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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. Islamophobia in the West

    Measuring and Explaining Individual Attitudes

    Edited by Marc Helbling

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Since the late 1980s, growing migration from countries with a Muslim cultural background, and increasing Islamic fundamentalism related to terrorist attacks in Western Europe and the US, have created a new research field investigating the way states and ordinary citizens react to these new...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Neoliberalism and the Global Restructuring of Knowledge and Education

    By Steven C. Ward

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book examines the influence of neoliberal ideas and practices on the way knowledge has been conceptualized, produced, and disseminated over the last few decades at different levels of public education and in various national contexts around the world....

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Deconstructing Flexicurity and Developing Alternative Approaches

    Towards New Concepts and Approaches for Employment and Social Policy

    Edited by Maarten Keune, Amparo Serrano

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In recent years, the concept of flexicurity has come to occupy a central place in political and academic debates regarding employment and social policy. It fosters a view in which the need for continuously increasing flexibility is the basic assumption, and the understanding of security...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Understanding Religious Ritual

    Theoretical approaches and innovations

    Edited by John P. Hoffmann

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Although numerous studies of religious rituals have been conducted by religious studies scholars, anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists, it is rare to find a work that brings scholars from different disciplines together to discuss the similarities and differences in their research. This...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Agency without Actors?

    New Approaches to Collective Action

    Edited by Jan-Hendrik Passoth, Birgit Peuker, Michael Schillmeier

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The question of agency is a key issue in social theory and research. The discourse of human agency as an effect of social relations is deeply intertwined with the history of sociological thought. However, in most recent discussions the role of non-humans gains a substantial impact concerning agency...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Ulrich Beck

    An Introduction to the Theory of Second Modernity and the Risk Society

    By Mads P. Sørensen, Allan Christiansen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Since the 1980s, Ulrich Beck has worked extensively on his theories of second modernity and the risk society. In Ulrich Beck, Mads P. Sørensen and Allan Christiansen provide an extensive and thorough introduction to the German sociologist’s collected works. The book covers his sociology of work,...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Call Centers and the Global Division of Labor

    A Political Economy of Post-Industrial Employment and Union Organizing

    By Andrew J.R. Stevens

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Call centers have come, in the last three decades, to define the interaction between corporations, governments, and other institutions and their respective customers, citizens, and members. The offshoring and outsourcing of call center employment, part of the larger information technology and...

    Published December 27th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Academic Capitalism

    Universities in the Global Struggle for Excellence

    By Richard Münch

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book investigates the intensifying struggle for excellence between universities in a globalized academic field. The rise of the entrepreneurial university and academic capitalism are superimposing themselves on the competition of scientists for progress of knowledge and recognition by the...

    Published December 27th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Meanings of Europe

    Changes and Exchanges of a Contested Concept

    Edited by Claudia Wiesner, Meike Schmidt-Gleim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    What is Europe? What are the contents of the concept of Europe? And what defines European identity? Instead of only asking these classical questions, this volume also explores who asks these questions, and who is addressed with such questions. Who answers the questions, from which standpoints...

    Published December 27th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Between Islam and the American Dream

    An Immigrant Muslim Community in Post-9/11 America

    By Yuting Wang

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Based on a three-year ethnographic study of a steadily growing suburban Muslim immigrant congregation in Midwest America, this book examines the micro-processes through which a group of Muslim immigrants from diverse backgrounds negotiate multiple identities while seeking to become part of American...

    Published December 14th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Advances in Biographical Methods: Creative Applications
    Edited by Maggie O’Neill, Brian Roberts, Andrew Sparkes
    To Be Published October 13th 2014
  2. (Sub)Urban Sexscapes: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry
    Edited by Paul J. Maginn, Christine Steinmetz
    To Be Published October 15th 2014
  3. Opening the Black Box: The Work of Watching
    By Gavin J. D. Smith
    To Be Published October 17th 2014
  4. Tocqueville's Virus: Utopia and Dystopia in Western Social and Political Thought
    By Mark Featherstone
    To Be Published November 1st 2014
  5. Language, Identity and Conflict: A Comparative Study of Language in Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Eurasia
    By Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost
    To Be Published November 1st 2014
  6. Ideology and the Fight Against Human Trafficking
    By Reyhan Atasü-Topcuo─člu
    To Be Published November 7th 2014
  7. 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 18th 2014
  8. Digital Publics: Cultural Political Economy, Financialization and Creative Organizational Politics
    By John Michael Roberts
    To Be Published November 25th 2014
  9. Reproductive Tourism in the United States: Creating Family in the Mother Country
    By Lauren Jade Martin
    To Be Published December 18th 2014
  10. Rethinking Serial Murder, Spree Killing, and Atrocities: Beyond the Usual Distinctions
    By Robert Shanafelt, Nathan W. Pino
    To Be Published December 22nd 2014

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