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  1. Revolt, Revolution, Critique

    The Paradox of Society

    By Bulent Diken

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    In contemporary society the idea of ‘revolution’ seems to have become obsolete. What is more untimely than the idea of revolution today? At the same time, however, the idea of radical change no longer refers to exceptional circumstances but has become normalized as part of daily life. Ours is a ‘...

    Published December 5th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Sport, Violence and Society

    By Kevin Young

    Is violence an intrinsic component of contemporary sport? How does violence within sport reflect upon the attitudes of wider society? In this landmark study of violence in and around contemporary sport, Kevin Young offers the first comprehensive sociological analysis of an issue of central...

    Published November 18th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Happiness

    By Bent Greve

    Series: Key Ideas

    Although happiness is based upon individuals’ subjective perception of their own situation, understanding the concept of happiness is important for forming policies in modern societies. Taking into account discussions from disciplines across the social sciences, this book explores varying notions...

    Published November 9th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Social Failures of EU Enlargement

    A Case of Workers Voting with their Feet

    By Guglielmo Meardi

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Is the EU enlargement the success EU institutions proclaim? Based on fifteen years of fieldwork research across Central and Eastern Europe and on migrants in the UK and Germany, this book provides a less glittering answer. The EU has betrayed hopes of social cohesion: social regulations have been...

    Published October 24th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Rights of Passage

    Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow

    By Nicholas Blomley

    Series: Social Justice

    Rights of Passage: Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow documents a powerful and under-researched form of urban governance that focuses on pedestrian flow. This logic, which Nicholas Blomley terms 'pedestrianism', values public space not in terms of its aesthetic merits, or its success in...

    Published October 6th 2011 by Routledge

  6. The Political Economy of Consumer Behavior

    Contesting Consumption

    By Bruce Pietrykowski

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    Consumption forms a major part of people’s lives. As such, geographers, historians of technology and sociologists have devoted much attention to trying to figure out what makes consumption meaningful. By contrast, economists have been content to hold onto theories of consumption that depend on a...

    Published September 26th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Risk, Power and the State

    After Foucault

    By Magnus Hörnqvist

    Risk, Power and the State addresses how power is exercised in and by contemporary state organisations. Through a detailed analysis of programmatic attempts to shape behaviour linked to considerations of risk, this book pursues the argument that, whilst Foucault is useful for understanding power,...

    Published August 18th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish

  8. The Spatial, the Legal and the Pragmatics of World-Making

    Nomospheric Investigations

    By David Delaney

    Critical legal geography is practised by an increasing number of scholars in various disciplines, but it has not had the benefit of an overarching theoretical framework that might overcome its currently rather ad hoc character. The Spatial, the Legal and the Pragmatics of World-Making remedies this...

    Published August 18th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish

  9. Concept Formation in Social Science (Routledge Revivals)

    By William Outhwaite

    First published in 1983, this book examines the problems of concept formation in the social sciences, and in particular sociology, from the standpoint of a realistic philsophy of science. Beginning with a discussion of positivistic, hermeneutic, rationalist and realistic philsophies of science, Dr...

    Published August 1st 2011 by Routledge

  10. Max Weber on Economy and Society (Routledge Revivals)

    By Robert Holton, Bryan S. Turner

    First published in 1989, this reissue concerns itself with the relevance of Max Weber's sociology for the understanding of modern times. The book outlines key tennets of Weber's sociology and points to the valuable legacy of Weber's thought in contemporary intellectual debate,...

    Published August 1st 2011 by Routledge