Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Forthcoming Contemporary Social Theory Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 36 forthcoming new books in the subject of Contemporary Social Theory — sorted by publish date from upcoming books to future books.

For books that are already published; please browse available books.

Forthcoming Books

  1. Football and Accelerated Culture

    This Modern Sporting Life

    By Steve Redhead

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    In Football and Accelerated Culture, Steve Redhead offers a new and challenging theorisation of global football culture, exploring the relationship between sport and culture in a rapidly shifting world. Incorporating cutting-edge concepts, from accelerated culture and claustropolitanism to...

    To Be Published July 7th 2015 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...

    To Be Published July 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Gabriel Tarde

    Two Essays

    Edited by Matei Candea

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The recent surge of interest in nineteenth century sociologist Gabriel Tarde, fuelled in the English-speaking world primarily by second-hand discussions of his work, has produced and will continue to produce a broad demand for full English language versions of the author’s key texts. The...

    To Be Published July 30th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Security, Technology and Global Politics

    Thinking with Virilio

    By Mark Lacy

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book analyses some of the key problems explored in Paul Virilio’s theorising on war and security. Paul Virilio has developed a provocative series of writings on how modern societies have shaped the acceleration of military/security technologies – and how technologies of security and...

    To Be Published August 14th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Georges Bataille

    The Sacred and Society

    By William Pawlett

    Series: Key Sociologists

    In this comprehensive and engaging study Georges Bataille’s central ideas: the sacred, community and eroticism are explored in detail. Bataille’s project to understand social bonds and energies at their most fundamental level and to re-energise society by challenging individualism, is argued to be...

    To Be Published August 19th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Habermas

    By Kenneth Baynes

    Series: The Routledge Philosophers

    Jürgen Habermas is one of the most important German philosophers and social theorists of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. His work has been compared in scope with Max Weber’s, and in philosophical breadth to that of Kant and Hegel. In this much-needed introduction Kenneth Baynes...

    To Be Published August 20th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Experiences of Islamophobia

    Living with Racism in the Neoliberal Era

    By James Carr

    Series: Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

    Since 9/11 interest in Islamophobia has steadily increased – as has the number of academic publications discussing the phenomenon. However, theoretical expositions have dominated the field. Lived experiences of Islamophobia, by contrast, have received little attention. In recognition of the...

    To Be Published September 11th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Migrant Marginality

    A Transnational Perspective

    Edited by Philip Kretsedemas, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce, Glenn Jacobs

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This edited book uses migrant marginality to problematize several different aspects of global migration. It examines how many different societies have defined their national identities, cultural values and terms of political membership through (and in opposition to) constructions of migrants and...

    To Be Published September 15th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Perspectives in Sociology

    6th Edition

    By E.C Cuff, A.J. Dennis, D.W. Francis, W.W. Sharrock

    From its first edition in 1979, Perspectives in Sociology has provided generations of undergraduates with a clear, reassuring introduction to the complications of sociological theory. This revised and updated edition features: a completely rewritten general introduction and conclusion; all-new...

    To Be Published October 1st 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Anarchist Imagination

    Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Edited by Carl Levy, Saul Newman

    Series: Interventions

    This a a broad ranging introduction to 21st century anarchism which includes a wide array of theoretical approaches as well as a variety of empirical and geographical perspectives. The book demonstrates how this vibrant and often controversial ideology has influenced the humanities and social...

    To Be Published October 30th 2015 by Routledge