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  1. Contemporary Social Theory

    An introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Anthony Elliott

    In this comprehensive, stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott examines the major social theoretical traditions. The first edition set new standards for introductory textbooks, such was the far-reaching sweep of social theorists discussed – including...

    Published February 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Introduction to Contemporary Social Theory

    By Anthony Elliott, Charles Lemert

    In this comprehensive, stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott and Charles Lemert examine the major theoretical traditions from the Frankfurt School to globalization and beyond. When first published, the book’s wide range set new standards for introductory...

    Published February 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Travel Connections

    Tourism, Technology and Togetherness in a Mobile World

    By Jennie Germann Molz

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Living in a world that is increasingly ‘on the move’ means that many of us now rely on mobile devices, social media, and networking technologies to coordinate togetherness with our social networks even when we are apart. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in the emerging practices of ‘...

    Published January 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Ulrich Beck

    An Introduction to the Theory of Second Modernity and the Risk Society

    By Mads P. Sørensen, Allan Christiansen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Since the 1980s, Ulrich Beck has worked extensively on his theories of second modernity and the risk society. In Ulrich Beck, Mads P. Sørensen and Allan Christiansen provide an extensive and thorough introduction to the German sociologist’s collected works. The book covers his sociology of work,...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies

    Edited by Ken Albala

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Over the past decade there has been a remarkable flowering of interest in food and nutrition, both within the popular media and in academia. Scholars are increasingly using foodways, food systems and eating habits as a new unit of analysis within their own disciplines, and students are rushing into...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Understanding European Movements

    New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles, Anti-Austerity Protest

    Edited by Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Laurence Cox

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    European social movements have been central to European history, politics, society and culture, and have had a global reach and impact. Yet they have rarely been taken on their own terms in the English-language literature, considered rather as counterpoints to the US experience. This has been...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Contradictions of Love

    Towards a feminist-realist ontology of sociosexuality

    By Lena Gunnarsson

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    The Contradictions of Love: Towards a feminist-realist ontology of sociosexuality offers a robust and multifaceted theoretical account of how, in contemporary western societies, women continue to be subordinated to men through sexual love. The book defends and elaborates Anna G. Jónasdóttir’s...

    Published December 9th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theory

    From Individualization to Globalization in Japan Today

    Edited by Anthony Elliott, Masataka Katagiri, Atsushi Sawai

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theory breaks new ground in providing a detailed, systematic appraisal of the major traditions of social theory prominent in Japan today – from theories of identity and individualization to globalization studies. The volume introduces readers...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Psychoanalytic Reflections on Politics

    Fatherlands in mothers' hands

    By Eszter Salgó

    Psychoanalytic Reflections on Politics: Fatherlands in mothers’ hands is a playful exploration of how people’s desires, fantasies, and emotions shape political events and social phenomena. It highlights the mythical sources of today’s political projects, the power of political imagination, and the...

    Published November 4th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Social Capital and Its Institutional Contingency

    A Study of the United States, China and Taiwan

    Edited by Nan Lin, Yang-chih Fu, Chih-jou Jay Chen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This volume is a collection of original studies based on one of the first research programs on comparative analysis of social capital. Data are drawn from national representative samples of the United States, China and Taiwan. The three societies selected for study allow the examination of how...

    Published October 22nd 2013 by Routledge