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New Approaches in Sociology

Studies in Social Inequality, Social Change, and Social Justice

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  1. Queer Inclusion in the United Methodist Church

    By Amanda Udis-Kessler

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    The United Methodist Church has been in conflict over lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender inclusion issues since 1972. That year, in response to the gay liberation and gay rights movements, wording was added to the UMC Book of Discipline (the compilation of denominational policies and doctrines)...

    To Be Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. No Place Like Home

    Organizing Home-Based Labor in the Era of Structural Adjustment

    By David Staples

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    No Place Like Home examines the emergence of home-based women workers as paradigmatic figures of contemporary capitalism, neoliberal governmentality, and socio-political contestation. Far from an isolated or contingent situation, home-based work constitutes today an enormous arena of 'invisible'...

    Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Struggle Over Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Rights

    Facing off in Cincinnati

    By Kimberly B. Dugan

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    In November 1993 voters in Cincinnati, Ohio passed Issue 3, an amendment to the City Charter eliminating gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons' legal protection against discrimination and prohibiting their recognition as a group or class. This Christian right initiative emerged largely in response to...

    Published May 1st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Domestic Democracy

    At Home in South Africa

    By Jennifer Fish

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 1st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Parenting for the State

    An Ethnographic Analysis of Non-Profit Foster Care

    By Teresa Toguchi Swartz

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    Through careful ethnography and rich in-depth interviews at a non-profit foster family agency, this book takes a look behind the scenes of our troubled foster care system....

    Published May 1st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Unequal Partnerships

    Beyond the Rhetoric of Philanthropic Collaboration

    By Ira Silver

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    Through an examination of the Chicago Initiative, Silver analyzes how elite philanthropists exercise social control over community organizations that do work in poor neighborhoods....

    Published May 1st 2013 by Routledge

  7. Negotiating Decolonization in the United Nations

    Politics of Space, Identity, and International Community

    By Vrushali Patil

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    Combining discourse and comparative historical methods of analysis, this book explores how colonialists and anti-colonialists renegotiated transnational power relationships within the debates on decolonization in the United Nations from 1946-1960. Shrewdly bringing together Sociology, Women’s...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Social Organization of Policy

    An Institutional Ethnography of UN Forest Deliberations

    By Lauren E. Eastwood

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    This book provides a specific case study--based upon direct research with UN processes--which enables the reader to situate larger theoretical arguments regarding civil society, globalization, and sustainable development within the context of the actual activities of practitioners working within...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Striving and Surviving

    A Daily Life Analysis of Honduran Transnational Families

    By Leah Schmalzbauer

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    Drawing on data the author gathered in Honduras and the United States from weekly time diaries, in-depth interviews, participant observation and interpretive focus groups, she looks specifically at the experience and prospects of transmigrant labor in the United States; the aspirations and...

    Published January 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Minority within a Minority

    Black Francophone Immigrants and the Dynamics of Power and Resistance

    By Amal Ibrahim Madibbo

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    This book examines the institutional racism and language discrimination that Black Francophones – who constitute a racial minority situated within a linguistic minority – face and identifies the strategies of resistance Black Francophones invent to gain access to power structures....

    Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Judicial Reform and Reorganization in 20th Century Iran: State-Building, Modernization and Islamicization
    By Majid Mohammadi
    To Be Published October 31st 2014

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