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  1. A Sociological Theory of Law

    By Niklas Luhmann

    Edited by Martin Albrow

    Niklas Luhmann is recognised as a major social theorist, and his treatise on the sociology of law is a classic text. For Luhmann, law provides the framework of the state, lawyers are the main human resource for the state, and legal theory provides the most suitable base from which to theorize...

    Published October 20th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Migrants and Race in the US

    Territorial Racism and the Alien/Outside

    By Philip Kretsedemas

    Series: Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

    This book explains how migrants can be viewed as racial others, not just because they are nonwhite, but because they are racially "alien." This way of seeing makes it possible to distinguish migrants from a set of racial categories that are presumed to be indigenous to the nation. In the US, these...

    Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere

    Edited by Gerard Delanty, Liana Giorgi, Monica Sassatelli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere provides the first major social scientific study of these festivals in the wake of their explosion in popularity over the past decade. It explores the cultural significance of contemporary arts festivals from their location within the cultural public sphere,...

    Published September 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Ultimate Fighting and Embodiment

    Violence, Gender and Mixed Martial Arts

    By Dale C. Spencer

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an emergent sport where competitors in a ring or cage utilize strikes (punches, kicks, elbows and knees) as well as submission techniques to defeat opponents. This book explores the carnal experience of fighting through a sensory ethnography of MMA, and how it...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  5. A Normative Theory of the Information Society

    By Alistair S. Duff

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    There is a clear need for a systematic, integrative, and rigorous normative theory of the information society. In this book, Duff offers a prescriptive theory to help to guide the academic and policy communities as they debate the future shape of emerging post-industrial, information-based...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Emergent Writing Methodologies in Feminist Studies

    Edited by Mona Livholts

    Series: Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

    Contemporary challenges for seeking new knowledge in feminist studies are intimately intertwined with methodological renewal that promotes justice and equality in changing global contexts. Written by some of the leading scholars in their fields, this edited collection focuses on the emergence of...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Post-Colonial State in the Era of Capitalist Globalization

    Historical, Political and Theoretical Approaches to State Formation

    By Tariq Amin-Khan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    State formation in post-colonial societies differed greatly from the formation of the Western capitalist state. The latter has been extensively studied, while a coherent grasp of the post-colonial state has remained elusive. Amin-Khan provides a critical historical and contemporary understanding of...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Foucault, Marxism and Critique

    By Barry Smart

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Michel Foucault

    In this work, originally released in 1983, Barry Smart examines the relevance of Foucault's work for developing an understanding of those issues which lie beyond the limits of Marxist theory and analysis - issues such as 'individualising' forms of power, power-knowledge relations, the rise of 'the...

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Towards a critique of Foucault

    Foucault, Lacan and the question of ethics.

    Edited by Mike Gane

    The work of Michel Foucault, one of the most influential of modern French social theorists and philosophers, has had a dramatic and far-reaching effect on many disciplines. The essays in this reissued collection, originally published in 1986, present Foucault's work as an important ...

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Stillness in a Mobile World

    Edited by David Bissell, Gillian Fuller

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    This edited collection of essays on the conceptual, political and philosophical importance of stillness is positioned within a world that has increasingly come to be understood through the theoretical and conceptual lens of movement. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, the...

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge