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  1. Autobiographies of Transformation

    Lives in Central and Eastern Europe

    Edited by Mike Keen, Janusz Mucha

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    Autobiographies of Transformation is a completely unique history of sociology in Central and Eastern Europe in the post-Communist era. Through the autobiographies of ten key sociological witnesses from the region, the sociological imagination is turned upon itself, resulting in a...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. In Praise of Sociology

    By Professor Gordon Marshall, Gordon Marshall

    In this lively and entertaining book, Gordon Marshall explores ten classic studies of British society to demonstrate the valuable qualities of British sociology, and its importance for understanding contemporary society. In each case he provides a precis of the research undertaken, assuming no...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory

    Edited by Gerard Delanty

    This innovative publication maps out the broad and interdisciplinary field of contemporary European social theory. It covers sociological theory, the wider theoretical traditions in the social sciences including cultural and political theory, anthropological theory, social philosophy and social...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Travel Connections

    Tourism, Technology and Togetherness in a Mobile World

    By Jennie Germann Molz

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Living in a world that is increasingly ‘on the move’ means that many of us now rely on mobile devices, social media, and networking technologies to coordinate togetherness with our social networks even when we are apart. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in the emerging practices of ‘...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Advances in Social Theory and Methodology (RLE Social Theory)

    Toward an Integration of Micro- and Macro-Sociologies

    Edited by Karin Knorr Cetina, A.V. Cicourel

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    After a period in which sociology was torn apart by the polarized claims of micro- and macro-methodology, an increasing number of sociologists are now attempting a fusion of the two approaches. In this volume, some of the most distinguished sociologists set out possible resolutions of the debate....

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Agency and Structure (RLE Social Theory)

    Reorienting Social Theory

    By Piotr Sztompka

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    A striking feature of the human condition is its dual, contradictory, inherently split character; on the one hand, autonomy and freedom; on the other, constraint and dependence on social structure. This volume addresses this central problem of the linkage between human action and social structure...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Animals and Society (RLE Social Theory)

    The Humanity of Animal Rights

    By Keith Tester

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Animals and Society uses a variety of historical sources and a coherent social theory to tell the story of the invention of animal rights. It moves from incidents like the medieval execution of pigs to a discussion of the politics and strategies of modern rights organisations. The book also...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Back to the Future (RLE Social Theory)

    Modernity, Postmodernity and Locality

    By Philip Cooke

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Is modernity being replaced by an opposite culture of postmodernity, or is postmodernism simply an internal critique of modernist culture? This key question is central to this stimulating book which explores the transformations taking place in social life, cultural preferences, economic...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Baudrillard (RLE Social Theory)

    Critical and Fatal Theory

    By Mike Gane

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Baudrillard is widely recognised as a powerful new force in cultural and social criticism, and is often referred to as the ‘High Priest of Postmodernism’. This study presents a detached assessment of his social thought and his reputation, challenging the way his work has been received in...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Capital, Labour and the Middle Classes (RLE Social Theory)

    By John Urry, Nicholas Abercrombie

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Most recent sociological work on the theory of class is based on a distinction between Weberian and Marxist approaches. For the first part of this volume, the authors use this distinction to review the literature on the middle class, concentrating particularly on the traditions of Marxist theory...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge