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  • Concepts of the Selfby Anthony Elliott

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    More than ten years on from its original publication, Concepts of the Self still mesmerizes with its insight, comprehensiveness and critique of debates over the self in the social sciences and humanities. Anthony Elliott has written a new preface to this third edition to address some of the most recent developments in the field, and offers a powerful... more...

  • The Contemporary Baumanby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    This text covers Bauman?s contribution to sociology and social theory. This ideal teaching text analyzes Bauman's shift from a sociology of postmodernity to liquid modernity, and provides a critical assessment of the contemporary Bauman, appraising his novel theory of liquid modernity in terms of its implications for self-identity, interpersonal relationships,... more...

  • Contemporary Social Theoryby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 67.95

    This book is arguably the definitive undergraduate textbook on contemporary social theory. Written by one of the world?s most acclaimed social theorists, Anthony Elliott provides a dazzlingly accessible and comprehensive introduction to modern social theory from the Frankfurt School to globalization theories and beyond. In distilling the essentials... more...

  • Identity Troublesby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 46.95

    In our turbulent world of global flows and digital transformations pervasive identity crises and self-reinvention have become increasingly central to everyday life. In this fascinating book, Anthony Elliott shows how global transformations ? the new electronic economy, digital worlds, biotechnologies and artificial intelligence - generatesa metamorphosis... more...

  • Making the Cutby Anthony Elliott

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 19.95

    Making the Cut paints a disturbing social portrait of a global culture held in thrall to immediacy, where cosmetic surgical enhancements of the body are fundamental to new forms of self-design and self-improvement. more...

  • Psychoanalytic Theoryby Anthony Elliott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 41.50

    This comprehensive introduction to psychoanalytic theory and its application to the social sciences and humanities is now available in a new and fully revised edition. Elliott provides lucid interpretations of key psychoanalytic theorists and examines the political and cultural dimensions of psychoanalytic studies. more...

  • Reinventionby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 23.95

    Ours is the era of ?reinvention?. From psychotherapy to life coaching, from self-help manuals to cosmetic surgery, and from corporate rebranding to urban redesign: the art of reinvention is inextricably interwoven with the lure of the next frontier, the breakthrough to the next boundary ? especially boundaries of the self. In this insightful and... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Social Theoryby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 38.95

    The Routledge Companion to Social Theory provides an authoritative, comprehensive and provocative introduction to the key traditions of thought in social theory today. This ground-breaking reference work brings together major contributors, both established and emergent new voices, to reflect on the ways in which social theory sheds light on the... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Identity Studiesby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 72.95

    The Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies offers an exceptionally clear overview of the analysis of identity in the social sciences, and in so doing seeks to develop a new agenda for identity-studies in the twenty-first century. The key theories of identity, ranging from classical accounts to postmodern, psychoanalytic and feminist approaches,... more...

  • Social Theory Since Freudby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 61.95

    In this compelling book, Anthony Elliott traces the rise of psychoanalysis from the Frankfurt School to postmodernism. Examining how pathbreaking theorists such as Adorno, Marcuse, Lacan and Lyotard have deployed psychoanalysis to politicise issues such as desire, sexuality, repression and identity, Elliott assesses the gains and losses arising from... more...