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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 137 results in Routledge Advances in Sociology
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. (Sub)Urban Sexscapes: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry
    Edited by Paul J. Maginn, Christine Steinmetz
    To Be Published October 14th 2014
  2. Opening the Black Box: The Work of Watching
    By Gavin J. D. Smith
    To Be Published October 16th 2014
  3. Tocqueville's Virus: Utopia and Dystopia in Western Social and Political Thought
    By Mark Featherstone
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  4. Language, Identity and Conflict: A Comparative Study of Language in Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Eurasia
    By Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  5. Ideology and the Fight Against Human Trafficking
    By Reyhan Atasü-Topcuo─člu
    To Be Published November 6th 2014
  6. Social Cohesion and Immigration in Europe and North America: Mechanisms, Conditions, and Causality
    Edited by Ruud Koopmans, Bram Lancee, Merlin Schaeffer
    To Be Published November 17th 2014
  7. Digital Publics: Cultural Political Economy, Financialization and Creative Organizational Politics
    By John Michael Roberts
    To Be Published November 24th 2014
  8. Advances in Biographical Methods: Creative Applications
    Edited by Maggie O’Neill, Brian Roberts, Andrew Sparkes
    To Be Published November 24th 2014
  9. Reproductive Tourism in the United States: Creating Family in the Mother Country
    By Lauren Jade Martin
    To Be Published December 17th 2014
  10. Rethinking Serial Murder, Spree Killing, and Atrocities: Beyond the Usual Distinctions
    By Robert Shanafelt, Nathan W. Pino
    To Be Published December 21st 2014

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