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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 135 results in Routledge Advances in Sociology
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Latin America and Contemporary Modernity

    A Sociological Interpretation

    By José Maurício Domingues

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In this book, renowned author José Maurício Domingues places Latin America within the third phase of global modern civilization and offers a general theoretical approach to contemporary Latin America. He sees modernity as configured by episodic modernizing moves which, when counting on strong...

    Published December 8th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Role of Religion in Modern Societies

    Edited by Detlef Pollack, Daniel V.A. Olson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Does modernization lead to the decline of religion? This question lies at the centre of a key debate in the sociology of religion. During the past decade American scholars, using primarily American data, have dominated this debate and have made a strong case that the answer to this question is no....

    Published December 8th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Cohabitation, Family & Society

    By Tiziana Nazio

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book deals with the process of the diffusion of cohabitation in Europe and discusses its impact upon fundamental changes in family formation. It makes use of highly dynamic statistical modelling that takes into account both changes occurring along the life course (individuals’ biographies) and...

    Published December 8th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Feminism, Domesticity and Popular Culture

    Edited by Stacy Gillis, Joanne Hollows

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The relationship between feminism and domesticity has recently come in for renewed interest in popular culture. This collection makes an intervention into the debates surrounding feminism’s contentious relationship with domesticity and domestic femininities in popular culture. It offers an...

    Published July 28th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Queer Political Performance and Protest

    By Benjamin Shepard

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    From the birth of the Gay Liberation through the rise of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in 1987, the global justice movement in 1994, the largest day of antiwar protest in world history in February 2003, the Republican National Convention protests in August 2004, and the massive...

    Published July 14th 2011 by Routledge

  9. European Integration as an Elite Process

    The Failure of a Dream?

    By Max Haller

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Max Haller's impressive book presents an analysis of the process of European integration which keeps the relation between elites and citizens at the forefront. It is shown on the basis of new empirical data (surveys, interviews, analyses of documents and biographies) that European...

    Published May 5th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Cosmopolitan Spaces

    Europe, Globalization, Theory

    By Chris Rumford

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Cosmopolitan Spaces: Europe, Globalization, Theory endeavors a highly innovative reading of both globalization theory and contemporary European transformations. Interpreting cosmopolitanism as a politics of space, Rumford positions his analysis at the intersection of two exciting...

    Published May 4th 2011 by Routledge