeworlds and Surplus Meaning in Changing Times

    Edited by Stuart R. Poyntz, Jacqueline Kennelly

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This edited collection brings together scholars who draw on phenomenological approaches to understand the experiences of young people growing up under contemporary conditions of globalization. Phenomenology is both a philosophical and pragmatic approach to social sciences research, that takes as...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Language, Structure and Reproduction (Routledge Revivals)

    An Introduction to the Sociology of Basil Bernstein

    By Paul Atkinson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Basil Bernstein is one of the most creative and influential of contemporary British sociologists, yet his work – especially that relating to language and social structure – is widely misunderstood and misrepresented. This book, first published in 1985, addresses the underlying themes and...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Public Planning

    The inter-corporate dimension

    By John Friend, J. M. Power

    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Immigration and Social Policy in Britain

    Edited by Catherine Jones

    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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