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  1. Interview with Marian Adolf and Nico Stehr, authors of Knowledge

    Marian Adolf and Nico Stehr, have answered a few questions for us about their book, Knowledge, which published earlier this year. Find out what makes this book ideal for students, and which academic courses will benefit through the use of this book.

    Read the interview here >>>

  2. The ‘Irish’ Family

    Edited by Linda Connolly

    When situated in the wider European context, ‘the Irish family’ has undergone a process of profound transformation and rapid change in very recent decades. Recent data cites a significant increase in one parent households and a high non-marital birth rate for instance alongside the emergence of cohabitation, divorce, same sex families and reconstituted families... Read more...

  3. Surveillance in Europe

    Edited by David Wright and Reinhard Kreissl

    Surveillance in Europe is an accessible, definitive and comprehensive overview of the rapidly growing multi-disciplinary field of surveillance studies in Europe. Written by experts in the field, including leading scholars, the Companion’s clear and up to date style will appeal to a wide range of scholars and students in the social sciences, arts and humanities... Read more...

  4. Life and Death Decisions

    The Quest for Morality and Justice in Human Societies, 2nd Edition
    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    Issues of Life and Death such as abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment and others are among the most contentious in many societies. Whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time and who makes those decisions? Based on the author’s award-winning and hugely popular undergraduate course at the University of Texas, this book explores these questions and the fundamentally sociological processes which underlie the quest for morality and justice in human societies... Read more...

  5. The Body

    Social and Cultural Dissections
    By Lisa Jean Moore and Monica J. Casper

    This college-level handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of sociological and cultural perspectives on the human body. Organized along the lines of a standard anatomical textbook delineated by body parts and processes, this volume subverts the expected content in favor of providing tools for social and cultural analysis... Read more...

  6. NEW - Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies

    "The editor and contributors to this handbook have effected an unlikely triumph -- turning a vague journalistic, official and corporate description ('diversity') into a serious social scientific concept". - Robin Cohen, Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford

    To read more about the Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies click here.

  7. Paul Maginn

    Interview with Paul Maginn, co-editor of (Sub)Urban Sexscapes

    As an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, find out how Paul Maginn came to co-edit a book on this ‘controversial’ subject area with Christine Steinmetz, and what he hopes readers will take away from their eagerly awaited new book, (Sub)Urban Sexscapes: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry.

    Read the full interview here >>>

  8. Onofrio Romano

    Author Interview with Onofrio Romano

    Onofrio Romano is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Political Sciences of the University of Bari, and the author of The Sociology of Knowledge in a Time of Crisis: Challenging the Phantom of Liberty. Find out how this approach to the evolution of social and political thought differs to other perspectives in the field, and what direction or focus this may take in the next few years. Read the interview here >>>

  9. Digital Sociology

    By Deborah Lupton

    We now live in a digital society. New digital technologies have had a profound influence on everyday life, social relations, government, commerce, the economy and the production and dissemination of knowledge. People’s movements in space, their purchasing habits and their online communication with others are now monitored in detail by digital technologies. We are increasingly becoming digital data subjects, whether we like it or not, and whether we choose this or not...

    Click here to watch an interview with Deborah Lupton about Digital Sociology and read more >>>

  10. Beads, Bodies, and Trash

    Public Sex, Global Labor, and the Disposability of Mardi Gras
    By David Redmon

    Beads, Bodies, and Trash merges cultural sociology with a commodity chain analysis by following Mardi Gras beads to their origins. Beginning with Bourbon Street of New Orleans, this book moves to the grim factories in the tax-free economic zone of rural Fuzhou, China. Beads, Bodies, and Trash will increase students’ capacity to think critically about and question everyday objects that circulate around the globe... Read more...

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