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Major Works: Sociology & Social Policy

You are currently browsing 11–20 of 1,012 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. 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.

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  1. Choice, Rationality and Social Theory (RLE Social Theory)

    By Barry Hindess

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Choice, Rationality and Social Theory is a powerful rebuttal of the remarkably influential theories underlying 'rational choice analysis'. Rational choice analysis maintains that social life is principally to be explained as the outcome of rational choices on the part of individual actors....

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Civil Society (RLE Social Theory)

    By Keith Tester

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This major study discusses some of the meanings and preconditions of freedom, responsibility and social order. The author argues that these are problems of modernity. The imagination of civil society created a milieu which was at once the location and defence of social self-sufficiency in the world...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Flaneur (RLE Social Theory)

    By Keith Tester

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Timely and original, this collection of essays from the leading figures in their fields throws new and valuable light on the significance and future of flânerie. The flâneur is usually identified as the ‘man of the crowd’ of Edgar Allen Poe and Charles Baudelaire, and as one of the heroes of Walter...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Class and Space (RLE Social Theory)

    The Making of Urban Society

    Edited by Nigel Thrift, Peter Williams

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This book is abut the place of space in the study of class formation. It consists of a set of papers that fix on different aspects of the human geography of class formation at different points in the history of Britain and the United States over the course of the last 200 years. The book shows that...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Concepts and Society (RLE Social Theory)

    By Ian C. Jarvie

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    The main concern of Dr Jarvie’s book is the relation of belief to action. He argues that people act in society because of beliefs, because of ‘the way they see things’. There is the world of physical and social conditioning – where fixed roles, tropisms, adaptations seem to operate; there is the...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Family, Politics, and Social Theory (RLE Social Theory)

    By D.H.J. Morgan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This book explores and clarifies all the major issues and developments within ‘family theorising’. It covers the extraordinary growth and variety of approaches to the family over the last decade, the most significant being the impact of feminism and the professional and state intervention into the...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Social Theory and the Family (RLE Social Theory)

    By D.H.J. Morgan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    An experienced teacher of courses on the sociology of the family, D.H.J. Morgan frequently encounters a gulf between ‘the family’ as it is often treated in sociological texts and ‘the family’ as it is usually experienced. In this book he provides an extremely valuable bridge between the two by...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Functionalism, Exchange and Theoretical Strategy (RLE Social Theory)

    By Michael Mulkay

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    M.J. Mulkay traces the development of certain recent versions of functionalism and exchange theory in sociology, with special attention to 'theoretical strategy'. He uses this term to refer to the policies which theorists adopt to ensure that their work contributes to their long range theoretical...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Science and the Sociology of Knowledge (RLE Social Theory)

    By Michael Mulkay

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    How far is scientific knowledge a product of social life? In addressing this question, the major contributors to the sociology of knowledge have agreed that the conclusions of science are dependent on social action only in a very special and limited sense. In Science and the Sociology of Knowledge...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Social Philosophy (RLE Social Theory)

    By Hans Fink

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    The programmes of political parties and movements are attempts to formulate policies or guidelines in relation to social change. Social philosophy concerns the fundamental issues on which those programmes divide. This introductory work gives an account of several highly influential systems of...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge