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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 September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Handbook of European Sociology

    Edited by Sokratis Koniordos, Alexandros Kyrtsis

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of European Sociology explores the main aspects of the work and scholarship of European sociologists during the last sixty years (1950-2010), a period that has shaped the methods and identity of the sociological craft. European social theory has produced a vast...

    To Be Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Opening the Black Box

    The Work of Watching

    By Gavin J. D. Smith

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras are a prominent, if increasingly familiar, feature of urbanism. They symbolize the faith that spatial authorities place in technical interventions for the treatment of social problems. CCTV was principally introduced to sterilize municipalities, to govern...

    To Be Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Micro-Macro Links and Microfoundations in Sociology RPD

    Edited by Vincent Buskens, Werner Raub, Marcel Van Assen

    Micro-Macro Links and Microfoundations in Sociology focuses on two main issues in sociology. Firstly, how macro-conditions can explain macro-outcomes mediated by actor behaviour at the micro-level (micro-macro links). Secondly, how alternative micro-models affect macro-outcomes (...

    To Be Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sociological Impressionism (Routledge Revivals)

    A Reassessment of Georg Simmel's Social Theory

    By David Frisby

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    When Sociological Impressionism was first published in 1981, it was the first comprehensive study on Simmel’s social theory to appear in English since 1925. A pioneering work, it did much to bring about the rediscovery of Georg Simmel as one of the key sociologists of the twentieth century. David...

    To Be Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Deleuze & Guattari

    Emergent Law

    By Jamie Murray

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Deleuze & Guattari: Emergent Law is an exposition and development of Deleuze & Guattari's legal theory. Although there has been considerable interest in Deleuze & Guattari in critical legal studies, as well as considerable interest in legality in Deleuze & Guattari studies, this is...

    To Be Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge-Cavendish

  7. Networks of Institutions

    Institutional Emergence, Social Structure and National Systems of Policies

    By Shuanping Dai

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    The questions such as, ‘why the focuses of national policies vary significantly across countries, although their sources of policies are to a great extent identical’; ‘why national development experiences mostly cannot be transplanted successfully among countries’; ‘why some ineffective...

    To Be Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Companion to Bourdieu’s 'Distinction'

    Edited by Philippe Coulangeon, Julien Duval

    Series: CRESC

    This edited collection explores the genesis of Bourdieu's classical book Distinction and its international career in contemporary Social Sciences. It includes contributions from contemporary sociologists from diverse countries who question the theoretical legacy of this book in various fields and...

    To Be Published October 29th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Critical Realism and Housing Research

    By Julie Lawson

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Since the nineteenth century various housing solutions have evolved, such as sprawling Australian home ownership and compact Dutch social rental housing. This phenomenon cannot be adequately explained with simple descriptions of key events, politics and housing outcomes. Critical Realism and...

    To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Body

    Social and Cultural Dissections

    By Lisa Jean Moore, Monica J. Casper

    This college-level handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of sociological and cultural perspectives on the human body. Organized along the lines of a standard anatomical textbook delineated by body parts and processes, this volume subverts the expected content in favor of providing...

    To Be Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge