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  1. The Politics of Expertise

    By Stephen P. Turner

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book collects case studies and theoretical papers on expertise, focusing on four major themes: legitimation, the aggregation of knowledge, the distribution of knowledge and the distribution of power. It focuses on the institutional means by which the distribution of knowledge and the...

    Published June 8th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Understanding the Tacit

    By Stephen P. Turner

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book outlines a new account of the tacit, meaning tacit knowledge, presuppositions, practices, traditions, and so forth. It includes essays on topics such as underdetermination and mutual understanding, and critical discussions of the major alternative approaches to the tacit, including...

    Published June 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Lifestyles and Subcultures

    History and a New Perspective

    By Luigi Berzano, Carlo Genova

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Lifestyles and subcultures are tools through which people say – to themselves and to others – who they think they are, who they think they are similar to, and who they think they are different from. Lifestyles and subcultures are ways which people adopt to look at their own lives, and to try to...

    Published June 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Activism on the Web

    Everyday Struggles against Digital Capitalism

    By Veronica Barassi

    Series: Routledge New Developments in Communication and Society Research

    Activism on the Web examines the everyday tensions that political activists face as they come to terms with the increasingly commercialized nature of web technologies and sheds light on an important, yet under-investigated, dimension of the relationship between contemporary forms of social protest...

    Published June 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies

    Edited by Matthias Gross, Linsey McGoey

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Once treated as the absence of knowledge, ignorance today has become a highly influential topic in its own right, commanding growing attention across the natural and social sciences where a wide range of scholars have begun to explore the social life and political issues involved in the...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology

    By Tuukka Kaidesoja

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    This important book provides detailed critiques of the method of transcendental argumentation and the transcendental realist account of the concept of causal power that are among the core tenets of the bhaskarian version of critical realism. Kaidesoja also assesses the notions of human agency,...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Digital Evolution of an American Identity

    By C. Waite

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    The Digital Evolution of an American Identity details how the concept of American individualism is challenged by the digital revolution. As digital media alter our print-dominant culture, assumptions regarding the relationship of the individual to the larger community become increasingly...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Culture, Class, and Critical Theory

    Between Bourdieu and the Frankfurt School

    By David Gartman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Culture, Class, and Critical Theory develops a theory of culture that explains how ideas create and legitimate class inequalities in modern society. This theory is developed through a critique and comparison of the powerful ideas on culture offered by Pierre Bourdieu and the Frankfurt School...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Video Surveillance and Social Control in a Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Fredrika Björklund, Ola Svenonius

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    This edited collection reports the results of a comparative study of video surveillance/CCTV in Germany, Poland, and Sweden. It investigates how video surveillance as technologically mediated social control is affected by national characteristics, with a specific concern for recent political...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Comedy and the Public Sphere

    The Rebirth of Theatre as Comedy and the Genealogy of the Modern Public Arena

    By Arpad Szakolczai

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    The book aims at reframing the discussion on the "public sphere," usually understood as the place where the public opinion is formed, through rational discussion. The aim of this book is to give an account of this rationality, and its serious shortcomings, examining the role of the media and the...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge