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Forthcoming Contemporary Social Theory Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Atoms, Bytes and Genes

    Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses

    By Martin W. Bauer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    "Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific developments of the 20th century: nuclear power, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance continues to challenge these developments in public opinion. This book traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised...

    To Be Published July 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Gender, Globalization, and Violence

    Postcolonial Conflict Zones

    Edited by Sandra Ponzanesi

    Series: Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

    This wide-ranging collection of essays elaborates on some of the most pressing issues in contemporary postcolonial society in their transition from conflict and contestation to dialogue and resolution. It explores from new angles questions of violent conflict, forced migration, trafficking and...

    To Be Published July 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender

    Edited by Shirley A. Jackson

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender chronicles the development, growth, history, impact, and future direction of race, gender, and class studies from a multidisciplinary perspective. The research in this subfield has been wide-ranging, including works in sociology,...

    To Be Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Power and Welfare

    Understanding Citizens' Encounters with State Welfare

    By Nanna Mik-Meyer, Kaspar Villardsen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

    In the welfare provision of today, power takes both the shape of juridical sanctions and of attractive offers for self-development. When state institutions punish criminals, remove children at risk, or enforce sanctions upon welfare recipients the question of power is immediately urgent. It is less...

    To Be Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Bourdieu's Theory of Social Fields

    Concepts and Applications

    Edited by Mathieu Hilgers, Eric Mangez

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Bourdieu’s theory of social fields is one of his key contributions to social sciences and humanities. However, it has never been subjected to genuine critical examination. This book fills that gap and offers a clear and wide-ranging introduction to the theory. It includes a critical discussion of...

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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....

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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...

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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...

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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...

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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...

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge