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Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought


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Addressing theoretical subjects of both contemporary and historical relevance, this series explores the core issues in social theory and political philosophy.

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Progressive Violence: Theorizing the War on Terror

Progressive Violence: Theorizing the War on Terror

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Michael Blain, Angeline Kearns-Blain
December 19, 2019

This book examines the role of collective violence in the achievement of solidarity, shedding light on the difficulty faced by sociology in theorizing violence and warfare as a result of the discipline’s tendency to idealize society in an attempt to legitimize the idea of progressive social change....

Genealogies of Emotions, Intimacies, and Desire: Theories of Changes in Emotional Regimes from Medieval Society to Late Modernity

Genealogies of Emotions, Intimacies, and Desire: Theories of Changes in Emotional Regimes from Medieval Society to Late Modernity

1st Edition

Ann Brooks
October 12, 2019

Genealogies of Emotions, Intimacies and Desire excavates epistemologies which attempt to explain changes in emotional regimes from medieval society to late modernity. Key in this debate is the concept of intimacy. The book shows that different historical periods are characterized by emotional...

Ethical Politics and Modern Society: T. H. Green’s Practical Philosophy and Modern China

Ethical Politics and Modern Society: T. H. Green’s Practical Philosophy and Modern China

1st Edition

James Jia-Hau Liu
September 25, 2019

Ethical Politics and Modern Society introduces and critically examines British idealist philosopher, Thomas Hill Green, his practical philosophy, and its reception in China between the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. As a response to the modernity issue in Great Britain,...

The Lived Experiences of Muslims in Europe: Recognition, Power and Intersubjective Dilemmas

The Lived Experiences of Muslims in Europe: Recognition, Power and Intersubjective Dilemmas

1st Edition

Des Delaney
September 20, 2019

This book unearths new knowledge and challenges existing paradigms in relation to the integration of minority communities. It comprehensively reflects upon the complexity of recognition experiences and integration challenges faced by Muslim individuals and groups in Europe. By focusing on...

A Politics of Disgust: Selfhood, World-Making, and Ethics

A Politics of Disgust: Selfhood, World-Making, and Ethics

1st Edition

Eleonora Joensuu
July 04, 2019

This book explores the intersubjective nature of disgust, the fascination that often accompanies it—along with repulsion—and the ethical implications of the experience. With attention to what emotions do rather than what they necessarily are, it examines the ways in which disgust works to create...

The Social Life of Nothing: Silence, Invisibility and Emptiness in Tales of Lost Experience

The Social Life of Nothing: Silence, Invisibility and Emptiness in Tales of Lost Experience

1st Edition

Susie Scott
June 19, 2019

Nothing really matters. All the things that we do not do, have or become in our lives can be important in shaping self-identity. From jobs turned down to great loves lost, secrets kept and truths untold, people missed and souls unborn, we understand ourselves through other, unlived lives that are...

Work: Marxist and Systems-Theoretical Approaches

Work: Marxist and Systems-Theoretical Approaches

1st Edition

Stefan Kühl
May 30, 2019

Using Marxist and systems theory as guides, this book offers an entry point to the current debate on the role of economy in modern society, the change in work organizations and the effect of the economy on the individual. It explores the concepts of ‘work society’, ‘industrial society’ and ‘...

Social Change in a Material World

Social Change in a Material World

1st Edition

Theodore R. Schatzki
May 14, 2019

Social Change in a Material World offers a new, practice theoretical account of social change and its explanation. Extending the author’s earlier account of social life, and drawing on general ideas about events, processes, and change, the book conceptualizes social changes as configurations of...

Critical Theories and the Budapest School: Politics, Culture, Modernity

Critical Theories and the Budapest School: Politics, Culture, Modernity

1st Edition

John Rundell, Jonathan Pickle
April 15, 2019

Critical Theories and the Budapest School brings together new perspectives on the Budapest School in the context of contemporary developments in critical theory. Engaging with the work of the prominent group of figures associated with Georg Lukács, this book sheds new light on the unique and...

Nationalism, Inequality and England’s Political Predicament

Nationalism, Inequality and England’s Political Predicament

1st Edition

Charles Leddy-Owen
April 02, 2019

Based on fine-grained ethnographic research in an English city, this book offers a highly original perspective on England’s contemporary political predicament. It argues that some of the most influential academic accounts of the country's current political situation, particularly those focusing on...

The Intellectual Origins of Modernity

The Intellectual Origins of Modernity

1st Edition

David Ohana
April 01, 2019

The Intellectual Origins of Modernity explores the long and winding road of modernity from Rousseau to Foucault and its roots, which are not to be found in a desire for enlightenment or in the idea of progress but in the Promethean passion of Western humankind. Modernity is the Promethean passion,...

Hubris and Progress: A Future Born of Presumption

Hubris and Progress: A Future Born of Presumption

1st Edition

Carlo Bordoni
March 26, 2019

This book explores the ancient question of why man seeks to go beyond his limits. A presumptuous tendency known by the ancient Greeks as hubris and believed to be punished by the gods, it developed from a need for our survival to a habit, as humanity has subdued animals, dominated nature, increased...

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