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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 131 results in Routledge Advances in Sociology
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. The Cultural Significance of the Child Star

    By Jane Catherine O'Connor

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The child star is an iconic figure in Western society representing a growing cultural trend which idolises, castigates and fetishises the image of the perfect, innocent and beautiful child. In this book, Jane O’Connor explores the paradoxical status of the child star who is both adored and reviled...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Culture of Welfare Markets

    The International Recasting of Pension and Care Systems

    By Ingo Bode

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book examines the rise of welfare markets in Western societies and explores their functioning, regulation and embeddedness by addressing the particular field of old age provision, including both retirement provision and elderly care. It goes beyond a mere social policy analysis by...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Contexts of Social Capital

    Social Networks in Markets, Communities and Families

    Edited by Ray-May Hsung, Nan Lin, Ronald L. Breiger

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The concept of social capital refers to the ways in which people make use of their social networks in "getting ahead." Social capital isn’t just about the connections in networks, but fundamentally concerns the distribution of resources on the basis of exchanges. This volume focuses on how social...

    Published February 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Contested Citizenship in East Asia

    Developmental Politics, National Unity, and Globalization

    Edited by Kyung-Sup Chang, Bryan S. Turner

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Theories of citizenship from the West – pre-eminently those by T.H. Marshall – provide only a limited insight into East Asian political history. The Marshallian trajectory – juridical, political and social rights – was not repeated in Asia and the late nineteenth-century debate about...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  10. A Crisis of Waste?

    Understanding the Rubbish Society

    By Martin O'Brien

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book takes a measured look at the 'crisis of waste' in modern society and it does so historically, sociologically and critically. It tells stories about past and present ‘crises’ of waste and puts them in their appropriate social and industrial contexts. From Charles Dickens to Don...

    Published December 8th 2011 by Routledge