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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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91-100 of 137 results in Routledge Advances in Sociology
  1. Sociology, Religion and Grace

    By Arpad Szakolczai

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Grace is a central concept of theology, while the term also has a wide range of meanings in many fields. For the first time in book format, the sociology of grace (or enchantment) is comprehensively explained in detail, with fascinating results. The author’s writings on this topic take...

    Published August 1st 2012 by Routledge

  2. Legislating Creativity

    The Intersections of Art and Politics

    By Dustin Kidd

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    How does political policy-making shape the creative activities of artists? Do the political interests of artists influence actual political practices in any way? Legislating Creativity examines the relationship between art and politics through an analysis of controversial art projects tied to the...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Formal and Informal Work

    The Hidden Work Regime in Europe

    Edited by Birgit Pfau-Effinger, Lluis Flaquer, Per H. Jensen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Informal work – family care, voluntary work, and undeclared or unregulated work – is a critical form of labor in today’s economy, yet remains underanalyzed and examined. This volume develops a comprehensive conceptual framework of informal work and analyses systematically the relationship of formal...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Bourdieu's Politics

    Problems and Possiblities

    By Jeremy F. Lane

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In the last decade of his career, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu became involved in a series of high-profile political interventions, defending the cause of striking students and workers, speaking out in the name of illegal immigrants, the homeless and the unemployed, challenging the...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  5. After the Bell

    Family Background, Public Policy and Educational Success

    Edited by Karen Albright, Dalton Conley

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Since the publication of the Coleman report in the US many decades ago, it has been widely accepted that the evidence that schools are marginal in the grand scheme of academic achievement is conclusive. Despite this, educational policy across the world remains focused almost exclusively on...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies

    By Christian Fuchs

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies lays down foundations for the analysis of media, information, and information technology in 21st century information society, as well as introducing the theoretical and empirical tools necessary for the critical study of media and...

    Published April 15th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages

    By David C. Kraemer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book explores the history of Jewish eating and Jewish identity, from the Bible to the present. The lessons of this book rest squarely on the much-quoted insight: 'you are what you eat.' But this book goes beyond that simple truism to recognise that you are not only what you eat, but also how,...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Interpreting Human Rights

    Social Science Perspectives

    Edited by Rhiannon Morgan, Bryan Turner

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In recent decades, human rights have come to occupy an apparently unshakable position as a key and pervasive feature of contemporary global public culture. At the same time, human rights have become a central focus of research in the social sciences, embracing distinctive analytical and empirical...

    Published March 30th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Sex Research and Sex Therapy

    A Sociological Analysis of Masters and Johnson

    By Ross Morrow

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Gynaecologist William Howell Masters and psychologist Virginia Eshelman Johnson pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders and dysfunctions from 1957 until the 1990s. This book examines their influential scientific sex...

    Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  10. Changing Relationships

    Edited by Malcolm Brynin, John Ermisch

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Some relationships are within the family -- such as between parents and children, grandparents and children and between siblings -- while others are between friends. In some cases, these distinctions are blurred (Are short-term partners family members? Are family members seen as such when...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Advances in Biographical Methods: Creative Applications
    Edited by Maggie O’Neill, Brian Roberts, Andrew Sparkes
    To Be Published October 13th 2014
  2. (Sub)Urban Sexscapes: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry
    Edited by Paul J. Maginn, Christine Steinmetz
    To Be Published October 15th 2014
  3. Opening the Black Box: The Work of Watching
    By Gavin J. D. Smith
    To Be Published October 17th 2014
  4. Tocqueville's Virus: Utopia and Dystopia in Western Social and Political Thought
    By Mark Featherstone
    To Be Published November 1st 2014
  5. Language, Identity and Conflict: A Comparative Study of Language in Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Eurasia
    By Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost
    To Be Published November 1st 2014
  6. Ideology and the Fight Against Human Trafficking
    By Reyhan Atasü-Topcuo─člu
    To Be Published November 7th 2014
  7. 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 18th 2014
  8. Digital Publics: Cultural Political Economy, Financialization and Creative Organizational Politics
    By John Michael Roberts
    To Be Published November 25th 2014
  9. Reproductive Tourism in the United States: Creating Family in the Mother Country
    By Lauren Jade Martin
    To Be Published December 18th 2014
  10. Rethinking Serial Murder, Spree Killing, and Atrocities: Beyond the Usual Distinctions
    By Robert Shanafelt, Nathan W. Pino
    To Be Published December 22nd 2014

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