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  1. The Sociology of Progress

    By Leslie Sklair

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published March 30th 2007 by Routledge

  2. Complexity and Social Movements

    Multitudes at the Edge of Chaos

    By Graeme Chesters, Ian Welsh

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Fusing two key concerns of contemporary sociology: globalization and its discontents, and the 'complexity turn' in social theory, authors Chesters and Welsh utilize complexity theory to analyze the shifting constellation of social movement networks that constitute opposition to neo-liberal...

    Published March 21st 2007 by Routledge

  3. Understanding Weber

    By Sam Whimster

    Understanding Weber provides an accessible and comprehensive explanation of the central issues of Weber's work. Using the most recent scholarship and editions of Weber's writings, Sam Whimster establishes the full range, depth and development of Max Weber's approach to the social and cultural...

    Published March 7th 2007 by Routledge

  4. Qualitative Complexity

    Ecology, Cognitive Processes and the Re-Emergence of Structures in Post-Humanist Social Theory

    By John Smith, Chris Jenks

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Offering a critique of the humanist paradigm in contemporary social theory, Qualitative Complexity is the first comprehensive sociological analysis of complexity theory. Drawing from sources in sociology, philosophy, complexity theory, 'fuzzy logic', systems theory, cognitive science and...

    Published February 12th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Fifty Key Sociologists: The Contemporary Theorists

    Edited by John Scott

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    Fifty Key Sociologists: The Contemporary Theorists covers the life, work, ideas and impact of some of the most important thinkers in this discipline. Concentrating on figures writing predominantly in the second half of the twentieth century, such as Zygmunt Bauman, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler,...

    Published October 18th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Rethinking Marxism

    From Kant and Hegel to Marx and Engels

    By Jolyon Agar

    Series: Critical Realism: Interventions (Routledge Critical Realism)

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 20th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Transgression

    Edited by Chris Jenks

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    Transgression – a concept defined as conduct that breaks rules or exceeds boundaries – is a key idea for sociologists, anthropologists and cultural theorists, and is a major feature of postmodern thought. Providing an inter-disciplinary base to the notion of transgression, this four-volume set...

    Published August 23rd 2006 by Routledge

  8. Paradigms and Fairy Tales

    By Julienne Ford

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 14th 2006 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...

    Published July 26th 2006 by Routledge

  10. Pregnancy, Risk and Biopolitics

    On the Threshold of the Living Subject

    By Lorna Weir

    Series: Transformations

    Traditionally, Euroamerican cultures have considered that human status was conferred at the conclusion to childbirth. However, in contemporary Euroamerican biomedicine, law and politics, the living subject is often claimed to pre-exist birth. In this fascinating book Lorna Weir argues that the...

    Published July 26th 2006 by Routledge