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Routledge Advances in Sociology

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  1. Critical Theory and Social Media

    Between Emancipation and Commodification

    By Thomas Allmer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are enormously popular: they are continuously ranked among the most frequently accessed websites worldwide. However there are as yet few studies which combine critical theoretical and empirical research in the context of digital and...

    Published April 13th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Speaking for Animals

    Animal Autobiographical Writing

    Edited by Margo DeMello

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    For thousands of years, in the myths and folktales of people around the world, animals have spoken in human tongues. Western and non-Western literary and folkloric traditions are filled with both speaking animals, some of whom even narrate or write their own autobiographies. Animals speak, famously...

    Published March 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Bohemian Ethos

    Questioning Work and Making a Scene on the Lower East Side

    By Judith R. Halasz

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The iconoclastic ingenuity of bohemians, from Gerard de Nerval to Allen Ginsberg, continually captivates the popular imagination; the worlds of fashion, advertising, and even real estate all capitalize on the alternative appeal of bohemian style. Persistently overlooked, however, is bohemians'...

    Published January 28th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Researching the Powerful

    Public Sociology in Action

    Edited by David Miller, Lucy Brown, William Dinan, Ludek Stavinoha

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book exemplifies the "public sociology" approach to sociological research popularised by Michael Burawoy, showcasing how an approach that focuses on the powerful can bring new insights into how our society works. As a collection of empirically-rich sociological writings on power, influence and...

    Published January 15th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Social Cohesion and Immigration in Europe and North America

    Mechanisms, Conditions, and Causality

    Edited by Ruud Koopmans, Bram Lancee, Merlin Schaeffer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Concerns about immigration and the rising visibility of minorities have triggered a lively scholarly debate on the consequences of ethnic diversity for trust, cooperation, and other aspects of social cohesion. In this accessibly written volume, leading scholars explore where, when, and why ethnic...

    Published January 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Re-Use of Urban Ruins

    Atmospheric Inquiries of the City

    By Hanna Katharina Göbel

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    How do urban ruins provoke their cultural revaluation? This book offers a unique sociological analysis about the social agencies of material culture and atmospheric knowledge of buildings in the making. It draws on ethnographic research in Berlin along the former Palace of the Republic, the E-Werk...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Atoms, Bytes and Genes

    Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses

    By Martin W. Bauer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    "Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific developments of the 20th century: nuclear power, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance continues to challenge these developments in public opinion. This book traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised...

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Reproductive Tourism in the United States

    Creating Family in the Mother Country

    By Lauren Jade Martin

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book examines the United States as a destination for international consumers of assisted fertility services, including egg donation, surrogacy, and sex selection. Based on interviews conducted with fertility industry insiders who market their services to an international clientele in three of...

    Published December 6th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Rethinking Serial Murder, Spree Killing, and Atrocities

    Beyond the Usual Distinctions

    By Robert Shanafelt, Nathan W. Pino

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Multiple killings by serial or spree killers and the mass violence seen in war crimes and other atrocities have typically been understood as discrete category types, which can foster the view that there are fundamentally different kinds of human beings, including "deviants" who are born evil and...

    Published December 6th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Digital Publics

    Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics

    By John Michael Roberts

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Today we often hear academics, commentators, pundits, and politicians telling us that new media has transformed activism, providing an array of networks for ordinary people to become creatively involved in a multitude of social and political practices. But what exactly is the ideology lurking...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge