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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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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 4th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Twentieth Century Music and the Question of Modernity

    By Eduardo de la Fuente

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In the first decade of the twentieth-century, many composers rejected the principles of tonality and regular beat. This signaled a dramatic challenge to the rationalist and linear conceptions of music that had existed in the West since the Renaissance. The ‘break with tonality’, Neo-Classicism,...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The American Surfer

    Radical Culture and Capitalism

    By Kristin Lawler

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The image of surfing is everywhere in American popular culture – films, novels, television shows, magazines, newspaper articles, music, and especially advertisements. In this book, Kristin Lawler examines the surfer, one of the most significant and enduring archetypes in American popular culture,...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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 Unknown