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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 May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Internet Dating

    By Chris Beasley, Mary Holmes

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This volume presents and evaluates key social theories and a global range of empirical studies on internet dating, considering whether internet dating is driven by commercial or consumerist logic or by more technical or reflexive approaches to finding sexual or love partners. It pays particular...

    Published May 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Seeing Religion

    Toward a Visual Sociology of Religion

    Edited by Roman R. Williams

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The potential of visual research methods in the sociology of religion is vast, but largely untapped. This comes as a surprise, however, given the visual, symbolic, and material nature of religion and spirituality. Evidence of religious faith and practice is materially present in everything from...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Stigma and the Shaping of the Pornography Industry

    By Georgina Voss

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The idea of ‘pornography’ is often employed to invoke titillation, anger, and disgust. Stigma and the Shaping of the Pornography Industry explores the effects that this stigmatized identity has on the pornography industry itself. From the video era to the emergence of the internet, to trade shows,...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. International Migration and Ethnic Relations

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Magnus Dahlstedt, Anders Neergaard

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Each day, in so many aspects of daily life, we are reminded of the significance of migration and ethnicity. This book is a critical contribution to the understanding of the phenomena of migration and ethnicity, from a Swedish vantage point looking outwards towards a European context. It presents...

    Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. European Citizenship and Social Integration in the European Union

    By Jürgen Gerhards, Holger Lengfeld

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Since 2008, the European Union has been affected by one of the most severe crises in the history of Europe. This book builds on the work of Jürgen Habermas to answer the key question: is Europe strong enough to overcome the recent crisis? Arguing that recovery can only take place if the citizens of...

    Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Touring Poverty

    By Bianca Freire-Medeiros

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Touring Poverty addresses a highly controversial practice: the transformation of impoverished neighbourhoods into valued attractions for international tourists. In the megacities of the Global South, selected and idealized aspects of poverty are being turned into a tourist commodity for consumption...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The International Recording Industries

    Edited by Lee Marshall

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The recording industry has been a major focus of interest for cultural commentators throughout the twenty-first century. As the first major content industry to have its production and distribution patterns radically disturbed by the internet, the recording industry’s content, attitudes and...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Tocqueville's Virus

    Utopia and Dystopia in Western Social and Political Thought

    By Mark Featherstone

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In the 1850s the social and political theorist Alexis de Tocqueville spoke of ‘a virus of a new and unknown kind’ to explain the inexplicable failure of the French Revolution. This book uses Tocqueville’s idea of the virus to explore the fatal relationship between the concepts of utopia and...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  10. Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events

    Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In June 2014, Brazil opened the twentieth FIFA World Cup with a spectacular ceremony. Hosting the World Cup was a strategic developmental priority for Brazil: mega-events such as these allow the country to be ranked amongst the world’s political and economic leaders, and are supposed to propel the...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge