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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. 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...

    To Be Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Touring Poverty

    By Bianca Freire-Medeiros

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Touring Poverty addresses a highly controversial practice: the transformation of impoverished neighbourhoods into valued attractions for international tourists. In the megacities of the Global South, selected and idealized aspects of poverty are being turned into a tourist commodity for consumption...

    Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  5. The International Recording Industries

    Edited by Lee Marshall

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The recording industry has been a major focus of interest for cultural commentators throughout the twenty-first century. As the first major content industry to have its production and distribution patterns radically disturbed by the internet, the recording industry’s content, attitudes and...

    Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Social Networks and Music Worlds

    Edited by Nick Crossley, Siobhan McAndrew, Paul Widdop

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Social networks are critical for the creation and consumption of music. This edited collection, Social Networks and Music Worlds, introduces students and scholars of music in society to the core concepts and tools of social network analysis. The collection showcases the use of these tools by...

    Published August 5th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Migrant Professionals in the City

    Local Encounters, Identities and Inequalities

    Edited by Lars Meier

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The migration of professionals is widely seen as a paradigmatic representation and a driver of globalization. The global elite of highly qualified migrants—managers and scientists, for example—are partly defined by their lives’ mobility. But their everyday lives are based and take place in specific...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Global Management, Local Resistances

    Theoretical Discussion and Empirical Case Studies

    Edited by Ulrike Schuerkens

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book originates from a research project involving extensive collection and analysis of primary and secondary materials (scholarly literature, statistical data, and interviews with key actors) on global management and local resistances in all major world regions during the last years. It seeks...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge