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  1. Alienation and the Carnivalization of Society

    Edited by Jerome Braun, Lauren Langman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book examines alienation from both a sociological and psychoanalytic perspective, revisiting classic treatments of the topic (Marx, Simmel, Weber) and exploring its relevance to understanding post-modern consumer society. It examines the escapist potentials for good and for ill in modern...

    Published February 27th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Heritage in the Digital Era

    Cinematic Tourism and the Activist Cause

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    What happens to traditional conceptions of heritage in the era of fluid media spaces? ‘Heritage’ usually involves intergenerational transmission of ideas, customs, ancestral lands, and artefacts, and so serves to reproduce national communities over time. However, media industries have the power to...

    Published February 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Staging Mobilities

    By Ole B. Jensen

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    In recent years, the social sciences have taken a ‘mobilities turn’. There has been a developing realisation that mobilities do not ‘just happen’. Mobilities are carefully and meticulously designed, planned and staged (from above). However, they are equally importantly acted out, performed and...

    Published February 21st 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    Published February 15th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Solidarity in Individualized Societies

    Recognition, Justice and Good Judgement

    By Søren Juul

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In today’s individualized, culturally diverse and globalized society, many sociologists have concluded that the conceptualizations developed by classical sociology are no longer sufficient to promote social cohesion. So what kind of solidarity can achieve this? Engaging with recent thought in...

    Published January 31st 2013 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...

    Published December 19th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Understanding Modernity

    Toward a new perspective going beyond Durkheim and Weber

    By Richard Munch

    First Published in 1988, this volume works towards a new understanding and exploration of the rise and development of modern society, taking its lead from two classical theorists, Emile Durkheim and Max Weber. The key concept of this approach is the 'interpenetration' of different spheres...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Reinvention

    By Anthony Elliott

    Series: Shortcuts

    Ours is the era of ‘reinvention’. From psychotherapy to life coaching, from self-help manuals to cosmetic surgery, and from corporate rebranding to urban redesign: the art of reinvention is inextricably interwoven with the lure of the next frontier, the breakthrough to the next boundary –...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Panic

    By Keith Tester

    Series: Shortcuts

    Impending environmental catastrophe, threat of terrorism, viruses both biological and virtual, disease: there seem to be so many reasons to panic today. But what is panic and why does it happen? This book uses a range of literature from sociology, cultural studies and popular psychology to develop...

    Published November 9th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Transforming Images

    Screens, affect, futures

    By Rebecca Coleman

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Contemporary social and cultural life is increasingly organised around a logic of self-transformation, where changing the body is seen as key. Transforming Images examines how the future functions within this transformative logic to indicate the potential of a materially better time. The book...

    Published October 19th 2012 by Routledge