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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. The Frontiers of Sociology (RLE Social Theory)

    By Tosco Raphael Fyvel

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    The six essays in this volume are designed to introduce the general reader to some of the main issues in the fields of education, industry, politics, family changes and the like, which concern British sociologists. While each of the essays is independently conceived, their joint aim is to show how...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Future of the Sociological Classics (RLE Social Theory)

    Edited by Buford Rhea

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    In this important volume of specially commissioned essays, nine leading sociologists present their answers to the question, 'What use are the sociological classics today?' They report on the latest scholarship, on neglected features of the various masters, on promising applications and unrecognised...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Ideological Representation and Power in Social Relations (RLE Social Theory)

    Literary and Social Theory

    By Mike Gane

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    This collection reflects the French influence on literary and representational theory which has been predominant in recent years. It contains stimulating essays on the fiction of Perault, Borges, James, Eco and Tournier. These are complemented by theoretical essays on power and representation which...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Ideology and Social Order (RLE Social Theory)

    By Eric Carlton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Truly interdisciplinary work between Sociology and History is are, because one discipline usually exploits the concerns or data of the other. Eric Carlton, however, has succeeded in bringing together the distinctive orientations of sociology and ancient history into a clearly written discussion of...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Explorations in Structural Analysis (RLE Social Theory)

    Dual and Multiple Networks of Social Interaction

    By Ronald L. Breiger

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    At a time when most of the innovative techniques in empirical sociology concern themselves with networks of relations among variables (such as indices of occupational prestige, education and income), the central theme of this volume is that there is much substantive insight and analytical leverage...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sociology and Social Research (RLE Social Theory)

    By Geoff Payne, Robert Dingwall, Judy Payne, Mick Carter

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    A social science which has become so remote from the society which pays for its upkeep is ultimately doomed, threatened less by repression than by intellectual contempt and financial neglect. This is the message of the authors of this book in this reassessment of the evolution and present state of...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Symbolic Interactionism (RLE Social Theory)

    Genesis, Varieties and Criticism

    By Bernard N. Meltzer, John W. Petras, Larrry T. Reynolds

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Symbolic interactionsim is of major importance in contemporary sociology. In this study, three authorities in the field collaborate to define symbolic interactionism and to describe, and present criticism of, the interactionist perspective. The contributions of G.H. Mead, J. Dewey, C.H. Cooley, W.I...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Sociology and History (RLE Social Theory)

    By Peter Burke

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Sociologists and historians are not always the best of neighbours, each group tending to perceive the other in terms of the crudest of stereotypes. However, the two approaches are obviously complementary – change is structured, and structures change. Each discipline can free the other from its own...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Sociology of Karl Mannheim (RLE Social Theory)

    With a Bibliographical Guide to the Sociology of Knowledge, Ideological Analysis, and Social Planning

    By Gunter Werner Remmling

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Karl Mannheim (1893-1947) occupies a prominent position among the leading social scientists of the twentieth century; his ideas and his books are relevant for many issues engaging the concern of sociologists today. Mannheim’s life spanned three cultural traditions – Hungarian, German and British –...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Study of Society (RLE Social Theory)

    By Kathleen Joan Heasman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    In this book, Dr Heasman begins by stating some central questions and answers concerning sociology and how we are to set about studying society. It goes on to deal with family groupings and social differences; with education and the part it plays in socialization; with the meaning and the...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge