Routledge is proud to reissue the renowned collection that is widely considered to be the most important series of books on sociology ever published.The history of the "ILS" is the history of modern sociology. In ground-breaking monographs on Japanese education, color prejudice in South Africa, youth detention, women's work and wages, and other studies, "ILS" opened the door to a wide range of important multidisciplinary work and transformed the field. Founded in the 1940s by Karl Mannheim, the series became the forum for pioneering research and theory, witnessed the birth of Asian Studies, Industrial Relations, and Business Studies as sociological disciplines, and brought comparative approaches and analysis of new disciplines to the forefront. A cornerstone for all serious sociology collections, this groundbreaking series also contains key texts for students and researchers in political theory, history, geography, development and urban studies, psychology, education, social welfare, and economics. The US/Canada edition of the "ILS" is comprised of 225 volumes grouped into 19 thematic mini-sets: * "A: " "Social Theory and Methodology"16-vol. miniset * 0-415-30916-6L* "B: Economics and Society"8-vol. miniset * 0-415-30917-4L* "C: Political Sociology"13-vol. miniset * 0-415-30918-2L* "D: The Sociology of East Asia"3-vol. miniset * 0-415-30919-0L* "E: The Sociology of" "Development"17-vol. miniset * 0-415-30920-4L* "F: The Sociology of Religion"7-vol. miniset * 0-415-30921-2L* "G: The Sociology of Culture"6-vol. miniset * 0-415-30922-0L* "H: Historical Sociology"6-vol. miniset * 0-415-30923-9L* "I: Class, Race and Social Structure"16-vol. miniset * 0-415-309247L* "J: The Sociology of Gender and the Family"11-vol. miniset * 0-415-30925-5L* "K: The Sociology of Youth and Adolescence"10-vol. miniset * 0-415-30926-3L* "L: The Sociology of Work and Organization"17-vol. miniset * 0-415-30927-1L* "M: Urban and Regional" "Sociology"12-vol. miniset * 0-415-30927-X L* "N: Public Policy, Welfare and Social Work"17-vol. miniset * 0-415-30929-8L* "O: The Sociology of Law and Criminology"15-vol. miniset * 0-415-30930-1L* "P: The Sociology of Education"26-vol. miniset * 0-415-30931-X L* "Q: Sociology" "of Behaviour and Psychology"11-vol. miniset * 0-415-30932-8L* "R: The Sociology of Mental Health"7-vol. miniset * 0-415-30933-6L* "S: The Sociology of the Soviet Union"7-vol. miniset * 0-415-30934-4 For a complete list of titles and US/Canadian prices, visit the "International Library of Sociology" US website.