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Forthcoming Contemporary Social Theory Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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 May 31st 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 17th 2015 by Routledge-Cavendish

  3. 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 June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 15th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. Habermas

    By Kenneth Baynes

    Series: The Routledge Philosophers

    Jürgen Habermas is one of the most important German philosophers and social theorists of the twentieth 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 engages with the full range...

    To Be Published August 20th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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