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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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1-10 of 145 results in Routledge Advances in Sociology
  1. The Re-Use of Urban Ruins

    Atmospheric Inquiries of the City

    By Hanna Katharina Göbel

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    How does architecture translate its cultural memory? How do urban ruins provoke their cultural revaluation? This book offers a unique sociological analysis about atmospheric knowledge of buildings in the making. It draws on ethnographic research in Berlin in order to make visible an...

    To Be Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Reproductive Tourism in the United States

    Creating Family in the Mother Country

    By Lauren Jade Martin

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book examines the United States as a destination for international consumers of assisted fertility services, including egg donation, surrogacy, and sex selection. Based on interviews conducted with fertility industry insiders who market their services to an international clientele in three of...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Rethinking Serial Murder, Spree Killing, and Atrocities

    Beyond the Usual Distinctions

    By Robert Shanafelt, Nathan W. Pino

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Multiple killings by serial or spree killers and the mass violence seen in war crimes and other atrocities have typically been understood as discrete category types, which can foster the view that there are fundamentally different kinds of human beings, including "deviants" who are born evil and...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Digital Publics

    Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics

    By John Michael Roberts

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Today we often hear academics, commentators, pundits, and politicians telling us that new media has transformed activism, providing an array of networks for ordinary people to become creatively involved in a multitude of social and political practices. But what exactly is the ideology lurking...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Social Cohesion and Immigration in Europe and North America

    Mechanisms, Conditions, and Causality

    Edited by Ruud Koopmans, Bram Lancee, Merlin Schaeffer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Concerns about immigration and the rising visibility of minorities have triggered a lively scholarly debate on the consequences of ethnic diversity for trust, cooperation, and other aspects of social cohesion. In this accessibly written volume, leading scholars explore where, when, and why ethnic...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Ideology and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

    By Reyhan Atasü-Topcuo─člu

    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 November 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. (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

  9. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge