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Routledge Advances in Sociology

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1-10 of 155 results in Routledge Advances in Sociology
  1. Lifestyles and Subcultures

    History and a New Perspective

    By Luigi Berzano, Carlo Genova

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Lifestyles and subcultures are tools through which people say – to themselves and to others – who they think they are, who they think they are similar to, and who they think they are different from. Lifestyles and subcultures are ways which people adopt to look at their own lives, and to try to...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. From Corporate to Social Media

    Critical Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility in Media and Communication Industries

    By Marisol Sandoval

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The corporate and the social are crucial themes of our times. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, both individual lives and society were shaped by capitalist crisis and the rise of social media. But what marks the distinctively social character of "social media"? And how does it relate...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Capitalist Personality

    Face-to-Face Sociality and Economic Change in the Post-Communist World

    By Christopher S. Swader

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Modern capitalism favors values that undermine our face-to-face bonds with friends and family members. Focusing on the post-communist world, and comparing it to more "developed" societies, this book reveals the mixed effects of capitalist culture on interpersonal relationships. While most observers...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Sociology of the Visual Sphere

    Edited by Regev Nathansohn, Dennis Zuev

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This collection of original articles deals with two intertwined general questions: what is the visual sphere, and what are the means by which we can study it sociologically? These questions serve as the logic for dividing the book into two sections, the first ("Visualizing the Social, Sociologizing...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Culture of Enterprise in Neoliberalism

    Specters of Entrepreneurship

    By Tomas Marttila

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book provides an empirical study of the increasing importance of the concept of the entrepreneur in the context of the neoliberal cultural paradigm. Using the theoretical framework of the post-structural discourse theory and methods of qualitative discourse analysis, the book describes the...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Innovation in Socio-Cultural Context

    Edited by Frane Adam, Hans Westlund

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Innovation - the process of obtaining, understanding, applying, transforming, managing and transferring knowledge - is a result of human collaboration, but it has become an increasingly complex process, with a growing number of interacting parties involved. Lack of innovation is not necessarily...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Life Course Perspectives on Military Service

    Edited by Janet M. Wilmoth, Andrew S. London

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This edited volume provides a comprehensive and critical review of what we know about military service and the life course, what we don’t know, and what we need to do to better understand the role of military service in shaping people's lives. It demonstrates that the military, like colleges and...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Internet Dating

    By Chris Beasley, Mary Holmes

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This volume presents and evaluates key social theories and a global range of empirical studies on internet dating, considering whether internet dating is driven by commercial or consumerist logic or by more technical or reflexive approaches to finding sexual or love partners. It pays particular...

    Published May 15th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Seeing Religion

    Toward a Visual Sociology of Religion

    Edited by Roman R. Williams

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The potential of visual research methods in the sociology of religion is vast, but largely untapped. This comes as a surprise, however, given the visual, symbolic, and material nature of religion and spirituality. Evidence of religious faith and practice is materially present in everything from...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Stigma and the Shaping of the Pornography Industry

    By Georgina Voss

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The idea of ‘pornography’ is often employed to invoke titillation, anger, and disgust. Stigma and the Shaping of the Pornography Industry explores the effects that this stigmatized identity has on the pornography industry itself. From the video era to the emergence of the internet, to trade shows,...

    Published May 12th 2015 by Routledge