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New and Published Books

  1. Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology

    By Tuukka Kaidesoja

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    This important book provides detailed critiques of the method of transcendental argumentation and the transcendental realist account of the concept of causal power that are among the core tenets of the bhaskarian version of critical realism. Kaidesoja also assesses the notions of human agency,...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Critical Realist Activity Theory

    An engagement with critical realism and cultural-historical activity theory

    By Iskra Nunez

    Series: New Studies in Critical Realism and Education (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Critical Realist Activity Theory provides an exciting new contribution to the New Studies in Critical Realism and Education series by showing how the nature of learning is tantamount to the critical realist notion of the dialectic. The science of learning is too important to leave solely to the...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Integrating Knowledge Through Interdisciplinary Research

    Problems of Theory and Practice

    By Dominic Holland

    Series: Critical Realism: Interventions (Routledge Critical Realism)

    In this important new text, Holland seeks to explain, by means of social scientific and philosophical inquiry, the difficulties that researchers often experience when attempting to integrate knowledge from different academic disciplines, either individually or as part of a team of subject...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Innovation in Socio-Cultural Context

    Edited by Frane Adam, Hans Westlund

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Innovation - the process of obtaining, understanding, applying, transforming, managing and transferring knowledge - is a result of human collaboration, but it has become an increasingly complex process, with a growing number of interacting parties involved. Lack of innovation is not necessarily...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Reading Castaneda (Routledge Revivals)

    A Prologue to the Social Sciences

    By David Silverman

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Carlos Castaneda’s accounts of his meeting with the Yaqui Indian magician Don Juan are well known to sociologists both in Britain and in America. Using material largely from Castaneda’s The Teachings of Don Juan, David Silverman here seeks to introduce the student of Sociology to some of the...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Sociology of Belief (Routledge Revivals)

    Fallacy and Foundation

    By Keith Dixon

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1980, this book presents a study of knowledge and the patterns of social and scientific thought. Keith Dixon argues that traditional and contemporary formulations of the sociology of knowledge involve a series of fallacies, and the claim to reduce knowledge to ideology devalues...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Sociological Theory (Routledge Revivals)

    Pretence and Possibility

    By Keith Dixon

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1973, this book is concerned with the question of whether Sociology is, or ought to be, a theoretical science. Keith Dixon argues that the pretence to the theoretical is a hindrance to the development of the field of Sociology, which devalues significant empirical work by giving...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Critical Theory After the Rise of the Global South

    Kaleidoscopic Dialectic

    By Boike Rehbein

    Series: Routledge Studies in Emerging Societies

    After the end of Euro-American hegemony and the return of the multi-centric world, Eurocentrism in philosophy and the social sciences has come under attack. However, no real alternative has been proposed. This provides an opportunity to reassess the philosophy of the social sciences that has been...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Crisis and Critique

    A Social Theory of Diremptions

    By Rodrigo Cordero

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book explores theories of crisis and critique in light of the capitalist financial downturn and concomitant social theories that have reinstated the radical meaning of these notions with new heuristic force. It argues that individuals have urgent need of concepts of crisis and...

    Published March 15th 2015 by Routledge