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  1. Language, Structure and Reproduction (Routledge Revivals)

    An Introduction to the Sociology of Basil Bernstein

    By Paul Atkinson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Basil Bernstein is one of the most creative and influential of contemporary British sociologists, yet his work – especially that relating to language and social structure – is widely misunderstood and misrepresented. This book, first published in 1985, addresses the underlying themes and...

    Published July 26th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Cities of Culture

    A Global Perspective

    By Deborah Stevenson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Culture now has a prominent place on the urban policy and re-profiling agendas of cities around the world. City-based cultural planning emphasising creativity in all its guises has emerged as a significant local policy initiative, while the notion of the ‘creative city’ has become an urban imaging...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Emotion and Social Structures

    The Affective Foundations of Social Order

    By Christian von Scheve

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The past decades have seen significant advances in the sociological understanding of human emotion. Sociology has shown how culture and society shape our emotions and how emotions contribute to micro- and macro-social processes. At the same time, the behavioral sciences have made progress in...

    Published July 1st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Contesting the Politics of Genocidal Rape

    Affirming the Dignity of the Vulnerable Body

    By Debra B. Bergoffen

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    Rape, traditionally a spoil of war, became a weapon of war in the ethnic cleansing campaign in Bosnia. The ICTY Kunarac court responded by transforming wartime rape from an ignored crime into a crime against humanity. In its judgment, the court argued that the rapists violated the Muslim women’s...

    Published June 21st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Post-identity?

    Culture and European Integration

    Edited by Richard McMahon

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    Collective identity, the emotionally powerful sense of belonging to a group, is a crucial source of popular legitimacy for nations. However efforts since the 1990s to politically support European integration by using identity mechanisms borrowed from nationalism have had very limited success....

    Published June 13th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Rethinking Transnational Men

    Beyond, Between and Within Nations

    Edited by Jeff Hearn, Marina Blagojević, Katherine Harrison

    Series: Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

    The world is becoming more transnational. This edited collection examines how the immense transnational changes in the contemporary world are being produced by and are affecting different men and masculinities. It seeks to shift debates on men, masculinities and gender relations from the strictly...

    Published June 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Making Gender, Making War

    Violence, Military and Peacekeeping Practices

    Edited by Annica Kronsell, Erika Svedberg

    Series: Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

    Making Gender, Making War is a unique interdisciplinary edited collection which explores the social construction of gender, war-making and peacekeeping. It highlights the institutions and processes involved in the making of gender in terms of both men and women, masculinity and femininity. The...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Childhoods Real and Imagined

    Volume 1: An introduction to critical realism and childhood studies

    By Priscilla Alderson

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    "This book is unusually rewarding in that its author has pulled off the rare trick of providing deep philosophical and theoretical underpinnings to a comprehensive reconsideration of childhood. Priscilla Alderson deploys Bhaskar's 'dialectical critical realism' to excellent effect, illuminating not...

    Published May 13th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Coming Fin De Siècle

    An Application of Durkheim's Sociology to Modernity and Postmodernism

    By Stjepan Mestrovic

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Emile Durkheim

    First Published in 1991, this book attempts to show the relevance of Durkheim’s sociology to the debate on modernity and postmodernism. It does so by examining how Durkheim’s ideas can be applied to current social issues. The author argues that there are striking parallels between the social...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Politics of Knowledge

    Edited by Patrick Baert, Fernando Domínguez Rubio

    Social scientists often refer to contemporary advanced societies as ‘knowledge societies’, which indicates the extent to which ‘science’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘knowledge production’ have become fundamental phenomena in Western societies and central concerns for the social sciences. This book aims to...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge