Addressing theoretical subjects of both contemporary and historical relevance, this series explores the core issues in social theory and political philosophy.
The Lived Experiences of Muslims in Europe: Recognition, Power and Intersubjective Dilemmas
The Social Life of Nothing: Silence, Invisibility and Emptiness in Tales of Lost Experience
Social Change in a Material World
October 31, 2019
This book unearths new knowledge that comprehensively reflects upon the complexity of recognition experiences and integration challenges faced by Muslims individuals and groups in Europe. By focusing on universal recognition themes related to experiences within personal relationships, legal...
July 23, 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...
June 25, 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...
June 11, 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 ‘...
May 26, 2019
Fragility is a condition that inhabits the foundations of social life. It remains mostly unnoticed until something breaks and dislocates the sense of completion. In such moments of rupture, the social world reveals the stuff of which it is made and how it actually works; it opens itself to question...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
March 18, 2019
Fraternity is a feeling, and a moral virtue, but fraternity is also a political concept. The French Revolution proclaimed an ethical and political ideal with its three principles: liberty, equality and fraternity. Since then, western political philosophy has gone to great lengths to analyse the...
March 12, 2019
Facing censorship and being confined to the fringes of the political debate of his time, Thomas Hobbes turned his attention to translating Homer’s Iliad and the Odyssey from Greek into English. Many have not considered enough the usefulness of these translations. In this book, Andrea Catanzaro...