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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.

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. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

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

    By Brian 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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