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  1. 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 September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Confronting Capital

    Critique and Engagement in Anthropology

    Edited by Pauline Gardiner Barber, Belinda Leach, Winnie Lem

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    This volume is an exploration of the ways in which political economy as a mode of analysis moves anthropology toward a vital, politically engaged form of scholarship. It advances the understanding of the struggles of ordinary people in the face of capitalist change. In the current economic moment...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Migration in the 21st Century

    Political Economy and Ethnography

    Edited by Pauline Gardiner Barber, Winnie Lem

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This edited collection focuses on global migration in its inter-regional, international and transnational variants, and argues that contemporary migration scholarship is significantly advanced both within anthropology and beyond it when ethnography is theoretically engaged to grapple with the...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Experts

    The Knowledge and Power of Expertise

    By Nico Stehr, Reiner Grundmann

    Series: Key Ideas

    In this book, Stehr and Grundmann outline the theoretical significance and practical importance of the growing stratum of experts, counsellors and advisors in contemporary society, and claim that the growing spectrum of knowledge-based occupations has led to the pluralisation of expertise. As...

    Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory

    Edited by Gerard Delanty

    This innovative publication maps out the broad and interdisciplinary field of contemporary European social theory. It covers sociological theory, the wider theoretical traditions in the social sciences including cultural and political theory, anthropological theory, social philosophy and social...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Advances in Social Theory and Methodology (RLE Social Theory)

    Toward an Integration of Micro- and Macro-Sociologies

    Edited by Karin Knorr Cetina, A.V. Cicourel

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    After a period in which sociology was torn apart by the polarized claims of micro- and macro-methodology, an increasing number of sociologists are now attempting a fusion of the two approaches. In this volume, some of the most distinguished sociologists set out possible resolutions of the debate....

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Agency and Structure (RLE Social Theory)

    Reorienting Social Theory

    By Piotr Sztompka

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    A striking feature of the human condition is its dual, contradictory, inherently split character; on the one hand, autonomy and freedom; on the other, constraint and dependence on social structure. This volume addresses this central problem of the linkage between human action and social structure...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Animals and Society (RLE Social Theory)

    The Humanity of Animal Rights

    By Keith Tester

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Animals and Society uses a variety of historical sources and a coherent social theory to tell the story of the invention of animal rights. It moves from incidents like the medieval execution of pigs to a discussion of the politics and strategies of modern rights organisations. The book also...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Back to the Future (RLE Social Theory)

    Modernity, Postmodernity and Locality

    By Philip Cooke

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Is modernity being replaced by an opposite culture of postmodernity, or is postmodernism simply an internal critique of modernist culture? This key question is central to this stimulating book which explores the transformations taking place in social life, cultural preferences, economic...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge