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New and Published Books

  1. The Beginning of Politics

    Youthful Political Agency in Everyday Life

    Edited by Kirsi Pauliina Kallio, Jouni Hakli

    The conventional wisdom according to which children’s lives should be safe from adult concerns tends to situate them categorically outside the political. Thus understood, children become political agents when they reach maturity and eligibility to formal participation. Alternatively, political...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Understanding Mental Health

    A critical realist exploration

    By David Pilgrim

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    David Pilgrim PhD is Professor of Health & Social Policy in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool....

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Learning and Calamities

    Practices, Interpretations, Patterns

    Edited by Heike Egner, Marén Schorch, Martin Voss

    Series: Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society

    It is widely assumed that humanity should be able to learn from calamities (e.g., emergencies, disasters, catastrophes) and that the affected individuals, groups, and enterprises, as well as the concerned (disaster-) management organizations and institutions for prevention and mitigation, will be...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Rise and Propagation of Historical Professionalism

    By Rolf Torstendahl

    Series: Routledge Approaches to History

    This book examines the evolution of historical professionalism, with the development of an international community that shares a set of values regarding both methodological minimum demands and what constitutes new results. Historical professionalism is not a fixed set of skills, but a concept with...

    Published September 2nd 2014 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 August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Talking Criminal Justice

    Language and the Just Society

    By Michael J Coyle

    Series: Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

    The words we use to talk about justice have an enormous impact on our everyday lives. As the first in-depth, ethnographic study of language, Talking Criminal Justice examines the speech of moral entrepreneurs to illustrate how our justice language encourages social control and punishment. This...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory brings together as one set and as individual volumes a series of previously out-of-print classic titles from a variety of academic imprints. With books ranging from Advances in Social Theory and Methodology to Capital,...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Sociology of Knowledge in a Time of Crisis

    Challenging the Phantom of Liberty

    By Onofrio Romano

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    The speed of social dynamics has overtaken the speed of thought. Adopting a dialectical perspective towards reality, social theory has always detected faults in the dominant social pattern, foreseeing crises and outlining in advance the features of new social models. Thought has always moved...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. What Holism Can Do for Social Theory

    By Barbara Hanson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book reconsiders the nature of positivist philosophy in social science theory based on classical and medieval thought in what later became "Europe." It argues that social theory is being held back by antagonistic debates over science, positivism, objectivity, and universal law - ...

    Published July 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Social Life of Climate Change Models

    Anticipating Nature

    Edited by Kirsten Hastrup, Martin Skrydstrup

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    Drawing on a combination of perspectives from diverse fields, this volume offers an anthropological study of climate change and the ways in which people attempt to predict its local implications, showing how the processes of knowledge making among lay people and experts are not only...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge