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  1. Social Isolation in Modern Society

    By Roelof Hortulanus, Anja Machielse, Ludwien Meeuwesen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Social isolation has serious repercussions for people and communities across the globe, yet knowledge about this phenomenon has remained rather limited – until now. The first multidisciplinary study to explore this issue, Social Isolation in Modern Society integrates relevant research traditions...

    Published March 5th 2009 by Routledge

  2. The Currency of Justice

    Fines and Damages in Consumer Societies

    By Pat O'Malley

    Fines and monetary damages account for the majority of legal sanctions across the whole spectrum of legal governance. Money is, in key respects, the primary tool law has to achieve compliance. Yet money has largely been ignored by social analyses of law, and especially by social theory. The...

    Published February 26th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  3. Cross-National Research Methodology and Practice

    Edited by Linda Hantrais, Steen Mangen

    Cross-National Research Methodology and Practice offers practical guidance for relative newcomers to cross-national research by analysing and evaluating the research process by focusing strongly on best practice in terms of methods and management. It raises a number of important issues for...

    Published February 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  4. Consuming Symbolic Goods

    Identity and Commitment, Values and Economics

    Edited by Wilfred Dolfsma

    The phenomenon of consumption has increasingly drawn attention from economists. While the ‘sole purpose of production is consumption’, as Adam Smith has claimed, economists have up to recently generally ignored the topic. This book brings together a range of different perspectives on the topic of...

    Published February 19th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Global Gender Research

    Transnational Perspectives

    Edited by Christine Bose, Minjeong Kim

    Series: Perspectives on Gender

    Readers of Global Gender Research will learn to compare and contrast feminist concerns globally, gain familiarity with the breadth of gender research, and understand the national contexts that produced it. This volume provides an in-depth comparative picture of the current state of feminist...

    Published February 1st 2009 by Routledge

  6. Emergentist Marxism

    Dialectical Philosophy and Social Theory

    By Sean Creaven

    Series: Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

    In tackling emergentist Marxism in depth, this well-written volume demonstrates that critical realism and materialist dialectics are indispensable to theorizing the functioning of complex social and physical systems. Author Sean Creaven investigates Marx’s dialectics of being and consciousness,...

    Published January 29th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Scientific Realism and Human Emancipation

    By Roy Bhaskar

    Series: Classical Texts in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Following on from Roy Bhaskar’s first two books, A Realist Theory of Science and The Possibility of Naturalism, Scientific Realism and Human Emancipation, establishes the conception of social science as explanatory—and thence emancipatory—critique. Scientific Realism and Human Emancipation...

    Published January 25th 2009 by Routledge

  8. From Max Weber

    Essays in Sociology

    By Max Weber

    Series: Routledge Classics in Sociology

    Max Weber (1864-1920) was one of the most prolific and influential sociologists of the twentieth century. This classic collection draws together his key papers. This edition contains a new preface by Professor Bryan S. Turner....

    Published January 15th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Contemporary Social Theory

    An introduction

    By Anthony Elliott, Anthony Elliott

    This book is arguably the definitive undergraduate textbook on contemporary social theory. Written by one of the world’s most acclaimed social theorists, Anthony Elliott provides a dazzlingly accessible and comprehensive introduction to modern social theory from the Frankfurt School to...

    Published December 15th 2008 by Routledge

  10. 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 14th 2008 by Routledge