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  1. 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 9th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Reimagining War in the 21st Century

    From Clausewitz to Network-Centric Warfare

    By Manabrata Guha

    Series: Routledge Critical Security Studies

    This book interrogates the philosophical backdrop of Clausewitzian notions of war, and asks whether modern, network-centric militaries can still be said to serve the 'political'. In light of the emerging theories and doctrines of Network-Centric War (NCW), this book traces the philosophical...

    Published July 29th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Language, Structure and Reproduction (Routledge Revivals)

    An Introduction to the Sociology of Basil Bernstein

    By Paul Atkinson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Basil Bernstein is one of the most creative and influential of contemporary British sociologists, yet his work – especially that relating to language and social structure – is widely misunderstood and misrepresented. This book, first published in 1985, addresses the underlying themes and...

    Published July 26th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Cities of Culture

    A Global Perspective

    By Deborah Stevenson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Culture now has a prominent place on the urban policy and re-profiling agendas of cities around the world. City-based cultural planning emphasising creativity in all its guises has emerged as a significant local policy initiative, while the notion of the ‘creative city’ has become an urban imaging...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Emotion and Social Structures

    The Affective Foundations of Social Order

    By Christian von Scheve

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The past decades have seen significant advances in the sociological understanding of human emotion. Sociology has shown how culture and society shape our emotions and how emotions contribute to micro- and macro-social processes. At the same time, the behavioral sciences have made progress in...

    Published July 1st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Class, Politics and the Economy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Stewart Clegg, Paul Boreham, Geoff Dow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This study, first published in 1986, provides a systematic account of the processes and structure of class formation in the major advanced capitalist societies. The focus is on the organizational mechanisms of class cohesion and division, theoretically deriving from a neo-Marxian perspective....

    Published June 21st 2013 by Routledge

  10. Occupations and Society (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Dunkerley

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Work and the nature of occupations are matters of central concern to the sociologist. In this basic introduction to the sociology of professions, occupations and work, first published in 1975, David Dunkerley provides a theoretical basis for the study of a subject that previously had a strong...

    Published June 21st 2013 by Routledge