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An Actor's Work

Paperback, 22/09/2016, £19.99

Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception

Paperback, 24/04/2003, £15.99
Foucault's classic study of the history of medicine.

Psychological Types

Paperback, 26/09/2016, £19.99
"First published by Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd in 1971."

Crime Control As Industry: Towards Gulags, Western Style

Paperback, 28/09/2016, £17.99
"First published in English by Routledge 1993."

Four Archetypes

Paperback, 09/01/2003, £14.99
The concepts of the archetype is crucial to Jung's radical interpretation of the human mind. Here he considers the archetypes he considered fundamental to every living individual: mother, rebirth, spirit and trickster.

Rethinking History

Paperback, 06/02/2003, £11.99
The perfect introduction to the discipline of history. It guides the reader through the controversies and debates that surround historical thinking and offers readers the means to make their own discoveries.

History of Western Philosophy

Paperback, 02/02/2004, £20.99
History Of Western Philosophy was published in 1946. A dazzlingly ambitious project, it remains unchallenged to this day as the ultimate introduction to Western philosophy.

In Praise of Idleness

Paperback, 02/02/2004, £15.99
In this collection of essays, Russell surveys the social and political consequences of his beliefs with characteristic clarity and humour. In Praise of Idleness is a tour de force that only Bertrand Russell could perform.

Location of Culture

Paperback, 01/09/2004, £18.99
Homi Bhabha is one of that small group occupying the front ranks of cultural theoretical thought. Any serious discussion of post-colonial/postmodern scholarship is inconceivable without referencing Mr. Bhabha. - Toni Morrison

Colonialism and Neocolonialism

Paperback, 01/02/2006, £13.99
Shows Sartre, a philosopher, passionately engaged in using philosophy as a force for change in the world. An important influence on postcolonial thought, this book takes on resonance in the light of the West's bout of interference in the non-Western world.

Outlaw Culture

Paperback, 01/05/2006, £15.99
Targeting cultural icons as diverse as Madonna and Spike Lee, this work presents a collection of feminist explorations.

Constitution of Liberty

Paperback, 04/09/2006, £19.99
Intended for those seeking to understand ideas that have become the orthodoxy in the age of the globalized economy.

Oppression and Liberty

Paperback, 18/05/2001, £10.99
In this remarkable work, Weil analyses the causes of oppression, its mechanisms and forms, and questions revolutionary responses while presenting a prophetic view of a way forward.

Flying Saucers

Paperback, 11/04/2002, £11.99
Written in the 1950s at the height of popular fascination with UFOs, this is the great psychologist's brilliantly prescient meditation on the phenomenon that gripped the world.

Gender Trouble

Paperback, 01/05/2006, £20.99
Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, this book questions the category 'woman' and continues in this vein with examinations of 'the masculine' and 'the feminine'. It considers gender as a reiterated social "performance" rather than the expression of a prior reality.

Varieties of Religious Experience

Paperback, 01/02/2008, £15.99
A study of human spirituality in its different forms. This book also includes stories of revelation, religious devotion and mystical experience.

Law, Legislation and Liberty

Paperback, 03/09/2012, £19.99

French Revolution: from Its Origins to 1793

Paperback, 18/05/2001, £13.99
Written by the greatest authority on the French Revolution, this masterly overview has taken its place as the definitive account.

Writing and Difference

Paperback, 18/05/2001, £14.99
In the 1960s a radical concept emerged from the great French thinker Jacques Derrida. Read the book that changed the way we think; read Writing and Difference, the classic introduction.

Totem and Taboo

Paperback, 17/05/2001, £10.99
If you don't know your incest taboo from your Oedipal complex, and you want to understand more about the culture we're living in, then Totem and Taboo is the book to read.

On the Nature of the Psyche

Paperback, 17/05/2001, £11.99
In On the Nature of the Psyche Jung presents a masterly overview of his theories of the unconscious, and its relation to the conscious mind.

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Paperback, 18/05/2001, £15.99
Perhaps the most important work of philosophy written in the twentieth century, this was the only philosophical work Wittgenstein published during his lifetime.

Century of Revolution 1603-1714

Paperback, 12/10/2001, £17.99
Stimulating, vivid and provocative, Christopher Hill's graphic depiction of this turbulent era examines ordinary English men and women as well as kings and queens.


Paperback, 11/10/2001, £15.99
A comprehensive compilation of Jung's work on dreams, this book is without parallel and provides the perfect introduction to his concepts to those unfamiliar with Jung's work.

Sane Society

Paperback, 11/10/2001, £13.99
This critique of contemporary capitalism established Fromm as one of the most controversial political thinkers of his generation, and was originally published to wide acclaim and even wider disapproval.

Being and Nothingness 2ed

Paperback, 28/08/2003, £20.99
This monumental book, regarded by many as Sartre's greatest achievement, is one of the most influential philosophical works of the 20th century. In it Sartre set out his fundamental views on philosophy and laid the foundations of existentialism.

Conjectures and Refutations

Paperback, 02/05/2002, £17.99
One of Karl Popper's most wide-ranging and popular works, it provides the clearest statement of the fundamental idea that guided his work: that our knowledge grows by an unending process of trial and error.

There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack

Paperback, 11/07/2002, £14.99
This classic book is a powerful indictment of contemporary attitudes to race, in which the author accuses British intellectuals and politicians on both sides of the political divide of refusing to take race seriously.

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo

Paperback, 12/09/2002, £15.99
In this classic work Mary Douglas identifies the concern for pirity as a key theme at the heart of every society. She reveals its wide-ranging impact on our attitudes tp society, values, cosmology and knowledge.

Suicide: A Study in Sociology

Paperback, 21/02/2002, £15.99
Originally published in 1897, this is Durkheim's pioneering attempt to offer a sociological explanation for a phenomenon regarded until then as exclusively psychological and individualistic.

Education and the Social Order

Paperback, 01/09/2009, £14.99
Dissects the motives behind educational theory and practice, and presents original and engaging arguments for the reformation of the education of the individual.

Why Men Fight

Paperback, 01/09/2009, £14.99
Discusses war, pacifism, reason, impulse and personal liberty.


Paperback, 26/04/2012, £19.99

Fairies in Tradition and Literature

Paperback, 20/06/2002, £13.99
This remarkable book explores the history of fairies in literature and tradtion.

Science, Order and Creativity

Paperback, 01/09/2010, £16.99
Tracing the history of science from Aristotle to Einstein, from the Pythagorean theorem to quantum mechanics, this title offers intriguing insights into how scientific theories come into being, how to eliminate blocks to creativity and how science can lead to an understanding of society, the human condition and the human mind itself.


Paperback, 07/04/2010, £20.99
Napoleon was originally published in 1935 by Presse Universitaires de Frances; this translation was first published in two volumes in 1969 by Routledge Kegan Paul, Ltd.


Paperback, 12/03/2010, £20.99
Illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. This book argues that the social world functions simultaneously as a system of power relations and as a symbolic system in which minute distinctions of taste become the basis for social judgement.


Paperback, 12/03/2010, £15.99
An examination of the concepts of nothingness and freedom, both of which are derived from the ability of consciousness to imagine objects both as they are and as they are not - ideas that would drive Sartre's existentialism and entire theory of human freedom.

Transcendence of the Ego

Paperback, 30/03/2011, £15.99

How the Irish Became White

Paperback, 01/09/2008, £19.99
Tells the story of how the oppressed became the oppressors; how Irish immigrants achieved acceptance among an initially hostile population in America, only by proving that they could be more brutal in their oppression of African Americans than the nativists.

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

Paperback, 01/09/2008, £22.99
Explores the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals and writers, both within the academy and without. This book provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde.

Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist

Paperback, 09/05/2002, £13.99
This classic work by D.T. Suzuki, the man who brought Zen Buddhism to the west, is a book that challenges and inspires; it will benefit readers of all persuasions who seek to understand something of the nature of spiritual life.

Archaeology of Knowledge

Paperback, 09/05/2002, £14.99
Michel Foucault was part of a glittering generation of thinkers, one which included Sartre, de Beauvoir and Deleuze. Arguable his finest work, this classic is a challenging but fantastically rewarding introduction to his ideas.

One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society

Paperback, 11/07/2002, £15.99
One of the most important texts of modern times, Herbert Marcuse's analysis and image of a one-dimensional man in a one-dimensional society has shaped many young radical's way of seeing and experiencing life.

Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition

Paperback, 11/04/2002, £14.99
In 1600, renagade philosopher and theologian Giordano Bruno was burnt at the stake in Rome. His crime was to preach a doctrine of brotherhood, peace and free love. Four centuries later he is known as the Prophet of the New Age.

Need for Roots

Paperback, 12/10/2001, £13.99
In this, her most famous book, Weil reflects on the importance of religious and political social structures in the life of the individual.

Undiscovered self

Paperback, 04/04/2002, £13.99
In this text, Jung explains the essence of his teachings for a readership unfamiliar with his ideas. He highlights the importance of individual responsibility and freedom in the context of today's mass society.

Rosicrucian Enlightenment

Paperback, 12/10/2001, £14.99
A history of the role that the occult has played in the formation of modern science and medicine, The Rosicrucian Enlightenment has had a tremendous impact on our understanding of the western esoteric tradition.

Sovereignty of Good

Paperback, 18/05/2001, £11.99
Throughout her distinguished and prolific writing career, she explored questions of good and bad, myth and morality. The framework for Murdoch's questions - and her own conclusions - can be found in the Sovereignty of Good.

Madness and Civilization 2ed

Paperback, 17/05/2001, £16.99
In this classic account of madness, Michel Foucault shows once and for all why he is one of the most distinguished European philosophers since the end of World War II.
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