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Routledge Advances in Sociology

This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of sociology. It provides a broad range of case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives, while covering a variety of topics, theories and issues from around the world. It is not confined to any particular school of thought.

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  1. (Sub)Urban Sexscapes

    Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry

    Edited by Paul J. Maginn, Christine Steinmetz

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    (Sub)Urban Sexscapes brings together a collection of theoretically-informed and empirically rich case studies from internationally renowned and emerging scholars highlighting the contemporary and historical geographies and regulation of the commercial sex industry. Contributions in this edited...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Ideology and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

    By Reyhan Atasü-Topcuoğlu

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Human trafficking has become one of the most spoken-of problems of our day, and fighting it has grown into a multi-million-dollar project sector. This book is about how we all come to name various exploitative migratory experiences "human trafficking" and how we build a consensus on how to counter...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Opening the Black Box

    The Work of Watching

    By Gavin J. D. Smith

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras are a prominent, if increasingly familiar, feature of urbanism. They symbolize the faith that spatial authorities place in technical interventions for the treatment of social problems. CCTV was principally introduced to sterilize municipalities, to govern...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Advances in Biographical Methods

    Creative Applications

    Edited by Maggie O’Neill, Brian Roberts, Andrew Sparkes

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Rooted in a long and diverse genealogy, biographical approaches have developed from a focus upon a single story, a ‘life story’ and personal documents (e.g. diaries), to encompass (more routinely) autobiographical secondary and archival research and analysis - as well as multi-media, arts based...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Ethnographic Research in the Construction Industry

    Edited by Sarah Pink, Dylan Tutt, Andrew Dainty

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The construction industry as a workplace is commonly seen as problematic for a number of reasons, including its worrying health and safety record, the instability of its workforce, and the poorly regulated nature of the sector. It is surprising therefore, that the sector and its working practices...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Youth, Arts, and Education

    Reassembling Subjectivity through Affect

    By Anna Hickey-Moody

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    How are the arts important in young people’s lives? Youth, Arts and Education offers a groundbreaking theory of arts education. Anna Hickey-Moody explores how the arts are ways of belonging, resisting, being governed and being heard. Through examples from the United Kingdom and Australia, Anna...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sustainable Practices

    Social Theory and Climate Change

    Edited by Elizabeth Shove, Nicola Spurling

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Climate change is widely agreed to be one the greatest challenges facing society today. Mitigating and adapting to it is certain to require new ways of living. Thus far efforts to promote less resource-intensive habits and routines have centred on typically limited understandings of individual...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Migration in the 21st Century

    Political Economy and Ethnography

    Edited by Pauline Gardiner Barber, Winnie Lem

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This edited collection focuses on global migration in its inter-regional, international and transnational variants, and argues that contemporary migration scholarship is significantly advanced both within anthropology and beyond it when ethnography is theoretically engaged to grapple with the...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Gender Roles in Ireland

    Three Decades of Attitude Change

    By Margret Fine-Davis

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Gender Roles in Ireland: three decades of attitude change documents changing attitudes toward the role of women in Ireland from 1975 to 2005, a key period of social change in this society. The book presents replicated measures from four separate surveys carried out over three decades. These cover a...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. From Globalization to World Society

    Neo-Institutional and Systems-Theoretical Perspectives

    Edited by Boris Holzer, Fatima Kastner, Tobias Werron

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Since the 1970s, various sociological approaches have tried to understand and conceptualize "the global," yet few of them have systematically addressed the full spectrum of social relationships. Prominent exponents of the global approach - such as world systems analysis - instead have focused on...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Tocqueville's Virus: Utopia and Dystopia in Western Social and Political Thought
    By Mark Featherstone
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  2. Language, Identity and Conflict: A Comparative Study of Language in Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Eurasia
    By Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  3. Atoms, Bytes and Genes: Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses
    By Martin W. Bauer
    To Be Published November 3rd 2014
  4. Ideology and the Fight Against Human Trafficking
    By Reyhan Atasü-Topcuoğlu
    To Be Published November 6th 2014
  5. Social Cohesion and Immigration in Europe and North America: Mechanisms, Conditions, and Causality
    Edited by Ruud Koopmans, Bram Lancee, Merlin Schaeffer
    To Be Published November 17th 2014
  6. Digital Publics: Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics
    By John Michael Roberts
    To Be Published November 24th 2014
  7. Reproductive Tourism in the United States: Creating Family in the Mother Country
    By Lauren Jade Martin
    To Be Published December 17th 2014
  8. Rethinking Serial Murder, Spree Killing, and Atrocities: Beyond the Usual Distinctions
    By Robert Shanafelt, Nathan W. Pino
    To Be Published December 21st 2014
  9. The Re-Use of Urban Ruins: Atmospheric Inquiries of the City
    By Hanna Katharina Göbel
    To Be Published December 22nd 2014
  10. Researching the Powerful: Public Sociology in Action
    Edited by David Miller, Lucy Brown, William Dinan, Ludek Stavinoha
    To Be Published January 14th 2015

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