Here this immensely influential 20 year old title is reissued due to its continuing relevance as a tool in understanding the literary movement that has dominated recent Anglo-American literary criticism.
This book remains one of the masterpieces of socialist literature. While many today believe there is no alternative to global capitalism, this book is a timely and forceful statement of an opposing view.
Karl Popper described Die Beiden Grundrpobleme der Erkenntnistheorie - The Two Fundamental Problems of Knowledge - as " above all about... the crisis of physics. It asserts the permanence of crisis; if it is right, then crisis is the normal state of a highly developed rational science." Finally available in English for the first time, it is a major contribution to Twentieth century philosophy.
Influential on those in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis as well as families, this book remains essential reading for anyone seeking a creative and compelling understanding of autism in children. Includes a new foreword by Maria Rhode.
Joan Robinson was one of the greatest economists of the twentieth century and a fearless critic of free-market capitalism. Here she reveals the battle between economics as science and economics as ideology. Includes a new foreword by Sheila Dow.
Chisungu is widely hailed as a classic of anthropology and African and gender studies. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new foreword by Jessica Johnson and an introduction by Jean La Fontaine.
Widely acknowledged today as a philosophical masterwork, this Routledge Classics edition includes a new foreword by Michael Rosenthal, which provides fascinating and important background to Vaihinger's life and the legacy of The Philosophy of 'As If'.
A radical rethinking of consumerism, inequality and social capital, The World of Goods is a classic of economic anthropology whose insights remain compelling and urgent. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new foreword by Richard Wilk.
The Origin and Goal of History provides a crucial philosophical framework for the liberal renewal of German intellectual life, and European intellectual life more widely after 1945. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new Foreword by Christopher Thornhill.
Boas is regarded as the founder of American anthropology. This book demonstrates the rich and fertile range of Boas's thought, engaging with controversies that resonate loudly today. Includes a new foreword by Regna Darnell and an introduction and afterword by Herbert S. Lewis.
A compelling and fascinating account of how we must change our thinking about the environment, The Ecological Self is a classic of ecological and environmental thinking. This Routledge Classics edition includes a substantial new introduction by the author.
A vitally important work of philosophical anthropology and a devastating criticism of the theory of behaviourism. Includes a new Preface by the author and a new Foreword by Alva Noe, setting the book in philosophical and historical context.
Widely hailed as a tour de force and one of Butler's most important books, which in light of current debates on freedom of speech, 'no platform' and cancel culture, remains more relevant now than ever. Includes a new Preface by the author.
The Theory of Economic Development remains a vital, magisterial account of economics and the nature of capitalism whose many insights remain highly relevant today. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new Introduction by Richard Swedberg.
A remarkable book, full of piercing spiritual and moral insight. Eloquent and inspiring, it asks profound questions about the nature of faith, doubt and morality that continue to resonate today. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new Introduction by Janet Soskice.
A tour de force of both European and military history, The Franco-Prussian War is a superb account of this hugely important conflict, ideal for the student, historian and general reader alike. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new Foreword by Bertrand Taithe.
The World We Have Lost is widely regarded as a classic of historical writing and remains as fresh and exhilarating today as upon its first publication. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new Foreword by Kevin Schurer.
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.
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.
A brilliant account of the life of one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. Popper also explains some of the central ideas in his work, making this ideal reading for anyone coming to his life and work for the first time.
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.
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.
This selection of Blake's work was commissioned in 1905 by the firm of George Routledge from W.B. Yeats. Yeats, one of the few poets comparable to Blake, prepared a unique selection of his poetic and prose writings.
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.
Written against the backdrop of the student uprisings of the late 1960s, this text took seriously the revolutionary fervour of the times. Instead of seeking to destroy the rituals and symbols that can govern and oppress, the author claimed that if transformation were needed, it could only be made possible through better understanding.
This text was first published in 1974, long before the dawn of multi-channel TV, or the reality and celebrity shows that now pack the schedules. Yet Williams' analysis of television's history, its institutions, programmes and practices, and its future prospects, remains prescient.
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.
Why I am not a Christian is considered one of the most blasphemous philosophical documents ever written, and at a time when we have faith schools and wars over religious beliefs, its message today couldn't be more relevant.
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
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.
Leading the reader step by step through the causes of unhappiness and the personal choices, compromises and sacrifices that (may) lead to the final, affirmative conclusion of 'The Happy Man', this book is written by Bertrand Russell.
Presenting a rethinking of the basic concepts and categories of Western philosophy in the latter part of the twentieth century, this work contains writings central to our understanding of language, meaning, identity, ethics and values.