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Routledge Advances in Sociology

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1-10 of 133 results in Routledge Advances in Sociology
  1. 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 July 31st 2014 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 July 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Punk Rock and the Politics of Place

    Building a Better Tomorrow

    By Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book is an ethnographic investigation of punk subculture as well as a treatise on the importance of place: a location with both physical form and cultural meaning. Rather than examining punk as a "sound" or a "style" as many previous works have done, it investigates the places that the...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Political Inequality in an Age of Democracy

    Cross-national Perspectives

    Edited by Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The world has witnessed the creation of new democracies and the maturing of old ones. Yet, everywhere there is democracy, there is also political inequality. Voices of everyday folk struggle to be heard; often, they keep silent. Governments respond mostly to the influential and the already...

    Published July 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Transformative Capacity of New Technologies

    A Theory of Sociotechnical Change

    By Ulrich Dolata

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Scientific concepts on the co-evolution of technology and society, as well as recent sociotechnical system approaches, focus on the general interrelations between technology, socioeconomic structures, and institutions. Their aim is to study and explain processes and modes of technological change....

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Socioeconomic Outcomes of the Global Financial Crisis

    Theoretical Discussion and Empirical Case Studies

    Edited by Ulrike Schuerkens

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book originates from a comparative research project involving extensive collection and analysis of primary and secondary materials (scholarly literature, statistical data, and interviews with key actors) on socioeconomic outcomes of the global financial crisis in all major world regions during...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Healthy Aging in Sociocultural Context

    Edited by Andrew E. Scharlach, Kazumi Hoshino

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Healthy Aging in Sociocultural Context examines two emerging trends facing countries throughout the world: population aging and population diversity. It makes a unique contribution to our understanding of these timely issues by examining their implications for healthy aging, a topic of increasing...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Challenges of Being a Rural Gay Man

    Coping with Stigma

    By Deborah Bray Preston, Anthony R. D'Augelli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Gay men often face struggles in the conservative world of rural life, due to the pervasive social stigmas associated with homosexuality and the lack of anonymity in a small-town setting. In this book, Preston and D’Augelli present the results of in-depth interviews and surveys with rural gay men,...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Cultural Capital, Identity, and Social Mobility

    The Life Course of Working-Class University Graduates

    By Mick Matthys

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This qualitative study explores the meaning of working-class origin in the life and career of university graduates. Social transition from a working-class background to a middle-class milieu results in loyalty conflicts and communication barriers. The lack of social and cultural capital and the...

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge