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Major Works: Forthcoming Sociology & Social Policy

You are currently browsing 11–20 of 105 forthcoming major works in the subject of Sociology & Social Policy — sorted by publish date from upcoming books to future books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

Forthcoming Books – Page 2

  1. Social Forms/Human Capacities (RLE Social Theory)

    Essays in Authority and Difference

    By Philip Corrigan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This is an exhilarating book, written by one of sociology’s most imaginative theorists and critics. Professor Corrigan proceeds by turning old answers into new questions. He draws on a rich tradition of thought from sociology, philosophy, structuralism, post-structuralism, and literary criticism to...

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Science of Society (RLE Social Theory)

    An Introduction to Sociology

    By Stephen Frederick Cotgrove

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Two main criteria have guided the selection and presentation of the material for this text-book. Firstly, there is the claim that sociology is a science. Throughout, the emphasis has been on presenting sociological perspectives rather than conveying a mass of factual information. Science is...

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Reason and Freedom in Sociological Thought (RLE Social Theory)

    By Frank Hearn

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    How has reason, believed since the Enlightenment to be the ally of freedom in the search for a better, more humanly satisfying world, been reduced to a technical rationality that has actually impoverished the bases of human freedom? What might be the options and obligations for sociologists who...

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. R.D. Laing: His Work and its Relevance for Sociology (RLE Social Theory)

    By Martin Howarth-Williams

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This study, by a sociologist, provides the most rigorous and comprehensive review to appear so far of R. D. Laing's work and theoretical development. Martin Howarth-Williams considers that Laing's insights into such controversial issues as the divided self and the politics of the family are of an...

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Henri Saint-Simon, (1760-1825) (RLE Social Theory)

    Selected Writings on Science, Industry and Social Organisation

    Edited by Keith Taylor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Keith Taylor has undertaken a thorough study of the full range of writings by the brilliant French thinker Henri Saint-Simon (1760–1825), including his unpublished manuscripts, and the result is the first comprehensive and truly representative selection in English from the works of this founding...

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Marcuse and Freedom (RLE Social Theory)

    By Peter Lind

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This comprehensive study of Marcuse’s thought concentrates on his theory of freedom, arguing that it is this which supplies the key to all his writings. This argument is substantiated by a detailed chronological examination of Marcuse’s works. The author shows the rigorous logic underlying Marcuse’...

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Max Weber's 'Science as a Vocation' (RLE Social Theory)

    Edited by Peter Lassman, Irving Velody, Herminio Martins

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Max Weber’s lecture ‘Science as a Vocation’ is a classic of social thought, in which central questions are posed about the nature of social and political thought and action. The lecture has often taken to be a summation of Weber’s thought. It can also be argued that, together with the responses of...

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Meanings and Situations (RLE Social Theory)

    By Arthur Brittan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Meanings and Situations is an account of the ‘interactionist’ position. It is a committed account in the sense that it sees the central concerns of social psychology and sociology as being located in an interpretative and humanistic framework. At the same time, it argues for a bio-social image of...

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Pattern and Meaning in History (RLE Social Theory)

    Wilhelm Dilthey's Thoughts on History and Society

    Edited by H.P. Rickman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    'One may state Dilthey's significance in most general fashion by characterizing his work as the first thorough-going and sophisticated confrontation of history with positivism and natural science. Dilthey's sweep was universal: he strove to reduce to order the multifarious realms of knowledge, the...

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Origin and Significance of the Frankfurt School (RLE Social Theory)

    A Marxist Perspective

    By Phil Slater

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    The term 'Frankfurt School' is used widely, but sometimes loosely, to describe both a group of intellectuals and a specific social theory. Focusing on the formative and most radical years of the Frankfurt School, during the 1930s, this study concentrates on the Frankfurt School's most original...

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge