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  • Happiness, Flourishing and the Good Life

    Happiness, Flourishing and the Good Life
    av Garrett Thomson

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138613881

    Well-being studies is an exciting and relatively new multi-disciplinary field, with data being gathered from different domains in order to improve social policies. In its reliance on a truncated account of well-being based implicitly on neoclassical…

  • (Inter)Facing Death

    (Inter)Facing Death
    av Sam Han

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138214101

    In modern times, death is understood to have undergone a transformation not unlike religion. Whereas in the past it was out in the open, it now resides mostly in specialized spaces of sequestration—funeral homes, hospitals and other medical fa…

  • (Inter)Facing Death

    (Inter)Facing Death
    av Sam Han

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138214095

    In modern times, death is understood to have undergone a transformation not unlike religion. Whereas in the past it was out in the open, it now resides mostly in specialized spaces of sequestration—funeral homes, hospitals and other medical fa…

  • Critical and Cultural Interactionism

    Critical and Cultural Interactionism

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138306233

    One of the longest standing traditions in sociology, interactionism is concerned with studying human interaction and showing how society to a large part is constituted by patterns of interaction. In spite of the work of figures such as Robert E. Par…

  • A Genealogy of Social Violence

    A Genealogy of Social Violence
    av Clint Jones

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472417220

    Examining the mimetic theory of René Girard, this book investigates the development of society as a result of an original crime (a murder) that shaped the way the earliest humans organized the social structures we live with today - an analysis that…

  • A Genealogy of Social Violence

    A Genealogy of Social Violence
    av Clint Jones

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138274600

    Examining the mimetic theory of René Girard, this book investigates the development of society as a result of an original crime (a murder) that shaped the way the earliest humans organized the social structures we live with today - an analysis that…

  • Emotions and Power

    Emotions and Power
    av Jonathan G. Heaney

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138234390

  • Anxiety and Lucidity

    Anxiety and Lucidity
    av Leszek Koczanowicz

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367218232

    This book explores the nature of modern culture as a culture of anxiety, analyzing the modes in which such anxiety presents itself. Drawing on sociological and philosophical concepts of modernity, the author builds on the work of Marx, Nietzsche, an…

  • From the Peaceable to the Barbaric

    From the Peaceable to the Barbaric
    av Beatriz Aldana Marquez

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138498273

    This book applies Thorstein Veblen’s cultural theory to a qualitative study of the charro cowboy culture and community in Mexico. Drawing on Veblen’s arguments regarding cultural lag, the peaceable and the barbaric, predatory culture, ve…

  • Max Weber's Theory of Modernity

    Max Weber's Theory of Modernity
    av Michael Symonds

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472462862

    This book illuminates an important dimension of the work of Max Weber. Weber’s theory of meaning and modernity is articulated through an understanding of his account of the way in which the pursuit of meaning in the modern world has been shape…

  • The Detective of Modernity

    The Detective of Modernity

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367192563

    This book explores the thought of – and is dedicated to – David Frisby, one of the leading sociologists of the late twentieth and early twenty-?rst centuries. Presenting original examinations of his unique social theory and underlining h…

  • The Gift and its Paradoxes

    The Gift and its Paradoxes
    av Olli Pyyhtinen

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138271845

    Bringing social theory and philosophy to bear on popular movies, novels, myths, and fairy tales, The Gift and its Paradoxes explores the ambiguity of the gift: it is at once both a relation and a thing, alienable and inalienable, present and poison.…

  • Diagnostic Cultures

    Diagnostic Cultures
    av Svend Brinkmann

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472413192

    Some studies estimate that each year, around a quarter of the population of Western countries will suffer from at least one mental disorder. Should this be interpreted as evidence for the progress of psychiatry, a discipline that is now able to iden…

  • The Unmasking Style in Social Theory

    The Unmasking Style in Social Theory
    av Peter Baehr

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138091757

    This book examines the nature of unmasking in social theory, in revolutionary movements and in popular culture. Unmasking is not the same as scientific refutation or principled disagreement. When people unmask, they claim to rip off a disguise, reve…

  • The Unmasking Style in Social Theory

    The Unmasking Style in Social Theory
    av Peter Baehr

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138091764

    This book examines the nature of unmasking in social theory, in revolutionary movements and in popular culture. Unmasking is not the same as scientific refutation or principled disagreement. When people unmask, they claim to rip off a disguise, reve…

  • Existence, Meaning, Excellence

    Existence, Meaning, Excellence
    av Andrius Bielskis

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367229788

    This book addresses the ‘perennial’ question of the meaning of life from the point of view of a novel interpretation of Aristotle’s teleology. Beginning with the premise that at the core of modernity and modern moral imagination ar…

  • Torture, Intelligence and Sousveillance in the War on Terror

    Torture, Intelligence and Sousveillance in the War on Terror
    av Vian Bakir

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138252998

    Torture, Intelligence and Sousveillance in the War on Terror examines the communication battles of the Bush and Blair political administrations (and those of their successors in America and Britain) over their use of torture, first-hand or second-ha…

  • Beyond Bauman

    Beyond Bauman

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472476111

    Bringing together leading interpreters of Zygmunt Bauman’s sociology, this volume thinks with and beyond Bauman’s work in order to show its continued relevance as a theory in its own right, as an object of criticism and as a stepping sto…

  • Global Economic Crisis as Social Hieroglyphic

    Global Economic Crisis as Social Hieroglyphic
    av Christos Memos

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138091672

    This book examines the 2008 global economic crisis as a complex social phenomenon or "social hieroglyphic", arguing that the crisis is not fundamentally economic, despite presenting itself as such. Instead, it is considered to be a symptom of a long…

  • The Puritan Culture of America's Military

    The Puritan Culture of America's Military
    av Ronald Lorenzo

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138267251

    This book explores Puritanism and its continuing influence on U.S. and military law in the Global War on Terror, exploring connections between Puritanism and notions of responsibility in relation to military crimes, superstitious practices within th…

  • The Puritan Culture of America's Military

    The Puritan Culture of America's Military
    av Ronald Lorenzo

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472419828

    This book explores Puritanism and its continuing influence on U.S. and military law in the Global War on Terror, exploring connections between Puritanism and notions of responsibility in relation to military crimes, superstitious practices within th…

  • Fallgirls

    Fallgirls
    av Ryan Ashley Caldwell

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138277267

    Fallgirls provides an analysis of the abuses that took place at Abu Ghraib in terms of social theory, gender and power, based on first-hand participant-observations of the courts-martials of Lynndie England and Sabrina Harman. This book examines the…

  • Fallgirls

    Fallgirls
    av Ryan Ashley Caldwell

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781409429692

    Fallgirls provides an analysis of the abuses that took place at Abu Ghraib in terms of social theory, gender and power, based on first-hand participant-observations of the courts-martials of Lynndie England and Sabrina Harman. This book examines the…

  • Depressive Love

    Depressive Love
    av Emma Engdahl

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138050150

    Love and depression are key elements in the cultural script of emotions or affectual life within contemporary Western society, and the two have become intertwined to such an extent that it is informative to talk about depressive love. Indeed, the mo…

  • Depressive Love

    Depressive Love
    av Emma Engdahl

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367369538

    Love and depression are key elements in the cultural script of emotions or affectual life within contemporary Western society, and the two have become intertwined to such an extent that it is informative to talk about depressive love. Indeed, the mo…

  • Updating Charles H. Cooley

    Updating Charles H. Cooley

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138098138

    This book explores the contemporary relevance of Charles H. Cooley’s thought, bringing together scholars from the US, Europe and Australia to reflect on Cooley’s theory and legacy. Offering an up-to-date analysis of Cooley’s recept…

  • Marx and Weber on Oriental Societies

    Marx and Weber on Oriental Societies
    av Lutfi Sunar

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472417169

    The Orient was central to the work of Marx and Weber, both figures building their theories around the question of why modernity appeared to emerge only in the West. While Marx’s account focused on the accumulation of capital in the West, Weber…

  • Marx and Weber on Oriental Societies

    Marx and Weber on Oriental Societies
    av Lutfi Sunar

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138273948

    The Orient was central to the work of Marx and Weber, both figures building their theories around the question of why modernity appeared to emerge only in the West. While Marx’s account focused on the accumulation of capital in the West, Weber…

  • Violence, Society and Radical Theory

    Violence, Society and Radical Theory
    av William Pawlett

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781409455424

    Shedding light on the relationship between violence and contemporary society, this volume explores the distinctive but little-known theories of violence in the work of Georges Bataille and Jean Baudrillard, applying these to a range of violent event…

  • Freud as a Social and Cultural Theorist

    Freud as a Social and Cultural Theorist
    av Howard L. Kaye

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138363151

    This book offers a new account of Freud’s work by reading him as the social theorist and philosopher he always aspired to be, and not as the medical scientist he publicly claimed to be. In doing so, the author demonstrates that’s Freud&#…

  • Ghosts, Landscapes and Social Memory

    Ghosts, Landscapes and Social Memory
    av Martyn Hudson

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367085452

    This book is a groundbreaking attempt to rethink the landscapes of the social world and historical practice by theorising ‘social haunting’: the ways in which the social forms, figures, phantasms and ghosts of the past become present to…

  • Ghosts, Landscapes and Social Memory

    Ghosts, Landscapes and Social Memory
    av Martyn Hudson

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138234536

    This book is a groundbreaking attempt to rethink the landscapes of the social world and historical practice by theorising ‘social haunting’: the ways in which the social forms, figures, phantasms and ghosts of the past become present to…

  • Utopia: Social Theory and the Future

    Utopia: Social Theory and the Future
    av Keith Tester

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781409406990

    In the light of globalization's failure provide the universal panacea expected by some of its more enthusiastic proponents, and the current status of neo-liberalism in Europe, a search has begun for alternative visions of the future; alternatives to…

  • Utopia: Social Theory and the Future

    Utopia: Social Theory and the Future

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138274556

    In the light of globalization's failure provide the universal panacea expected by some of its more enthusiastic proponents, and the current status of neo-liberalism in Europe, a search has begun for alternative visions of the future; alternatives to…

  • The Appeal of Art in Modernity

    The Appeal of Art in Modernity
    av Michael Symonds

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780815377689

    This book explores the place of art in the modern world, but instead of asking what art is, it begins with the question of art’s appeal in modernity. Why is the appellation ‘art’ so desired for movies, food, and fashion, for exampl…

  • We Count, We Matter

    We Count, We Matter
    av Christopher Steed

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138306219

    This book examines the meaning of Brexit, the election of Trump and the rising tide of populist revolt on the right amidst the collapse of the left. Exploring the reaction against the establishment or ‘the system’, the author contends th…

  • We Count, We Matter

    We Count, We Matter
    av Christopher Steed

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367369507

    This book examines the meaning of Brexit, the election of Trump and the rising tide of populist revolt on the right amidst the collapse of the left. Exploring the reaction against the establishment or ‘the system’, the author contends th…

  • Urban Walls

    Urban Walls

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367478919

    In recent years, an increasing number of separation walls have been built around the world. Walls built in urban areas are particularly striking in that they have exacted a heavy toll in terms of human suffering. As territorialising devices, walls c…

  • Urban Walls

    Urban Walls

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138304338

    In recent years, an increasing number of separation walls have been built around the world. Walls built in urban areas are particularly striking in that they have exacted a heavy toll in terms of human suffering. As territorialising devices, walls c…

  • The New Narcissus in the Age of Reality Television

    The New Narcissus in the Age of Reality Television
    av Megan Collins

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138206977

    This book explores the emergence and encouragement of the new narcissus in our society and the ways in which this is portrayed in reality television. Through studies of well-known reality shows, including Toddlers and Tiaras, Hoarders, Sister Wives,…

  • The New Narcissus in the Age of Reality Television

    The New Narcissus in the Age of Reality Television
    av Megan Collins

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367332952

    This book explores the emergence and encouragement of the new narcissus in our society and the ways in which this is portrayed in reality television. Through studies of well-known reality shows, including Toddlers and Tiaras, Hoarders, Sister Wives,…

  • Morality Made Visible

    Morality Made Visible
    av Otto Pipatti

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780815347439

    While highly respected among evolutionary scholars, the sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher Edward Westermarck is now largely forgotten in the social sciences. This book is the first full study of his moral and social theory, focusing on the…

  • Untimely: Novelty, Futurity and Contemporary Life

    Untimely: Novelty, Futurity and Contemporary Life
    av Peter Conlin

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472474377

    This book addresses the absence of orientations to the future in contemporary social life. In the face of the failings of the modern myth of progress and recognising the dangers of utopianism, it argues, we have entered into a kind of benign dystopi…

  • Imaginative Methodologies in the Social Sciences

    Imaginative Methodologies in the Social Sciences
    av Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472409928

    Imaginative Methodologies in the Social Sciences develops, expands and challenges conventional social scientific methodology and language by way of literary, poetic and other alternative sources of inspiration, as sociologists, social workers, anthr…

  • Imaginative Methodologies in the Social Sciences

    Imaginative Methodologies in the Social Sciences
    av Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138253117

    Imaginative Methodologies in the Social Sciences develops, expands and challenges conventional social scientific methodology and language by way of literary, poetic and other alternative sources of inspiration, as sociologists, social workers, anthr…

  • The Ultimate Sacrifice

    The Ultimate Sacrifice
    av Clayton Fordahl

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367424329

    This book presents an interpretive, macro-historical, and sociological account of martyrdom. Moving away from the notion of martyrdom as an object of individual behavior and seeing it instead as a significant cultural work performed by communities i…

  • Writing the Body Politic

    Writing the Body Politic

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138633179

    This book brings together key essays from the career of social theorist John O'Neill, including his uncollected later writings, focusing on embodiment to explore the different ways in which the body trope informs visions of familial, economic, perso…

  • David Riesmans Unpublished Writings and Continuing Legacy

    David Riesmans Unpublished Writings and Continuing Legacy

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472428486

    It has been over 60 years since David Riesman’s most famous work The Lonely Crowd brought him international acclaim. While this remains a best-selling sociology book, Riesman’s expertise and publications spanned far beyond the treatment…

  • The Making of a Postsecular Society

    The Making of a Postsecular Society
    av Massimo Rosati

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472423122

    Drawing on the thought of Durkheim, this volume focuses on societal changes at the symbolic level to develop a new conceptualisation of the emergence of postsecular societies. Neo-Durkheimian categories are applied to the case of Turkey, which in re…

  • The Making of a Postsecular Society

    The Making of a Postsecular Society
    av Massimo Rosati

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367599829

    Drawing on the thought of Durkheim, this volume focuses on societal changes at the symbolic level to develop a new conceptualisation of the emergence of postsecular societies. Neo-Durkheimian categories are applied to the case of Turkey, which in re…

  • Being Human in a Consumer Society

    Being Human in a Consumer Society
    av Alejandro Nestor Garcia Martinez

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472443175

    This book offers a new perspective on sociological studies of the consumer society, introducing neglected normative questions relating to the good life and human flourishing - subjects more commonly discussed in fields of moral, political, and socia…

  • Lost in Perfection

    Lost in Perfection

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138894365

    The permanent struggle for optimisation can be seen as one of the most significant cultural principles of contemporary Western societies: the demand for improved performance and efficiency as well as the pursuit of self-improvement are con-sidered n…

  • Lost in Perfection

    Lost in Perfection

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367897260

    The permanent struggle for optimisation can be seen as one of the most significant cultural principles of contemporary Western societies: the demand for improved performance and efficiency as well as the pursuit of self-improvement are con-sidered n…

  • Critical Theory and the Classical World

    Critical Theory and the Classical World
    av Martyn Hudson

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138586970

    This book radically re-examines Europe’s imaginaries of its origin in the ancient Greek world. Extracting central concepts of critical theory in its widest sense - beyond the Frankfurt School - like the human, force, spirit and domination, it…

  • Critical Theory and the Classical World

    Critical Theory and the Classical World
    av Martyn Hudson

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367897222

    This book radically re-examines Europe’s imaginaries of its origin in the ancient Greek world. Extracting central concepts of critical theory in its widest sense - beyond the Frankfurt School - like the human, force, spirit and domination, it…

  • C. Wright Mills and the Criminological Imagination

    C. Wright Mills and the Criminological Imagination
    av Jon Frauley

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472414748

    In spite of its widespread use within criminology, the term ’criminological imagination’, as derived from C. Wright Mills’ classic The Sociological Imagination, has yet to be fully developed and clarified as an analytic concept cap…

  • C. Wright Mills and the Criminological Imagination

    C. Wright Mills and the Criminological Imagination
    av Jon Frauley

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138306516

    In spite of its widespread use within criminology, the term ’criminological imagination’, as derived from C. Wright Mills’ classic The Sociological Imagination, has yet to be fully developed and clarified as an analytic concept cap…

  • Modern Society as Artifice

    Modern Society as Artifice
    av Harry Dahms

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415791298

  • Emotions, Everyday Life and Sociology

    Emotions, Everyday Life and Sociology

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138633339

    This volume explores the emotions that are intricately woven into the texture of everyday life and experience. A contribution to the literature on the sociology of emotions, it focuses on the role of emotions as being integral to daily life, broaden…

  • Emotions, Everyday Life and Sociology

    Emotions, Everyday Life and Sociology

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367897291

    This volume explores the emotions that are intricately woven into the texture of everyday life and experience. A contribution to the literature on the sociology of emotions, it focuses on the role of emotions as being integral to daily life, broaden…

  • Emotions through Literature

    Emotions through Literature
    av Mariano Longo

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415793384

    Engaging with the wide sociological literature on emotions, this book explores the social representation of emotions, their management and their effects by making reference to creative sources. With a specific focus on literary narrative, including…

  • Entanglements of Modernity, Colonialism and Genocide

    Entanglements of Modernity, Colonialism and Genocide
    av Jack Palmer

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138564329

    This book offers a novel sociological examination of the historical trajectories of Burundi and Rwanda. It challenges both the Eurocentric assumptions which have underpinned many sociological theorisations of modernity, and the notion that the proce…

  • Entanglements of Modernity, Colonialism and Genocide

    Entanglements of Modernity, Colonialism and Genocide
    av Jack Palmer

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367821111

    This book offers a novel sociological examination of the historical trajectories of Burundi and Rwanda. It challenges both the Eurocentric assumptions which have underpinned many sociological theorisations of modernity, and the notion that the proce…

  • Making the Familiar Strange

    Making the Familiar Strange
    av Ryan Gunderson

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780367894429

    This book examines the meaning and implications of the sociological maxim, ‘make the familiar strange’. Addressing the methodological questions of why and how sociologists should make the familiar strange, what it means to ‘make th…

  • Fiction and Social Reality

    Fiction and Social Reality
    av Mariano Longo

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138306448

    In spite of their differing rhetorics and cognitive strategies, sociology and literature are often concerned with the same objects: social relationships, action, motivation, social constraints and relationships, for example. As such, sociologists ha…

  • Fiction and Social Reality

    Fiction and Social Reality
    av Mariano Longo

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472445230

    In spite of their differing rhetorics and cognitive strategies, sociology and literature are often concerned with the same objects: social relationships, action, motivation, social constraints and relationships, for example. As such, sociologists ha…

  • Sociological Amnesia

    Sociological Amnesia

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472442345

    The history of sociology overwhelmingly focuses on 'the winners' from the classical 'canon' - Marx, Durkheim, and Weber - to today's most celebrated sociologists. This book strikingly demonstrates that restricting sociology in this way impoverishes…

  • Violence, Society and Radical Theory

    Violence, Society and Radical Theory
    av William Pawlett

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138267145

    Shedding light on the relationship between violence and contemporary society, this volume explores the distinctive but little-known theories of violence in the work of Georges Bataille and Jean Baudrillard, applying these to a range of violent event…

  • The University Revolution

    The University Revolution
    av Eric Lybeck

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138497900

    The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351017558, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. Few institutions in modern society are as…

  • Torture, Intelligence and Sousveillance in the War on Terror

    Torture, Intelligence and Sousveillance in the War on Terror
    av Vian Bakir

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781409422556

    Torture, Intelligence and Sousveillance in the War on Terror examines the communication battles of the Bush and Blair political administrations (and those of their successors in America and Britain) over their use of torture, first-hand or second-ha…