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  1. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Baudrillard (RLE Social Theory)

    Critical and Fatal Theory

    By Mike Gane

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Baudrillard is widely recognised as a powerful new force in cultural and social criticism, and is often referred to as the ‘High Priest of Postmodernism’. This study presents a detached assessment of his social thought and his reputation, challenging the way his work has been received in...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Capital, Labour and the Middle Classes (RLE Social Theory)

    By John Urry, Nicholas Abercrombie

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Most recent sociological work on the theory of class is based on a distinction between Weberian and Marxist approaches. For the first part of this volume, the authors use this distinction to review the literature on the middle class, concentrating particularly on the traditions of Marxist theory...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Capitalism, Class Conflict and the New Middle Class (RLE Social Theory)

    By Bob Carter

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Non-manual workers are fast becoming the largest occupational category in Western capitalist countries. This is the first book to present a detailed socialist analysis of this much discussed change in the class structure of contemporary capitalism. Focusing on the class position of managerial and...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Choice, Rationality and Social Theory (RLE Social Theory)

    By Barry Hindess

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Choice, Rationality and Social Theory is a powerful rebuttal of the remarkably influential theories underlying 'rational choice analysis'. Rational choice analysis maintains that social life is principally to be explained as the outcome of rational choices on the part of individual actors....

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Civil Society (RLE Social Theory)

    By Keith Tester

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This major study discusses some of the meanings and preconditions of freedom, responsibility and social order. The author argues that these are problems of modernity. The imagination of civil society created a milieu which was at once the location and defence of social self-sufficiency in the world...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Flaneur (RLE Social Theory)

    By Keith Tester

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Timely and original, this collection of essays from the leading figures in their fields throws new and valuable light on the significance and future of flânerie. The flâneur is usually identified as the ‘man of the crowd’ of Edgar Allen Poe and Charles Baudelaire, and as one of the heroes of Walter...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge