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Sharing Archaeology: Academe, Practice and the Public

by Peter Stone & Zhao Hui

As a discipline, Archaeology has developed rapidly over the last half-century. The increase in so-called 'public archaeology,' with its wide range of television programming, community projects, newspaper articles,...


European Integration and Consensus Politics in the Low Countries

by Hans Vollaard, Jan Beyers & Patrick Dumont

The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg are well-known cases of consensus politics. Decision-making in the Low Countries has been characterized by broad involvement, power sharing and making compromises. These...


Jewish Cryptotheologies of Late Modernity: Philosophical Marranos

by Agata Bielik-Robson

This book aims to interpret 'Jewish Philosophy' in terms of the Marrano phenomenon: as a conscious clinamen of philosophical forms used in order to convey a 'secret message' which cannot find an open articulation....


Japan's Modern History, 1857-1937: A New Political Narrative

by Junji Banno

Over the course of the period 1857 to 1937 in Japan, six distinct stages can be identified as the country moved from Shogun rule and its subsequent overthrow, from industrialisation and investment to the Meiji...


Incitement in International Law

by Wibke K. Timmermann

This book offers a comprehensive study of incitement in its various forms in international law. It discusses the status of incitement to hatred in human rights law and examines its harms and dangers as well...


The Naqab Bedouin and Colonialism: New Perspectives

by Mansour Nasasra, Sophie Richter-Devroe & Sarab Abu-Rabia-Queder

The Naqab Bedouin and Colonialism brings together new scholarship to challenge perceived paradigms, often dominated by orientalist, modernist or developmentalist assumptions on the Naqab Bedouin.

The past decade...


The Eu's Government of Industries: Markets, Institutions and Politics

by Bernard Jullien & Andy Smith

To what extent is business activity governed at a European scale? Since the advent of the recent economic crisis, the EU's choices about the euro, debt ratios and interest rates have caught the headlines and...


Levi-Strauss (Rle Social Theory): Structuralism and Sociological Theory

by C.R. Badcock

What is the significance of Structuralism for social science? How original is Lévi-Strauss' contribution to social theory? Is he Marxist? Though Structuralism, and its leading representative Lévi-Strauss,...


The Normative Structure of Sociology (Rle Social Theory): Conservative and Emancipatory Themes in Social Thought

by Hermann Strasser

In this provocative analysis of the central issues and developments in modern social theory, Dr Strasser contends that enquiry into the function, tasks and mission of sociology as a discipline can be understood...


The Family, Politics, and Social Theory (Rle Social Theory)

by D.H.J. Morgan

This book explores and clarifies all the major issues and developments within 'family theorising'. It covers the extraordinary growth and variety of approaches to the family over the last decade, the most significant...


Field-Theory (Rle Social Theory): A Study of Its Application in the Social Sciences

by Harald Mey

This is an important account of the development of the 'field-theory' approach in the social sciences. Harald Mey concentrates on the writers from the 1930s to the present day who have used this approach to...


Functionalism, Exchange and Theoretical Strategy (Rle Social Theory)

by Michael Mulkay

M.J. Mulkay traces the development of certain recent versions of functionalism and exchange theory in sociology, with special attention to 'theoretical strategy'. He uses this term to refer to the policies which...


The Hermeneutic Imagination (Rle Social Theory): Outline of a Positive Critique of Scientism and Sociology

by Josef Bleicher

In his previous book, Contemporary Hermeneutics, Josef Bleicher offered an introduction to the subject, locating it mainly within the philosophy of social science, and looking at the profound impact it is having...


Ideas and Intervention (Rle Social Theory): Social Theory for Practice

by Joe Bailey

Theorizing in sociology has increasingly become a self-generating and self-fulfilling activity, as sociologists absorb theory as an isolated and formalist part of their discipline. Joe Bailey believes that sociological...


Ideological Representation and Power in Social Relations (Rle Social Theory): Literary and Social Theory

by Mike Gane

This collection reflects the French influence on literary and representational theory which has been predominant in recent years. It contains stimulating essays on the fiction of Perault, Borges, James, Eco...


Ideology and Social Order (Rle Social Theory)

by Eric Carlton

Truly interdisciplinary work between Sociology and History is are, because one discipline usually exploits the concerns or data of the other. Eric Carlton, however, has succeeded in bringing together the distinctive...


Interests and the Growth of Knowledge (Rle Social Theory)

by Barry Barnes

Intriguingly different in approach from conventional works in the same area of inquiry, this study deals with the central problems and concerns of the sociology of knowledge as it has traditionally been conceived...


Knowledge and Politics (Rle Social Theory): The Sociology of Knowledge Dispute

by Volker Meja & Nico Stehr

Karl Mannheim's Ideology and Utopia has been a profoundly provocative book. The debate about politics and social knowledge that was spawned by its original publication in 1929 attracted the most promising younger...


Legitimacy and the Politics of the Knowable (Rle Social Theory)

by Roger Holmes

Roger Holme's work in social and industrial psychology is widely respected. The theme of this first collection of his essays is the relationship of the individual with the formal, value-laden group on the one...


Marx and Mead (Rle Social Theory): Contributions to a Sociology of Knowledge

by Tom W. Goff

It has often been suggested that a resolution of issues generated by the sociological study of ideas might be reached through a synthesis of specific insights to be found in the works of Karl Marx and George...