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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. The Politics of Childhoods, Real and Imagined

    Volume 2: practical application of dialectical critical realism and childhood studies

    By Priscilla Alderson

    This book explores and charts the relation of dialectical critical realist concepts to many of the aspects of childhood. By demonstrating their relevance and value to each other, Alderson presents an introductory guide to applied critical realism for researchers, lecturers and students...

    Published March 30th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Knowing New Biotechnologies

    Social Aspects of Technological Convergence

    Edited by Matthias Wienroth, Eugénia Rodrigues

    Series: Genetics and Society

    The areas of personal genomics and citizen science draw on – and bring together – different cultures of producing and managing knowledge and meaning. They also cross local and global boundaries, are subjects and objects of transformation and mobility of research practices, evaluation and...

    Published March 5th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Myth of the Russian Intelligentsia

    Old Intellectuals in the New Russia

    By Inna Kochetkova

    Russia is one of the few countries in the world where intellectuals existed as a social group and shared a unique social identity. This book focuses on one of the most important and influential groups of Russian intellectuals - the 1960s generation of shestidesyatniki - often considered the...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Knowledge and Knowers

    Towards a realist sociology of education

    By Karl Maton

    We live in ‘knowledge societies’ and work in ‘knowledge economies’, but accounts of social change treat knowledge as homogeneous and neutral. While knowledge should be central to educational research, it focuses on processes of knowing and condemns studies of knowledge as essentialist. This book...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Knowledge Mobilisation and the Social Sciences

    Research Impact and Engagement

    Edited by Jon Bannister, Irene Hardill

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Social Science

    The essays presented in this volume examine knowledge mobilisation and its relation to research impact and engagement. The social sciences matter because they can help us to understand and address the complex challenges confronting society. This is particularly true in an era of significant...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge