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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Governmentality, Biopower, and Everyday Life

    By Majia Holmer Nadesan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Governmentality, Biopower, and Everyday Life synthesizes and extends the disparate strands of scholarship on Foucault's notions of governmentality and biopower and grounds them in familiar social contexts including the private realm, the market, and the state/military. Topics include public health,...

    Published July 29th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Niklas Luhmann: Law, Justice, Society

    By Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Niklas Luhmann: Law, Justice, Society presents the work of sociologist Niklas Luhmann in a radical new light. Luhmann’s theory is here introduced both in terms of society at large and the legal system specifically, and for the first time, Luhmann’s texts are systematically read together with...

    Published July 28th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Foucault's Monsters and the Challenge of Law

    By Andrew Neville Sharpe

    In contrast to other figures generated within social theory for thinking about outsiders, such as Rene Girard’s ‘scapegoat’ and Zygmunt Bauman’s ‘stranger’, Foucault’s Monsters and the Challenge of Law suggests that the figure of ‘the monster’ offers greater analytical precision and explanatory...

    Published July 26th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish

  6. The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies

    Edited by Bryan S. Turner

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies offers students clear and informed chapters on the history of globalization and key theories that have considered the causes and consequences of the globalization process. There are substantive sections looking at demographic, economic,...

    Published July 21st 2011 by Routledge

  7. Contemporary Society

    An Introduction to Social Science, 13th Edition

    By John Perry, Erna Perry

    This best-selling text emphasizes that social and cultural changes are the pervasive realities of our era. One of the main themes of Contemporary Society is that the transition from an industrial to a post-industrial order in the modern world is fraught with difficulties, as was the transition from...

    Published June 29th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Towards a Critical Sociology (Routledge Revivals)

    An Essay on Commonsense and Imagination

    By Zygmunt Bauman

    Series: Review Questions Series

    For the better part of its history sociology shared with commonsense its assumption of the ‘nature-like’ character of society – and consequently developed as the science of unfreedom. In this powerful and engaging work, first published in 1976, Professor Bauman outlines the historical roots of such...

    Published April 15th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Philosophy of Money

    By Georg Simmel

    Edited by David Frisby

    Series: Routledge Classics

    With a new foreword by Charles Lemert 'Its greatness...lies in ceaseless and varied use of the money form to unearth and conceptually reveal incommensurabilities of all kinds, in social reality fully as much as in thought itself.' - Fredric Jameson In The Philosophy of Money, Georg Simmel puts...

    Published April 4th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Social Justice, Global Dynamics

    Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

    Edited by Ayelet Banai, Miriam Ronzoni, Christian Schemmel

    Series: Routledge Research in International Relations Theory

    Many theoretical publications make assumptions about the facts of globalization, and in particular about the role and autonomy of the nation state. These factual claims and assumptions often play an important role in justifying the normative conclusions, yet remain under-explored. This...

    Published April 1st 2011 by Routledge