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  1. Re-Thinking Economics

    Exploring the Work of Pierre Bourdieu

    Edited by Asimina Christoforou, Michael Lainé

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    Once again, unfettered capitalism has failed. Promises for global prosperity and peace have given way to a world of deep recession, social upheaval and political instability. Once again, mainstream economics has proved its inadequacy. Despite its technical rigour and mathematical virtuosity, it...

    Published April 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Spatial Turn

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Barney Warf, Santa Arias

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

    Across the disciplines, the study of space has undergone a profound and sustained transformation. Space, place, mapping, and geographical imaginations have become commonplace topics in a variety of analytical fields in part because globalization has accentuated the significance of location. While...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Norbert Elias

    Post-Philosophical Sociology

    By Richard Kilminster

    Few sociologists of the first rank have scandalized the academic world to the extent that Elias did. Developed out of the German sociology of knowledge in the 1920s, Elias’s sociology contains a sweeping radicalism which declares an academic ‘war on all your houses’. His sociology of the ‘human...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Alasdair MacIntyre

    Critic of Modernity

    By Peter McMylor

    This book is the first full length account of the significance of MacIntyre's work for the social sciences. MacIntyre's moral philosophy is shown to provide the resources for a powerful crititque of liberalism. His dicussion of the managerist and emotivist roots of modern culture is seen as the...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Modernist Radicalism and its Aftermath

    Foundationalism and Anti-Foundationalism in Radical Social Theory

    By Stephen Crook

    Modernist Radicalism and its Aftermath investigates the ways in which Marx, Durkheim, Althusser and Habermas are all drawn towards foundationalism, and offers a framework for the analysis of foundationalism in social theory....

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Comedy and Distinction

    The Cultural Currency of a ‘Good’ Sense of Humour

    By Sam Friedman

    Series: CRESC

    Comedy is currently enjoying unprecedented growth within the British culture industries. Defying the recent economic downturn, it has exploded into a booming billion-pound industry both on TV and on the live circuit. Despite this, academia has either ignored comedy or focused solely on analysing...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Science, Technology, and Social Change (Routledge Revivals)

    By Steven Yearley

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1988, this book provides students with a way to increase their understanding of the role of science and technology in society. Steven Yearley draws on and develops ideas from research in the sociology and politics of science to address, in particular: the nature of scientific...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Systems Thinking, Critical Realism and Philosophy

    A Confluence of Ideas

    By John Mingers

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Systems Thinking, Critical Realism and Philosophy: A Confluence of Ideas seeks to re-address the whole question of philosophy and systems thinking for the twenty first century and provide a new work that would be of value to both systems and philosophy. This is a highly opportune time when...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Capitalism

    A Companion to Marx’s Economy Critique

    By Johan Fornäs

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In the most complete, accurate and accessible presentation of Karl Marx’s theory of capitalism to date, Johan Fornäs presents a guide for anyone who wants to understand how today’s crisis-ridden society has emerged and is able to sustain and intensify its own deep inner contradictions. Capitalism...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Horned God (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Feminism and Men as Wounding and Healing

    By John Rowan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    This original and pioneering study of how men relate to feminism will appeal to all men who are concerned about their response to the women’s movement and to the women in their lives. It will also be helpful for women seeking a constructive response from men. John Rowan, drawing on his personal...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge