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Writing the Body Politic: A John O’Neill Reader

Writing the Body Politic: A John O’Neill Reader

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Forthcoming

Thomas Kemple, Mark Featherstone
August 27, 2019

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, personal, and communal life. Beginning with an...

Emotions through Literature: Fictional Narratives, Society and the Emotional Self

Emotions through Literature: Fictional Narratives, Society and the Emotional Self

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mariano Longo
August 15, 2019

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 the works of figures such as Dante, Austen,...

The Unmasking Style in Social Theory

The Unmasking Style in Social Theory

1st Edition

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Peter Baehr
May 20, 2019

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, revealing the true beneath the feigned. The author...

The New Narcissus in the Age of Reality Television

The New Narcissus in the Age of Reality Television

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Megan Collins
April 15, 2019

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, Catfish: The TV Show, Celebrity Rehab with Dr....

Critical and Cultural Interactionism: Insights from Sociology and Criminology

Critical and Cultural Interactionism: Insights from Sociology and Criminology

1st Edition

Michael Hviid Jacobsen
March 21, 2019

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. Park, Everett C. Hughes, Erving Goffman, Herbert...

Morality Made Visible: Edward Westermarck’s Moral and Social Theory

Morality Made Visible: Edward Westermarck’s Moral and Social Theory

1st Edition

Otto Pipatti
March 12, 2019

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 key elements of his theory of moral emotions as...

Disembedded Markets: Economic Theology and Global Capitalism

Disembedded Markets: Economic Theology and Global Capitalism

1st Edition

Christoph Deutschmann
February 28, 2019

This book offers a sociological analysis of globalised capitalist markets, advancing the notion of ‘disembedded markets’ to challenge the idea of ‘social embeddedness’ common in economic sociology. Avoiding an exclusive focus on institutions, networks and trust relationships surrounding markets,...

From the Peaceable to the Barbaric: Thorstein Veblen and the Charro Cowboy

From the Peaceable to the Barbaric: Thorstein Veblen and the Charro Cowboy

1st Edition

Beatriz Aldana Marquez
February 26, 2019

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, vested interest, and pecuniary interest, it examines the...

Existence, Meaning, Excellence: Aristotelian Reflections on the Meaning of Life

Existence, Meaning, Excellence: Aristotelian Reflections on the Meaning of Life

1st Edition

Andrius Bielskis
February 04, 2019

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 are the entropy of meaning and the sense of meaninglessness, the...

Freud as a Social and Cultural Theorist: On Human Nature and the Civilizing Process

Freud as a Social and Cultural Theorist: On Human Nature and the Civilizing Process

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Howard L. Kaye
November 16, 2018

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’s social, moral, and cultural thought constitutes the core of...

Ghosts, Landscapes and Social Memory

Ghosts, Landscapes and Social Memory

1st Edition

Martyn Hudson
October 18, 2018

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 us time and time again. Examining the relationship between...

Updating Charles H. Cooley: Contemporary Perspectives on a Sociological Classic

Updating Charles H. Cooley: Contemporary Perspectives on a Sociological Classic

1st Edition

Natalia Ruiz-Junco, Baptiste Brossard
October 09, 2018

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 reception in the history of the social sciences, an examination of...

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