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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Truth and Eros

    Foucault, Lacan and the question of ethics.

    By John Rajchman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Michel Foucault

    In this reissused work, first published in 1991, John Rajchman isolates the question of ethics in the work of Foucault and Lacan and explores its ramifications and implications for the present day. He demonstrates that the question of ethics was at once the most difficult and the most intimate...

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights

    Edited by Patricia Hynes, Michele Lamb, Damien Short, Matthew Waites

    New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights is a contribution to both sociology and to human rights research, particularly where these are directed towards challenging power relations and inequalities in contemporary societies. It expands and develops the sociology of human rights as a...

    Published August 19th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Migrant Marginality

    A Transnational Perspective

    Edited by Philip Kretsedemas, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce, Glenn Jacobs

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This edited book uses migrant marginality to problematize several different aspects of global migration. It examines how many different societies have defined their national identities, cultural values and terms of political membership through (and in opposition to) constructions of migrants and...

    Published August 14th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Understanding Aging and Diversity

    Theories and Concepts

    By Patricia Kolb

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The demographic phenomena of increased life expectancy, increasing global population of older adults, and a larger number of older people as a proportion of the total population in nations throughout the world will affect our lives and the life of each person we know. The changes will result in...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Power of Connection

    Recent Developments in Relational-Cultural Theory

    Edited by Judith V. Jordan

    Relational-Cultural theory (RCT) proposes that all people grow through and toward relationships throughout the lifespan. RCT challenges prevailing theories that depict the "separate self" as the hallmark of maturity. Rather than movement toward autonomy and separation, RCT suggests we develop ever...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory

    Edited by Gerard Delanty, Stephen P. Turner

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The triangular relationship between the social, the political and the cultural has opened up social and political theory to new challenges. The social can no longer be reduced to the category of society, and the political extends beyond the traditional concerns of the nature of the state and...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Contemporary Critical Theory and Methodology

    By Piet Strydom

    Series: Social Research Today

    Contemporary critical theory’s methodology is currently taking shape under the impact both of transformative internal develops within the discipline, and of external pressures and incentives arising from a series of international debates. In this book, Piet Strydom presents a groundbreaking...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge