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Major Works: Sociology & Social Policy

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 1,057 new and published major works in the subject of Sociology & Social Policy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older 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.

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.

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  1. The History of Sexuality

    Edited by Anna Clark, Elizabeth Williams

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    The history of sexuality has progressed from its earlier marginal status to a central place in historiography. Not only are its foci of research intriguing, but the field has initiated important theoretical advances for the discipline as a whole, especially through the work of Michel Foucault. ...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Radicalization

    Edited by Peter R. Neumann

    Series: Critical Concepts in Military, Strategic, and Security Studies

    ‘Radicalization’ has become one of the great buzzwords of our time. A Google search for the concept produces more than 1,500,000 hits—less than ‘terrorism’ but equal to ‘political violence’ and ‘extremism’. This may seem surprising, given that the term entered the academic vocabulary just ten years...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Mobilities

    Edited by Ole B. Jensen

    Series: Critical Concepts in Built Environment

    The world is on the move. This is a widespread understanding by many inhabitants of contemporary society across the Globe. But what does it actually mean? During over one decade the ‘mobilities turn’ within the social sciences have provided a new set of insights into the repercussions of mobilities...

    Published June 8th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Alienation

    By Richard Schacht

    Series: Psychology Library Editions: Social Psychology

    First published in 1970, original blurb: ‘Alienation’ is the catchword of our time. It has been applied to everything from the new politics to the anti-heroes of today’s films. But what does it mean to say that someone is alienated? Is alienation a state of mind, or a relationship? If modern man is...

    Published June 8th 2015 by Psychology Press

  5. The Logic of Personal Knowledge

    Essays Presented to M. Polanyi on his Seventieth Birthday, 11th March, 1961

    Edited by Polanyi Festschrift Committee

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1961. Michael Polanyi was a polymath who influenced economics and the sciences as well as philosophy. His wide-ranging research in physical science is as well-known as his work on freedom and knowledge and his arguments against positivism and reductionism. This collection of...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Library Editions: Marxism

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Marxism

    Marxist thought continues to be relevant in the modern world, perhaps to the surprise of those who celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall with the declaration that democracy and the market had ‘won’ the march of history. This 23-volume set collects together both accounts of the development of...

    Published April 8th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Philosophy of Marx (RLE Marxism)

    By William Leon McBride

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Marxism

    This book, first published in 1977, presents for the first time a serious and systematic assessment of Marx primarily as a philosopher. It considers all major aspects of Marx’s theory – its methodology, its ontological dimensions, its approaches to the descriptions of history and of societies and...

    Published April 8th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Ethical Foundations of Marxism (RLE Marxism)

    By Eugene Kamenka

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Marxism

    The Ethical Foundations of Marxism, first published in 1962 and corrected and revised for a 1972 edition, examines carefully and critically the origin, precise nature and subsequent role of Marx’s ethical beliefs. Drawing freely on Marx’s still largely untranslated philosophical works and drafts...

    Published April 8th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (RLE Marxism)

    An Analytical Bibliography

    By Cecil L. Eubanks

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Marxism

    The project to publish the works of Marx and Engels continues, and this book, published in 1984, puts together a comprehensive bibliography of their works either written in or translated into English, including books, monographs, articles, chapters and doctoral dissertations, together with the...

    Published April 8th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Marx and the New Individual (RLE Marxism)

    By Ian Forbes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Marxism

    In what is the first sustained analysis of Marx’s attitude to the puzzle of the individual in history and society, this book, first published in 1990, challenges received views on the importance of class analysis and the place of a theory of human nature in Marx’s thought. The radical...

    Published April 8th 2015 by Routledge