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Routledge Advances in Sociology

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  1. Life Course Perspectives on Military Service

    Edited by Janet M. Wilmoth, Andrew S. London

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This edited volume provides a comprehensive and critical review of what we know about military service and the life course, what we don’t know, and what we need to do to better understand the role of military service in shaping people's lives. It demonstrates that the military, like colleges and...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Capitalist Personality

    Face-to-Face Sociality and Economic Change in the Post-Communist World

    By Christopher S. Swader

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Modern capitalism favors values that undermine our face-to-face bonds with friends and family members. Focusing on the post-communist world, and comparing it to more "developed" societies, this book reveals the mixed effects of capitalist culture on interpersonal relationships. While most observers...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Sociology of the Visual Sphere

    Edited by Regev Nathansohn, Dennis Zuev

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This collection of original articles deals with two intertwined general questions: what is the visual sphere, and what are the means by which we can study it sociologically? These questions serve as the logic for dividing the book into two sections, the first ("Visualizing the Social, Sociologizing...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Culture of Enterprise in Neoliberalism

    Specters of Entrepreneurship

    By Tomas Marttila

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book provides an empirical study of the increasing importance of the concept of the entrepreneur in the context of the neoliberal cultural paradigm. Using the theoretical framework of the post-structural discourse theory and methods of qualitative discourse analysis, the book describes the...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Innovation in Socio-Cultural Context

    Edited by Frane Adam, Hans Westlund

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Innovation - the process of obtaining, understanding, applying, transforming, managing and transferring knowledge - is a result of human collaboration, but it has become an increasingly complex process, with a growing number of interacting parties involved. Lack of innovation is not necessarily...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Global Justice Activism and Policy Reform in Europe

    Understanding When Change Happens

    Edited by Peter Utting, Mario Pianta, Anne Ellersiek

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Civil society activism around issues of global justice has proliferated in Europe during the past two decades. Has such contestation and advocacy made a difference? This book examines whether and how the organizations, networks and campaigns involved have attained their policy objectives in the...

    Published October 4th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Club Cultures

    Boundaries, Identities and Otherness

    By Silvia Rief

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book explores contemporary club and dance cultures as a manifestation of aesthetic and prosthetic forms of life. Rief addresses the questions of how practices of clubbing help cultivate particular forms of reflexivity and modes of experience, and how these shape new devices for reconfiguring...

    Published September 24th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Challenging Hegemonic Masculinity

    By Richard Howson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In the past twenty years there has been a growing interest in the issues surrounding men and masculinity. Driven primarily by the second-wave feminist critique of the legitimacy or hegemony of masculine practice and culture, the hegemony of men in social spheres such as the family, law, and the...

    Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Love, Heterosexuality and Society

    By Paul Johnson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Heterosexuality is a largely ‘silent’ set of practices and identities – it is assumed to be everywhere and yet often remains unnamed and unexplored. Despite recent changes in the theoretical understanding and representation of sexuality, heterosexuality continues to be socially normative. Forging...

    Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Youth in Contemporary Europe

    Edited by Jeremy Leaman, Martha Wörsching

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book examines the everyday living conditions experienced and also shaped by young people in Europe. Contributors reflect on the current context of economic, social and political change affecting youth in the critical transition from dependence to independence. The volume provides the...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge