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  1. 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 12th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Deconstructing Habermas

    By Lasse Thomassen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book is the first book-length deconstructive study of the political philosophy of Jürgen Habermas. Inspired by the work of Jacques Derrida, the book applies deconstruction to key issues in Habermas’s work: rational discourse and rational consensus, constitutional democracy, tolerance and civil...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Habermas and Literary Rationality

    By David L. Colclasure

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Literary scholarship has paid little serious attention to Habermas' philosophy, and, on the other hand, the reception of Habermas has given little attention to the role that literary practice can play in a broader theory of communicative action. David Colclasure's argument sets out to demonstrate...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Understanding the Self and Others

    Explorations in intersubjectivity and interobjectivity

    Edited by Gordon Sammut, Paul Daanen, Fathali M. Moghaddam

    How do we, as human beings, come to understand ourselves and others around us? This question could not be more timely or pertinent to the issues facing humankind today. At the heart of many of our world’s most troubling political and social problems lies a divergence, and sometimes a sharp...

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Love

    By Tom Inglis

    Series: Shortcuts

    Love is a dominant theme in Western popular culture. It has become central to the meaning of everyday life, propagated through the media and the market. Being in love has become idealised. With the demise of institutional religion in the West, romantic love has become the dominant form of...

    Published February 28th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 26th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 20th 2013 by Routledge