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  1. Why We Take Drugs

    Seeking Excess and Communion in the Modern World

    By Tom Yardley

    In older cultures, the use of intoxicant drugs was integrated into the rhythms of social existence and bounded by rituals and taboos that ensured their dangerous forces were contained and channelled. In modern western societies, by contrast, the state and the institutions of society have washed...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Body Studies

    An Introduction

    By Margo DeMello

    In recent years, body studies has expanded rapidly, becoming an increasingly popular field of study within anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. This groundbreaking textbook takes the topics and theories from these disciplines, and combines them into one single, easily accessible text for...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Categorization and the Moral Order (Routledge Revivals)

    By Lena Jayyusi

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1984, this is a study of categorization practices: how people categorize each other and their actions; how they describe, infer, and judge. The book presents a sociological analysis and description of practical activities and makes a cogent contribution to the study of how the...

    Published December 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory

    Edited by Anthony Elliott

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    If today students of social theory read Jurgen Habermas, Michel Foucault and Anthony Giddens, then proper regard to the question of culture means that they should also read Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall and Slavoj Zizek. The Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory offers a concise,...

    Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theory

    From Individualization to Globalization in Japan Today

    Edited by Anthony Elliott, Masataka Katagiri, Atsushi Sawai

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theory breaks new ground in providing a detailed, systematic appraisal of the major traditions of social theory prominent in Japan today – from theories of identity and individualization to globalization studies. The volume introduces readers...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Cultural and Political Economy of Recovery

    Social Learning in a post-disaster environment

    By Emily Chamlee-Wright

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    In August 2005 the nation watched as Hurricane Katrina pummelled the Gulf Coast. Residents did not just suffer the personal costs of a home that had been severely damaged or destroyed; frequently they also lost their entire neighbourhood and the social systems that under normal circumstances made...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Capitalism and Leisure Theory (Routledge Revivals)

    By Chris Rojek

    First published in 1985, this title explores theories of leisure in a capitalist society. Basing his argument on a refutation of the conventional association of leisure with freedom and free time, Chris Rojek examines the four main structural characteristics of modern leisure practice:...

    Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Development, Modernism and Modernity in Africa

    Edited by Augustine Agwuele

    Series: Routledge African Studies

    This anthology examines the "unfinished project of modernity" with respect to the unrealized potential for economic, social, and political development in Africa. It also shows how, facing the consequences of modernism, Africans in and out of the continent are responding to these unfinished projects...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Zombies

    By Jennifer Rutherford

    Series: Shortcuts

    Not so long ago zombies rarely shuffled out of B-grade horror movies and cult comic books, but today they are everywhere. Zombies are proliferating, demonstrating an extraordinary capacity to transport fluidly from genre to genre, from the apocalyptic future to the already survived past, and in and...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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