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  1. Travel Connections

    Tourism, Technology and Togetherness in a Mobile World

    By Jennie Germann Molz

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Living in a world that is increasingly ‘on the move’ means that many of us now rely on mobile devices, social media, and networking technologies to coordinate togetherness with our social networks even when we are apart. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in the emerging practices of ‘...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. An Introduction to the Sociology of Ignorance

    Essays on the Limits of Knowing

    Edited by Linsey McGoey

    Ignorance is typically thought of as the absence or opposite of knowledge. In global societies that equate knowledge with power, ignorance is seen as a liability that can and should be overcome through increased education and access to information. In recent years, scholars from the social sciences...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Provoked Economy

    Economic Reality and the Performative Turn

    By Fabian Muniesa

    Series: CRESC

    Do things such as performance indicators, valuation formulas, consumer tests, stock prices or financial contracts represent an external reality? Or do they rather constitute, in a performative fashion, what they refer to? The Provoked Economy tackles this question from a pragmatist angle,...

    Published June 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Erving Goffman

    By Tom Burns

    Decades after his death, the figure of Erving Goffman (1922-82) continues to fascinate. Perhaps the best-known sociologist of the second half of the twentieth century, Goffman was an unquestionably significant thinker whose reputation extended well beyond his parent discipline.A host of concepts...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sociological Realism

    Edited by Andrea Maccarini, Emmanuele Morandi, Riccardo Prandini

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Sociological Realism presents a clear and updated discussion of the main tenets and issues of social theory, written by some of the top scholars within the critical realist and relational approach. It connects such approaches systematically to other strands of thought that are central in...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Dynamic Embodiment for Social Theory

    "I move therefore I am"

    By Brenda Farnell

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    This book presents a series of ontological investigations into an adequate theory of embodiment for the social sciences. Informed by a new realist philosophy of causal powers, it seeks to articulate a concept of dynamic embodiment, one that positions human body movement, and not just ‘the body’ at...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Eurocentrism: a marxian critical realist critique

    By Nick Hostettler

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    The political and social structures of modernity are dominated by really eurocentric forms and relations, yet the theorisation of the eurocentricity of modernity remains barely developed. At the same time, modern political and social theory is fundamentally eurocentric, yet the critique of...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Engaging with the World

    Agency, Institutions, Historical Formations

    Edited by Margaret S Archer, Andrea Maccarini

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    This title reflects the general theme of the 2010 IACR annual conference that was held in Padova, Italy, the aim of which was to provide a fresh view on some cultural and structural changes involving Western societies after the world economic crisis of 2008, from the point of view of...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. What's Critical About Critical Realism?

    Essays in Reconstructive Social Theory

    By Frédéric Vandenberghe

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    What's Critical About Critical Realism?: Essays in Reconstructive Social Theory draws together 4 major articles that are situated at the intersection of philosophy and sociology. Preceded by a general presentation of Bhaskar´s work, critical realism is used to reconstruct the...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Material Culture and Social Institutions of the Simpler Peoples (Routledge Revivals)

    An Essay in Correlation

    By L. T. Hobhouse, G. C. Wheeler, M Ginsberg

    Originally published in 1915, this pioneer study has long occupied an important place in the literature of sociology. An exercise in the statistical correlation of the economic and social institutions of the working classes of the early twentieth century, the book is an important link between...

    Published May 15th 2014 by Routledge