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Forthcoming Contemporary Social Theory Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Economies of Death

    Economic logics of killable life and grievable death

    Edited by Patricia Lopez, Kathryn A. Gillespie

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Economies of Death: Economic Logics of Killable Life and Grievable Death examines the economic logic involved in determining whose lives and deaths come to matter and why. Drawing from eight distinct case studies focused on the killability and grievability of certain humans, animals, and...

    To Be Published April 21st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Crowds in the 21st Century

    Perspectives from contemporary social science

    Edited by John Drury, Clifford Stott

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Social Science

    Crowds in the 21st Century presents the latest theory and research on crowd events and crowd behaviour from across a range of social sciences, including psychology, sociology, law, and communication studies. Whether describing the language of the crowd in protest events, measuring the ability of...

    To Be Published April 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events

    Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In June 2014, Brazil opened the twentieth FIFA World Cup with a spectacular ceremony. Hosting the World Cup was a strategic developmental priority for Brazil: mega-events such as these allow the country to be ranked amongst the world’s political and economic leaders, and are supposed to propel the...

    To Be Published May 12th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Pierre Bourdieu, Organization, and Management

    Edited by Ahu Tatli, Mustafa Ozbilgin, Mine Karatas-Ozkan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Pierre Bourdieu, the French sociologist, philosopher, and anthropologist, has been widely studied and analyzed in academic circles, particularly in sociology, where his ideas about power relations in social life helped to define the contemporary field. While many other sociological theories and...

    To Be Published May 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 May 28th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Sociology of the Visual Sphere

    Edited by Regev Nathansohn, Dennis Zuev

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This collection of original articles deals with two intertwined general questions: what is the visual sphere, and what are the means by which we can study it sociologically? These questions serve as the logic for dividing the book into two sections, the first ("Visualizing the Social, Sociologizing...

    To Be Published May 28th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Power, Politics and the Emotions

    Impossible Governance?

    By Shona Hunter

    Series: Social Justice

    How can we rethink ideas of policy failure to consider its paradoxes and contradictions as a starting point for more hopeful democratic encounters? Offering a provocative and innovative theorisation of governance as relational politics, the central argument of Power, Politics and the Emotions is...

    To Be Published June 16th 2015 by Routledge-Cavendish

  8. Metatheory for the 21st Century

    Critical Realism and Integral Theory in Dialogue

    Edited by Roy Bhaskar, Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Nicholas Hedlund-de Witt

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    In the fall of 2011, Integral Institute and the Integral Research Center hosted the Critical Realism & Integral Theory Symposium at John F. Kennedy University, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The event was dreamed up by Roy Bhaskar and Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, was envisaged with the intention of...

    To Be Published July 14th 2015 by Routledge

  9. 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 29th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Theorizing Social Memories

    Concepts and Contexts

    Edited by Gerd Sebald, Jatin Wagle

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Public debates over the last two decades about social memories, about how as societies we remember, make sense of, and even imagine and invent, our collective pasts suggest that grand narratives have been abandoned for numerous little stories that contest the unified visions of the past. But, while...

    To Be Published July 29th 2015 by Routledge