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Major Works: Sociology & Social Policy

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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. Structure, Interaction and Social Theory (RLE Social Theory)

    By Derek Layder

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    A central problem in contemporary social theory is that of providing an account of social interaction that does justice both to the self-monitoring capacities of the individuals involved and to the society that ‘frames’ the interaction. This book attempts to resolve this problem, arguing for an...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Talcott Parsons and the Social Image of Man (RLE Social Theory)

    By Ken Menzies

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This account of Talcott Parsons’s work clarifies his basic concepts and sets out their correlation. Dr Menzies believes that the philosophy of science working within the confines of the analytic-synthetic distinction tends to provide a rigid, static and sterile account of theories. He presents a...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sociological Theory in Use (RLE Social Theory)

    By Kenneth Menzies

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Central to most sociologists’ self-image is the claim that their theories are based on research. However, using a random sample of 680 articles appearing in major American, British and Canadian journals, Dr Menzies shows that in some areas of sociology the wide gap between theory and research means...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Sociological Theory in Transition (RLE Social Theory)

    Edited by Mark L. Wardell, Stephen P. Turner

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Current sociological theories appear to have lost their general persuasiveness in part because, unlike the theories of the ‘classical era’, they fail to maintain an integrated stance toward society, and the practical role that sociology plays in society. The authors explore various facets of this...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Social Theory and Political Practice (RLE Social Theory)

    By Brian C. Fay

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This book examines the question of how our knowledge of social life affects, and ought to affect, our way of living it. In so doing, it critically discusses two epistemological models of social science – the positivist and the interpretive – from the viewpoint of the political theories which, it is...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Theories of Industrial Society (RLE Social Theory)

    By Richard Badham

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    The concept of industrial society plays a dominant role in the social sciences. The ‘Great Divide’ between pre-industrial and industrial societies is commonly assumed to be the main bridge separating modern societies from the past, and distinguishing ‘developed’ from ‘undeveloped’ states in the...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Classes, Strata and Power (RLE Social Theory)

    By Wlodzimierz Wesolowski

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Professor Wesolowski presents a detailed study of Marx's theory of class structure and compares it with non-Marxist theories of social stratification, in particular the functionalist theory of stratification and the theory of power elite. He is also concerned to develop and extend the Marxist...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Conservative Capitalism in Britain and the United States (RLE Social Theory)

    A Critical Appraisal

    By Raymond Plant, Kenneth Hoover

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    The shock waves of conservative advances have reached into every corner of American and British politics. Parties of the right have prospered, while parties of the left have stumbled, retreated, and are now regrouping. The agenda for both right and left is set by the terms of the free-market...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Field-theory (RLE Social Theory)

    A Study of its Application in the Social Sciences

    By Harald Mey

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This is an important account of the development of the ‘field-theory’ approach in the social sciences. Harald Mey concentrates on the writers from the 1930s to the present day who have used this approach to the study of the individual and of society, and gives a clear exposition of such ‘...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Founding Theory of American Sociology, 1881-1915 (RLE Social Theory)

    By Roscoe C. Hinkle

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Based on a comparative study of the theories of such sociologists as Ward, Sumner, Keller, Giddings, Ross, Small and Cooley, this is a systematic and rigorous analysis of the main features of earlier sociological theory in the USA. The author identifies and characterizes the basic assumptions of...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge