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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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