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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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101-110 of 158 results in Routledge Advances in Sociology
  1. Heritage in the Digital Era

    Cinematic Tourism and the Activist Cause

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    What happens to traditional conceptions of heritage in the era of fluid media spaces? ‘Heritage’ usually involves intergenerational transmission of ideas, customs, ancestral lands, and artefacts, and so serves to reproduce national communities over time. However, media industries have the power to...

    Published February 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Solidarity in Individualized Societies

    Recognition, Justice and Good Judgement

    By Søren Juul

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In today’s individualized, culturally diverse and globalized society, many sociologists have concluded that the conceptualizations developed by classical sociology are no longer sufficient to promote social cohesion. So what kind of solidarity can achieve this? Engaging with recent thought in...

    Published January 31st 2013 by Routledge

  3. Generation, Discourse, and Social Change

    By Karen R. Foster

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Just what is a generation? And why, if at all, does it matter? This book asks what generation means to ordinary people, arguing that generation is real and it matters, but not in the ways that we think. Generations are not groups of people who can be categorized and attributed with static,...

    Published January 16th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Eastern European Immigrant Families

    By Mihaela Robila

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Immigration from Eastern Europe to the United States has grown significantly in the last few decades. While Asian and Latin American immigrations have been central to the discourse of migration to the US, the rapid growth of Eastern European immigrants has received insufficient attention. Robila...

    Published January 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Speaking for Animals

    Animal Autobiographical Writing

    Edited by Margo DeMello

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    For thousands of years, in the myths and folktales of people around the world, animals have spoken in human tongues. Western and non-Western literary and folkloric traditions are filled with both speaking animals, some of whom even narrate or write their own autobiographies. Animals speak, famously...

    Published November 7th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 25th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 19th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 19th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 5th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Globalization and Transformations of Social Inequality

    Edited by Ulrike Schuerkens

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Social inequality is a worldwide phenomenon. Globalization has exacerbated and alleviated inequality over the past twenty-five years. This volume offers analytical and comparative insights from current case studies of social inequality in more than ten countries within all the major regions of the...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge