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Major Works: Historical Sociology

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 38 new and published major works in the subject of Historical Sociology — 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.

New and Published Books

  1. Praxis and Method (RLE: Gramsci)

    A Sociological Dialogue with Lukacs, Gramsci and the Early Frankfurt School

    By Richard Kilminster

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Gramsci

    This sociological critique of the ‘philosophy of praxis’ looks at the importance of the concept in the social theory of leading influential Western Marxists such as Lukács, Gramsci, Korsch, Horkheimer, Marcuse and Adorno in the inter-war period. It offers a detailed critique of Marx and Hegel, and...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Theoretical Logic in Sociology

    By Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Series: Theoretical Logic in Sociology

    This four volume work, originally published in the 1980s and out of print for some years, represents a major attempt to redirect the course of contemporary sociological thought. Jeffrey Alexander analyses the most general and fundamental elements of sociological thinking about action and order and...

    Published February 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Positivism, Presupposition and Current Controversies (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

    By Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Series: Theoretical Logic in Sociology

    This volume begins by challenging the bases of the recent scientization of sociology. Then it challenges some of the ambitious claims of recent theoretical debate. The author not only reinterprets the most important classical and modern sociological theories but extracts from the debates the...

    Published February 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Classical Attempt at Theoretical Synthesis (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

    Max Weber

    By Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Series: Theoretical Logic in Sociology

    The limits of one-dimensional theory are strikingly revealed in the schools that the founders of the major sociological traditions established. In this volume Max Weber is presented as the theorist who laid out new starting points and the author considers his work as a response, in part, to the...

    Published February 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Modern Reconstruction of Classical Thought (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

    Talcott Parsons

    By Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Series: Theoretical Logic in Sociology

    In this volume the author maintains that sociology must learn to combine the insights of both Durkheim and Marx and that it can only do so on the presuppositional ground that Weber set forth. Alexander maintains that the idealist and materialist traditions must be transformed into analytic...

    Published February 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Antinomies of Classical Thought: Marx and Durkheim (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

    By Jeffrey C. Alexander

    Series: Theoretical Logic in Sociology

    This volume challenges prevailing understanding of the two great founders of sociological thought. In a detailed and systematic way the author demonstrates how Marx and Durkheim gradually developed the fundamental frameworks for sociological materialism and idealism. While most recent interpreters...

    Published January 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Society

    Edited by Reiner Grundmann, Nico Stehr

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    What is the nature of our current societies? Do we see a clash of civilizations, or the end of history? The advent of globalization, or the birth of the network society? Are we witnessing the emergence of a risk society, or the advent of the knowledge society? More fundamentally, is ‘society’ an...

    Published December 14th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Philosophy of Science and Sociology

    From the Methodological Doctrine to Research Practice

    By Edmund Mokrzycki

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1983. This book concentrates on the impact of philosophy of science on sociology and other disciplines. It argues that the impact of the philosophy of science on sociology from the rise of the Vienna Circle until the mid-1980s resulted in a deep-reaching and, in the author’s...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Evidence and Explanation in Social Science

    An Inter-disciplinary Approach

    Edited by Gerald Studdert-Kennedy

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1975. The main concern of this book is the nature of the gap between the theoretical issues, raised at an abstract level by social scientists, and their facts, the material organized in an empirical analysis. The author draws on material from several disciplines to explore...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Studies in Social History

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 24th 2006 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    To Be Published August 4th 2014

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