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Routledge Advances in Sociology

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1-10 of 158 results in Routledge Advances in Sociology
  1. Global Justice Activism and Policy Reform in Europe

    Understanding When Change Happens

    Edited by Peter Utting, Mario Pianta, Anne Ellersiek

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Civil society activism around issues of global justice has proliferated in Europe during the past two decades. Has such contestation and advocacy made a difference? This book examines whether and how the organizations, networks and campaigns involved have attained their policy objectives in the...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Bourdieu's Theory of Social Fields

    Concepts and Applications

    Edited by Mathieu Hilgers, Eric Mangez

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Bourdieu’s theory of social fields is one of his key contributions to social sciences and humanities. However, it has never been subjected to genuine critical examination. This book fills that gap and offers a clear and wide-ranging introduction to the theory. It includes a critical discussion of...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Comedy and Social Science

    Towards a Methodology of Funny

    By Cate Watson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    While there have been many sociological and psychological studies of humor, few can claim to be funny. Humor may be regarded as a legitimate topic for social scientists, but in general, they present their research rather seriously. In academia, humor tends to be trivialized and dismissed. This is...

    Published June 24th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Religious Identity and Social Change

    Explaining Christian conversion in a Muslim world

    By David Radford

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Religious Identity and Social Change offers a macro and micro analysis of the dynamics of rapid social and religious change occurring within the Muslim world. Drawing on rich ethnographic and quantitative research in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, David Radford provides theoretical insight into the...

    Published June 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 June 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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