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  1. Society

    Edited by Reiner Grundmann, Nico Stehr

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    What is the nature of our current societies? Do we see a clash of civilizations, or the end of history? The advent of globalization, or the birth of the network society? Are we witnessing the emergence of a risk society, or the advent of the knowledge society? More fundamentally, is ‘society’ an...

    Published December 15th 2008 by Routledge

  2. Emotions

    A Social Science Reader

    Edited by Monica Greco, Paul Stenner

    Series: Routledge Student Readers

    Are emotions becoming more conspicuous in contemporary life? Are the social sciences undergoing an an 'affective turn'? This Reader gathers influential and contemporary work in the study of emotion and affective life from across the range of the social sciences. Drawing on both theoretical and...

    Published December 1st 2008 by Routledge

  3. Nihilism

    By Bulent Diken

    Series: Key Ideas

    Most significant problems of contemporary life have their origins in nihilism and its paradoxical logic, which is simultaneously destructive to and constitutive of society. Yet, in social theory, nihilism is a surprisingly under-researched topic. This book develops a systematic account of nihilism...

    Published November 21st 2008 by Routledge

  4. A General Theory of Emotions and Social Life

    By Warren D. TenHouten

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Founded upon the psychoevolutionary theories of Darwin, Plutchik and Izard, a general socioevolutionary theory of the emotions - affect-spectrum theory - classifies a wide spectrum of the emotions and analyzes them on the sociological, psychological and neurobiological levels. This neurocognitive...

    Published November 4th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Max Weber on Capitalism, Bureaucracy and Religion

    Edited by Stanislav Andreski

    For this important selection from Weber, sections of text from Weber's major works (Gesammelte, Aufsatze Zur Religionssoziologie, including The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism; General Economic History; and The Agrarian Sociology of Ancient Civilisations) have been carefully edited...

    Published October 10th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Max Weber, Rationality and Modernity

    Edited by Sam Whimster, Dr Scott Lash

    This book brings together leading figures in history, sociology, political science, feminism and critical theory to interpret, evaluate, criticize and update Weber's legacy. In a collection of specially commissioned pieces and translated articles the Weberian scholarship recognizes Max Weber as the...

    Published October 10th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Geographic Thought

    A Praxis Perspective

    Edited by George Henderson, Marvin Waterstone

    Without social movements and wider struggles for progressive social change, the field of Geography would lack much of its contemporary relevance and vibrancy. Moreover, these struggles and the geographical scholarship that engages with them have changed the philosophical underpinnings of the...

    Published September 11th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Scientific Knowledge and Sociological Theory

    By Barry Barnes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1974. Scientific Knowledge and Sociological Theory centres on the problem of explaining the manifest variety and contrast in the beliefs about nature held in different groups and societies. It maintains that the sociologist should treat all beliefs symmetrically and must...

    Published August 15th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Globalizing the Research Imagination

    Edited by Jane Kenway, Johannah Fahey

    In the provocative opening essay Kenway and Fahey explore ways in which the notion of the imagination itself might be mobilized by researchers. They are encouraged to develop 'defiant' global imaginations and communities with the capacities to think, 'be' and 'become' differently in a world of...

    Published August 7th 2008 by Routledge

  10. The Global Architect

    Firms, Fame and Urban Form

    By Donald McNeill

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    The Global Architect explores the increasing significance of globalization processes on urban change, architectural practice and the built environment. In what is primarily a critical sociological overview of the current global architectural industry, Donald McNeill covers the "star system" of...

    Published August 5th 2008 by Routledge