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

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

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Des Delaney
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...

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

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

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Eleonora Joensuu
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...

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

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Susie Scott
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...

Work: Marxist and Systems-Theoretical Approaches

Work: Marxist and Systems-Theoretical Approaches

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Stefan Kühl
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 ‘...

Crisis and Critique: On the Fragile Foundations of Social Life

Crisis and Critique: On the Fragile Foundations of Social Life

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Rodrigo Cordero
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...

Social Change in a Material World

Social Change in a Material World

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Political Fraternity: Democracy beyond Freedom and Equality

Political Fraternity: Democracy beyond Freedom and Equality

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Angel Puyol
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...

Politics through the Iliad and the Odyssey: Hobbes writes Homer

Politics through the Iliad and the Odyssey: Hobbes writes Homer

1st Edition

Andrea Catanzaro
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...

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